NNPC/ESSO National Postgraduate Scholarship Awards
Course(s) Offered: Geosciences, Engineering
Course Level: Graduate (masters)
Provider: NNPC, Mobil ESSO
Country to Study in: Nigeria
Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) offers the NNPC / ESSO National Postgraduate Scholarships to qualified Nigerian graduates who wish to pursue postgraduate studies (Masters Degree) in the underlisted disciplines in Nigeria Universities.
Mobil offers these awards in continuation of the Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited (EEPNL) efforts to provide opportunities for developing careers in the petroleum industry.
In 2007, EEPNL introduced the National Postgraduate Scholarship program in other to complement the existing foreign scholarship program.
- Must be a graduate from a Nigerian University
- Must possess a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of second class upper division in any of the listed Engineering and Geosciences disciplines.
- Must have provisional admission into an accredited Nigerian University for Postgraduate studies (M.Sc or M.Eng) in the 2014/2015 academic session.
Citizens of Nigeria - from every state of the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
It is important to NOTE that employees of ExxonMobil subsidiary companies in Nigeria and their dependents are NOT eligible for this scholarship.
All accredited institutions of higher learning in Nigeria
Fields of study
The below listed courses are considered:
- Engineering (Petroleum, Mechanical, Chemical, Civil/Structure, Electrical, Electronics, Sub-Sea and Marine)
In 2007, 19 awards were made and by 2008, the number increased to 30 awards. Since then, the number of awards has increased.
As at 2012, a total of 100 young Nigerians have been sponsored for international post graduate studies since 1994, while another 109 persons have gone through similar programs in Nigerian universities since 2007
For a maximum duration of two (2) years
The NNPC/Esso scholarship award supports payment of tuition, books, accommodation and living expenses for the selected course of study
Method of Application
If you are qualified and interested, please visit the official website (link to it is below), and read through all sections carefully before proceeding to apply via the “Apply Now” button. Please submit as instructed.
Before you start this application:
1). Ensure you have clear scanned copies of all your documents.
2). Ensure you name these scanned documents accordingly, to avoid mixing up documents during upload.
3). Ensure you upload these documents carefully when asked to.
4). The documents you will need for this stage of application are as follows:
- Valid Identification Card
- Admission letter for postgraduate study
- Bachelor's Degree Certificate
- Official Statement of Results from the University (Official Transcript would be obtained prior to award to the successful candidate)
- WAEC results
Applications not received by Friday, 24th October 2014 will not be accepted.
Names of short-listed candidates for the qualifying test will be published in National Dailies. The candidates will also be contacted with details of the qualifying test via SMS text and email.
Employees of ExxonMobil subsidiary companies in Nigeria and their dependents are NOT eligible for this scholarship.
Exxon Mobil Corporation is the parent company of the Esso, Mobil and ExxonMobil companies around the world. Esso, Mobil and ExxonMobil are international trade names of the parent company.
Fraud Alert Notice:
ExxonMobil Upstream Affiliates in Nigeria (Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited and Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited) do NOT use placement agencies that charge scholarship applicants an advance fee of any kind (e.g. application fees, placement fees, test fees, etc.)
For more enquiries follow the scholarship provider on Twitter: @Scholastica_Ng
Application Deadline: 24 October 2014
Open to International students: No (ONLY Nigerians)
More Scholarship Information and Application
Related: NNPC / ESSO International Postgraduate Scholarship Awards