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Ten scholarships are awarded annually, and these are in partnership with three  internationally recognised universities in the United Kingdom: Imperial College London, University College London and the University of Leeds.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • display intellectual ability and leadership potential
  • meet the University’s English language requirements (usually at least 6.5 in IELTS or equivalent TOEFL score valid for Sept 2014 admission)
  • be between 21-28 years by end September of the year of admission
  • be indigenes of Rivers, Delta or Bayelsa States (proof of this will be required)
  • currently reside in Nigeria
  • return and take up permanent residence in Nigeria after completion of the proposed programme of study
  • have obtained 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 till December, 2015
  • 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 Karamat Ltd
  • not be a spouse, child or ward of staff of Shell Companies in Nigeria or Karamat Ltd

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

MORE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED AT info@nigerdeltascholar.org or through the individual universities.

*Please note that the stipends are based on the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) published living rates and are limited to this only.