Tuesday, December 4, 2012

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

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

The main objective of the scholarship scheme is to provide an opportunity for qualifying students from these 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: 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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