Shell University Scholarships for Undergraduate Students 2018 | Shell SPDC Scholarship

Shell University Scholarship for Undergraduate Students 2018 | Shell SPDC Scholarship

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) Scholarship Scheme offers first year students in all Nigerian universities the opportunity to study with an annual grant from the SPDC Joint Venture for the full duration of their course.

Launched in 1960, this post-secondary scheme is open to all Nigerians studying degree programmes in Nigerian universities. The programme aims to promote academic excellence and improve skills-base among young Nigerians. SPDC is the operator of the NNPC/SHELL/TEPN/AGIP Joint Venture.

The scholarship is offered in two categories – the National Merit Award (NM) and the Areas of Operation Merit Award (OM).

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Eligibility for Shell University Scholarship

For National Merit Award (NM) --- Open to ALL Nigerians.
For Areas of Operation Merit Award (OM) --- Opens to Nigerians who are indigenes of SPDC's operational ares in Abia, Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers states.


Eligible applicants must:

  1. Be citizens of Nigeria, currently enrolled in an accredited and approved university in Nigeria.
  2. Have gained admission during the 2016/2017 academic session, and pursuing a first degree programme.
  3. Have a minimum of seven O/Levels credits, including Mathematics and English.
  4. Be enrolled full‐time, in a university in Nigeria at the undergraduate level with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 at the time of application (attach transcripts or official records).

Eligible groups
Citizens of Nigeria

Participating Institutions
All accredited and approved Nigerian universities and institutions of higher learning

Fields of study
Any undergraduate level course of study offered at participating institutions

Number of awards
Several - but specific number not specified by provider

Sponsorship duration
For the complete and full duration of the successful applicant's course

Scholarship benefits
Opportunity to study with an annual grant for the full duration of your course

How To Apply

  1. All applicants should have their personal valid email accounts (for consistent communication).
  2. Candidates who meet the above entry qualifications should apply online on the official website.
  3. Scanned copies of letters of identification, (which must be duly stamped and signed) by:
  • The Paramount Ruler of the Community; and
  • The Chairman of the Community Development or Executive Council (CDC or CEC).
This is also required of applicants for the Operational Area Awards. The letters should be addressed to The Manager, Social Investment, Shell Petroleum Development Company, Port Harcourt.

It is important to carefully read through the Application Details(pdf), and also visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information. To start your electronic application, visit this page: SEPCiN University Scholarship Application

Applications open 13th November 2017 and should be submitted online on or before Wednesday 20th December, 2017.

Multiple applications attract a disqualification penalty from the Scholarship board.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Shell does not demand payment from applicants. The application is entirely FREE of charge. Shell does not assign ‘Representatives’/‘Agents’ to assist applicants’ process applications. SPDC’s scholarship programmes are as advertised in national newspapers and on the company website wherein prospective candidates are advised on the medium of submission of applications. These applications are then processed by SPDC and the outcome communicated directly to the candidates. Please be guided accordingly.

Application Deadline: 20 December 2017

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