The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (Operator of the NNPC/SHELL /TEPN/AGIP Joint Venture) Scholarship Scheme offers first year students in all Nigerian universities the opportunity to study with an annual grant from the SPDC JV for the full duration of their course. The programme aims to promote academic excellence and improve the skills of young Nigerians.

The merit-based scholarship is in two categories – the National Merit Award (NM) and the Areas of Operation Merit Award, East or West (OE or OW).

National Merit Award (NM) Open to all Nigerians.
Areas of Operation Merit Award, East (OE) For Nigerians who are indigenes of SPDC’s operational area in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Imo, Rivers and Bayelsa states (excluding indigenes of Ekeremor and Sagbama local government areas)
Areas of Operation Merit Award, West (OW) For Nigerians who are indigenes of SPDC’s operational area in Bayelsa (i.e. of Ekeremor and Sagbama local government areas) and Delta States.
Eligible Applicants must: ·

Be citizens of Nigeria, currently enrolled in an accredited and approved university in Nigeria.
Have gained admission during the 2013/2014 academic session, and pursuing a first degree programme.
Have a minimum of seven credits, including Mathematics and English, in their O/Levels.

Be enrolled full‐time, in a university in Nigeria at the undergraduate level with a minimum grade point average of 3.5 at the time of application
Submit online application at

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.

Applications should be submitted online before Friday 24 October, 2014.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

HOW TO APPLY FOR 2013 / 2014 SPDC Joint Venture University Award Scheme

1. Before you start this application, ensure you have clear scanned copies of the following documents
Passport photograph with white background not more than 3 months old (450px by 450px not more than 200kb)

  • School ID card
    University or JAMB (UTME or D/E) Admission letter
    Birth certificate
    O’ Level result and A’ Levels/OND/NCE Results as applicable
    JAMB Result
    Letter of Identification from State (Showing Local Government of Origin)
    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) is also required of applicants for the Operational Area Awards (OE & OW).

The letters should be addressed to The Manager, Sustainable Development (UIO/G/NRS), Shell Petroleum Development Company, Port Harcourt.

2. Ensure the documents are named according to what they represent to avoid mixing up documents during upload

3. Ensure you attach the appropriate documents when asked to upload

To apply, follow the steps below:

1. Click on “Apply Now” tab.

2. Click on “Register Now” to create an account.

3.Proceed to your email box to activate your account

4.Click on to return to Scholarship site

5.Enter your registered email and password to upload your information.

6.Enter your personal information, National Identification Number (if available), educational information, other information and upload required scanned documents.

7.Ensure the name used in applications matches the names on all documentation in same order. Upload a sworn affidavit or certificate if otherwise.

8.Ensure you view all documents after uploading, to eliminate errors during uploading.

9.When asked to upload photo, upload a pass-port photograph with a white background.

10.Recheck application information to avoid errors

11.Click “Apply Now” to submit information

12.You will receive an email and a sms that confirms your application was successful.

13.Return to , enter your Email and Password to download your profile and proceed to have your Head of Department sign the document.

14.Upload a scanned copy of the signed profile, this would be used for verification.

15.If National Identification Number (NIN) number was not available in step 6 , to obtain your National Identification Number (NIN)

Visit to register and learn more about the National Identity Number
Click “Create Account” and fill in the required fields
Login with Email and Password to complete the form
After completion, schedule a date for photo and finger print capture

Visit any of the 37 capture centres to complete the registration process and obtain your National Identity Number
You can also do your total registration at the NIMC office

16. Return to and update application with National Identification Number (NIN) to ensure completion

Selection Your resume would be reviewed. If selected, you would be contacted.

Aptitude Test – Once selected, you would be advised of details/arrangements for the Aptitude Test via email, SMS, and a copy will also be sent to your Scholastica inbox.

Reference Checks and Background Verification Process –The SPDC JV and the appropriate examination bodies would conduct reference checks and background verification as part of the screening process prior to award; and re-verification post award.

Scholarship Offer – If selected for an award, you would be contacted by the SPDC Scholarship Team, and the terms and conditions of the award offer will be sent, along with the deadline for acceptance.

Note: Multiple applications attract a disqualification penalty from the Scholarship board

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