Friday, December 7, 2012

2013/2014 SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship


The objective of the scheme is to provide an opportunity for qualifying students from the three Niger Delta States to further their education in courses that are relevant to the oil and gas industry.
In the three years of the programme, 30 students have benefited from the opportunity to study at world-renowned institutions.
For the academic year commencing September 2013, SPDC will award up to ten scholarships for one-year post-graduate studies in partnership with three internationally recognised universities in the United Kingdom (UK) – Imperial College London, University College London and the University of Leeds.
The scholarship will cover tuition fees, one return flight ticket from Nigeria to the UK and a contribution towards living expenses only.
The courses that qualify for the scholarship at the three institutions are as follows:
1.) UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
MSc Exploration Geophysics
MSc Electronic/Electrical Engineering
2.) UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
MSc Chemical Process Engineering
MSc Mechanical Engineering
MSc Civil Engineering
3.) IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF LONDON
MSc Petroleum Engineering
MSc Petroleum Geoscience
MSc Petroleum Geophysics
MSc Engineering Geology
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must:
Display intellectual ability and leadership potential meet the university’s language requirement (usually at least 6.5 in IELTS)
Be aged between 21-28 years
Be an indigene of Rivers, Delta or Bayelsa States (documentary proof of this will be required) currently reside in Nigeria intend to return and take up permanent residence in Nigeria after completion of the proposed programme of study have obtained a university degree of at least an equivalent standard to a UK Second Class Upper (Honours Degree) not have studied previously in the UK or any other developed country
HOW TO APPLY
Submit application for admission into any of the three universities for any of the qualifying courses
Application forms for the scholarship will be available ONLY through the participating universities, following an offer of admission
Universities will process application and select candidates to attend an interview before being considered for final selection
More Information can be obtained by contacting: info@nigerdeltascholar.org or through the individual universities.
Please note that the stipends are based on the British Council Annual Rates and are limited to this.
Application deadline Completed scholarship application forms must reach participating universities no later than February 15, 2013.

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Rivers State Government Special Overseas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme – 2013/2014


Governor’s Special Overseas Scholarship Programme: 2013/2014 Undergraduate Award
The Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for selection in the State Government Special Overseas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme for 2013/2014 session.
Available Courses:
  • Engineering (Including Agric Engineering, Architecture)
  • Medical Sciences
  • Economics
  • Computer Related studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Town/Regional Planning

Who should Apply:

For Rivers Indigenes

Must be of Rivers State Origin (Should submit a copy of LGA identification) Not above 21 years of age. (Confirmation of age preferably by birth certificate) A minimum of five (5) WASCE credits relevant to intended course of study. (NECO not acceptable) Must not be on a degree awarding programme or its equivalent Must submit a copy of LGA identification

For Non Indigenes:

Applications are also welcome from children/wards of taxpaying non indigenes that have been resident in Rivers State for a minimum of 10years. In addition to the credentials mentioned above, 3 years tax clearance certificate and primary school certificate should be submitted alongside the application.

How to Apply:

Online applications at www.rssda.org

Manual Applications:

Application Forms can be downloaded from our website.
Application Forms can also be collected and submitted at designated points in the Local Government Council Secretariat nearest to the candidates. Candidates are required to register their name and sign in the notebook provided at the submission centers (for manual submission of forms only) Candidates are advised to ensure that active contact phone number(s) and/or email addresses are stated on the application forms.

