ONGOING 2018/2019 PTDF SCHOLARSHIP FOR UNDERGRADUATES,MSC AND PHD…APPLY NOW…
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, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for Overseas ,Undergraduate,MSc and PhD Scholarships to specific programmes at selected Institutions in the United Kingdom.
The PTDF Scholarship Scheme for UK Universities will offer candidates the opportunity to benefit from a diversified pool of knowledge and the facilities offered by world-class institutions in the United Kingdom.
Under this scheme, candidates are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programmes at partner institutions in the United Kingdom (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.
As part of its efforts to continuously improve and streamline its programmes, the Fund has reduced the number of partner universities in the UK to 15 top universities (see list below) where it feels the scholarship’s high standards can be maintained and the objectives of the scheme will be best served. Applications will therefore be limited to those choices and successful candidates will be awarded scholarships for programs commencing in the 2018/2019 academic session.
Application Forms can be obtained on this website
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 and other professional qualifications acquired
Relevant publications to be referenced by applicant (PhD applicants only)
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 industry and its expected impact on national development.Below is the summary for the three (3) categories of applicants:
1.Applicants must be a full time students of any federal university in Nigeria
2.Applicants must have completed first year and currently in second year of federal university.
3.Applicant must be studying oil related course
4.Applicants must have secured admission in 2017/2018 academic set
5.Applicants must have a minimum 5 credit in WAEC/SSCE/NECO including mathematics and English.
6.Applicants must have a minimum CGPA of 3.5 for 5.00 point scale or 3.0 for 4.0 scale.
7.Applicants must provide first year transcript.
MSC: These are,
1.A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) qualification in their first degree or a Second Class Lower (2.2) with relevant industry experience
2.Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
3.Must be computer literate
4.4.Possessi of 5 O/level credits including English Language and Mathematics.
PHD: these are,
1.Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
2.Must be computer literate
3.A minimum of Second Class Lower (2.2) in their first degree and a good second-degree certificate;
4.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;
5.Applicants must also include their master’s degree project
All lecturers must produce a letter from their Vice Chancellor confirming that they are not in receipt of any other scholarships.
THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ARE:
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
4 .The PIN numbers on the application forms to enable PTDF view the O’level results on the relevant website).
5.Recent Passport Photograph
6.Local Government Identification Letter
Master’s Degree Certificate and PhD Applicants only will include
Evidence of membership of professional associations
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.
The PTDF Scholarship Scheme for UK Universities will offer candidates the opportunity to benefit from a diversified pool of knowledge,skills,expertise.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FOUR (4) WEEKS FROM THE DATE OF THIS PUBLICATION.
LIST OF APPROVED UNIVERSITIES AND COURSES FOR SPONSORSHIP
Robert Gordon University
Heriot Watt University
University of Manchester
University of Salford
University of Birmingham
University of Portsmouth
University of Southampton
University of Liverpool
Imperial College London
King’s College London
University College London
University of Nottingham
University of Glasgow
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FOUR (4) WEEKS FROM THE DATE OF THIS PUBLICATION
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