Tullow Oil Group Scholarships for Postgraduate African and South American Students

Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme (TGSS)

Course(s) Offered: Several fields
Course Level: Postgraduate (masters)
Provider: Tullow Oil Group
Country to Study in: UK, Ireland, France

Scholarship Description
The Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme aims to build capacity in areas where Tullow’s host countries experience significant skills gaps, especially, but not exclusively, around their oil and gas industries.

The Scheme is aligned with Tullow’s aim of supporting long-term socio-economic development in countries where it operates.

Tullow Group Scholarships are available to those who are committed to making a contribution to their own country’s development. The Scheme gives candidates a chance to receive a high standard of education from internationally recognised institutions, which can then be applied in the scholar’s home country.

The full Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme was launched on 25 January 2012 and will be reviewed regularly every year. The Scheme is managed by the British Council, which has a great deal of experience in running similar programmes.

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To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria
  • Be a citizen and legally resident in participating country (preference will be given to candidates that are ordinarily resident in Tullow’s operational areas and to candidates ordinarily resident in the country of application);
  • Must have a minimum of bachelor degree or Licence Professionnelle (second class lower or better) or an HND (second class upper or better);
  • Have a track record of success in their field of endeavour including but not limited to work experience in the area linked to their chosen course (applicants from Tullow’s operational areas);
  • Have not previously studied abroad or received an international graduate scholarship
  • Must have a strong personality as well as ambition, entrepreneurial and creative spirit and leadership skills;
  • Must demonstrate commitment to return to country and make a contribution to the future development of the country; and
  • Must demonstrate a high level of competence in management, strategy and ability to train and develop others.
Please note that applicants with second class upper and first class bachelor degrees may be weighted higher for admission purposes.

Individuals employed by Tullow and or British Council as staff/contractors/3rd party contractors/consultants or their direct dependents are not eligible to apply for a scholarship. Individuals employed by other Oil and Gas companies or companies that have a contract with Tullow are not eligible. If you need further clarification, please contact your local British Council office.

Eligible groups
The participating countries and proposed distribution of awards in 2014 are as follows:
Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mauritania, Suriname, Uganda, Uruguay.

Participating Institutions
Several approved Universities in the UK, Ireland and France. For a complete list of participating universities, please visit the official website (link to it is below).

The Scheme is still in the early stages and will focus on institutions of excellence in the UK and Europe (Ireland and France) in this initial phase. It will facilitate French speakers from the participating counties to study in France if required.

The Scheme will be reviewed periodically and institutions in other countries may be considered depending on the findings of the review/evaluation.

Fields of study
The scholarship sponsors a wide range of courses that are relevant for, and contribute to, the economic growth of participating countries.

A wide range of courses will be covered, including those listed below.
  • Engineering and technology
  • Environment and Geosciences
  • Oil and Gas Economics
  • Business Journalism
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Law and legal courses
  • Other (oil and gas related) applied sciences apart from medicine
Number of awards
The number of awards/scale of investment in the Scholarship scheme for each country is appropriate to the phase (the project life cycle) of Tullow’s business in that country at present.

The number of awards may vary this year depending on the quality of the applications received. The countries and number of awards may also change in subsequent years in order to maintain alignment with Tullow Group's business priorities.

Sponsorship duration
Inquire duration specifics from the provider.

Scholars will be required to concentrate on completing their studies during the specified time duration and return home. However, engaging in course related internships is encouraged during the course of study where appropriate.

Scholarship benefits
The scholarship will cover among others;
  • full tuition fees;
  • a monthly stipend;
  • travel costs;
  • warm clothing; and
  • baggage allowance
The cost of the package per scholar is in the region of $60,000 per annum.

Method of Application
Before applying, candidates must ask themselves and satisfy these questions:
  1. Do I qualify? Applicants for the Scholarship should meet the 'Eligibility' criteria above.
  2. Do I have the relevant documentation? Applicants must have on hand to submit when requested, original/ scanned copies of all needful documents (list is found on official website via link below)
  3. Have I identified the course / University I would like to study / attend?
  4. Do I have reliable internet access? All application forms should be completed and submitted online. Special needs applicants should contact the British Council
  5. Is my personal data and supporting documents up-to-date?
Only applicants who satisfy themselves with the questions above can then go ahead to fill in the Application Form. You may apply for 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice of course in preferred universities.

Applicants from Tullow’s operational areas in Ghana, Uganda and Kenya may need to provide further documents which will be requested at a later stage from shortlisted applicant only. Click here for more information.

It is important to carefully watch the video clip below and also to visit the official website (link to it is below) to access / read / accept the complete terms and conditions, and also to apply online to this award.

Applications open from 31st January to 28th February 2014 for Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mauritania, Uganda and Uruguay. Applications open for Suriname from 02nd – 30th April 2014

Tullow Oil plc is a leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company. The company has a strong presence in Africa which provides it with great opportunities to open up new basins and establish new oil producing countries such as Ghana and Uganda.

The British Council is the UK’s agency for education and culture. It creates international opportunities for people worldwide. For over 75 years, the Council has built long term relationships and connections that have created direct economic and cultural benefit to the UK and the countries it operates in. The Council provides access to skills, opportunities and UK expertise to millions of people across the world. It delivers this work on the ground where it matters in over 100 countries and territories.

The Tullow Scholarship scheme started with a pilot phase which commenced in Ghana in September 2011. This pilot scheme supported 24 Ghanaians from the public sector with scholarships to pursue various studies to Masters Level with leading universities in the United Kingdom in an effort to develop local capacity in Ghana for the oil and gas industry.

Application Deadline: 28 February / 30 April 2014
Open to International students: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: List of Scholarships in the UK for International Students

1 comment:

  1. I would like to appreciate the efforts of Tullow Group in bringing out these kinds of scholarship schemes. It provides a good opportunity for deserving candidates who lack the money needed to pursue professional higher education courses from recognized universities. Thanks for sharing an informative article.