Shell Petroleum Development Company / 2015 SPDC Joint Venture University Award Scheme Update

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                                     2014/2015 SPDC JOINT VENTURE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD SCHEME

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (Operator of the NNPC/SHELL /TEPN/AGIP Joint Venture) Scholarship Scheme offers first year students in all Nigerian universities the opportunity to study with an annual grant from the SPDC JV for the full duration of their course.  The programme aims to promote academic excellence and improve the skills of young Nigerians.

Carefully read the Requirement/Eligibility, How To Apply and Frequently Asked Questions pages for more details

This is for candidates partaking in the aptitude test only. If you did not receive an aptitude test Email and SMS invitation, do not register! 

The merit-based scholarship is in two categories - the National Merit Award (NM) and the Areas of Operation Merit Award, East or West (OE or OW).

  • National Merit Award (NM)  Open to all Nigerians.

  • Areas of Operation Merit Award, East (OE)  For Nigerians who are indigenes of SPDC’s operational area in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Imo, Rivers and Bayelsa states (excluding indigenes of Ekeremor and Sagbama local government areas)
  • Areas of Operation Merit Award, West (OW)  For Nigerians who are indigenes of SPDC’s operational area in Bayelsa (i.e. of Ekeremor and Sagbama local government areas) and Delta States.

Eligible Applicants must: ·         
  • Must have been invited for the SPDC aptitude test via Email and SMS.
  • Provide their personal information, educational information, bank account information and documents
  • Submit online application at
  • Shell does not demand payment from applicants.  The application is entirely FREE of charge.             
  • Shell does not assign ‘Representatives’/‘Agents’ to assist applicants’ process applications

    1.       Before you start this application, be reminded that this exercise is only for candidates invited for the aptitude test.
    2.       Applications from anyone not invited for the aptitude test will be automatically removed
    3.       You are to apply using your SPDC Email address and Mobile number
    4.       Ensure you have clear scanned copies of the following documents for upload:  

         a.       Passport photograph with white background not more than 3 months old (450px by 450px not more    than 200kb)

         b.      School ID card
         c.       University or JAMB (UTME or D/E) Admission letter
         d.      Birth certificate
         e.      O' Level result and A' Levels/OND/NCE Results as applicable
         f.        JAMB Result
         g.       Letter of Identification from State (Showing Local Government of Origin)
         h.      Scanned copies of letters of identification, (which must be duly stamped and signed) by: 
         i.         The Community Paramount Ruler; and 
         j.        The Chairman of the Community Development or Executive Council (CDC or CEC) is also required of     applicants for the Operational Area Awards (OE & OW).   

    5.       Ensure the documents are named according to what they represent to avoid mixing up documents

    6.       Ensure you attach the appropriate documents when asked to upload   

    To apply, follow the steps below:
    a.       Click on "Register" to create an account using your SPDC email address. 
    b.       Proceed to your email box to activate your account  
    c.       Enter your registered email and password to upload your information. 
    d.       Enter your personal information, educational information, bank account information, other information and upload required scanned documents.
    e.       Ensure the name used in applications matches the names on all documentation in same order.  
              Ensure you view all documents after uploading, to eliminate errors during uploading. 
              When asked to upload photo, upload a pass-port photograph with a white background. 
              Recheck application information to avoid errors
    Click on  to return to SPDC
              application site
              Click "Apply Now" to submit information

    f.       You will receive an email and a sms that confirms your application was successful. 

    Aptitude Test - You have been selected for the aptitude test, you are advised to carefully read the aptitude test invitation Email and bring along hard copies of all your documents to the test venue. 

    Verification Process 
    –The SPDC JV and the appropriate examination bodies would conduct reference checks and background verification as part of the screening process prior to award; and re-verification post award. 

    Scholarship Offer 
    - If selected for an award, you would be contacted by the SPDC Scholarship Team, and the terms and conditions of the award offer will be sent, along with the deadline for acceptance.

    1.       You are to register using your SPDC Email address and Mobile number
    2.       Application from anyone not invited for the aptitude test will be automatically deleted

1. Why should I participate in the Scholastica SPDC JV registration?
A pre-requisite for partaking in the aptitude test is to register your details on this site, please complete the application form accessible from online application link inside the aptitude test invitation email.  

2.  Who is eligible for the Scholastica SPDC JV Registration? 
Only candidates shortlisted for aptitude test. 

3.  How do I know I have been shortlisted for the SPDC test? 
An invitation email and SMS has been sent all shortlisted candidates. 

 How do I complete my 
You will be required to register using your SPDC email address and mobile number, provide your information, upload your documents and click the Apply button to successfully register. Click the How To Apply button for detailed steps.

5.What is my SPDC Email address and Mobile number?

The email address and mobile number you used to apply for the SPDC scholarship in August or September 2015.
6. I have a registered account on Scholastica with an email different from my SPDC email, What do I do?
If you have a registered account on Scholastica with a different email  address. You are to apply using your scholastica email address.

 When is the deadline for the 
Scholastica SPDC JV Registration? 
The deadline is 21st October 2015.  

8. Can I register using my mobile phone or tablet?
No. Application should be done using a desktop or laptop system only.

9. Will I be re-reimbursed for partaking in the test? 
Yes. candidates who partook in the test and provided their valid bank account details on Scholastica will be reimbursed for their transportation. Kindly refer to the test invitation for more information on this.    

Will you confirm receipt of my application?
Once you submit your online application form you will be sent an automated email acknowledging receipt of your application. You will subsequently be required to partake in the aptitude test at your preferred test location.     
Can I change my details after registration?
Yes, you can. You are responsible for the correctness of the details provided. To correct errors in your application please send an email to stating your correction and account details. Your request will be verified and the field will be corrected with new information and a mail sent to you to confirm that the correction has been effected     
Where can I upload my passport photograph and other required documents?
During the creation of your profile, click on the tab “Passport Photograph” and upload your passport in JPEG format, not larger than 200KB in size. To upload other documents, click on the tab “Documents” select appropriate document from the drop down list and upload  

What is the maximum size and image format of passport photograph and other required documents?
Each document size should not be more than 200KB and the image format must be in JPEG.  

I cannot find my university or course of study in the dropdown list online. What do I do?
If your university is not on the list, send an email to stating the name of your Institution, location of Institution, course of study and institution’s CGPA Scale. You will be notified via email once the necessary fields have been corrected or confirmed)  

Did you receive my application online?
When you submit your application online, you automatically receive confirmation of receipt by email. Please note that your email provider may see this confirmation email as spam, so check if your junk or spam folder contains an email sent by You can visit your profile to view the status of your application.  

16. Does Shell charge a processing fee for scholarship applications?
No. Shell does not charge any fee for processing applications. There are no fees at any stage of the scholarship award cycle.    

17. What must I submit with my application, to ensure it is a complete application?

You must provide the documentation requested. Basically, applications from all candidates must be accompanied by:
• Clear scanned copies of their University Matriculation Examination (UTME) scores;
• JAMB or University Admission Letter;
• O/Level Result;
• A/level Result (for students admitted through direct entry);
• A recent passport-sized photograph of the applicant (at least four months old);
• A Letter of Identification from state (showing local government) of origin.
Applicants for the Operational Area Award, (in addition to the above), will be required submit two letters of identification, duly stamped and signed by:
• The Paramount Ruler of the Community; and
• The Chairman / Secretary of the Community Executive Council (CEC) or the Community Development Council (CDC).

For enquiries and technical assistance:
Phone number: 07088609791, 07011962033