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The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria Ltd is delighted to announce the 4th 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 & gas industry. In the 3 years of the programme, thirty students have benefited from the opportunity to study at world-renowned institutions.

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

For the academic year commencing September 2013, Company will award up to ten scholarships for 1-year post-graduate studies in partnership with 3 internationally recognised universities in the UK - Imperial College London, University College London and the University of Leeds.

The scholarship will cover tuition fees, 1 return flight ticket from Nigeria to the UK and a contribution towards living expenses only.

The courses that qualify for the scholarship at the 3 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
  • 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 2nd Class Upper (Honours Degree)
  • Not have studied previously in the UK or any other developed country
Deadline
Completed scholarship application forms must reach participating universities no later than February 15, 2013.

How to apply?
Submit application for admission into any of the 3 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: info@nigerdeltascholar.org or through the individual universities.

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

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