Education is something that all parents and guardians agree is a long-term commitment, and it takes a while to see its benefits. However, it’s one of the best things you can give to people, communities, and society. Shell Nigeria has believed in this since 1952. In 2014, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) put $14.8 million into scholarships. So, right now, I’ll show you how to apply for Shell Scholarship in 2024.
How to apply for Shell Scholarship
Shell provides many scholarships, including University Scholarship Scheme, Postgraduate Scholarship, etc. In this post, I will work you through the typical application process to expect. Below are the steps to apply for Shell Scholarship.
- First, apply to get into one of the participating universities for the courses that qualify. Check the list here. You can only get the scholarship application forms from the websites of Imperial College London, University of Leeds, and University of Aberdeen after the university has offered you a place.
- The universities will look over the applications and pick people for interviews with SPDC. After that, they’ll decide who gets the scholarship.
- Make sure to send your completed scholarship application to the universities.
- The scholarship will pay for your tuition, one round-trip economy flight from Nigeria to the UK, and help with living costs.
The money for living costs is based on what the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) says and only covers this amount.
This scholarship doesn’t mean you have to work for SPDC or any Shell company after you graduate, and you’re not tied to SPDC because of the scholarship. Also, SPDC will only give you medical insurance that meets the UK Student Visa requirements.
To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must:
- Show intellectual ability and leadership potential.
- Have a good level of English (minimum 6.5 in IELTS) and meet the College’s language requirements.
- Have received an offer to study one of the Eligible Courses at the College, having applied through the standard application process.
- Already possess (or expect to possess by the time the Scholarship starts) a degree equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree.
- Must have completed the National Youth Service by September 2021.
- Be a resident of Rivers, Imo, Delta, or Bayelsa State in Nigeria, and plan to return to Nigeria after their studies.
- Have not previously studied in the UK or another developed country.
- Be between the ages of 21-28 as of 30/09/2021.
- Currently live in Nigeria.
- Intend to return to Nigeria after completing their studies.
- Have a Nigerian international passport valid until December 2021.
- Employees or relatives of employees (or former employees who left less than 5 years ago) of SPDC, SHELL Group of Companies, or the College are not eligible for the scholarships.