Tullow Petroleum Scholarships For Postgraduate, UK 2023

Written by Michael Nz. on October 24, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Natural Resources and Conservation
  • Country of the Scholarship

    United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    $5000 - $7000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

    Private sponsor
  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    9 Chiswick Park 566 Chiswick High Road London, W4 5XT United Kingdom Phone: +44 (0)20 3249 9000 Email: [email protected]

Tullow Oil plc (Tullow), an oil and gas exploration company, in association with the British Council, launched a scholarship program, “ Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme ” (TGSS), for students wishing to pursue graduate careers in the oil and gas industry.

Basically, the scheme will be reviewed annually. And the scheme sponsors students to pursue postgraduate degrees in oil and gas-related subjects, including Law, Engineering, and Environmental Sciences at leading universities in the UK, Ireland, and France.

Therefore, if this is your wish, we have made it easy for you to apply. Each detail below is for you to understand what is needed to apply for this scholarship. It includes eligibility, who can apply, and how to apply. So explore!

About Tullow Oil Plc

Tullow Oil plc is a leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company. The company has a strong presence in Africa, which gives it great opportunities to open new basins and establish new oil-producing countries such as Ghana and Uganda.

About TGSS

The Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme (TGSS), administered by the British Council on behalf of Tullow, aims to reduce skills gaps in the oil and gas sector in the countries in which Tullow operates.

The scholarship scheme began with a pilot phase that began in Ghana in September 2011. This pilot scheme supported 24 Ghanaians from the public sector with scholarships to pursue various studies at the Masters level with leading UK universities in an effort to develop local capacity in Ghana for the oil and gas industry.

The program sponsors students to pursue postgraduate study in subjects related to the oil and gas sector, including law, engineering, and environmental sciences at leading universities in the UK, Ireland, and France.

Tullow launched the scholarship program in collaboration with the British Council which will be responsible for administering the scholarship program.

About the British Council

The British Council is a world-renowned organization, specializing in managing scholarships and building partnerships in higher education around the world. The British Council is the UK’s education and culture agency. It creates international opportunities for people from all over the world.

For over 75 years, the Council has built long-term relationships and connections that have created direct economic and cultural benefits for the UK and the countries in which it operates.

The Council provides access to skills, opportunities, and experience in the UK to millions of people around the world. It offers this work on the ground where it matters in more than 100 countries and territories.

The main objective of the Tullow Scholarship is to develop and promote the skills of the local pool of talent in the oil industry for the economic growth of the nation and for the benefit of the oil and gas industry in the long term.

As Tullow believes, industry skills gaps in an industry must be addressed for the proper and efficient development of the industry.

The Tullow Group Scholarship Program will provide much-needed support to students in postgraduate, technical training, and vocational studies. Scholarships were awarded to those who were committed to contributing to the development of their country and gave candidates the opportunity to receive a high level of education from locally and internationally recognized institutions, which could then be applied in the scholar’s home country.

Tullow Group Scholarship in Ghana

Tullow Ghana Limited has launched a scholarship program to support needy but brilliant engineering students at Ashesi University College.

Recipients of the Tullow Ashesi Engineering Scholarship Program, who are five in number for the first batch, will enjoy free tuition, accommodation, meals, and health insurance, among others. The plan is expected to expand next year to encompass at least ten undergraduates offering engineering courses at Ashesi University.

Tullow Group Scholarship in Kenya

In 2012 and 2013, 10 Kenyan academics received Tullow group scholarships each year and enrolled at a number of leading UK universities including Robert Gordon University, London South Bank University, University of Nottingham, Abertay Dundee, Reading, Portsmouth, Kent, Manchester, South Wales, Newcastle, Cardiff, Surrey, Dundee, Abertay, Leeds and Strathclyde

As of 2014, the number of scholarships has increased from 10 to 30. The lucky recipients from Kenya will have the opportunity to further their education in various sectors related to the oil and gas industry.

Successful scholars enroll in a variety of academic disciplines including Oil and Gas Law, Oil and Gas Law, Taxation, Environmental Sustainability, Oil and Gas Engineering, Finance, and Oil and Gas Economics.

Tullow Group Scholarship in Uganda

Tullow Oil has offered a total of 55 scholarships to Ugandans for undergraduate study in the UK as one of its initiatives to address industry skills gaps and national capacity development requirements in Uganda.

