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Tullow Group Graduate Scholarships for Africans 2014-2015

The 2014 Tullow Group Scholarships application from students from Ethiopia, Ghana, Mauritania, Ivory Coast, Uganda, Uruguay, and Suriname is now open. Tullow Scholarship 2014 aims to build capacity in areas where Tullow’s host countries experience significant skills gaps, especially, but not exclusively, around these countries’ oil and gas industries.

The Scheme is part of Tullow’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme (referred to as Social Investment (SI)) which aims to contribute to long-term socio-economic development in countries where we operate.

Worth of Award

 The scholarship will cover the following;

  • 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.

Eligibility

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). For this scholarship, applications are invited from Ugandans
  • 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
  • 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 and 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.
  • Scholarships are targeted at individuals who can exhibit track record of success in their field of endeavour.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a strong personality and ambition, and a commitment to return to Uganda and make a contribution to its future development.

Eligible Courses per Country: students from the following countries can apply for the listed scholarships

Ethiopia

  • Engineering and technology
  • Environment and Geosciences
  • Oil and Gas Economics

Ghana, Kenya, Uganda

  • Engineering and technology
  • Environment and Geosciences
  • Oil and Gas Economics
  • Business Journalism
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Law and legal courses
  • Other applied sciences apart from medicine

Ivory Coast

  • Engineering and technology
  • Environment and Geosciences
  • Oil and Gas Economics
  • Logistics and Supply Chain

Mauritania

  • Engineering and technology
  • Environment and Geosciences
  • Oil and Gas Economics
  • Other applied sciences apart from medicine

How to Apply

  • Application: Your application (including anything you add at interview or afterwards) should be accurate, not omit any facts that are relevant and not be misleading. If they find that there are significant errors or omissions in the information you have supplied to us in the course of your application you will not be offered a Scholarship, or you will have your Scholarship withdrawn or terminated.
  • Selection: The selection process will be fair. No applicant will have, or should seek or accept, any unfair advantage.  No member of the British Council or Tullow Oil PLC will unfairly promote or disadvantage the interests of any applicant. If we find that you have secured an unfair advantage in the selection process we reserve the right not to offer you a Scholarship, or withdraw or terminate your Scholarship.
  •  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.
  • Only online applications will be considered. No paper based application allowed. Please note: funding is not available for 1st degree, Ph.D. or distance learning programmes.’
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted to proceed to the next stage.

NOTE: Applicants in Ivory Coast and Mauritania can only apply for Universities in France. Applicants from these countries that seek to study in UK or Ireland will be required to provide evidence of proficiency in English language.

Deadline: All applications must be submitted by  February 28, 2014.

Click here for more details and to apply online