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Study In UK: 100% SNEPCo Scholarship 2017/2018 – Apply Now

Note: To successfully apply for this scholarship, ensure you read all instructions on this page.

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
M.Sc Hydography

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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