Nigeria LNG Overseas Scholarship Scheme for Postgraduate Study in the UK 2018

Postgraduate 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 Postgraduate 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 2018 NLNG Post-Graduate Scholarship Scheme for entry into Masters Programmes in the United Kingdom in September 2018. The award is tenable for programmes in top academic institutions in the UK.

The Nigeria LNG Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme

Prospective beneficiaries must:
  • Have provisional admission from select UK institutions to study any of the disciplines listed below (see Fields of study)
  • Possess a minimum of 2nd Class (Upper division) in a relevant field of study
  • Have completed the National Youth Service Corp programme
  • Not less than a 8.0 IELTS
  • Be no more than 30 years of age
  • Be Nigerian nationals resident in Nigeria
  • Provide identification documents from their Local Government Areas
  • Possess an international passport valid for travel at least one year from September 2018
  • Be able to obtain the UK Tier-4 students visa upon being successful
  • Provide evidence that they are available to travel in September 2018, if selected
  • Not be a direct relative of any staff of Nigeria LNG Limited
Eligible groups
Citizens of Nigeria

Participating Institutions
Selected world class universities in the United Kingdom, which includes:
  1. University of Aberdeen
  2. University of Leeds
  3. University of Strathclyde
  4. University of Liverpool
  5. University of Cranfield
Fields of study
A wide range of courses is covered by this scheme, including:
  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 Sciences
  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 is not specified. However, the number of awards and allocation may vary per year

Sponsorship duration
It covers the whole duration of the one year masters studies in the UK

Scholarship benefits
The Scholarship will cover your full tuition fees and contribute a monthly stipend towards your living expenses. The scholarship is valued at between $60,000 and $69,000 (2016 value), depending on the course

Method of Application
To apply, you must access the official application portal to fill in an online form completely and correctly. All applications MUST include the following scanned copies as attachments: 1). International passport bio-data page, 2). First degree certificate, 3). Provisional admission letter from select UK universities, 4). IELTS result, and 5). LGA letter of identification. If you have issues with the online form, please note: 1). Username must be all CAPS, and 2). Password must contain CAPITAL LETTER, small letter, num3ric, and any of these(-.,/*). All requested documents must be attached. Applicants will be disqualified for: 1). Incomplete attachments, and 2). Non-adherence to criteria for the award. To commence your applications, visit the Postgraduate Application Portal.

It is important to read the 2018 announcement, and also to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship offer.

Application deadline is midnight on Tuesday, 1st Friday 18th May, 2018. Applications received after this time will not be accepted.

Remember to fill in valid contact details as these will be used to communicate status of application.

Only shortlisted applicants shall be invited for the selection interview/test. Applicants are therefore advised to be on the lookout for the shortlist by checking their mailbox from time to time and also the NLNG website.

Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) is a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-producing company and a liquefied natural gas plant on Bonny Island, Nigeria

Application Deadline: 18 May 2018
Open to International students: No (ONLY Nigerians)

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: NLNG Scholarship Scheme for Undergraduate students


  1. Thnk u for timely reminder o

  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?


    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?

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

    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!

  4. please, is HND entitled to apply for the schorlaship

  5. I'm to finish NYSC by September, can I apply pls

  6. Good u think ones application wl b considered if u v an admission from a sch different from d 5 listed above......say Newcastle

  7. please can you notify me for local masters scholarship for environmental studies, thanks.
    my e.mail is

  8. Good day, please when will the application start for 2018?

    1. We're not sure but most likely early in 2018

  9. Good day. Can graduate Nurses apply?