The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) operator of the NNPC/SPDC /TOTALENERGIES/NAOC Joint Venture is in pursuance of its Social Investment programme in Education, which aims to promote academic excellence and enhance the employability of young Nigerians, invites applications from suitably qualified Nigerian Students admitted into Full Time academic studies in the 2022/2023 session, to apply for its University Scholarship Scheme.

This merit-based scholarship is in two categories - the National Merit Award (NM) and the Areas of Operation Merit Award.

National Merit Award (NM) - Open to all Nigerians

Areas of Operation Merit Award – Open to Nigerians who are indigenes of SPDC’s operational areas in Bayelsa, Delta, Imo, and Rivers States

Requirements for NNPC/SPDC University Scholarship Award Scheme

Must be citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Must be registered FULL TIME undergraduates in an accredited and approved University in Nigeria

Must be in 200 Level or possess proof of admission into Undergraduate programme in the 2022/2023 academic session.

Must not be a beneficiary of any other scholarship from an entity operating in the Oil and Gas Industry, National or International.

Application Documents

Ensure you have clear scanned copies of the following documents for upload

Passport photograph with white background not more than 3 months old (450px by 450px)

School ID card

University or JAMB (UTME or D/E) Admission letter

JAMB Result

Letter of Identification from State (Showing Local Government of Origin)     

P/S: Each document must not exceed 200KB and the image format must be in JPEG

Application Deadline

July 15, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to to apply now.

Follow the steps below: 

Click on "Register" to create an account using your SPDC email address. 

Proceed to your email box to activate your account 

Enter your registered email and password to upload your information. 

Enter your personal information, educational information, bank account information, other information and upload required scanned documents.

Ensure the name used in applications matches the names on all documentation in same order. 

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

When asked to upload photo, upload a passport photograph with a white background. 

Recheck application information to avoid errors Click on to return to SPDC application site

Click "Apply Now" to submit information

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


SPDC and Its Joint Venture partners DOES NOT DEMAND PAYMENT FROM APPLICANTS.  The application is entirely FREE of charge

SPDC and Its Joint Venture partners DOES NOT ASSIGN ‘Representatives’/ ‘Agents’ to assist applicants’ process applications

Applications open on the 10th of June 2024 and closes on the 15th of July 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for the proctored computer-based test.

Only successful candidates at each selection stage will be contacted. 

Applications must be processed ONLY through the Shell Nigeria website

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  • Naomi

    Jul 13th. 2024 01:53 am

    How do I start

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