Aptitude Test

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted through SMS, emails or notices posted on www.rssda.org and in all Local Government Council Secretariats Originals of credentials will be sighted during the screening of shortlisted candidates.
Please note that the forms are not for sale!!!!
Photocopies are acceptable

Entries Close: December 31st, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

2013 NDDC Foreign Scholarship Program



INTRODUCTION

As part of our Human Resource Development initiatives, NDDC is embarking on Foreign Post-Graduate Scholarship Scheme to equip Niger Deltans with relevant training and skills for effective participation in the local content programme of the current administration as well as compete globally in various professional fields. The Scheme is for suitably qualified applicants with relevant Bachelor's/Master's Degree from recognized Universities in the following professional disciplines:
  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Computer Science/Technology
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Graduate Pilot Training
  • Agriculture
Applicants must have gained Post Graduate admission into a recognized University abroad.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
  • First Degree with minimum of 2nd Class Lower Division for those  wishing to undertake a master’s Degree programme and a good Master’s Degree for PhD candidates from a recognized University.
  • Gained Admission into a Post Graduate Programme in any of the listed disciplines in a foreign University.
  • Bond of good conduct from any of the following persons from the applicant’s community/clan.
  • a. Member of National Assembly
  • b. Chairman of the LGA.
  • c. First class traditional ruler.
  • d. High Court Judge
  • Persons with evidence of cult membership or criminal record shall not be considered for the award.
MODE OF APPLICATION
Application must be made On-line at the Commission’s website: ( CLICK HERE) with the following attachments:
  • Recent passport photograph
  • Local Government identification letter.
  • Post Graduate (PG) admission letter from Overseas University.
  • Relevant Degrees from recognized University.
APPLICATIONS:
Select Your Preferred Program From The Links Below


DURATION:
All completed applications must be submitted on or before 31st December, 2012.


  1. Successfully completed application form will be assigned a registration number automatically.
  2. Print the hard copy of the on-line generated acknowledgement for ease of reference.
  3. All shortlisted applicants will be posted on NDDC website.
  4. (CLICK HERE)
  5. Applicants who might have admission challenges should contact:
Director, Education Health and Social Services (NDDC)
christyatako@nddc.gov.ng
christyatako@yahoo.com

Sunday, November 25, 2012

2012 Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Annual SCHOLARSHIP Winners

All candidates who applied for the 2012 RCCG Annual scholarship should check at their respective provincial headquarters for full list of shortlisted candidates.
Congrats!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

2012/2013 Bayelsa State PostGraduate and Masters Scholarship Programmes

2012/2013 Bayelsa State Post Graduate and Masters Scholarship ProgrammesThe Bayelsa State Scholarship Board was established by an edict of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly/Parliament and signed into law by the then State Governor, Chief Diepreye S. P. Alameyeseigha on May 21,2003.

How to Apply
All interested applicants should:

1. Write a Motivational Essay of not more than one thousand (1000) words in his or her own freehand (hand written), scan and save it on your desktop or flash drive in readiness for attachment, when he or she is requiredto upload it.

2. Scan all needed and relevant documents, evidencing who the applicant is, and save same on the desktop or flash drive in readiness for attachment, when he or she is requiredto upload it.

3. Visit the website of the Bayelsa State Scholarship Board (BSB) – www.bssb-gov.org and go to the Application Portal.

4. Finally, apply and attach all relevant documents and submit.

Note:
i. If you are unable to finish the application form in one sitting, do not worry. You still have an opportunity to complete the application from whereveryou have stopped, at a later time.
ii. However, please note that the closingdate of the Application and buckle up to complete and submit it.
iii. Online Application is compulsory for all Applicants, including those applicants,who had earlier submitted manual/hard copies to the Scholarship Board.
iv. The Scholarship Board has deployed Electronic Scholarship Management System Facilities.
v. It is therefore necessary/compulsoryfor all applicants to comply.
vi. Only applications for Scholarship which has submitted online shall be considered, processed and forwarded to the relevant State Government Authorities for Approval.

