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Masters Scholarship by Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), the Federal Government agency with the mandate of developing indigenous human capacity and petroleum technology to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for Overseas MSc and PhD Scholarships to institutions under its China, Germany, France & Malaysia strategic partnership initiative. Successful candidates will be awarded scholarships to study in these countries commencing in the 2020-2021 academic session.

Under this scheme, candidates are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programmes at the partner institutions in any of the countries

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About Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)

The Scholarship Schemes of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund are part of PTDF Human Capital Development objectives to provide skilled manpower to meet the demands of the oil and gas industry. The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) awards two types of Scholarships. They are the Overseas Scholarship Scheme and the Local Scholarship Scheme. The PTDF Overseas Scholarship Scheme is designed to meet 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, S... read more


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PTDF Masters Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of PTDF Masters Scholarship

The award includes:

  1. The provision of flight tickets,
  2. Payment of health insurance,
  3. Payment of tuition and bench fees (where applicable) as well as the provision of allowances to meet the costs of accommodation and living expenses.
  4. The programmes will also include language classes to aid scholars settle into their new environments

Requirements for PTDF Masters Scholarship Qualification

PTDF scholarships are highly competitive and only applicants who are outstanding across board are selected. A selection committee will be constituted to assess applications using the following criteria:

  1. Academic merit as evidenced by quality of degrees, full academic transcripts, other professional qualifications acquired, and relevant publications to be referenced by applicants
  2. Membership of professional bodies
  3. Applicants are 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 oil & gas industry and its expected impact on national development.

Requirements

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

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Interview date, Process and Venue for PTDF Masters Scholarship

  1. Applicants who have benefitted from any of the PTDF scholarships in the past cannot apply for the same category of degree, except a higher degree;
  2. Applicants who are in possession of a higher degree cannot apply for the same type of degree;
  3. Applicants interested in German Institutions should choose Abuja as their preferred interview location;
  4. Applicants who are beneficiaries of any other scholarship need not apply;
  5. Applicants who successfully scale through the first round of screening will be requested to submit their transcripts; all applicants are therefore advised to prepare their transcripts for submission in anticipation of such a request.

Documents Required for Application

Applicants are advised to scan copies of 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 as well as the PIN numbers on the application forms to enable PTDF view the O'level results on the relevant website).
  4. Recent Passport Photograph
  5. Local Government Identification Letter
  6. Evidence of membership of professional associations.


Application Deadline

January 15, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) on scholarship.ptdf.gov.ng to apply

Applicants must have a National Identity Number (NIN) before applying for the scholarship. Applicants are also expected to upload a NIN Verification Report before completing the application. The report can be obtained from www.verifyme.ng (charges may apply).

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For more details, visit PTDF website

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