The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), its co-venture partners and the Shell Africa Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo) hereby invites applications from qualified African students for the 2019 NNPC/SNEPCo National Recruitment and Scholarship Programme. The aim is to promote academic excellence and improve the skills of young Africans. It provides yearly grant to the successful applicants from their second year to the completion of their degree programme.

Eligible students studying the under-listed courses in African universities are invited to submit an electronic application.

Marine Engineering Mechanical Engineering Chemical Engineering
Instrumentation Engineering Civil Engineering Medicine
Pharmacy Physics/Applied Physics Agricultural Science
Geophysics Geosciences/Geology Finance
Economics Mathematics/Applied Mathematics Metallurgical Engineering

Who Can Apply:

Applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of African country
  • Currently be in their second year of full-time study in a African University
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 2.75 in a 5-grade system
  • Not be a beneficiary of any other scholarship (National – or International)
Application Deadline: 15th October, 2019.
Examination Date: 30th October, 2019.


  • Each document submitted online must not exceed 200KB and the image format must be in JPEG.
  • Beware of fraudulent websites when applying for the NNPC/SNEPCo scholarship online. Such websites may ask you to make some payments during the application process. NNPC/SNEPCo scholarship application is FREE.
  • SNEPCo will not accept email applications. It is important to visit the official website for detailed information and to access the online application portal.
  • SNEPCo is committed to providing scholarship opportunities that are not associated with application fees.
  • SNEPCo DOES NOT ASSIGN ‘Representatives’/’Agents’ to assist applicants’ process applications.
  • Any candidate found to have presented false documents will be disqualified or withdrawn at any level of the scholarship.
  • Only short listed candidates will be invited for a computer based tests in selected centers nationwide.

For more information or clarification on the NNPC/SNEPCo National Recruitment and Scholarship, please forward an email to SNEPCO Social Performance SNEPCO-UIO/G/NRS

How To Apply:

  • Fill up the online applications for scholarship programs on this platform.
  • Upload your transcripts form to the online application.
  • write a statement of purpose.This should convey your interest,academic qualification and your goals.
  • Submit the application online when all the necessary documents required are completed.

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