About the Scholarship Scheme

The Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme (TGSS) 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. It is aligned with Tullow’s aim of supporting long-term socio-economic development in countries where it operates.

The Tullow Group Scholarships are vocational, technical and postgraduate scholarships available to individuals in Tullow’s operating countries in Africa and South America, and are entirely managed by British Council.

Scholarships are available to those who are committed to making a contribution to their country’s development. The Scheme gives candidates a chance to receive a high standard of education from locally and internationally recognised institutions, which can then be applied in the scholar’s home country.

The TGSS sponsors candidates from various educational backgrounds through the following programmes:

  • International Postgraduate Scholarships (Masters and Postgraduate diploma)
  • Tullow Technical Training Scholarships
  • Skills and Employability Training

International Postgraduate Scholarships

Successful applicants to this programme will pursue courses in leading international institutions in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and France that meet the immediate and priority skills required by the oil and gas and supporting or auxiliary industries. The scholarship is open to specific government or state agency personnel and the general public in accordance with the requirements, set rules and criteria of the scheme.

The application and selection process is open, with transparent and comprehensive criteria, reaching those who will contribute to the economic growth in their own countries.

See further details here on eligibility and the application process.

Tullow Technical Training Scholarships

This is aimed at increasing accessibility of the scheme to individuals in the targeted communities of the Western Region of Ghana. Successful applicants under this newly introduced scholarship programme will pursue a six month course at the Jubilee Technical Training Centre in Takoradi (Ghana) certified at UK NVQ level 2 by TTE Technical Training, UK.

The candidates will formally apply for the award and will be screened and assessed based on set criteria to be trained in courses including Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Instrumentation.

Sponsorship for this programme, to begin in the next academic year, will be opened from December 2014 and will be available for Western Region indigenes only who meet the required criteria.

A similar local Technical Training Scholarship is planned for Tullow’s operational area in Kenya by 2016.

Application forms are available for collection at the following locations:

  • Jubilee Technical Training Centre, Takoradi
  • Western Region District Assemblies

Alternatively, application forms can be downloaded here

All completed applications should be forwarded to:

Matthew Gyan

Centre Manager 

Jubilee Technical Training Centre 

Takoradi Polytechnic Campus

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a citizen of Ghana
  • Must be a resident of the Western Region
  • Must have an interest in technical studies for employment
  • Must have a minimum of a pass in English Language in the West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
  • Must have the ability to communicate and be instructed in English
  • Must be willing to commit to a minimum of 6 months to training
  • Must be willing to live in Takoradi for the duration of the course. Full tuition fees and monthly stipend (including accommodation) will be covered under this scholarship.

The sponsorship award is targeted at graduates from

  • Senior High Schools
  • Vocational/Technical Training schools
  • Polytechnics with Higher National Diploma or diploma certificates
  • Any other relevant professional qualification

Skills and Employability Training 

These specially designed courses will offer an opportunity to candidates in Tullow’s targeted communities to obtain other skills and qualifications that will enhance their prospects for a scholarship award in future.

The courses are aimed at unemployed youth and graduates who require basic communication, presentation, English Language and entrepreneurship skills to pursue further education or obtain employment.

The courses will cover the following areas:

  • Personal identity and vision
  • Interview preparation and skills
  • English for professionals
  • Writing skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Managing personal finance
  • Alternative career path

Training in these course areas will begin in June 2015.

Eligibility Criteria

For more information contact your local British Council offices in Ghana or Kenya.