The British Council was chosen by Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd to develop and deliver its post graduate scholarship programme. The company extracts and exports gas around the world and this programme supports emerging talent within the Nigerian oil and gas industry.
We were selected as the key delivery partner because of our track record of delivering similar scholarship programmes across the world. We provide NLNG with a range of services; from managing the applications process and scholar selection, to academic monitoring and English language testing.
The program offers graduate students from NLNG’s host communities, and Nigeria at large, the chance to study for a Masters qualification at a UK university. To facilitate this, we are able to leverage our network of contacts across the UK’s higher education institutions and undertake the administrative work, including arranging payment of academic fees.
To support applicants, we draw on our extensive experience of international placements to provide guidance on visas, travel and accommodation. We can also provide pre-departure briefings on living and studying in the UK due to our ‘on the ground’ network of staff in both the UK and Nigeria.
We also drew on our experience of marketing and communications within Nigeria, to promote the scholarship within the local industry. This generated applications of approximately 6,000 in the second year.
'The British Council Nigeria team has been very professional and transparent. Working with the team on NLNG Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme has been a great pleasure.'
Ifeanyi Umeh, Head of Sustainable Development, Nigeria LNG Limited.
'Imperial College has been a great experience. It's a whole new way of learning. The lecturers are at the top of their game, the support system is great. I'm glad I live in a city as vibrant as London.'
Ayodele Adiat, Masters in Public Health, Imperial College, London
NLNG in numbers
10 scholarships awarded in year one
6,000 applications received for year two placements