PTDF Scholarship for Undergraduate & Postgraduate in 2022-2023

PTDF Scholarship for Undergraduate & Postgraduate in 2022-2023

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 the Overseas MSc and Ph.D. scholarships to specific programs at selected institutions under its PTDF Overseas Scholarship Scheme for the 2022/2023 academic session.

The scheme was developed to offer candidates the opportunity to benefit from a diversified pool of knowledge and the facilities offered by world-class institutions across the globe. Under it, candidates are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programs at the partner institutions. The award includes the provision of flight tickets, payment of health insurance, payment of tuition and bench fees (where applicable), and the provision of allowances to meet the costs of accommodation and living expenses

Eligibility

For Ph.D. Applicants:

  • Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
  • Must be computer literate
  • A minimum of Second Class Lower (2.2) in their first degree and a good second-degree certificate
  • A research proposal relevant to the oil and gas industry (of not more than five pages) to include: Topic, introduction, objective, methodology, and mode of data collection
  • All lecturers must produce a letter from their Vice Chancellor confirming that they are not in receipt of any other scholarships
  • Applicants must have a National Identity Number (NIN) before applying for the scholarship. Applicants are to note that they will be required to verify their NIN before proceeding with the application (NIMC verification charges apply).

For M.Sc Applicants:

  • 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)
  • Must be computer literate
  • Possession of 5 O/level credits, including English Language and Mathematics.
  • Statement of purpose (maximum 500 words) stating the reason(s) for the proposed study, its relevance to the industry, and its expected impact on national development.
  • Applicants must have a National Identity Number (NIN) before applying for the scholarship. Applicants are to note that they will be required to verify their NIN before proceeding with the application (NIMC verification charges apply).

Required Documents

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

  • First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result
  • NYSC discharge certificate
  • WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO results
  • Recent Passport Photograph
  • Local Government Identification Letter
  • Master’s Degree Certificate (Ph.D. Applicants only)
  • Evidence of membership in professional associations.

PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Selection Criteria

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

  • Academic merit as evidenced by the quality of degrees, full academic transcripts, other professional qualifications acquired, and relevant publications to be referenced by applicants
  • Membership in professional bodies
  • The viability of the study/research plan (Ph.D. Applicants only).
  • 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 (MSc Applicants only).

How to Apply for PTDF Scholarship

Apply and learn more about the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Overseas Postgraduate (M.Sc & Ph.D.) Scholarship using this link 

Candidates 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.

Find out more about the PTDF scholarship on the YouTube video below:

 

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