Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) 2013 Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) is delighted to announce the fourth annual SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for applicants from Rivers, Delta and Bayelsa States.

The objective of the scheme is to provide an opportunity for qualifying students from the three Niger Delta States to further their education in courses that are relevant to the oil and gas industry.
In the three years of the programme, 30 students have benefitted from the opportunity to study at world-renowned institutions.

2013 SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme

For the academic year commencing September 2013, SPDC will award up to ten scholarships for one-year post-graduate studies in partnership with three internationally recognised universities in the United Kingdom (UK) – Imperial College London, University College London and the University of Leeds.

The scholarship will cover tuition fees, one return flight ticket from Nigeria to the UK and a contribution towards living expenses only.

The courses that qualify for the scholarship at the three institutions are as follows:

1.) Imperial College of London

    MSc Petroleum Engineering
    MSc Petroleum Geoscience
    MSc Petroleum Geophysics
    MSc Engineering Geology

2.) University College London

    MSc Chemical Process Engineering
    MSc Mechanical Engineering
    MSc Civil Engineering

3.) University of Leeds

    MSc Exploration Geophysics
    MSc Electronic/Electrical Engineering

Eligibility Criteria
To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must:

    display intellectual ability and leadership potential
    meet the university’s language requirement (usually at least 6.5 in IELTS)
    be aged between 21-28 years.
    be an indigene of Rivers, Delta or Bayelsa States (documentary proof of this will be required)
    currently reside in Nigeria
    intend to return and take up permanent residence in Nigeria after completion of the proposed programme of study
    have obtained a university degree of at least an equivalent standard to a UK Second Class Upper (Honours Degree)
    not have studied previously in the UK or any other developed country

Closing Date
Completed scholarship application forms must reach participating universities no later than February 15, 2013.

Method of Application

    Submit application for admission into any of the three universities for any of the qualifying courses
    Application forms for the scholarship will be available ONLY through the participating universities, following an offer of admission
    Universities will process application and select candidates to attend an interview before being considered for final selection

More Information can be obtained by contacting: or through the individual universities.

Please note that the stipends are based on the British Council Annual Rates and are limited to this.