The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited have collaborated with three Universities in UK to provide scholarships for students from the Niger Delta States in Nigeria, namely Rivers, Delta or Bayelsa; wishing to study a Master’s programme in UK. To apply for this postgraduate scholarship for Nigerian Students, applicants need first apply for admission into one of the three universities and be offered an admission.
I’ll strongly recommended that applications for admission into any of these universities are submitted as early as possible, and certainly no later than four weeks before the scholarship/funding application deadline, to ensure an offer of a place has been made when applying for funding. See how to apply to each school below.
Value, Benefit and Duration of Scholarship
The scholarship provides a maintenance stipend equal to the British Council Rate (c. £12,528 for 2010/11), full tuition fee funding, return airfares, arrival allowance and a thesis allowance (if required). Awards are tenable for one academic year and are only available for the taught postgraduate programmes.
University College London
Applicants must have a high standard of English, ie at least 6.5 in IELTS and meet the UCL’s language requirements and be aged between 21-30 years.
Application Deadline and Procedure
For the academic year 2011/2012 UCL can nominate for up to three candidates.
Candidates must complete the UCL SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Application Form.
The closing date for application forms and any supporting documentation to reach UCL is 28 March 2012.
Selected candidates will then be invited to attend an interview with representatives of the sponsor in June.
Visit the graduate study pages for information on UCL Graduate Admissions and access to the UCL Graduate Admissions application forms.
University of Leeds
To be eligible to apply for a postgraduate scholarship you MUST first submit a study application form online and be in receipt of a University BANNER ID number. Your scholarship application will be rejected if you do not have a valid University BANNER ID number.
To find out more about Scholarships at University of Leeds you can:
Write to the Postgraduate Scholarships Office, Research Student administration, Room 9.07, Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT
Imperial College London
Download the SPDC Niger Delta Scholarship Application Form ICL for details.