Additional Requirements for Online Applications
- Passport Photograph of not more than 300kb
- Birth Certificate
- International Passport (Optional)
- Voter’s Registration Card (optional)
- Local Government Identification Letter
- O Level Certifcate
- Advance Level Certificate
- Jamb Certificate/score
- Certificate of Completion of Study/Program(Higher institution; e.g BSc, HND, etc)
- NYSC certificate (optional)
- Certificate of Professional Organization you belong to.
- Employment Document (Payslip/Appointment letter)
- Motivational (Handwriten) Words of not less than 1000 words (Compulsory)

If you have experienced any difficulties with filling a form before, do well to clear your system CACHE before proceeding with the application

Apply Now ;
CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

2013/2014 Chinese Government Scholarship Scheme For International Students

Chinese Government Scholarship Scheme For International Students, 2013/2014Scholarship Description: The Chinese Government Scholarship Scheme awards scholarships in China for international students. It is established by the Ministry of Education of P.R. China (hereinafter referred to as MOE) in accordance with educational exchange agreements or understandings reached between Chinese government and governments of other countries, organizations, education institutions and relevant international organizations to provide both full scholarships and partial scholarships to international students and scholars.

Eligibility:
1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens in good health.

2. Education background and age limit:
• Applicants for undergraduate program must have senior high school diploma with good academic performance and be under the age of 25.
• Applicants for master’s degree program must have bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35.
• Applicants for doctoral degree program must have master’s degree and be under the age of 40.
• Applicants for Chinese training program must have senior high school diploma and be under the age of 35, Chinese language is the only subject available.
• Applicants for general scholar program must have completed at least two years of undergraduate study and be under the age of 45, all subjects besides Chinese language are available.
• Applicants for senior scholar program must have master’s degree or above, or hold academic titles of associate professor or above, and be under the age of 50.

Scholarship Worth:
 Full Scholarship
- Exempt from registration fee, tuition fee, fee for laboratory experiment, fee for internship, fee for basic learning materials; and accommodation fee for dormitory on campus;v - Living allowance;
- One-off settlement subsidy after registration for new student;
- Fee for outpatient medical service, Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Scheme for International Students in China;
- One-off inter-city travel subsidy.

 Monthly allowance is granted to the students through the host institution at the following rates (CNY Yuan per month):
- Undergraduates & Chinese language students: CNY 1,400 Yuan
- Master’s degree students & general scholars: CNY 1,700 Yuan
- Doctoral degree students & senior scholars: CNY 2,000 Yuan

Scholarship students shall receive their monthly living allowance after registration.

 New students will get a one-off settlement subsidy upon their arrival in China.
- CNY 1,000 Yuan for new students who will study in China for less than one academic year
- CNY 1,500 Yuan for new students who will study in China for one academic year and above

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for the Chinese Government scholarship is Jan - April 2013 (annual).

Visit the Chinese Government Scholarships for International Students Webpage for more information about how to apply for this schoalarship.

Friday, November 9, 2012

List of Shortlisted Candidates (Shell Petroleum Scholarship) - SPDC




The Aptitude Test is scheduled to take place as follows:
Date: Saturday 17 November, 2012.

Venues:
  • Abuja: National Centre for Women Development, Better Life Street, Central Area, Garki, Abuja.
  • Enugu: Command Day Secondary School, Abakpa Military Cantonment, Enugu.
  • Lagos: A.D.R.A.O. International School, 28 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island.
  • Port Harcourt: Command Secondary School, Bori Camp, Port Harcourt.
  • Warri 1: Main Office Restaurant, SPDC., (Opp. Fed. Govt. College), Warri.
    Warri 2: Ogunu School Hall, SPDC Residential Area, Ogunu.
Accreditation Time: 7.30am – 9.45am prompt
Aptitude Test Time: 10.00am prompt.
Shortlisted students are advised to bring their invitation for aptitude test emails, writing materials (including HB pencils and erasers), Braille typewriter (if applicable), a recent passport photograph and their university identification card to the exam venue.
They are also required to bring the originals and a set of photocopies of ALL of the following:
  1. WASC / GCE ‘O’ Level / SSCE Statement of Result.
  2. A’ Level / NCE / IJMB / Remedial Result (if applicable)
  3. Notification of JAMB Result
  4. JAMB or University Admission Letter
  5. Endorsement letters from Community Development / Executive Council Chairman and Paramount Ruler (if applicable)
PLEASE NOTE
All invitation letters have been dispatched both to students’ email and the university addresses.
In case you do not receive the letter sent to your university address before the test date, please come to the test venue with a copy of your email invitation, and ALL the items mentioned.
CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST OF SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Nigeria LNG (NLNG) Post-Graduate Scholarship Scheme (Study in UK)


The post graduate scholarship program of Nigeria LNG Limited is an overseas programme aimed at supporting the emergence of indigenous experts especially, but not exclusively, within the oil and gas industry. The Scheme 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.

