PTDF Scholarship

PTDF Scholarship Scheme 2019/2020 Application Form: 2019-2020 Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme Under PTDF Strategy Partnerships in UK, Germany & France.

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) has announced the commencement of Overseas Masters and Ph.D. Scholarships Programmes for study in the United Kingdom (UK), France and Germany for the 2019/2020 academic session. Subsequently, applications are invited from interested and candidates to apply for PTDF Overseas MSc and PhD Scholarships Scheme.

The Scheme
Under this scheme, candidates are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programmes at the partner institutions in any of the countries (full list of sponsored courses is available below). The award includes the provision of flight tickets, payment of health insurance, payment of tuition and bench fees (where applicable) as well as the provision of allowances to meet the costs of accommodation and living expenses. The programmes will also include language classes to aid scholars to settle into their new environments.

Related: IJMB Registration & Admission Form 2018

Selection Process, Criteria & Requirements
PTDF scholarships are highly competitive and only candidates 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 quality of degrees, full academic transcripts, other professional qualifications acquired, and relevant publications (where available) to be referenced by applicants
  • Awards for leadership and/or academic excellence (where available).
  • Membership of professional bodies
  • The viability of the study/research plan.
  • 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.

PTDF Scholarship Requirements

  1. MSc
  2. A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) qualification in their first degree or a Second Class Lower (2.2) with relevant industry experience
  3. Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
  4. Must be computer literate
  5. Possession of 5 O/level credits including English Language
  • PhD
  • 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;
  • Must submit a research proposal relevant to the oil and gas industry (of not more than 5 pages) to include: Topic, introduction, objective, methodology and mode of data collection (go to http://ptdf.gov.ng/scholarship-page/ for format)
  • Applicants must also include their master’s degree project

Required Documents
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 to view the O’level results on the relevant website).
  4. Recent Passport Photograph
  5. Local Government Identification Letter
  6. Master’s Degree Certificate (Ph.D. Applicants only)
  7. Evidence of membership of professional associations.

How to Apply for PTDF Scholarship Scheme 2019/2020

The mode of application is online, interested candidates should visit Ptdf official website/portal on (http://ptdf.flexisaf.com/) to complete the registration form.

Important Information:

  1. For the avoidance of doubt, completion/submission of application online is free and at no cost to applicants. Any applicant who submits more than one application will be automatically disqualified.
  2. Ongoing Ph.D. Candidates could only apply provided their Universities are among the PTDF Partnership Universities as listed above;
  3. Candidates who have benefitted from any of the PTDF scholarships in the past cannot apply for the same type of programme, except a higher programme;
  4. 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.

Online Application Closing Date:
31st, December 2018.

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