2021 SPDC Niger Delta Scholarship for Nigerians

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), operator of the SPDC Joint Venture, is delighted to announce the tenth annual NNPC/SPDC_JV Niger Delta Scholarship for applicants from Bayelsa, Delta, Imo, and Rivers states.

The objective of the scholarship programme is to provide study opportunities in courses that are relevant to the oil and gas industry for qualifying students from these Niger Delta states.

For the academic year commencing September 2021, SPDC in partnership with three universities in the UK; Imperial College London, University of Leeds and the University of Aberdeen will award scholarships for one-year post-graduate M.Sc. studies.

The following courses qualify for an award of scholarships at the three institution


MSc Petroleum Engineering

MSc Applied Computational Science and Engineering


MSc Geophysis

MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering for Oil & Gas

MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering


MSc Exploration Geophysics

MSc Electronic/Electrical Engineering

Application Process: March 22, 2021

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

Type: Post-graduate

Number of Scholarships: Not Specified

Value of Scholarship: The scholarship will cover tuition, one economy return flight ticket from Nigeria to the UK and a contribution towards living expenses only

Eligibility Criteria; To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must display intellectual ability and leadership potential have an adequate standard of English (at least 6.5 in IELTS) and meet the College’s language requirements have been offered admission to study on one of the Eligible Courses at the College having applied through the normal application process already hold (or expect to hold by the time of taking up the Scholarship) a degree of an equivalent standard to a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree must have completed the National Youth Service by September 2021 be ordinarily resident in Rivers, Imo, Delta or Bayelsa State of Nigeria, and intend to return to Nigeria at the end of the period of study have not already had the chance of studying in the UK or other developed country be aged between 21-28 years by 30/09/2021 currently reside in Nigeria plan to return to Nigeria on completion of the proposed programme of study have a Nigerian international passport valid till December 2021

Employees, employees’ relatives (or former employees who have left employment less than 5 years) of SPDC, Royal Dutch SHELL Group of Companies or the College will not be eligible to apply for the scholarship

Application Process:

Submit an application for admission to any of the participating universities for any of the qualifying course

Application forms for the scholarship will ONLY be available through the websites of Imperial College London, the University of Leeds, and the University of Aberdeen, following a formal offer of admission by the university

The universities will process applications and select candidates who will attend interviews with SPDC before being considered for final selection

Completed scholarship application forms must reach participating universities not later than March 22, 2021

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