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Major scholarship for Nigerian students to study in the UK now open

31st May 2018 Posted by: Student World Online

ONE of the world's largest oil conglomerates is offering scholarships to Nigerian international students studying on selected courses in the UK. 

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The Fully-funded Shell SNEPCo Postgraduate Scholarship for Nigerian Students means that support is available for Nigerian students wishing to study in UK 2018-2019 academic session. 

The Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) scholarship aims to provide an opportunity for qualifying students from any state and the federal capital territory to acquire a Master’s Degree in courses that are relevant to the oil and gas industry, with specific focus on Geotechnical Engineering and Hydrography at renowned universities in the United Kingdom.

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

  • University of Birmingham: M.Sc Geotechnical Engineering
  • Newcastle University: M.Sc Geotechnical Engineering
  • University of Plymouth: M.Sc Hydography

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


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 2018 admission)
  • Be aged below 28 years by 30/09/2018
  • 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

How to Apply: 

  • Submit an 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 2018.

Follow the links below to reach participating universities:

University of Birmingham
Newcastle University
University of Plymouth



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