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PTDF Scholarship

If you aspire to become a PTDF scholar then this article is for you. We have taken time to write down all the information you need to know about PTDF Scholarship to enable you succeed.

 

Meaning of PTDF

PTDF means Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF). In 1973, it was established as a parastatal of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources based on Degree 25 of that same year.

 

About PTDF

PTDF was created with the commitment focused on development, promotion and implementation of petroleum technology and manpower development through research and training of Nigerians as graduates, professionals, technicians and craftsmen in the fields of engineering, geology, geosciences, management, economics and relevant fields in the petroleum and solid minerals industry in Nigeria or abroad.

The overseas scholarship scheme part of PTDF is an annual programme for MSc and PhD studies. It is aimed at providing Nigerian students with the intellectual foundation and skill-sets that will enable them to participate actively in Nigeria's oil and gas industry at the conclusion of their studies abroad.

 

History of PTDF

Before PTDF was established, there existed the Gulf Oil Company Training Fund, whose assets were transferred to the fund upon promulgation of the Act setting it up. The legislation vested the fund with the responsibility of training and educating Nigerians to become professionals and experts in the petroleum industry. The Fund existed only as a desk in the Department of Petroleum Resources until the year 2000 when it became a fully functional Agency of government. To cut a long story short, The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) repealed the Gulf Oil Company Training Fund Act and was thus established by Act No. 25 of 1973.

 

PTDF Management Team

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is headed by the Executive Secretary and a host of others who serve in the governing body. They are as follow below;

S/N

Position

Name

1

Executive Secretary

Dr. Bello Aliyu Gusau

 

2

General Manager, Nigerian Content and Industry Collaboration Department

Jacqueline Guyil

3

General Manager, Legal & Secretariat Services Department

Balarabe Z. Ahmad

 

4

General Manager, Strategic Planning and Documentation Department

Jide Adebulehin

 

5

General Manager, Education & Training Department

Ahmed Galadima Aminu

 

6

General Manager, Administration and Human Resources Department

Ahmadu Nasiru Dannupawa

 

7

General Manager, Projects Department

 

Ifeoma Nwokike

 

 

PTDF Overseas Scholarship (OSS)

PTDF overseas scholarship Scheme

The PTDF foreign Scholarship Scheme (OSS) was developed to satisfy the human capacity requirements of the oil and gas industry through the training of young Nigerians in oil and gas related fields of Engineering, Geology, Environmental Studies, Sciences, Management, Law, Accounting, Renewable Energy, Information Technology and offshore related course in top rated universities around the world, to facilitate knowledge transfer. Some of these top study centers for the scholarship awards are universities in the United Kingdom, China, Germany, France, and the United States.

It goes on as an annual programme for MSc and PhD studies. The aim is to provide Nigerian students with the intellectual foundation and skill set that will enable them to participate actively in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry at the conclusion of their studies. The scholarship/sponsorship duration is between twelve (12) and twenty-four (24) months for MSc, and thirty-six months (36) months for PhD. There are no awards for undergraduate studies under this particular scheme.

PTDF Overseas Masters Scholarship (OSS)

PTDF Overseas Masters Scholarship Scheme (OSS) gives Nigerians the opportunity to do their masters study in world-class facilities and as well experiencing new cultures and work environments.

PTDF Overseas Masters Scholarship Eligibility

The requirements to qualify for PTDF Overseas Masters Scholarship are:

  • A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) qualification in their first degree or a Second Class Lower (2.2) with relevant industry experience
  • Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
  • Possession of 5 O/level credits including English Language.

PTDF PhD Overseas Scholarship

PTDF Overseas PhD Scholarship Scheme (OSS) gives Nigerians the opportunity to do their Doctorate Degree in world-class facilities and as well experiencing new cultures and work environments.

Read Also: Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship

 

PTDF PhD Overseas Eligibility

Before you can participate in the PTDF PhD Overseas Scholarship Scheme you must meet the following criterial:

  • You must have minimum of Second Class Lower (2.2) in your first degree and a good second-degree certificate;
  • You Must have completed your mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
  • You must also include your Master’s Degree project
  • You must submit a research proposal relevant to the oil and gas industry (of not more than 5 pages) that must include: Topic, introduction, objective, methodology and mode of data collection;

 

PTDF Undergraduate Overseas Scholarship

As we have mentioned earlier in this article, There are no awards for undergraduate studies under the scheme for now.

