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Monday, 7 September 2015

2016/2017 PTDF SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is a parastatal of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources established by Decree 25 of 1973 for the purpose of developing and promoting petroleum technology and for creating the manpower needs of the oil and gas industry through research and training of Nigerians.

To ensure a steadfast implementation of this mandate, PTDF is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for Overseas and in-Country MSc and PhD Scholarships. Awards will be granted for studies in the 2016/2017 academic session in the United Kingdom Germany, Australia, USA and France (Grenoble INP) as well as PTDF upgraded Universities in Nigeria. 


WHO IS ELIGIBLE? 
 PLEASE NOTE THAT THE POSSESSION OF A VALID UNIVERSITY ADMISSION LETTER IS COMPULSORY FOR LSS AND ALL MSC AND PHD APPLICANTS.

THE LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME (LSS)

  1. A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an Oil and Gas related field OR a 2.2 with oil and gas industry experience.
  2. National Youth Service (NYSC) certificate.
  3. Applicants must be computer literate.
  4. Possession of O/level with Credit in English Language; At least C6 in WAEC/SSCE or C4 and above in NECO.
  5. Applicants must not be above 30 years of age.

THE OVERSEES SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME (OSS)

Applicants for OSS must be in possession of the following:
  1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (USA).
  2. G.R.E (Graduate Record Examination) (USA).
  3. GMAT - for Management related courses (USA).
  4. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (UK).

PhD

  1. Applicants must be in the academics in Nigerian Institutions, teaching an oil and gas related discipline.
  2. Applicants must possess minimum of 2.2 in their first degree and a good second degree certificate.
  3. Applicants 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.
  4. Applicants must include a valid admission letter.
  5. Applicants must not be over 40 years of age.
  6. Applicants must include their masters degree project.

RULES AND REGULATIONS: Full rules and regulations can be found here

HOW TO APPLY: Application forms can be accessed online at www.ptdf.cinfores.com using an ATM (Interswitch, Master Card & Visa card) or through purchase of a scratch card from designated main branches of First Bank of Nigeria Plc in all the 36 States and FCT, upon payment of a NON-REFUNDABLE sum of N1,000 (One Thousand Naira Only). Instructions on how to access the form online is clearly stated on the backside of the cards. 

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