PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship 2022/2023

PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship 2022/2023 (M.Sc & Ph.D) For Nigerians to Study in UK, France, Germany & Malaysia

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, is inviting applications from suitably eligible candidates for the Overseas MSc and PhD scholarships to specific programmes at selected institutions under its PTDF Overseas Scholarship Scheme for the 2022/2023 academic session.

The scheme was developed in order to offer candidates the opportunity to benefit from a diversified pool of knowledge and the facilities offered by world-class institutions across the globe. Candidates under it are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programmes 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 living and accommodation.

PTDF Overseas Scholarship Eligibility
For Ph.D Applicants:

i. Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
ii. Must be computer literate
iii. Must possess a minimum of Second Class Lower (2.2) in their first degree and a good second-degree certificate.
iv. 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.
v. All lecturers must produce a letter from their Vice Chancellor confirming that they are not in receipt of any other scholarships.
vi. Applicants must have a National Identity Number (NIN) before applying for the scholarship. Applicants should note that they will be required to verify their NIN before proceeding with the application (NIMC verification charges apply).

For M.Sc Applicants:

i. Applicants must have a minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) qualification in their first degree or a Second Class Lower (2.2) with relevant industry experience
ii. Applicants Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
iii. Must be computer literate
iv. Must possess 5 O’level credits, including English Language and Mathematics.
v. Applicants must provide 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.
vi. 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).

PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Required Documents

All Applicants are recommended 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). Master’s Degree Certificate (PhD Applicants only)
(7). Evidence of membership of professional associations.

PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship

PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Selection Criteria

PTDF scholarships has a high rate of competition and only outstanding applicants across board are selected. A selection committee will be constituted to assess applications using the following criteria;

i. Academic merit as evidenced by quality of degrees, full academic transcripts, other professional qualifications acquired, and relevant publications to be referenced by applicants
ii. Membership of professional bodies
iii. The viability of the study/research plan (PhD Applicants only).
iv. 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 Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship

To apply and learn more about the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Overseas Postgraduate (M.Sc & Ph.D) Scholarship, please Follow the links provided below


Candidates who successfully make it through the first round of screening will be requested to submit their transcripts; all applicants are therefore recommended to prepare their transcripts for submission in anticipation of such a request.


See also: Eni Scholarships 2022/2023 [Fully Funded Study at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford]

Eni Scholarships 2022/2023 [Fully Funded Study at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford]

Eni Scholarships 2022/2023 [Fully Funded Study at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford]

St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, is in partnership with the international integrated energy company Eni, to offer up to three students from Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, or the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) the opportunity to study for a fully funded degree in 2022/2023

These scholarships will enable St Antony’s to admit up to three of the outstanding African students irrespective of means and will add immeasurably to the diverse and intellectual character of the College. This is part of a joint initiative between Eni & St Antony’s College to invest in and strengthen African leadership.

St Antony’s and Eni are equally willing to provide encouragement and where possible, structured incentives for Eni Scholars to further their studies or find useful employment back in their home country after graduating from Oxford.

Eni Scholarships Eligibility

(1). The scholarships are open to applicants who are ordinarily resident in Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, and the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville). Preference will be given to applicants who obtained their first degree from an African university.
(2). The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of both academic merit and potential and financial need. Preference will be given to applicants whose ambitions is clearly to use their accumulated learning to benefit their home country after graduation.
(3). Ensure you meet the requirements for entry to your course, including English language requirements.

Eni Scholarships Eligible Courses

Applicants must apply for admission into one of the following eligible courses:

1 year Master’s courses

*MSc African Studies
*MSc Economic & Social History
*MSc Economics for Development
*MSc Global Governance and Diplomacy

Eni Scholarships 2022/2023

Eni Scholarships Benefits

i. The scholarship provides 100% of fees, and an annual grant for living costs. The stipend for courses with different durations will be adjusted accordingly.
ii. The scholarship also covers one economy return airfare from your home country to the UK at the start and end of your course.

