Nigeria

SHELL Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship 2020/2021

Application deadline: April 15, 2020

Value: $15

Type: Post Graduate

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The Shell Nigeria Delta Post graduate scholarship is an annual fully-funded scholarship that provides opportunity indigenes of selected Niger Delta states to study in the United Kingdom. The objective of this scholarship program is to provide postgraduate study opportunities in courses relevant to the oil and gas industry for qualified students from the Niger Delta States listed above. The Shell Nigeria Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme sponsors about 15 applicants yearly.

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP


The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) is delighted to announce the Tenth annual NNPC/SPDC_JV Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship for qualified applicants in selected Niger Delta States; Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers state. This scholarship is a fully-funded scholarship that provides the opportunity for these Nigerians to study in the United Kingdom.
The objective of this scholarship program is to provide postgraduate study opportunities in courses relevant to the oil and gas industry for qualified students from the Niger Delta States listed above.
In the nine years of running postgraduate scholarship for Niger Delta, 92 students have won the opportunity to study in a high-ranked university in the United Kingdom (UK) on a fully-funded scholarship.

LEVEL OF STUDY

Postgraduate Taught (One year)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

You are eligible if you

  • Are an indigene of one of the selected states in Nigeria; Bayelsa, Delta, Imo, and Rivers.
  • Hold a degree of an equivalent standard to a UK Upper Second Class Honours Degree (2.1)
  • Have completed NYSC by September 2020
  • Have an adequate standard of English ( at least 6.5 in IELTS) and meet the colleges’ language requirements
  • Never been offered admission to study on one of the Eligible Courses at the selected colleges
  • Plan to return to Nigeria at the end of the program
  • Have not already studied or currently studying in the UK or other developed country.
  • Be aged between 21-28 years by 30/09/2020.
  • Currently resides in Nigeria
  • Have a Nigerian international passport valid till December 2020
  • Display intellectual ability and leadership potential

You are not eligible if you,

  • Are an employee, employees’ relative (or former employee who have left employment less than five years before) of SPDC, Royal Dutch SHELL Group of Companies, or the College.
  • Below the ages of 21 and above 28
  • Have studied in a developed country
  • Are not an indigene of the states listed above
  • Will not conclude NYSC before or by September 2020
  • Currently reside outside Nigeria

SCHOLARSHIP COVERS

The Shell Postgraduate Scholarship covers:

  • The full cost of tuition fees
  • One economy return-flight ticket from Nigeria to the UK
  • Contribution towards living expenses
  • Medical insurance in line with UK student visa requirements

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION

Application for the Shell Niger Delta Postgraduate scholarship must be submitted on or before 15th April 2020

NNPC SHELL POST GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
SHELL NIGER DELTA POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 2020

HOST INSTITUTIONS

Imperial College London
University of Leeds
University of Aberdeen

ELIGIBLE COURSES

Petroleum Engineering MSc
Petroleum Geoscience MSc
Applied Computational Science and Engineering MSc
Geophysics MSc
Advanced Chemical Engineering MSc
Integrated Petroleum Geoscience MSc
Safety & Reliability Engineering for Oil & Gas MSc
Exploration Geophysics MSc
Electronic/Electrical Engineering MSc

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  • First, submit an application for admission to any of the participating universities for any of the qualifying courses and apply only after receiving an unconditional offer for study.
  • Application forms for the scholarship will ONLY be made available through the websites of the Imperial College London, the University of Leeds and the University of Aberdeen, following a formal offer of admission by the University.

SELECTION PROCESS

The universities will process applications and select candidates who will attend interviews with SPDC before being considered for final selection.

NOTICE

  • Scholarship applications will not be considered until the applicant has been accepted by the University to undertake an eligible program of postgraduate study
  • Please note that the stipends (living expenses) are based on the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) published living rates and are limited to this only.
  • This scholarship is a non-committal scholarship. Note that NEITHER SPDC NOR any Shell company is obligated to offer employment of any sort to any candidate upon graduation, neither are successful candidates bonded to SPDC for any period on account of the scholarship award.

More information on specific course admission requirements and scholarship can be obtained from the websites of the three individual universities.
NNPC/SPDC_JV University of Aberdeen
NNPC/SPDC_JV University of Leeds
NNPC/SPDC_JV Imperial College London

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FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAM IN USA

Application deadline: June 1, 2020

Type: Post Graduate

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The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is a fully-funded program that provide opportunities for researchers in African Universities to conduct their doctoral research in the US while developing their potentials. The US Department of State funds this program.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is designed primarily to strengthen the capacities of African universities through higher degree training and to develop the potential of their academic staff. It is open to young and up-and-coming faculty members who wish to conduct their doctoral research in the United States.
From its inception, the Fulbright Program has fostered bilateral relationships in which citizens and governments of other countries work with the US to set joint priorities and shape the program to meet shared needs. The world has been transformed in ensuing decades, but the fundamental principle of international partnership remains at the core of the Fulbright mission.
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is a research program funded by the US Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York.

ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES

The countries eligible for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program are listed here

WHAT THE PROGRAM COVERS

The Fulbright Foreign Students Program provides;

  • Round-trip airfare to the US
  • A settling-in allowance
  • Monthly stipends
  • Housing allowance
  • Books and supplies allowance
  • Computer allowance
  • Health insurance
Opportunities for Africans in USA

What The Fulbright Foreign Student Program does not provide

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program does not cover the travel of dependents. Hence grantees will not be allowed to travel with spouses and children to the United States.