This year the scheme will support postgraduate degrees in Engineering Management, Infrastructure Engineering, Environmental Technology, and Oil and Gas Engineering at the University of Birmingham, the University of Surrey, Coventry University, and the University of Salford respectively.

What You Need To Know About Tullow Oil Scholarships For Postgraduate Program


The following criteria must be met for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Candidates must be legal residents of the participating countries.
  • The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree (as stated above, the scholarship is for postgraduate applicants) with upper second class, GPA 2.75 or higher, or first class HND.
  • The candidate must not have a previous history of studying abroad. In addition, he must not receive any international scholarships in the past or present.
  • Candidates must be willing to return to their respective countries after finishing their studies to contribute to the development of their homeland.
  • Candidates should also have traits such as a strong personality, ambition, leadership and business skills, creativity, proficiency in management, and strategy development, and the ability to train others if the need arises.
  • Applicants with upper second-class and first-class bachelor’s degrees may be given a higher weight for admission purposes.
  • Persons employed by Tullow and the British Council as 3rd party staff/contractors/contractors/consultants or their direct dependents are ineligible to apply for a scholarship.
  • Persons employed by other oil and gas companies or companies that have a contract with Tullow are not eligible.

Level/field of study

It is a noteworthy point that Tullow is not sponsoring a scholarship just for oil and gas courses; A wide range of courses will also be covered which will help the economic growth of the participating country under the Tullow Group Scheme.

Some of the courses covered are.

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Environment and geosciences
  • oil and gas economics
  • Business Journalism
  • Logistics and supply chain
  • Law and legal courses
  • Marine sciences (fisheries and aquaculture)
  • Agriculture and Farming Course.
  • Hospitality and Tourism Administration
  • Business (Economics, Finance, and Management)
  • Engineering (Petrochemical Engineering, Subsea Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Oil and Gas Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automation Systems, Electrical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering)
  • Other applied sciences (related to oil and gas) other than medicine.

Host Nationality

The Scheme is still in its early stages and will focus on institutions of excellence in the UK and Europe (Ireland and France) in this initial phase.

It will make it easier for Francophones from participating counties to study in France if necessary.

Eligible Nationality

The Tullow Group Scholarship Program would be awarded to those who are serious about contributing to the development of their country. Students belonging to countries: Uganda, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mauritania, French Guiana, and Gabon can apply.

Scholarship Benefits

These opportunities have a value that includes $60,000 per year, which is a package cost per fellow in the region for:

  • full registration;
  • a monthly stipend;
  • travel expenses;
  • Warm clothing;
  • Baggage allowance

Scholarship number

The number of awards/investment scale in the scholarship scheme for each country is appropriate for the phase (the project life cycle) of Tullow’s business in that country at present.

The number of awards may vary this year depending on the quality of the applications received. The countries and number of awards may also change in subsequent years to maintain alignment with Tullow Group’s business priorities.

Application procedure

Before applying, candidates should ask themselves and satisfy these questions:

  1. Do I qualify? Scholarship applicants must meet the ‘Eligibility’ criteria above.
  2. Do I have the relevant documentation? Applicants must have on hand to submit, upon request, original/scanned copies of all necessary documents (the list is on the official website via the link below)
  3. Have I identified the course/university I would like to study/attend?
  4. Do I have reliable internet access? All application forms must be completed and submitted online. Special needs applicants should contact the British Council
  5. Are my personal data and supporting documents up to date?

Only applicants who are satisfied with the above questions can go ahead to complete the application form. You can apply for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice at preferred colleges.

Applicants from Tullow’s operational areas of  Ghana, Uganda, and Kenya may need to provide additional documents which will be requested at a later stage from the shortlisted applicant only. Click here for more information.

It is important to watch the video clip below carefully and also visit the official website (link is below) to access/read/accept the full terms and conditions, and also to apply online for this award. Successfully selected candidates for the scholarship will be required to provide their full medical report.

Successful candidates would have to disclose if there were any obstacles in the way of securing a visa or entry clearance to study in the UK/Ireland due to previous convictions, previous UK/Ireland visa refusal for any reason, or association with terrorist organizations, etc.  

The Scheme will be reviewed periodically and institutions in other countries may be considered depending on the results of the review/assessment.  

You can start the application by clicking Online Application and get more details by clicking the  Scholarship Link

Deadline for application:

Applications are usually open from January 31 to February 28 of each academic year. Currently, this scholarship is not available, but we will keep you updated on the new date.

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