7 Nigeria LNG (NLNG) / British Council Overseas Scholarship Scheme for Postgraduate Students

Posted on Monday, November 04, 2013


Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Scholarship Scheme

Course(s) Offered: Several fields
Course Level: Postgraduate (masters)
Provider: Nigeria LNG Limited
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description
The Nigeria LNG Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme, launched in October 2012, is an overseas programme aimed at supporting the emergence of indigenous experts, professionals or entrepreneurs especially; but not exclusively, within the oil and gas industry.

The post graduate scholarship program is part of NLNG’s Community Development programme which aims to contribute to long-term socio-economic development in its host communities and Nigeria at large.

The Nigeria LNG Limited is pleased to call for applications from qualified candidates into the NLNG Post-Graduate Scholarship Scheme for entry into Masters Programmes in the United Kingdom in September 2014. The Scheme is now currently administered by British Council Nigeria.
The Nigeria LNG Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme, launched in October 2012, is an overseas programme aimed at supporting the emergence of indigenous experts, professionals or entrepreneurs especially; but not exclusively, within the oil and gas industry.  The post graduate scholarship program is part of NLNG’s Community Development programme which aims to contribute to long-term socio-economic development in its host communities and Nigeria at large.
The Nigeria LNG Limited is pleased to call for applications from qualified candidates into the NLNG Post-Graduate Scholarship Scheme for entry into Masters Programmes in the United Kingdom in September. The Scheme is now currently administered by British Council Nigeria.
Eligibility
Recipients of the scholarship must:
  • be Nigerian nationals residing in Nigeria
  • be entering into a Masters Degree programme in Engineering, Geosciences, Environmental Sciences, Management Sciences, Medicine, Information Technology and Law
  • possess a 2nd Class Upper degree in a relevant field of study
  • have completed the National Youth Service Corp programme
  • not be more than 30 years of age
  • provide identification documents from their Local Government Area.
  • provide evidence that they are available to travel in September 2014 if selected.
Eligible groups
Graduates nationals of Nigerian origin

Participating Institutions
All leading universities in the United Kingdom.

NOTE that the Scheme is still in the early stages and will focus on institutions of excellence in the UK in this initial phase. The Scheme will be reviewed at the end of its second year (i.e. 2013/2014) and institutions in other countries may be considered depending on outcome of the evaluation.

Fields of study
A wide range of courses will be covered, including those listed below:
  1. Geosciences (Geophysics, Geology)
  2. Engineering (Petroleum Engineering, Oil and Gas Engineering, Petrochemical Engineering, Subsea Engineering, Chemical Engineering)
  3. Law (the various specialist areas)
  4. Medicine (the various specialist areas)
  5. Environmental Studies
  6. Management Sciences (Economics, Accountancy, Banking & Finance
  7. Information Technology
Please note that scholars will NOT be allowed to work during their studies. They will be required to concentrate on completing their studies during the specified time duration and return home. However, engaging in course related internships are encouraged during the course of study where appropriate.

Number of Awards
The number to award has not been specified.

For the past academic session, 10 students were supported to pursue various studies in the fields mentioned above. However, the number of awards and allocation may vary per year. Please contact the provider for specific details.

Scholarship benefits
The Scholarship will cover full tuition fees, a monthly stipend towards living expenses and, one return ticket from Nigeria to the United Kingdom.

Method of Application
Download Application Forms and fill in completely and correctly. Alternatively, you may also visit www.britishcouncil.org.ng to download.

All completed forms, along with ONE SINGLE scanned attached coloured passport photograph of the applicant should be submitted via email to nlngpgscholarship@ng.britishcouncil.org.

Please do not attach any documents to the completed application form. Only application forms accompanied by a single passport photograph will be considered.

Applications into the Nigeria LNG Post-Graduate Scholarship Scheme will be received only via email; if you do not have regular access to the internet, you can download the form onto your personal computer and email it back after you have completed it.

Only applications submitted through the above email will be considered. Exceptions will only be given to applicants with 'special needs'.

DEADLINES:
Application deadline is midnight on Friday, 15th November 2013. Applications received after this time will not be accepted.

PLEASE NOTE:
Potential beneficiaries of the programme must possess a 2nd Class Upper degree and above in their first degree in a relevant field of study; and have completed the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) programme.

Selection Process:
Candidates whose applications are successful will be invited to sit for a test. On the basis of the results of the test, applicants will be invited for interviews from which the final selection will be made.

Please note that only those who make it into the various stages of the selection process will be contacted.

From the applications received, a short listing exercise will hold to select applicants who will be invited to sit an aptitude test. On the basis of the results of the test, applicants will be invited for interviews from which the final selection will be made.

Contact
More information about the Nigeria LNG Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme can be found in the Scholarship FAQ document.

British Council Nigeria is responsible for administering the scholarships and is the main point of contact for the scheme.

Please note that due to the large number of applications, we are unable to enter into correspondence with applicants and will contact only those who are successfully shortlisted.

Application Deadline: 15 November 2013
Open to International students: No (ONLY Nigerians)

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7 comments:

  1. Thnk u for timely reminder o

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  2. what about "Energy Systems and Thermal Processes" it is an engineering course i applied for in UK. Am I eligible to apply for the scholarship with this course?

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  3. PLEASE THE EMAIL GIVEN IS NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS ANYMORE

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    1. Hello,

      Could you be more specific. This is the exact email address supplied by British Council Nigeria for this scholarship award. To bring their notice to it, you need to be very specific.

      What EXACT error message do you get when you try to submit your application?

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    2. Ikenna,i have tried sending an application to the given email address but it insists that the box at nlngpgscholarship@ng.britishcouncil.org is full and can no longer receive mails....

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    3. Hello,

      We've done a little investigation and discovered you're not in this alone.

      It seems applicants who waited till the last minute to apply are all having problems as the British Council's email has been literally bombarded/filled up with applications from those that applied in time.

      You may need to head over to the British Council website and complain via the comment box on that site.

      ADVICE: Do use your real name when posting there. Use of 'Anonymous' does not help your case. Also post more than 2-3times.

      On our side, we'll send them a message on this regrettable issue. And remind them that deadline is 15th, and not before.

      Regards. And all the best!

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