BG Group Scholarships for Tanzanian Students to Study in UK Universities

BG Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Energy, Geoscience, Engineering, etc
Course Level: Graduate (MSc)
Provider: BG Group Plc, British Council Tanzania
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description
The BG Tanzania International Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for Geoscience and Engineering is aimed at Tanzanian graduates who want to complete their postgraduate education in the UK and access future employment opportunities in the energy and related sectors.

The scheme offers Tanzanian graduates the opportunity to pursue postgraduate education at universities in the UK, with a focus on specific geoscience and engineering courses that are particularly relevant for Tanzania’s emerging oil and gas sectors.

Covering a range of 23 taught courses at four UK universities, the scheme is funded by BG Tanzania and administered by the British Council Tanzania.

Applicants should:
  • be a Tanzanian national
  • be able to meet the relevant course entry requirements set by the participating universities (please consult the university and websites for details)
  • have completed a relevant graduate degree in geoscience, engineering or a related subject area
  • be able to demonstrate an adequate standard of English language comprehension.
Eligible groups
Citizens of Tanzania ONLY

Participating Institutions
1). University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland; United Kingdom
2). Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland; United Kingdom
3). Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire (England); United Kingdom
4). Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland; United Kingdom

Fields of study
The 23 eligible courses for this award are the following Masters of Science degrees:

1). University of Aberdeen
  • MSc Oil & Gas Engineering
  • MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering for Oil & Gas
  • MSc Subsea Engineering
  • MSc Petroleum Engineering
  • MSc Reservoir Engineering
2). Heriot Watt University
  • MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc Civil Engineering & Construction Management
  • MSc Construction Project Management
  • MSc Logistics & Supply Chain Management with Shipping & Ports Management
  • MSc Petroleum Geoscience
  • MSc Petroleum Engineering
  • MSc Reservoir Evaluation & Management
3). Cranfield University
  • MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc Offshore & Ocean Technology with Pipeline Engineering
  • MSc Offshore & Ocean Technology with Subsea Engineering
  • MSc Offshore & Ocean Technology with Offshore Materials Engineering
  • MSc Process Systems Engineering
4). Robert Gordon University
  • MSc Oil & Gas Engineering
  • MSc Drilling & Well Engineering
  • MSc Petroleum Production Engineering
  • MSc Offshore Oil & Gas Engineering
  • MSc Instrumental Analytical Sciences – Oilfield Chemicals
  • MSc Construction Project Management
Number of awards
This Scheme offers 10 scholarships each year to Tanzanian graduates

Sponsorship duration
Scholarship awards are granted for a maximum period of 12 months, for courses starting in September 2016

Scholarship benefits
The awards are comprehensive, covering academic tuition fees and related administrative expenses, registration fees, field work costs, living expenses, a return airfare, support with visa applications, and pastoral care while in the UK.

The emerging natural gas sector will offer attractive employment opportunities for Tanzanian citizens with the relevant technical skills.

Upon successful completion of one of the courses included in the scheme, beneficiaries have the potential to qualify for participation in the BG Group’s International Graduate Programme.

Beneficiaries will also be well equipped to access employment opportunities with other energy companies and companies involved in the energy sector’s supply chain

Method of Application
STEP 1: If you are interested in applying, you first have to submit an application for a place to study to one of the universities and for one of the courses included in the Scheme.

STEP 2: If and when you have received an offer for a place from one of those universities, you can apply by downloading the application form. The link to download this form can be found on the official website (link to it is below).

STEP 3: Submit your completed application pack to British Council Tanzania. Conditional offers are acceptable, if the only outstanding conditions are funding and proving an appropriate level of English language comprehension.

It is important to visit this scholarship's webpage on the British Council Tanzania website (link to it is below) for complete information, and to download the application form.

Applications for the September intake of Academic Year 2016-2017 is open until 15 March 2016

By the announced deadline date, completed applications should have reached the British Council office in Dar es Salaam. Applicants will be shortlisted and invited for interviews, and the final selection of scholars will announced by April 2016.

BG Group plc is a British multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Reading, United Kingdom. It has operations in 25 countries across Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America and South America. It has a major Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) business and is the largest supplier of LNG to the United States.

On 8 April 2015, Royal Dutch Shell announced that it had reached an agreement to acquire BG Group, subject to regulatory and shareholder agreement. The sale was completed on 15 February 2016.

Application Deadline: 15 March 2016
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Tanzanians)

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