Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship 2021 via Afrokonnect. 

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC),

operator of the SPDC Joint Venture is delighted to announce the tenth annual NNPC/SPDC_JV Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship,

for applicants from Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers states.

Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship 2021 – Objectives

The objective of the scholarship programme is to provide postgraduate study opportunity in courses that are relevant to the oil and gas industry,

for qualifying students from these Niger Delta states.

In the ten years of this programme, 100 students have won the opportunity to study at top-rated universities in the UK on full scholarship.

For the academic year commencing September 2021, SPDC in partnership with three universities in the UK;

Imperial College London, University of Leeds and the University of Aberdeen will award scholarships for one-year post-graduate M.Sc. studies.

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The following courses qualify for award of scholarships at the three institutions:




MSc Petroleum EngineeringMSc Applied Computational Science and Engineering


MSc GeophysicsMSc Safety & Reliability Engineering for Oil & GasMSc Advanced Chemical Engineering


MSc Exploration GeophysicsMSc Electronic/Electrical Engineering

Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship – Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must;

  • intellectual ability and leadership potential
  • have an adequate standard of English (at least 6.5 in IELTS) and meet the College’s language requirement
  • have been offered admission to study on one of the Eligible Courses at the College having applied through the normal application process
  • must have completed the National Youth Service by September 2021
  • have not already had the chance of studying in the UK or other developed country
  • be aged between 21-28 years by 30/09/2021
  • currently reside in Nigeria
  • plan to return to Nigeria on completion of the proposed programme of study
  • have a Nigerian international passport valid till December 2021

Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship 2021 – Application Process

  • Submit an application for admission to any of the participating universities for any of the qualifying courses.
  • The universities will process applications and select candidates who will attend interviews with SPDC before being considered for final selection.
  • Completed scholarship application forms must reach participating universities not later than March 22, 2021.

The scholarship will cover tuition, one economy return-flight ticket from Nigeria to the UK and a contribution towards living expenses only.

For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the SPDC 2021 Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship


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