70% of the Scholarship places will be awarded to students who hail from NLNG Host Communities and Rivers State.
30% of the Scholarship places will be awarded to
students from other parts of Nigeria.

The scheme will commence in September 2013 and will support 10 students with scholarships to pursue various studies in Engineering, Geosciences,  Environmental Studies, Management Sciences, Information Technology, Law and Medicine at Masters Level with leading universities in the United Kingdom.

Potential beneficiaries of the programme must possess a 2nd Class Upper degree in a relevant field of study and have completed the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) programme. The Scholarship will cover full tuition fees, a monthly stipend towards living expenses and, one return ticket from Nigeria to the United Kingdom.


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

APPLICATION:
Completed application forms, along with a scanned coloured passport photograph of the applicant should be submitted via email to nlngpgscholarship@ng.britishcouncil.org
Application Form
Only applications submitted through the above email will be considered. Exceptions will only be given to applicants with 'special needs'.
Application deadline is 12 noon on Friday, 16th November 2012. Applications submitted after this time will not be accepted.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON THIS SCHOLARSHIP

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

2013/2014 Bachelors, Masters & PhD scholarships in KOREA


Scholarship Name: Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP)
Brief description
The Korean Government offers Bachelors, Masters and PhD Scholarships for International Students to study at various Korean Universities and Higher Institutions 2013/2014
Accepted Subject Areas?
Courses offered at one of the 60 participating Korean higher institutions
About Scholarship
The Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) is offered for international students who want to pursue Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in Korean Universities. The scholarship is aimed to provide international students with an opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea, to develop global leaders and strengthen Korea-friendly networks worldwide.
Scholarship Offered Since: Not specified
Who is qualified to apply?
Undergraduate program
Prospective applicants must meet the following qualification criteria;
  1. Must be a citizen of the country to which the scholarship is offered, which also applies to the applicants’ parents
  2. Have graduated or will be scheduled to graduate from high school as of March 1st of the invitation year
  3. Must possess above 80% (out of 100%) cumulative grade point average (CGPA), or must be within the top 20% (out of 100%) in rank in high school.
Graduate program
  1. The applicant and his/her parents must hold foreign citizenships.
    * Applicants who hold Korean citizenship are not permitted to apply for this program.
  2. Applicants must be under 40 years of age as of Sep. 1st, 2012 (born after Sep. 1st, 1972).
  3. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree as of September 1st of the selection year.
    * Applicants who have enrolled in or graduated from a university in Korea are not eligible for the KGSP program. Specifically, applicants who have previously enrolled in or graduated from an undergraduate program, a master’s program, or a doctoral program in Korea cannot apply for this program.
  4. Applicants must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.64 on a 4.0 scale, 2.80 on a 4.3 scale, 2.91 on a 4.5 scale, or grades/marks/score of 80% or higher from the previously attended institution. If the applicant does not satisfy the above GPA requirements, he/she will be ineligible to apply to this program.
How Many Scholarships are available?
Around 110 undergraduate scholarships and 345 postgraduate scholarships will be awarded in 2013 (based on 2012 awards).
What are the benefits?
Undergraduate Program
  • Airfare: A round-trip economy class ticket
  • Monthly Allowance: 800,000 won per month
  • Relocation (Settlement) Allowance: 200,000 won upon arrival
  • Repatriation Allowance: 100,000 won upon completion of studies
  • Language Training Fee : The full costs up to 1 year
  • Tuition: The tuition fee up to 5 million won is exempted by the Korean
