Applications for the Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Company (SNEPCo) Scholarship for 2017/2018 academic session has commenced.
The scholarship which is offered in partnership with top three universities in the United Kingdom is aimed at providing opportunities for students to acquire a Master’s degree in courses that are relevant to the oil and gas industry.
The following courses qualify for award of scholarships at the three institutions:
1. University of Birmingham
M.Sc Geotechnical Engineering
2. Newcastle University
M.Sc Geotechnical Engineering
3. University of Plymouth
Application Deadline: 30th June, 2017
Eligible Countries: Nigeria
To be taken at (country): UK
Type: Postgraduate (Masters) degree
Eligibility: To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must:
- Display intellectual ability and leadership potential
- Meet the University’s English language requirements (usually at least 65 in IELTS, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element, or a minimum of C6 grade in English Language in SSCE (WAEC/NECO), or equivalent TOEFL, score valid for Sept 2017 admission)
- Be aged below 28 years by 30/09/2017
- Possess a university degree equivalent to a UK Second Class Upper (Honours Degree) at a minimum Not hove studied previously in the UK or any other developed country
- Have a valid Nigerian passport valid to December, 2018
- Be neither current nor former employees (who have left employment less than 5 years before) of SPDC, the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies or the Nigerian Consultant;
- Not be a spouse, child or ward of staff of Shell Companies in Nigeria or the Nigerian Consultant
- Be of Nigerian nationality (proof of this will be required)
- Currently reside in Nigeria
- Be prepared to return and take up permanent residence in Nigeria after completion of the proposed programme of study.
Value of Scholarship: The scholarship will cover full tuition fees, one return flight ticket from Nigeria to the UK and a contribution towards living expenses only.
Duration of Scholarship: One year
How to Apply:
- Submit application for admission to the any of the prospective universities for any of the above qualifying courses
- Application forms for the scholarship will ONLY be available through the websites of the participating universities following an offer of admission.
- Universities will process applications and endorse eligible candidates to attend an interview before being considered for final selection
- Completed scholarship application forms must reach participating universities not later than 30th June 2017.
Follow the links below to reach participating universities:
Award Provider: Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Company (SNEPCo)
Important Notes: Please note that the stipends are based on the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) published living rates and are limited to this only
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