 

PTDF Countries to Study

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) offers sponsorship to 62 Schools in 4 countries. The countries are listed below

  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Germany
  • Canada

 See all approved 62 schools here.

 

PTDF Local Scholarship Scheme (LSS)

PTDF Local scholarship Scheme

The Local Scholarship Scheme is different from the Overseas Scholarship Scheme. It gives room for Masters, PhD and also Undergraduate scholarship awards. It was designed to help Nigerian students maximize the benefits from the University Upgrade and Endowment programs of the Fund. The programme runs in 25 Nigerian universities and 4 centres of excellence across the counrty. The beneficiaries of the scholarship programme are students offering oil and gas related courses.

 

PTDF Postgraduate Scholarship

The PTDF local Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme (LSS) is an annual programme specifically for MSc and PhD studies in Nigeria. The scholarships are highly competitive and only candidates who are outstanding across the board are selected.  Academic merit as evidenced by quality of degrees, full academic transcripts, other professional qualifications acquired and relevant publications to be referenced by applicant (PhD applicants only) are used in the selection process. Membership of professional bodies, the viability of the study/research plan are added advantages. Applicants are also required to make a case for their scholarship by submitting a statement of purpose (maximum 500 words) stating the reason(s) they want to undertake the study, the relevance of the proposed study to the industry and its expected impact on national development.

PTDF Masters Scholarship (LSS)

The PTDF Masters Scholarship Scheme (LSS) is for students that have finished their first degree and have his/her transcript ready. Successful candidates receives financial aid from PTDF to fund their masters studies in Nigeria.

PTDF Local Masters Scholarship Eligibility

To qualify for PTDF Masters Scholarship (LSS) you must meet the under listed requirements:

  • A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an oil and gas related field or a 2.2 with a minimum working experience of 2 years in the oil and gas industry.
  • Applicants must possess full time admission letter into any of the Federal Universities.
  • National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate or Letter of exemption
  • Possess at least 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO results.
  • Applicants must be computer literate.
  • Academic transcript.
  • Letter of admission into the University.
  • Evidence of state of origin and local government.
  • Recent passport photograph.
  • Personal statement of a minimum of 1000(one thousand) words stating reasons for undertaking the course of study.

 

PTDF PhD Scholarship (LSS)

The PTDF PhD Scholarship under the Local Scholarship Scheme (LSS) is for students going for their doctorate degree. Successful candidates receives financial aid from PTDF to fund their PhD studies in Nigeria.

 

PTDF PhD Scholarship Eligibility (LSS)

  • Applicants must possess full time admission letter into any of the Federal Universities.
  • A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an Oil and Gas related field or a 2.2 with a minimum working experience of 2 years in the oil and gas industry.
  • Possess at least 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO results.
  • National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate or Letter of exemption.
  • Applicants must be computer literate.
  • 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.
  • Valid admission letter of not more than one year.
  • Academic transcripts.
  • Evidence of state of origin and local government.
  • Research area must be relevant to the oil and gas industry.
  • PhD research proposal of not more than 6 pages to include topic, introduction, literature review, research question(s), novelty, methodology, mode of data collection(s), expected outcome(s), relevance to the industry and appropriate references.
  • Recent passport photograph.

 

PTDF Undergraduate Scholarship (LSS)

The PTDF undergraduate aspect of the local scholarship usually involve 10 undergraduate students from each of the states who would attend federal universities.

PTDF Undergraduate Scholarship Eligibility (LSS)

  • Applicants must be full time students in any of the Federal Universities.
  • Applicants must be in their second year of study.
  • Course of study should be related to oil and gas industry.
  • Possess 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO including English Language and Mathematics.
  • Possess a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 on scale of 5 or 3.0 on a scale of 4 which is equivalent to 2.1 in their first year

Read Also: Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship

PTDF Scholarship Courses

The PTDF scholarship focuses on oil and gas related fields such as the following;

  • Engineering
  • Geology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Sciences
  • Management
  • Law
  • Accounting
  • Renewable Energy
  • Information Technology
  • And offshore related course in top rated universities around the world, to facilitate knowledge transfer.

