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Shell Undergraduate Scholarship Application Guide 2024 

Shell Undergraduate Scholarship Application Guide – Everything in life needs guidance for it to succeed. And today we are going to guide you on how you can apply for the Shell undergraduates scholarship for 2024.

There are certain things you need to know about The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (Operator of the NNPC/SPDC /TEPNG/AGIP Joint Venture and its 2024 scholarship.

Shell undergraduate scholarship application guide

About Shell

It was an awesome idea to establish the social investment program, so that its Social Investment education Programme may come to reality, the SPDC established the scholarship scheme to promote academic excellence among Nigerian students who are education-driven. 

Shell undergraduate scholarship program which started in the 1950s was aimed at assisting students from low financial backgrounds. The scholarship program has sponsored thousands of students, mostly from the host communities. 

The aim and objectives of the scholarship program are to help Nigerian students sharpen their God-given raw talents for the betterment of the future.

Apart from the above-established points, the other aim of the scholarship is to promote academic excellence among committed Nigerians especially, those from a humble background who cannot further their education.

Since the SPDC program, is a yearly scholarship, approximately, N1.78 billion has been invested in this scholarship scheme since 2018, which has offered a lot of great opportunities to suitably qualified full-time Nigerian Students to apply for University scholarship awards. 

Shell University Undergraduate Scholarship

Shell Nigeria, has announced its university undergraduate scholarship for the 2024/2025 academic session and uses this opportunity to invite suitably qualified candidates to apply for the scholarship scheme. 

This scholarship is awarded to students at the university level. The Scholarship Scheme is sponsored by NNPC/Shell/Elf/Agip Joint Venture, but SPDC runs it on their behalf.

About 4,000 (four thousand) Nigerian undergraduates who write the shell’s aptitude tests and pass, become beneficiaries of the scholarship. 

Shell’s undergraduate scholarship has helped a lot of students throughout the university. The list is awesomely great. In 2014, about $14.8 million was invested in the scholarship by Shell.

 Shell Undergraduate Scholarship Categories

The shell undergraduate scholarship is merit-based.

The merit-based scholarship consists of two main categories. They are:

The National Merit Award (NM) 

The Areas of Operation Merit Award.

National Merit Award (NM)

This scholarship is open to all Nigerians who intend to apply for the scholarship

Areas of Operation Merit Award

For this particular scholarship, only those Nigerians who are indigenes of SPDC’s operational areas like  Abia State,  Delta State, Imo State, Bayelsa State, and Rivers State.

Eligibility for Criteria for the Scholarship

If you want to apply for this scholarship, you must meet all the criteria listed below:

    • It only open to born citizens of Nigeria
    • All applicants must have had admission as undergraduates 
    • Applicants must be at their 200 Level of undergraduate student 
    • All applicants must have at least a grade point average of 2.5 at the time of application 
    • They should also attach their academic transcripts or official records
    • Candidates who are beneficiaries of any other scholarship from the oil industry, National or International not qualified for the scholarship

Scholarship Application Procedure

  • Your admission application should be submitted to any of the participating universities for any of the qualifying courses.
  • You can get the scholarship application forms from the Imperial College London, the University of Aberdeen, and the University of Leeds’s official websites.
  • Applicants have to attend interviews with SPDC before candidates will be selected by the university.
  • Applicants should ensure that their scholarship application forms reach participating universities before the deadline. 

Document Requirements:

  • Applicants need a valid email account,

Operational area applicants have to provide scanned copies of letters of identification, duly signed and stamped by:

  • The Chairman of the Community Development
  • The Chairman of the Executive Council 
  • The Paramount Ruler of the Community
  • They should address these letters to: “The Manager Social Performance of The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, Port Harcourt, Rivers State”.
  • The document should be in JPEG format, and each document must not exceed 200KB
  • Applicants should present their JAMB Result
  • A university or JAMB Admission letter is required
  • The school ID Card of the applicants is needed
  • A white background passport photograph, not older than 3 months.
  • Letter of identification of state showing and local government of origin of the applicant.

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Steps on how to apply

These are the steps you should follow if you want to apply for the scholarship:

  • When you log in, click on register to create an account
  • Activate your account  
  • Log in with your email and password
  • When you log in, upload your details, including bio-data, academic qualification, and bank details.
  • Make sure your name matches all other names on all documentation you submitted
  •  To avoid mistakes cross-check all the documents before uploading 
  •   Also, upload your passport photograph
  • After all, is said and done
  • Click on
  • Click on Apply here
  •  Your application information will be submitted
  • An EMAIL or SMS will be sent to you as a confirmation of your application’s success.

Shell scholarship award/benefits:

All the students who applied for the scholarship will receive a financial award. The award is worth N200,000 and above.  It is an annual grant for all beneficiaries. Tuition fees, one economy return flight ticket from Nigeria to the UK, and living expenses are all that the scholarship will cover.

Application deadline

The scholarship application will come to a close in December 2024, therefore, interested applicants are advised to apply now while the scholarship is still open. Visit the Shell official website for more information at


That is all you need to know for now about the Shell undergraduate scholarship for the 2024/2025 academic session. We have told you how to apply, the application deadline, the criteria requirements, the scholarship award and benefits for all successful students, and the documents you need to present to be considered for the scholarship.

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