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PTDF SCHOLARSHIP 2017/2018 (OVERSEAS & LOCAL)- APPLY

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The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is a body instituted by law, under the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources established for the purpose of developing and promoting petroleum technology and for creating the human resource needs of the oil and gas industry through research and training of Nigerians.

To ensure a steadfast implementation of this mandate, PTDF is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for Overseas and in-country MSc and PhD Scholarships.   Awards will be granted for studies in the 2017/2018 academic session in the United Kingdom  , Germany, Brazil, France (through Campus France), Top Institutions in the United States of America as well as Federal Universities and Centres of Excellence in Nigeria.

For Institutions in the United Kingdom, click here

For Institutions in Germany, click here

For Institutions in Brazil, click here

For Institutions in France (through Campus France) and the United States of America, click here

Application forms can be accessed online here using an ATM (Interswitch, Master & Visa) card or through purchase of a scratch card from designated main branches of First Bank of Nigeria Plc in all the 36 States and FCT, upon payment of a NON-REFUNDABLE sum of N1,000 (One Thousand Naira Only). Instructions on how to access the form online is clearly stated on the backside of the cards.

Applicants may please note that only those who meet the requirements below shall be shortlisted and invited for a Computer Based Aptitude Test, in the case of MSc applicants, while oral interview will be conducted for PhD applicants (full time and Split-site) on dates to be announced later. Following the aptitude tests and interview, successful candidates will be selected and awarded the PTDF Scholarship.

The Split-Site PhD Programme please click on this link (Split PhD)

CRITERIA FOR PTDF SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

Applicants for OSS must be in possession of the following:

  1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)(USA)
  2. G.R.E (Graduate Record Examination) (USA)
  3. GMAT –for Management related courses (USA)
  4. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (UK

MSc.

  1. A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an Oil and Gas related field OR a 2.2 with oil and gas industry experience;
  2. National Youth Service (NYSC) certificate;
  3. Applicants must be computer literate;
  4. Possession of O/level with Credit in English Language; (At least C6 in WAEC/SSCE or C4 and above in NECO); and
  5. Applicants must not be above 30 years of age.

PhD.

  1. A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an Oil and Gas related field OR a 2.2 with oil and gas industry experience;
  2. National Youth Service (NYSC) certificate;
  3. Applicants must be computer literate;
  4. Possession of O/level with Credit in English Language; (At least C6 in WAEC/SSCE or C4 and above in NECO); and
  5. Employment in the academics in reputable Nigerian Institution, teaching oil and gas related disciplines;
  6. A minimum of 2.2 in their first degree and a minimum of merit as a second degree certificate in an oil and gas related discipline;
  7.  Submit a research proposal relevant to the oil and gas industry (of not more than 5 pages) to include: Topic, introduction, objective, methodology relevance to the industry and mode of data collection;
  8.   Possess a valid admission letter; and
  9.   Must not be over 40 years of age

DOCUMENTS TO SCAN AND ATTACH TO THE APPLICATION FORM

Applicants are advised to scan the following documents and attach to their online application forms:

 

  1. First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result;
  2. NYSC discharge certificate;
  3. WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO Results;
  4. 2 Recent Passport Photographs;
  5. Local Government Identification Letter;
  6. Masters’ Degree Certificate (PhD Applicants only); and
  7. Admission Letter (PhD Applicants).

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE POSSESSION OF A VALID UNIVERSITY ADMISSION LETTER IS COMPULSORY FOR LSS (UNDERGRADUATES, MSC & PHD) APPLICANTS.

 

For the Split-Site PhD Programme, please click on this link (Split PhD)

LIST OF APPROVED COURSES FOR SPONSORSHIP

MSc.

Scholarships will be offered for admission into the under listed courses (for overseas MSc). Candidates are advised, to apply for admission into Universities in the UK, Germany, Brazil, France and the United States that offer these courses, while applying for the Petroleum Technology Development Fund Scholarship. The Local Scholarship Scheme applicants can apply to all Federal Universities and Centre of Excellence in courses relevant to the Oil & Gas Industry.

DOWNSREAM OPERATIONS: REFINING, TRANSPORTATION AND MARKETING
UPSTREAM EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION OF CONVENTIONAL AND UNCONVENTIONAL ENERGY RESOURCES
GAS ENGINEERING INNOVATIONS
INNOVATIONS AND SOLUTIONS FOR NEW RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES
MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

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PhD.

The PhD research areas in addition to the afore-listed MSc program areas may also include any of the following related areas:

REFINING TECHNOLOGY
OIL EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION
GAS ENGINEERING
RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES
MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Application Instructions

Applying for the PTDF Scholarship is easy, but we do ask that you follow the steps below carefully. We recommend you read this entirely before you begin filling out your application.

  • Important Note

    Applicants should maintain a valid e-mail address during the entire application process, as most of our information is communicated electronically.
    Application FeeBefore you are able to access the application form, you’ll have to get a PIN. Each PIN costs NGN 1,000 (non-refundable). You can secure a PIN in two ways.1. From First Bank branches nationwide2. Using an ATM card. PIN will be sent to your email addressAll PINs work the same way regardless of how it is acquired.
    What you will need.
    1. A passport photograph. JPEG or PNG of not more than 200kb. There are free tools online to assist with this.– PicResize
    2. A valid email address.
    3. A valid PIN (see above for more info)
    4. Scanned copies of the following– A/O Levels– First Degree– Second Degree (PhD.)– NYSC– Birth Certificate– Indigene Letter
    Information Subject to ChangeThe policies, requirements, offerings, timelines, activities and fees set forth on this site do not form a contract of any kind and are subject to change without notice at any time at the sole discretion of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF). Such changes may be of any nature, including, but not limited to, the content of any of the aforementioned.
    Help and SupportApplicants should maintain a valid e-mail address during the entire application process, as most of our information is communicated electronically.

PLEASE NOTE THAT:

  1. RECIPIENTS OF OTHER SCHOLARSHIP MUST NOT APPLY FOR THE PTDF SCHOLARSHIP.
  2. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DURATION OF THE PHD AWARD IS LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF THIRTY-SIX (36) MONTHS ONLY.
  3. APPLICANTS WHO ALREADY POSSESS A MASTER’S DEGREE NEED NOT APPLY FOR MSC PROGRAMME, BUT ARE QUALIFIED TO APPLY FOR THE PHD.
  4. THE PTDF AWARD WILL TAKE EFFECT FROM SEPTEMBER 2017
  5. PHD APPLICANTS WHO WOULD HAVE ALREADY COMMENCED THEIR PROGRAMMES ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY, HOWEVER THE PTDF AWARD WILL BE EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 2017.
  6. CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 31 DECEMBER 2016

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