Posted on: Mon 10-06-2024

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), operator of the NNPC/SPDC/TotalEnergies/NAOC Joint Venture, invites applications from suitably qualified Nigerian students admitted into full-time academic studies in the 2022/2023 session, to apply for the SPDC JV University Scholarship. The scholarship aims to promote academic excellence and improve the skills of young Nigerians. It provides yearly grant to successful applicants from their second year to the completion of their undergraduate degree programme.


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


  • 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, with proof of admission into the 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.


  • All applicants should have a valid personal email account and phone number (for consistent communication)
  • All applications must be processed online, via https://candidate.scholastica.ng/schemes/NNPCSPDCJV2024

Applicants for the Operational Area Awards are required to provide scanned copies of letters of identification, stamped and signed by:

  • The Paramount Ruler of the Community; and
  • The Chairman of the Community Development Committee or Community Executive Council (CDC or CEC)

The letters should be addressed to: The Manager, Social Performance, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), Shell Industrial Area, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

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


  • SPDC and its Joint Venture partners DO NOT DEMAND PAYMENT FROM APPLICANTS. The application is entirely FREE of charge.
  • SPDC and Its Joint Venture partners DO NOT ASSIGN Representatives/ ‘Agents’ to assist applicants through the application process.
  • Applications open on the 10th of June 2024 and close 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.


  1. The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) is committed to data privacy.
  2. Processing of Personal Data Collected by SPDC.
  3. Personal data collected by The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) operator of the NNPC/SPDC /TOTALENERGIES/NAOC Joint Venture will be used exclusively for the purpose of selection of candidates for the scholarship award. The information will not be used for an incompatible purpose.
  4. SPDC -JV is the Controller for the processing of your personal data and will not use your personal data for direct marketing purposes.
  5. In the event the personal data needs to be processed by, transferred to, or exchanged with a third party, appropriate contractual safeguards will be put in place to ensure that the third party will take adequate measures to safeguard the privacy of the data.  
  6. As a data subject, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data on legitimate compelling grounds except when it is processed to comply with a legal obligation or is to be used for a purpose for which you have given your implied consent.  
  7. The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) operator of the NNPC/SPDC /TOTALENERGIES/NAOC will only retain the data for as long as it is necessary to serve the purpose of collection or to the extent necessary to comply with applicable law or to protect the rights Itself, affiliates, Joint venture or the data subject concerned.  
  8. We have implemented technology and policies with the objective of protecting your privacy from unauthorized access and improper use. For inquiries or concerns, please contact: [email protected]