APPLY: 2023 NNPC/Shell National University Scholarship Award For Nigerian Students

APPLY: 2023 NNPC/Shell National University Scholarship Award For Nigerian Students

The NNPC/Shell National University Scholarship strives to encourage academic excellence and enhance the skills of young Nigerians. It offers an annual grant to successful applicants from their second year until the completion of their undergraduate degree program.

Undergraduate students pursuing courses accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in Nigerian universities are encouraged to submit an online application at


Scholarship Summary

  • Host: NNPC | Shell Petroleum
  • Category: Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Eligible Country: Nigeria
  • Reward: #200,000 Naira Annual Stipends
  • No IELTS Required
  • Deadline: November 10, 2023

Scholarship Details:

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCO), the operator of Oil Mining Lease 118 in collaboration with Nigerian Agip Exploration, TotalEnergies Nigeria, and Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria (Deepwater) Limited under a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) with Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC), is extending an invitation for qualified Nigerian students to apply for the 2023 NNPC – SNEPCo National University Scholarship Programme.

This initiative is aimed at fostering academic excellence and enhancing the skills of young Nigerians. Successful applicants will receive an annual grant from their second year until the completion of their undergraduate degree program.


Scholarship Requirements:

The merit-based scholarship is open to FULL TIME undergraduates studying in Universities within Nigeria.

Applicants must:

  • Be a Nigerian citizen.
  • Currently be in their second year of full-time study in a Nigerian University accredited by the NUC.
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 3.5 in a 5-grade system or the equivalent in other grade systems; and
  • Not be a beneficiary of any other scholarship from an entity in the Oil and Gas industry, National or International.

*Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Scholarship Duration and Reward

  • The Scholarship offers 200,000 Naira Annually to winners of the award.
  • The scholarship runs throughout the undergraduate studies

Required Documents

Applicants should upload scanned copies of the following as part of the application:

  • Recent passport-sized photograph of the applicant in JPEG format, not more than 200kilobytes;
  • University or JAMB Admission Letter;
  • Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) Result;
  • O’ Level Result(s); and ‘A’ Level /OND /NCE Result(s) as applicable;
  • Letter of Identification from State of Origin indicating applicant’s local government of origin;
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average after the first year i.e. candidate must have completed and have results of 2 academic semesters at the minimum
  • All candidates are required to fill and sign the Government Official declaration form. To download the Government Official declaration form, click

Method of Application

Every applicant should have a valid personal email account and phone number.

  • Applications by eligible candidates should be submitted online
  • Candidates should include personal and educational details in the application.

To apply, follow the steps below:

  • Click on “Apply Now” tab.
  • Click on “Register Now” to create an account.
  • Proceed to your email box to activate your account
  • Click on return to Scholarship site
  • Enter your registered email and password to upload your information.
  • Click on download the Government Official Declaration Form.  Correctly fill and upload the signed form.
  • Enter your personal information, National Identification Number, educational information, other information and upload required scanned documents.
  • Ensure the name used in applications matches the names on all documentation in same order. Upload a sworn affidavit or certificate if otherwise.
  • Ensure you view all documents after uploading, to ensure that they are clear and accurate.
  • When asked to upload photo, upload a passport photograph with a white background.
  • Recheck application information to avoid errors
  • Click “Apply Now” to submit information
  • You will receive an email and a SMS that confirms your application was successful.
  • Return to, enter your Email and Password to download your profile and proceed to have your Head of Department sign the document.
  • Upload a scanned copy of the signed profile, this would be used for verification.

Please be advised that submitting multiple applications will result in disqualification as per the Scholarship board’s regulations.

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