How to Apply for Eni Scholarships 2022/2023

To be considered for the scholarship, applicants should please follow the steps listed below.

i. Apply online to the University of Oxford for one of the eligible courses listed above. You must submit your application for graduate study to the University by the January deadline (7th or 21st January 2022 depending on the program applied to – check the University’s guidance on application deadlines) and you must have secured a place on your chosen program of study by the final completion date (1st March 2022). It would help if you select St Antony’s College in the college choice section of the application form, though this is not compulsory.
ii. After you have applied to the University, please complete the online Eni Scholarship application form. The deadline for submission of the form is 5pm, UK time, on 1st March 2022.


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Study in Poland – For international Students

Study in Poland – For international Students

For international students who wish to Study in Poland, here are a few things you need to know. Poland is a country located in Central Europe with a population of almost 38.5 million people making it the 5th most populated member state of the European Union. The capital city of poland is Warsaw which also happens to be the biggest city in the country. Other major cities include Kraków, Łódź, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk, and Szczecin.

The country on it own has a world class educational system with well recognized universities. Polish citizens can pursue higher education for free, and as a foreign student wanting to study in Poland, you will see that the foreign tuition fees are substantially less than most other countries.

Polish Universities
A full list of Polish universities that offers low tuition to foreign students are outlined here. Some of the most popular include:

*University of Warsaw
*Jagiellonian University
*Warsaw University of Technology
*Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan
*AGH University of Science and Technology
*Cracow University of Technology
*Lodz University of Technology
*Nicolaus Copernicus University
*Poznan University of Technology
*University of Gdansk

From the list above, you will see that most of universities in Poland specialize in science and technology studies. No doubts there are thousands of other programs, and among the most popular are business, engineering, natural and social sciences, art, and languages.

Study in Poland

Degree courses

AlThough all of Poland’s universities use the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which makes it easier for foreign students to switch schools, the structure is broken down a little bit differently:

i. First Cycle – equivalent to the Bachelor’s degree. 3-4 years duration. 180-240 ECTS credits.
ii. Second Cycle – Master’s degree equivalence. 1.5-2 years duration. 90-120 ECTS credits.
iii. Long-Cycle Studies – Second Cycle Master’s. 4.5-6 years durations. 270-360 ECTS credits.
iv. Third Cycle – Doctoral degree. 3-4 years duration. Thesis and doctoral examination.

Cost of studying in Poland

To study in Poland, the average cost for some Polish universities ranges from €2,000-4,000/year for undergraduate, graduate, and post graduate programs. This is a relatively affordable compared to most countries higher education systems.

Cost of living are about 50% less than most other European cities. Combination of rent, food, public transportation, cell phone, study materials, and leisure/entertainment, will amount to about €315-500/month.

Student visa application

For EU/EEA citizens, a student visa is not needed to study in Poland.

Students from countries other than the EU/EEA will have to apply for a Category D visa. To achieve this, you will need to schedule a time with your closest Polish embassy along with the following documents:

i. A completed application form.
ii. Valid passport and copy of all the pages.
iii. 2 passport-size photos.
iv. Proof of medical insurance.
v. Acceptance letter from your university.
vi. Receipt for the payment of your first semester.
vii. Proof that you will be financially stable throughout your duration of study.
viii. Visa application fee.

How to apply to study in Poland

Each institute has various expectations of their candidates. Knowing the prerequisites for the courses/programs you are applying for will help you alot to stand out from every other person.

Choose the university you wish to study as well as the study program. Get all the neccessary documents together and ensure to check deadlines for the given university. The academic year for most universities in Poland begins in October, and deadlines for applications are usually in September. The earlier you submit, the better chances of acceptance you will have and the more time to prepare.

Submit and be patient.

Language requirements

You will need to provide proof of proficiency in the language in which your courses will be taught in. Universities in Poland have thousands of courses that are taught in Polish, German, and English.

Even if you speak the native English, you will need to take a language proficiency test. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is accepted by universities all over the world as sufficient proof that you can speak English well enough to study.

See also: Study in Lithuania – Admission Requirements

How to Apply for Schools Abroad

How to Apply for Schools Abroad

The process of application for university admission varies from depending on the country and there is no perfect formula for getting admission into the university of your choice. Nonetheless, there are some general rules you must follow and tips that can guide you in gaining admission.

