SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme

SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme is a program used by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) to support applicants from Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers states for one-year postgraduate degrees.

SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme

According to the board in-charge, they said that the major objective of the SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship scheme is to provide an opportunity students from the three states who are qualified to further their education in courses that are relevant to the oil and gas industry.

Ten scholarships are awarded to qualifying students every year, and these are in partnership with three internationally recognized universities in the United Kingdom as follows:

  • Imperial College London
  • University College London and
  • University of Leeds.

Requirements for SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship

In order to qualify for the SPDC scholarship scheme, applicants must:

i. Any interested applicant must display intellectual ability and leadership potential, in addition meet the University’s English language requirements (usually at least 6.5 in IELTS or equivalent TOEFL).

ii. Applicant must be between 21-28 years by end September of the year of admission

iii. Must be indigenes of Rivers, Delta or Bayelsa States (proof of this will be required) and must currently reside in Nigeria

iv. He/she must promise to return and take up permanent residence in Nigeria after completion of the proposed programme of study

v. You must have obtained UK Second Class Upper or (Honours Degree) university degree at a minimum and must not have studied in the UK or any other developed country previously.

vi. You must not be a spouse, child or ward of staff of Shell Companies in Nigeria or Karamat Ltd

The SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme will only be responsible for the student’s tuition fees, one return flight ticket from Nigeria to the UK and a contribution towards living expenses only.

For more information visit info@nigerdeltascholar.org or through the individual universities.

NOTE: That all the individuals, who may claim to have access to SPDC’s scholarship process and the powers to influence or secure scholarships for prospective candidates should be ignored. SPDC has not authorised or appointed any person or organisation to act as middlemen or agents

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