Fulbright Fully funded foreign student program
Fulbright Foreign Student Program

ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicants must be citizens or nationals of participating countries, or permanent residents holding a valid passport issued by the government of the participating countries.
  • Applicants must be DOCTORAL OR Ph.D. students who have completed a significant amount of their doctoral program in universities in their home country and have the endorsement of their home institution.
  • Note: MASTERS and First-Degree applicants are NOT qualified to apply for this program.
  • Applicants must have an outstanding academic record and a high level of English proficiency.
  • Applicants must take their first TOEFL exam by May 2020.
  • Applicants must meet the minimum score on required standardized tests (TOEFL: a score of 90)
  • Applicants must have high motivation and a serious commitment to completing the program as scheduled and to returning home.
  • Only applicants with persuasive proposals, outlining their research objectives, methodology, time-frame, and justification for researching in the US will be short-listed for interviews.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not studied in the US.
  • Those in business, law, and accounting should understand that most US institutions rarely accept research students in these fields due to the high demand for full-time programs and tuition concerns. Therefore, we face enormous challenges in finding placements for such grantees unless their proposals are tilted toward economics, development-related areas, democracy, human rights, and conflict resolution.

FIELDS OF INTEREST

The areas eligible for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program are Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts, Journalism/public relations/media studies, Agriculture/food science, Economics, Environmental science, International relations, Political science, public administration/policy, Public health, and Tourism.

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING

The deadline for submitting online applications and all supplementary documents varies by country Check your country application deadline here

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants are expected to fill an online application form and attach documents required as stated by the Fulbright Foreign Student Program
Click here to apply

Hard copies of official academic transcripts from higher institutions should be forwarded to the office by regular mail. Kindly check your country requirements for details.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION

  • An online application
  • A written research objective.
  • Professional resume.
  • Three letters of reference specifying the personal, academic, and professional competence of the candidate (submitted electronically and attached to the online application).
  • Student copies of academic transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended should be scanned and attached to the online application if available.
  • TOEFL score report.

Official Program Website

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Obama Foundation Scholars Program 2020/2021

Application deadline: January 1, 2020

Type: Undergraduate

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The Obama foundation scholars program is an opportunity for young individuals around the world to explore the city of Chicago while engaging in a non-degree granting program in the University of Columbia. It is a fully funded scholarship opportunity.

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP

The Obama Foundation Scholars Program is a full-time program, running for the duration of the academic year from August through May. Scholars participate in an immersive program that brings together academic, skills-based, and experiential learning, designed by Columbia University in consultation with the Obama Foundation. A cornerstone of the program includes a required course, which will run for the length of the academic year. Scholars will also have an opportunity to select and enroll in additional courses offered by Columbia University that are relevant to their specific field or values-based leadership, or that fill in gaps in their previous studies. Scholars will also participate in workshops to develop practical skills to enhance the impact of their work. Previous workshop topics include conflict management and resolution, public speaking, data analysis and interpretation, and resilience. The program also takes advantage of the unique opportunities that come with being at one of the world’s most important centers of research and with being in the City of New York. Throughout the year, Scholars will have opportunities to engage with thought leaders and practitioners from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

In addition to participating in the Columbia University-led elements of the program, Scholars are expected to engage in a unique set of activities led by the Obama Foundation in New York City, Chicago, and possibly other U.S. locations. Scholars will also have the opportunity to lend their experience and expertise to Obama Foundation programs focused on training the next generation of leaders. Scholars will work with the Obama Foundation to tailor an action plan to remain engaged with the Foundation upon their return to their home countries or regions.

This is not a degree-granting program. Obama Foundation Scholars who complete the Columbia University program will receive a certificate of completion from the Obama Foundation Scholars Program at Columbia University.

Obama Foundation Scholars Program
Obama Foundation Scholars

SESSION OF ENTRY

2020/2021

LEVEL OF STUDY

The program is appropriate for individuals from a variety of educational backgrounds

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS

Scholar Benefits Covered by the Program

  • Monthly stipend to assist with living expenses in New York City
  • furnished studio apartment within walking distance of Columbia University
  • All tuition and fees for up to four courses at Columbia University
  • Basic medical, dental and life insurance for the duration of the program
  • Air travel to and from home country and any program-related activities

FULLY FUNDED SCHOLARSHIP YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The Obama Foundation Scholars Program at Columbia University seeks rising leaders from around the world who meet the following criteria:

  • Have a proven commitment to service and leadership within a community, region or country outside the United States, coupled with a demonstrated commitment to return to these communities following their completion of the program and apply their enhanced training, skills and connections on a long-term basis for the benefit of these communities
     
  • Are emerging leaders who have made meaningful contributions to their field and are now at a “tipping point” in their careers
     
  • Are fluent in English (verbal, written and spoken)
     
  • Have the ability and inclination to positively shape the future of their community
     
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to humility, integrity, inclusivity, stewardship, fearlessness, imagination and teamwork

DEADLINE

December 13, 2019

SELECTION CRITERIA

Interested applicants must complete and submit an application through the Obama Foundation Scholars Program online application system. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION

The application process is entirely online. the documents to be submitted along with the application form includes:

  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Personal video statement
  • Responses to short essay questions
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Complete online application form
  • Three recommendation letters

Visit the official scholarship website for more on the Obama Foundation Scholars Program 2020/2021

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