 

Benefits of PTDF Scholarship (Scholarship Worth)

PTDF Scholarship worth

Local Scholarship Scheme (LSS) Worth

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Local Scholarship benefits includes

  • Five hundred thousand Naira (N500,000) cash
  • New Laptop.
  •  

Oversea Scholarship Scheme (OSS) Worth

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Overseas Scholarship award includes

  • Provision of flight tickets
  • Payment of health insurance
  • Payment of tuition and bench fees
  • Provision of allowances to meet the costs of accommodation and living expenses (Where applicable).
  • The programmes will also include language classes to aid scholars settle into their new environments.

 

How to Apply for PTDF Scholarship

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) scholarship application can be started by creating an application account and filling out your details for a start.

Visit Here or Here to create an application account/start a new application, and fill in your details. An email with instructions on how to login and set your password will be sent to the email address you entered and then you can get started.

PS: The application window for the PTDF scholarship is opened on periodic basis. Keep a tab on https://www.scholarshipair.com/ and subscribe to stay alert when the new window opens.

PTDF Scholarship Portal

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) official application portal “flexisaf” and the website is http://ptdf.flexisaf.com/.

PTDF Scholarship Form

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) form is also found in the “flexisaf” website when application is opened.

PTDF Scholarship Closing Date

The scholarship deadline varies from time to time, depending on when application begins and the category of scholarship type. The application deadline for the annual application is however, the 31st of December every year. More details on PTDF press release or flexisaf portal.

Flexisaf: What is it About?

Flexisaf is a Nigerian software development company with more than 10 years’ experience and focus in the education sector. The have delivered feasible and reliable solutions to about 300 schools and 16 tertiary institutions in Nigeria. They help monitor the whole institution and have control over its day to day activities for schools using their system. PTDF uses their platform as well so as to ensure smooth and seamless application reception from the public.

 

PTDF Scholarship List

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) carries out interviews during their annual scholarship program where the PTDF list and PTDF scholarship results are released on their website for the consumption of the general public. An example of the last PTDF scholarship results list can be found here https://ptdf.gov.ng/5841-2/

How Many Students Do PTDF Scholarship Accept Annualy?

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) receives thousands of applications for each of its programs yearly. Last application period for example, recorded over 27,000 applications and for each category, see details below;

  • MSC Overseas Scholarship Scheme (OSS) – 15,822
  • PHD Overseas Scholarship Scheme (OSS)  – 3,501
  • MSC Local Scholarship Scheme (LSS) – 3,393
  • PHD Local Scholarship Scheme (LSS) – 1, 017
  • Under Graduate (LSS)                          – 3,741

Yearly however only about 200 awardees for the MSC category and 150 for the PhD category as seen in the last scholarship awardees list for overseas alone.

 

PTDF Aptitude Test & Interview Schedule

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) usually do not involve aptitude test. However, oral interview is an integral part of the fund’s system. The interview centers usually hold in at least one center in the six geo-political zones. They are as follow;

  • South-South     University of Port-Harcourt, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State
  • South-West      University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State
  • North-Central  PTDF Tower, Opposite Yar’adua Centre, CBD, Abuja
  • South-East       University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nsukka, Enugu State
  • North-East       Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Bauchi State
  • North-West     Kaduna State University

More details about the PTDF interview schedule process can be found here.

 

PTDF Contact

You can contact PTDF via any of the following mediums;

PTDF Office Address

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is located at these addresses;

  • PTDF Towers, Plot 1058 Memorial Drive, Opposite Shehu Musa Yar’adua Centre, Central Business District, Cadastral Zone A00, Abuja.
  • PTDF Towers, 2 Memorial Close, Central Business District, Abuja.

PTDF Email and Phone

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) contacts are as follow;

WhatsApp Phone Contact +234 809 250 0008

 

PTDF Official Website

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) has a list of websites and they are as follow below;

PTDF Social Page Links and Website Link

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) social media handles are on Facebook and Twiitter:

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) awards two types of Scholarships. They are the Overseas Scholarship Scheme popularly called (OSS) and the Local Scholarship Scheme popularly called (LSS).

PTDF Scholarship News

Information is key. To stay updated on all latest news on PTDF scholarship, follow the PTDF social media handles above or visit their news portal and press release frequently.

 

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