Shell Scholarships for Nigerian Students 2018-2019 [UPDATED]



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Just read through and you would be on your way to claiming your share of the 150k shell gives to outstanding students annually till graduation.

Education, as all parents and guardians admit, is a long-term investment with an equally long gestation period, but it is one of the best legacies to bequeath to individuals, groups and society. That has been the belief of Shell Nigeria since 1952. In 2014, $14.8 million was invested in scholarships by the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo).

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (Operator of the NNPC/SPDC /TEPNG/AGIP Joint Venture) invites applications from suitably qualified full-time Nigerian students admitted in the 2017 academic session to apply for the SPDC JV University Scholarships.

Shell  Undergraduate Scholarships for  Students in Nigerian Universities is one the current scholarships for Nigerian undergraduates. thus it is classified into two categories: National Merit Award (NM) and Areas of Operation Merit Award (OM).

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited undergraduate scholarship awards for qualified second-year students in all Nigerian Universities.

What you need to know about the Scholarship:

Every year, more than 4,000 Nigerian undergraduates write aptitude tests to join the evergrowing list of students which Shell Nigeria supports in Nigerian Universities. The applicants are shortlisted on the basis of the national SSCE and JAMB examination results. This is followed by an aptitude test at the PortHarcourt, Warri, Enugu, Lagos and Abuja centres.

There are two categories of the Scholarship Scheme,  Only first-year students are eligible for the awards in both categories.

The merit-based scholarships are in two categories:

  • The National Merit Award (NM) and – open to Nigerian undergraduates
  • The Areas of Operation Merit Award – open to indigenes of SPDC’s operational areas in Abia, Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers States.

An average of 16,000 applicants responds to advertisements by Shell Nigeria every year, inviting qualified candidates to apply for the scholarships which are tenable only in Nigerian Universities.

Eligible Nationality:

 Nigeria and to be taken at any Nigerian Universities

Level/Field of Study:

The Scholarship is intended for Undergraduate Students. Courses offered at Nigerian Universities

Scholarship Benefits:

The annual grant from the SPDC JV for the full duration of your course

Scholarship Eligibilities:

Eligible Applicants must:

  • Be citizens of Nigeria, currently enrolled in an accredited and approved university in Nigeria.
  • Have gained admission during the 2017/2018 academic session, and pursuing a first-degree programme.
  • Have a minimum of seven O/Levels credits, including Mathematics and English.
  • 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).

The step-by-step procedure on How to Apply Shell Scholarships for Nigerian Students |how to apply for shell scholarship

 The application is entirely FREE of charge.

  1. All applicants should have their personal valid email accounts (for consistent communication).
  2. Candidates who meet the above entry qualifications should apply online at and provide the required personal and educational details, and load scanned copies of the following:
    • A recent passport-sized photograph of the applicant (i.e. jpeg format, not more than 200kilobytes);
    • University or JAMB (UTME or D/E) Admission Letter;
    • Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) Scores;
    • ‘O’ Level Result(s); and ‘A’ Level /OND /NCE Result(s) as applicable; and
    • Letter of Identification from State (showing Local Government) of Origin.
  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) is also required of applicants for the Operational Area Awards (OM). The letters should be addressed to The Manager, Social Investment, Shell Petroleum Development Company, Prodeco 5, Room 10, Shell Industrial Area, Rumubiakani, Port Harcourt.
    • For more datails visit Shell Development Official website or  Download Pdf for more Details

Sponsors: Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (Operator of the NNPC/SHELL /TEPN/AGIP Joint Venture)

shell scholarship 2018 Application Deadline

  • Application opens on October 2nd, 2018 and closes November 12th, 2018.

Offered annually? Yes

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Scholarship Application Portal

Meanwhile, there are other Lists of undergraduate scholarships available for Nigerian Undergraduates like MTN Foundation Scholarship, Exxon-Mobil scholarship, TOTAL E&P Scholarship, NNPC / ADDAX Scholarships etc.


  • 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 beforeNovember 12th 2018.
  • There will be no selection test (selection is based on combined academic performance) and ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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