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 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.
NOTE: THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY JANUARY 28, 2022.