Tips on how to apply for schools abroad

  1. Choose your program

First, make a decision on where(desired country) you wish to study abroad and in which level and area of study you’re interested and have the all the academic backings neccessary to enable you qualify. Consider your career prospects and then decide on an area of specialization. Choose a program that is in line with your goals and try to choose a highly ranked university and one that has a great reputation for your desired subject, or one that meets other criteria that are relevant to you.

  1. Read the requirements and deadlines carefully

The next step for applying to an institution abroad is checking the requirements. If the you don’t understand the information on the website or you are not convinced enough, seek for more information from the institution. If you are doubtful about the acceptance of your nationality for student visas in the country, you can also try visiting official government websites and study councils. It is important to pay attention to the deadlines to ensure you don’t miss the admission or entrance exam deadlines.

  1. Write a motivation letter

A motivation letter is required for Applying for certain fields of study or schools. The motivation letter or cover letter should highlight your ability to perform excellently at the proposed school, the evaluation of your skills should also be included, as well as your accomplishments. So your interest in studying at the university should be expressed in a clean and well structured motivation letter, and remember to use clear English when writing the letter.

How to Apply for Schools Abroad
How to apply for schools abroad
  1. Ask for a recommendation letter

One or several recommendation letters are sometimes required from a teacher for university or program admission. Feel free to ask for the recommendation letter from your teachers that you had a good relationship with. Bear in mind that recommendation letters may take time for instructors to write and multiple students may have asked them for letters before you. Ask them as early as possible to make sure that they have the time to write a detailed and compelling recommendation.

  1. Get prepared for the TOEFL or IELTS test

If your official language is not English and you’d like to school abroad, you will likely take an English language test. When planning your study abroad timeline and booking your test, take into account the preparation time for the test also. Depending on your English language proficiency and your ability to use the English language, as well as the score required by thr university, you’ll need enough time to study and get prepared for the test.

In addition, remember to book the test at least one month in advance because each test centre offers tests a maximum of four times a month depending on local demand. If you apply late, it might be full.

  1. Translate and authenticate your documents

If you’re applying to study a program taught in English abroad, there will be a need for you to translate your documents (including your diploma and grades) to English. Plesae note that the translations should be authenticated by a competent authority. If you are not sure what authorities are accepted by your prospective university, check their website or make inquiries from an admission official.

  1. Use the online application platforms

Presently, more schools have employed the use of online application platform to make programs easier for students to apply. Most schools prefer sending the documents electronically instead of by post as it is faster and usually less expensive or in some cases free.

  1. Register for the entrance exam

Some countries like India and certain schools, such as medical schools, have entrance exams. This helps to test the students knowledge of natural science and skills relating to subjects like language or mathematics. Confirm the date and place of the exam as the test usually takes place one or two months before the school’s resumption day. You’ll have to register for the test in advance and if required, make a plan for your travel abroad. Also make sure that you know what to expect on test day. Prepare by taking a look at a sample test if possible.

  1. Be confident for the interview

The final stage of the application process might be an admission interview. Some schools like the University of Oxford for example and certain elite programs conduct interviews to know which candidates are more eligible to get into the institution. The interview usually starts with questions like, why you want to study in this school or program, your background, your goals and future plans. Prepare for the interview, have confidence and don’t let the formal setting stress you out. Maintain your calmness and don’t speak too quickly or slowly.

  1. Schedule your visa appointment

To be qualified for a student visa, your school and program should be accredited by the government of the country where they are located. In most cases, after recieving an acceptance letter and get admitted at the school, the next thing is to apply for the student visa. Applying for the student visa may be a lenghty and complicated process depending on the country’s regulations and number of applicants. Therefore, it’s better to apply for your student visa and schedule your appointment for interview as soon as possible. The documents needed for the student visa application are usually a bank statement, the application form, the payment receipt for your application and university tuition fee, your international passport, medical and background information.

  1. Plan for the costs

You’ll need to consider that applying to institutions abroad will attract costs that will cover the school’s entrance exam, translating documents, booking the English language test, tuition fees, and visa application fees. Don’t let be discouraged by this as many students study internationally on a budget, but it is necessary to make a plan for your likely costs so that you can budget appropriately.

I hope these few tips on how to Apply for Schools Abroad helps you in achieving your dreams of studying in a foreign land

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