Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) Postgraduate Scholarship 2017

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Here is a post which is going to give you all you need to know about the 2017 Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) postgraduate scholarship.

This is the first edition of this Postgraduate Scholarship programme for Nigerians,and the objective of this scheme is 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 following three institutions:

University of Birmingham

  • M.Sc Geotechnical Engineering


Newcastle University

  • M.Sc Geotechnical Engineering


University of Plymouth

  • M.Sc Hydography

Eligibility for the 2017 Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) Postgraduate Scholarship

To qualify for this post graduate 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 30/09/201 7
  • Possess a university degree equivalent to a UK Second Class Upper (Honours Degree) at a minimum Not have 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
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How to Apply for the 2017 Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) Postgraduate Scholarship

  • 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:

University of Birmingham

Newcastle University

University of Plymouth

Important notice

  • The scholarship will cover full tuition fees, one return flight ticket from Nigeria to the UK and a contribution towards living expenses only
  • 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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When is the application deadline for Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) Postgraduate Scholarship 2017?

The application deadline is 30th June, 2017.


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