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 benefited from the opportunity to study at world-renowned institutions.
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.) UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
MSc Exploration Geophysics
MSc Electronic/Electrical Engineering
2.) UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
MSc Chemical Process Engineering
MSc Mechanical Engineering
MSc Civil Engineering
3.) IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF LONDON
MSc Petroleum Engineering
MSc Petroleum Geoscience
MSc Petroleum Geophysics
MSc Engineering Geology
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
HOW TO APPLY
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
Please note that the stipends are based on the British Council Annual Rates and are limited to this.
Application deadline Completed scholarship application forms must
reach participating universities no later than February 15, 2013.
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