Shell Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme in UK Universities 2021 (Fully Funded)

Shell Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme in UK Universities 2020 is currently ongoing. The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) is the operator of the SPDC Joint Venture. The get the full details about the shell postgraduate scholarship in Uk below.

What You Need to Know About Shell Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme in UK Universities 2020

Each year the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) offers scholarship awards to students from the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The Oil and Gas company is delighted to announce the annual SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for applicants from Rivers, Delta and Bayelsa States.

The scholarship scheme is aimed 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.

Offered Since: 2010

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Level/Field of Study

The shell postgraduate scholarship in Uk 2020 is available to postgraduate students.

Accepted Subject Areas? The following courses at the three institutions qualify for the scholarship:

  • Imperial College London
    MSC Petroleum Engineering
    MSC Petroleum Geoscience
  • University College London
    MSC Geophysics
    MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering for Oil & Gas
    MSC Advanced Chemical Engineering MSc Integrated Petroleum Geoscience
  • University of Leeds
    MSC Exploration Geophysics
    MSC Electronic/Electrical Engineering

Host Country

The scholarship is offered in partnership with three prestigious and internationally recognised universities in the United Kingdom Imperial College LondonUniversity of Aberdeen and the University of Leeds UK.

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Eligible Countries

The scholarship is only available to Nigerians (Rivers, Delta, Imo and the Bayelsa States).

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What are the benefits?

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

By what Criteria is Selection Made?

Candidates must have gained admission to study at any of the participating universities in one of the qualifying courses

Who is qualified to apply?

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must

  • display sound intellectual ability and leadership potential.
  • meet the individual university’s English Language requirements.
  • be aged between 21-28 years by 30/09/2020.
  • be an indigene of Rivers, Delta, Imo or Bayelsa states (documentary proof of this will be required and will be verified).
  • currently reside in Nigeria.
  • must have completed their National Youth Service by September 2020
  • plan to return to Nigeria on completion of the proposed programme of study.
  • have obtained a university degree (at least of equivalent standard to a UK Second Class Upper Honours degree).
  • not have studied previously in the UK or any other developed country
  • have a Nigerian international passport valid till December 2020
  • be neither a current nor former employee (who has left employment less than 5 years before) of SPDC or the Royal Dutch Shell Group or any Shell company or the local Nigerian consultant
  • not be a spouse, child or ward of staff of Shell Companies in Nigeria or the local Nigerian consultant

How to Apply Shell Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme in UK Universities 2020

  • Submit an application for admission to any of the participating universities for any of the qualifying courses.
  • Application forms for the scholarship will ONLY be available through the websites of the Imperial College London, the University of Leeds and University of Aberdeen, following a formal offer of admission by the university.
  • The universities will process applications and select candidates to attend interviews before being considered for final selection.
  • Completed scholarship application forms must reach participating universities and the local Nigerian consultant not later than April 15, 2020

Application Deadline

The application is due on April 15, 2020.


  • Please note that the stipends are based on the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) published living rates and are limited to this only
  • This is a non-committal scholarship. Note that NEITHER SPDC  NOR any of its affiliate companies is obligated to offer employment of any sort to any candidate upon graduation neither are successful candidates bonded to SPDC for any period of time on account of the scholarship award.

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