  • Government, and if any, the tuition fee exceeding 5 million won and the entrance fee for the first semester by the host university
  • Medical Insurance: The grantees will be provided with health insurance for major accidents and illnesses during their scholarship period.
Graduate Program
  • Airfare: A round-trip economy class ticket
  • Monthly Allowance: 900,000 won per month
  • Relocation (Settlement) Allowance: 200,000 won upon arrival
  • Language Training Fee : The full costs up to 1 year
  • Tuition: All admission fees are waived by the host institution. The full tuition is paid by NIIED.
  • Medical Insurance: 20,000 won per month(limited insurance coverage) will be provided to the university for students.
  • Research Allowance: 210,000 won for students in human and social sciences; 240,000 won for students in natural and mechanic sciences per semester
  • Dissertation Printing Costs: 500,000 ~ 800,000 won for the costs related to a printing dissertation
Special Allowance for ALL students proficient in Korean language (TOPIK level 5 or 6): 100,000 won per month
How long will sponsorship last?
Undergraduate course: 1 year Korean language course + 4 year bachelors course
Master’s course: 1 year of Korean language + 2 years of Master’s course
Doctoral course: 1 year of Korean language + 3 years of Doctoral course
Eligible Countries
The scholarships are open to students from the following countries:
China, Japan, Russia, Cambodia, Mongolia, Vietnam, Mexico, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Chinese Taipei, Uzbekistan, Turkey, USA, Ethiopia, Colombia, Nepal, Senegal, Bangladesh, Ukraine, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Azerbaijan, El Salvador, Egypt, Tanzania, Germany, France, Dominica, Chile, Iran, Canada, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Pakistan, Gabon, Romania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Czech, Guatemala, Ecuador, Algeria, Yemen, Uganda, Belize, Honduras, Italy, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Poland, Ghana, Georgia, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, NIGERIA, Republic of South Africa, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Rwanda, Libya, Lithuania, Moldavia, Bahrain, Barbados, Bahamas, Venezuela, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Brazil, Brunei, Serbia, Seychelles, Sudan, Sweden, Slovenia, Armenia, Argentina, Ha├»ti, Ireland, Afghanistan, Angola, Oman, Austria, Uruguay, Iraq, Israel, Zambia, Cameroon, Qatar, Kenya, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Panama, Paraguay, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Fiji, Hungary, Australia, Jordan
To be taken at: Korean Universities. See list of Universities
Application Deadline
For Undergraduate Program, the Korean Embassy or Consulate will recommend qualified candidates to NIIED by 15 November 2012. Be sure to apply before this period.
For the Graduate Program, the Korean Embassy or Consulate will recommend qualified candidates to NIIED by 31 March 2013. Be sure to apply before this period.
Offered annually? Yes
How can I Apply?
Applicants can only apply for the scholarships through the Korean Embassy in their home country or a participating Korean University. Visit the websites of Korean Embassy/Consulate in your own country.
Visit the Scholarship Webpage for more details about this scholarship
Sponsors
The Korean Governement

Friday, October 26, 2012

Tribute to Madam Sheila Solarin (MBE), 1924-2012. 'Obirin Ogun, Obirin Rere'. RIP.(credit: Busayo)

British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN) Scholarship 2012/2013


British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN)/ BATIA invites qualified Undergraduate students to apply for scholarships tenable at Nigerian tertiary institution 2012/2013
By what Criteria is Selection Made?
  • All applicants must be Nigerian citizens aged 18 years or above
  • For children of BAT registered tobacco farmers – admission to study or registered first year student studying any course in a Nigerian tertiary institution.
  • For other applicants across Nigeria – admission to study or registered first year student studying Agriculture / Agriculture-related course in a Nigerian tertiary institution
  • Holders of the SSCE or its equivalent with at least six subjects passed in one