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Shell Joint Venture Scholarship for Undergraduate Students in Nigeria, 2021

Application Deadline: 25th September, 2021

Shell Scholarship Invitation: Applications are currently ongoing for the Shell University Scholarships for Undergraduate Nigerian Students/. Interested students can see the details and apply if eligible.

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Shell Scholarship Details and FAQs

Shell is Nigeria’s oldest energy company, and has a long term and continuing commitment to the country, its people and the economy. Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with an average of 93,000 employees in more than 70 countries. We use advanced technologies and take an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future.

Shell Scholarship for Undergraduate Students in Nigerian Universities is being offered in two categories: National Merit Award (NM) and Areas of Operation Merit Award (OM).

When is the application deadline?

25th September, 2021.

Is the scholarship/opportunity offered annually?


Eligible African Countries


To be taken at:

Nigerian Universities

Shell Scholarship Subject Areas:

Courses offered at Nigerian Universities

What is the category of this opportunity?


Who is qualified to apply?

Eligible Applicants must: ·

  • Be citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Be registered Full Time undergraduates in an accredited and approved University in Nigeria
  • Be in 200 Level (as at December 2020) or possess proof of admission into an undergraduate programme in the 2019/2020 academic session

The Scholarship is in two categories;

  • the National Merit Award (NM) and
  • the Areas of Operation Merit Award (OM).

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

  1. The National Merit Award (NM): Is open to all Nigerians.
  2. The Areas of Operation Merit Award (OM): is for Nigerians who are indigenes of SPDC’s operational areas in Abia, Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers States.

How many scholarship awards are available?

Several scholarships are available

Shell Scholarship Benefits:

Annual grant from the SPDC JV for the full duration of your course

How long will the scholarship last?

For full duration of the course

How to Apply for the Shell Scholarship

Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed above should apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:

Application Portal

  • All applicants should have their personal valid email account (for consistent communication)
  • Applicants for Operational Area Awards are required to provide 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 (CDC) or
    • The Chairman of the Executive Council (CEC) or
  • The letters should be addressed to: “The Manager, Social Performance, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, Port Harcourt, Rivers State”.


  • Each document must not exceed 200KB and the image format must be JPEG.
  • Shell does not demand payment from applicants. The application is FREE of charge
  • SPDC JV does not assign ‘Representatives’ / ‘Agents’ to assist applicants’ to process applications
  • Only candidates shortlisted for selection tests will be contacted
  • Beware of the fraud websites when applying for scholarships online. Only use Shell Nigeria website for application.

Scholarship Webpage

Shell University Scholarship Scheme Description

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 University Scholarship Scheme, a programme run by SPDC on behalf of the NNPC/Shell/Elf/Agip Joint Venture, makes a quiet but very profound commentary on the company’s interest in the promotion of capacity building in the country.

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, the National Merit Award (NM), open to Nigerian undergraduates and Areas of Operation Merit Award (AOM), for students from communities in which Shell Nigeria operates. Only first year students are eligible for the awards in both categories.

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

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  • Judith Peter

    How can I apply as a 100 level student in Rivers State University of science and technology

  • Nnaji Chinwendu Cynthia

    Can a polytechnic student apply for this scholarship please I want to know or is there any for us

  • Ken-saro Chukwu


    1. What information did you miss?

  • Kabiru Inuwa Tanko

    Hello i am a student of building technology at abubakar tafawa balewaba bauchi need shell scholarship foe school time

  • Nwannah Chikodi

    please when will we know we have been shortlisted?

  • Victor Ukeh

    The link does not take me to the application site