SPDC 2023 Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Requirements

SPDC 2023 Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Requirements. Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria limited (SPDC), operator of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, Total Energies, Agip Joint Venture is delighted to announce the Twelfth annual NNPC SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship for applicants from Bayelsa, Delta, lmo and Rivers states.


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 1l years of this programme, 105 scholars have won the opportunity to study at top-rated universities in the UK on full scholarship. For the academic year commencing September. SPDC in partnership with three Universities in the  UK-lmperial College london; University of Leeds; and University of Aberdeen will award scholarships for one year postgraduate M.Sc studies.


The Following Courses Quality For Award Of Scholarships At The Three Institutions:


  • MSC Petroleum Geoscience
  • MSc Applied Computational Science and Engineering
  • MSc Environmental Data Science with Machine learning
  • MSc Geo-Energy with machine  leaning and Data Science


  • MSc Geophysics
  • MS Safety & Reliability
  • Engineering for Oil & Gas
  • MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering
  • MSc integrated Petroleum Geoscience


  • MS Exploration Geophysics
  • MS< Electronic/electrical Engineering



To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must;

  1. Display intellectual ability and leadership potential;
  2. Have an adequate standard of English (at least 6.5 in IELTS) and meet the College language requirement
  3. Have been offered admission to study on one of the eligible courses at the college having applied through the normal Application Process.
  4. Already hold (or expect to hold by the time of toking up the Scholorship) degree of an equivalent standard to a UK Upper Second-Class Honors degree
  5. Must have completed their National Youth Service by September 2023
  6. Be ordinarily resident in the Rivers, Imo, Delta or Bayelsa State of Nigeria
  7. Have not areody had the chance of studying in fhe UK or oher deveoped country.
  8. Be aged between 21-28 years by 30/09/2023.
  9. Have a Nigerian international passport valid till December 2023
  10. Employees, employees relatives (or former employees who have left employment less than 5 years before) of SPDC and is Joint venture partners, SHELL Group of Companies or the College will not be eligible to apply for the Scholarships.



  • Submit application for admission to any of the participating universities for any of the qualifying courses.
  • Application forms for the scholarship will ONLY be available through the websites of the Imperial College London, the University of Leeds and University of Aberdeen, following a formal offer of admission by the university
  • 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 May 26th, 2023 which is the application closing date

“The scholarship will cover tuition, one economy return-flight ticket from Nigeria to the UK and a contribution towards living expenses only. Agip Scholarship Application Portal, Requirements and Guild



Q: What is the SPDC-JV Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship? The SPDC-JV Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship is a scholarship program offered by the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in partnership with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and other joint venture partners. The scholarship is open to students from the Niger Delta region of Nigeria who wish to pursue a postgraduate degree in selected fields of study at a reputable university in the United Kingdom.

Q: Who is eligible for the scholarship? To be eligible for the scholarship, you must:

  • Be a citizen of Nigeria and from one of the Niger Delta states (Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Imo, and Rivers).
  • Have obtained a minimum of second class upper division in your undergraduate degree.
  • Have secured admission to study a full-time postgraduate degree program at a reputable university in the United Kingdom.
  • Not be currently enrolled on a postgraduate program in Nigeria or elsewhere.
  • Have a valid Nigerian passport.

Q: What fields of study are eligible for the scholarship? The scholarship covers the following fields of study:

  • Environmental Management
  • Engineering (Petroleum, Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical/Electronics, Civil/Structural, Marine, and Subsea)
  • Geosciences (Geology, Geophysics, and Spatial Sciences)
  • Information Technology (MIS/Computer Science)

Q: What does the scholarship cover? The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees, one economy return flight ticket from Nigeria to the UK, a contribution towards living expenses, and a warm clothing allowance.

Q: How do I apply for the scholarship? Applications for the scholarship are submitted online via the official scholarship portal. The application period is usually announced on the SPDC website and in national newspapers. You will need to provide personal and academic information, as well as a personal statement and reference letters.

Q: When is the application deadline? The application deadline varies from year to year, but it is usually in mid to late October. You should check the official scholarship website or contact the scholarship provider for the exact deadline.

Q: When will the scholarship be awarded? Shortlisted candidates will commence their studies in the UK by September.

How many scholarships are awarded each year? The number of scholarships awarded each year varies, but it is usually between 6 and 10.

See Official publication below!!

Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Application

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