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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Shell Fully Funded Scholarships For Nigerian Students In UK, 2018/2019 Form Is Available Now – Apply Now


 Shell Nigeria 2017 Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) is delighted to announce the seventh annual SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for applicants from Rivers, Delta, Imo and Bayelsa States. The objective of the scheme is to provide an opportunity for qualifying students from these Niger Delta states to further their education in courses that are relevant to the oil and gas industry.
In the six years of this programme, 60 students have won the opportunity to study at top rated universities in the UK on an all-expenses paid scholarship.
For the academic year commencing September, 2018, SPDC in partnership with three universities in the UK–Imperial College London, University College, London and the University of Leeds—will award over 3000 scholarships for one year post-graduate MSc studies.
The following courses qualify for award of scholarships at the three institutions
Imperial College London
◾MSc PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
◾MSc PETROLEUM GEOSCIENCE
◾MSc PETROLEUM GEOPHYSICS
University College London
◾MSc CHEMICAL/PROCESS ENGINEERING
◾MSc MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (Rotating Equipment or Metallurgy)
◾MSc CIVIL ENGINEERING (Geotechnics)
University Of Leeds
◾MSc EXPLORATION GEOPHYSICS
◾MSc ELECTRONIC/ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Eligibility Criteria
◾To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must:
◾Display sound intellectual ability and leadership potentials
◾Meet the individual universities’ English Language requirements (usually at least 6.5 in IELTS score valid for Sept. 2018 admission). Please note that TOEFL is no longer recognised by most UK universities. Candidates are advised that failure to meet each university’s English Language requirement at the time of selection may invalidate their application.
◾Be aged between 21-30 years by 30/09/2018
◾Be a Nigerian citizen (documentary proof of this will be required and will be verified)
◾Currently reside in Nigeria
◾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 to end December 2018
◾Be neither a current nor former employee (who has left employment less than 5 years before) of SPDC or the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies
◾Not be a spouse, child or ward of staff of Shell Companies in Nigeria.
Application Process
◾Submit application for admission to the any of the prospective universities for any of the qualifying courses
◾Application forms for the scholarship will ONLY be available through the websites of the participating universities following an offer of admission by the university
◾Universities will process applications and select candidates to attend interviews before being considered for final selection
◾Completed scholarship application forms must reach participating universities not later than 30th July 2018.
The scholarship will cover tuition fees, one economy return flight ticket from Nigeria to the UK and a contribution towards living expenses only*.
MORE INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC COURSE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS CAN BE OBTAINED from the websites of the individual universities or you visit  www. shell.gov.ng  for more information
◾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.
University Scholarship Scheme
Education, as all parents and guardians admit, is a long-term investment with an equally long gestation period, but it is one of the best legacies to bequeath to individuals, groups and society. That has been the belief of Shell Nigeria since 1952. In 2014, $14.8 million was invested in scholarships by the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo).

The University Scholarship Scheme, a programme run by SPDC on behalf of the NNPC/Shell/Elf/Agip Joint Venture, makes a quiet but very profound commentary on the company’s interest in the promotion of capacity building in the country.
Every year, more than 4,000 Nigerian undergraduates write aptitude tests to join the evergrowing list of students which Shell Nigeria supports in Nigerian Universities. The applicants are shortlisted on the basis of the national SSCE and JAMB examination results. This is followed by an aptitude test at the PortHarcourt, Warri, Enugu, Lagos and Abuja centres.
There are two categories of the Scholarship Scheme, the National Merit Award (NM), open to Nigerian undergraduates and Areas of Operation Merit Award (AOM), for students from communities in which Shell Nigeria operates. Only first year students are eligible for the awards in both categories.
An average of 16,000 applicants respond to advertisements by Shell Nigeria every year, inviting qualified candidates to apply for the scholarships which are tenable only in Nigerian Universities.
Secondary School Scholarship
The Shell Nigeria Secondary School Scholarship Scheme is for host communities in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Imo and Rivers states.
Every year, an average of 2,600 post-primary scholarships are awarded in the seven states. The Secondary School Scholarship Scheme is to help students pay through school, as well as enhance academic achievement in host communities.
The scheme, which is also a welcome relief for many parents and guardians in the education of their children, has become so popular that annually, thousands of parents and children look forward to it as a golden opportunity.
Indeed, it has today become a welcome feature of educational development, especially in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria.
The Shell scholarship programme commenced in the 1950s. with awards to qualified Nigerians in various fields of study, both within and outside Nigeria. Many of them returned home to occupy key positions in public service, commerce and industry.
Scholarship Disclaimer
Our attention has been drawn to the activities of some individuals parading themselves as representatives of Shell for the purpose of our Scholarship Programmes.
These individuals, who pose as middlemen, claim to have access to Shell scholarship processes with powers to influence or secure scholarships for applicants.
We have not authorised or appointed any persons or organisations to act as middlemen or agents for any of our scholarship programmes and do not collect any fee from candidates.
Shell scholarship programmes and application guidelines are advertised on the company’s website at www.shell.gov.ng
Shell Scholars’ Forum – Promoting Academic Excellence in Nigeria
Over 14,000 people have passed through Shell’s scholarship programmes over the past 50 years. Most of these scholars have excelled in their various fields and occupy exalted positions in commerce, banking, industry, academia etc.
The forum provides a common platform for networking and relationship-building among the scholars, afford them the opportunity not only to contribute to future improvements in SPDC’s education strategy, but also provide communiqués that may positively influence government policies on education. The forum would also serve as a platform to impact the younger generation of scholars and help address the educational challenges of today.


 
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