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2024/2025 PTDF Scholarship Application: Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme

2024/2025 PTDF scholarship application program – The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the Overseas MSc and PhD scholarships to specific programmes at selected institutions under its PTDF Overseas Scholarship Scheme for the 2024/2025 academic session.

The scholarship program is aimed at developing skilled manpower to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria.

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. Candidates are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programmes at partner institutions.

The award includes;

  1. The provision of flight tickets
  2. Payment of health insurance
  3. Payment of tuition and bench fees (where applicable)
  4. The provision of allowances to meet the costs of accommodation and living expenses

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PTDF Scholarship Requirements

For MSc

  • 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) and will be required to have verified it (NIMC verification charges apply) before applying for the scholarship.

For PhD

  • Applicant Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
  • Must be computer literate
  • Possession of 5 O/level credits, including English Language and Mathematics.
  • A minimum of Second Class Lower (2.2) in their first degree and a good post-graduate degree
  • 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 Chancellors confirming that they are not in receipt of any other scholarships
  • Applicants must have a National Identity Number (NIN) and will be required to have verified it (NIMC verification charges apply) before applying for the scholarship.

Scholarship Required Documents

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

  1. First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result
  2. NYSC discharge certificate
  3. WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO results and the PINs on the application forms to enable PTDF to 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 in professional associations

2024/2025 PTDF Scholarship Application

To apply, simply adhere to the instructions below;

  • Go to the official scholarship application platform at www.scholarship.ptdf.gov.ng
  • On the page, click on “Scholarship/Database”
  • Next, click on Create Applicant Account
  • Enter your first name, middle name, and last name
  • Enter your email address, phone number, and create your password
  • Then click on Create Applicant Account and an email with instructions on how to login and set your password will be sent to the email address you entered
  • Follow prompts to complete your sign up and start your scholarship application process.

For the 2024/2025 award, applications will be limited to PTDF partner universities in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Malaysia where the Fund is certain that the scholarship’s high standards can be maintained, and the objectives of the scheme will be best served.

A full list of sponsored courses and Application Forms are available on the scholarship portal (www.scholarship.ptdf.gov.ng)

Application Deadline

The closing date for the application is Monday, March 18th, 2024 (Six weeks from the date of this publication).

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