Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) is the pioneer and chief of the petroleum {industry} in Nigeria. We make investments closely in our workers, which is mirrored in our industry-leading growth programme and our dedication to see our workers’ concepts journey and are available to fruition.

We invite functions from suitably certified candidates for the:

Title: 2019 Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme


  • The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), operator of the SPDC Joint Venture, is delighted to announce the Ninth annual SPDC JV Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship for candidates from Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers states. The goal of the scholarship programme is to offer postgraduate examine alternative in programs which are related to the oil and gasoline {industry}, for qualifying college students from these Niger Delta States
  • In the eight years of this programme, 79 college students have received the chance to review at top-rated universities within the UK on full scholarship
  • For the tutorial year commencing September 2019, SPDC in partnership with three universities within the UK: Imperial College London; University of Leeds; and University of Aberdeen will award scholarships for one-year Postgraduate M.Sc. research.

Available Programmes
The following programs qualify for award of scholarships at the three establishments:

Imperial College London

  • M.Sc Petroleum Engineering
  • M.Sc Petroleum Geoscience.

University of Abeerdeen

  • M.Sc Geophysics
  • M.Sc Safety & Reliability Engineering for Oil & Gas
  • M.Sc Advanced Chemical Engineering
  • M.Sc Integrated Petroleum Geoscience.

University of Leeds

  • M.Sc Exploration Geophysics
  • M.Sc Electronic/Electrical Engineering.

Eligibility Criteria
To qualify for the scholarship, candidates should:

  • Not have studied beforehand within the UK or every other developed nation
  • Have a Nigerian worldwide passport legitimate until December 2020
  • Be neither a present nor former worker (who has left employment lower than 5 years earlier than) of SPDC or the Royal Dutch Shell Group or any Shell firm or the native Nigerian advisor
  • Not be a partner, little one or ward of employees of Shell Companies in Nigeria or the native Nigerian advisor
  • Display sound mental means and management potential.
  • Meet the person college’s English Language necessities (often at least 6.5 in IELTS rating legitimate for Sept. 2018 admission). Please observe that TOEFL is now not recognised by most UK universities. Candidates are suggested that failure to satisfy every college’s English Language requirement at the time of choice might invalidate their application.
  • Be aged between 21-28 years by 30/09/2019.
  • Be an indigene of Rivers, Delta, Imo or Bayelsa states (documentary proof of this can be required and can be verified).
  • Currently reside in Nigeria.
  • Plan to return to Nigeria on completion of the proposed programme of examine.
  • Have obtained a college degree (at least of equal commonplace to a UK Second Class Upper Honours degree).


  • The scholarship will cowl tuition, one financial system return-flight ticket from Nigeria to the UK and a contribution in the direction of residing bills solely*.
  • Please observe that the stipends (residing bills) are based mostly on the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) revealed residing charges and are restricted to this solely.
  • This is a non-committal scholarship. Note that NEITHER SPDC NOR any Shell firm is obligated to supply employment of any kind to any candidate upon commencement, neither are profitable candidates bonded to SPDC for any time period on account of the scholarship award.

How To Apply
Interested and certified candidates ought to submit their functions for admission to any of the taking part universities for any of the qualifying programs.

Application kinds for the scholarship will ONLY be obtainable by way of the web sites of the Imperial College London, the University of Leeds and University of Aberdeen, following a proper provide of admission by the college.

Click here to apply for Imperial College London

Click here to apply for the University of Leeds

Click here to apply for the University of Aberdeen

Click here for more Information

Application Deadline 15th June, 2019.


  • The universities will course of functions and choose candidates to attend interviews earlier than being thought of for last choice
  • Completed scholarship application kinds should attain taking part universities and the native Nigerian advisor not later than the deadline above
  • More info on particular course admission necessities will be obtained from the web sites of the three particular person universities.

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