2018/2019 PTDF Local Scholarship Scheme

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2018/2019 PTDF Local Scholarship Scheme Description

2018/2019 PTDF Local Scholarship Scheme Details

APPLICATION FOR 2018/19 PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FUND (PTDF) SCHOLARSHIP FOR POSTGRADUATE AWARDS IN NIGERIAN FEDERAL UNIVERSITIES

2018/2019 PTDF Local Scholarship Scheme:The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is 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. The Fund hereby invites applications from qualified Nigerians to apply for the 2018/19 Undergraduate, Masters and PhD scholarships for students in Nigerian Federal Universities.

Course Level: Masters and PhD

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

To be taken at (country): Nigeria

Scholarship Requirements

APPLICANTS ARE TO PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
2018/2019 PTDF Local Scholarship Scheme Application is restricted to Federal Universities only

  • Possession of valid admission letter into the University is compulsory for all applicants
  • Postgraduate applicant’s admission letter should be within a validity period of 12 months
  • Postgraduate applicants who meet the requirements shall be shortlisted for interviews before final selection of successful candidates
  • Undergraduate applicants must have completed their first year and are currently in their second year of studies
  • Only undergraduate applicants undertaking studies in oil and gas related fields will be considered and the final selection shall be based on the grades on their transcripts
  • Admission for part-time studies shall not be considered for all category of applications
  • The scholarship is highly competitive and merit driven. Selection of candidates shall be based on equitable representation of the 36 States of the Federation and Federal Capital Territory (FCT)

CRITERIA, REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION PROCESS FOR LSS POST GRADUATE:

A selection panel 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 to be referenced by applicants
  • Membership of professional bodies
  • The viability of the study/research plan (PhD applicants only)
  • All applicants are required to make a case for their scholarship by submitting a statement of purpose stating the reason(s) they wish to undertake the study, the relevance of the proposed study to the industry and its expected impact on national development

2018/2019 PTDF Local Scholarship Scheme ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

B). (LSS) MSc. (Requirements for application):

  • Applicants must possess full time admission letter into any of the Federal Universities
  • A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an oil and gas related field or a 2.2 with a minimum working experience of 2 years in the oil and gas industry;
  • Possess at least 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO results;
  • National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate or Letter of exemption;
  • Applicants must be computer literate;
  • Letter of admission into the University;
  • Academic transcript;
  • Evidence of state of origin and local government;
  • Personal statement of a minimum of 1000 words stating reasons for undertaking the course of study;
  • Recent passport photograph

C). PhD (LSS) (Requirements for application):

  • Applicants must possess full time admission letter into any of the Federal Universities
  • A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an Oil and Gas related field or a 2.2 with a minimum working experience of 2 years in the oil and gas industry;
  • Possess at least 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO results,
  • National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate or Letter of exemption;
  • Applicants must be computer literate;
  • A minimum of 2.2 in their first degree and a minimum of merit as a second degree certificate in an oil and gas related discipline;
  • Valid admission letter of not more than one year;
  • Academic transcripts;
  • Evidence of state of origin and local government;
  • Research area must be relevant to the oil and gas industry;
  • PhD research proposal of not more than 6 pages to include topic, introduction, literature review, research question(s), novelty, methodology, mode of data collection(s), expected outcome(s), relevance to the industry and appropriate references
  • Recent passport photograph

DOCUMENTS TO BE UPLOADED BY POST GRADUATE APPLICANTS:

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

  1. First Degree Certificates or Statement of Results
  2. NYSC Certificate or letter of exemption
  3. WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO Results
  4. Academic Transcript(s)
  5. Admission Letter
  6. Personal Statement
  7. State and Local Government Identification Letters
  8. Recent Passport Photograph

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Additional scanned documents required from PhD applicants:

  1. Second Degree Certificates or Statement of Results
  2. PhD research proposal

2018/2019 PTDF Local Scholarship Scheme PhD Applicants are to follow the link provided below on the format of organization and structure for proposal write up

Organization and Structure of PHD Proposal

PhD RESEARCH AREAS:

PhD research areas have been provided to enable applicants chose areas of research (see application drop box)

2018/2019 PTDF Local Scholarship Scheme Application Process

Application Forms can be obtained via this link ptdf.flexisaf.com  However applicants are advised to read through the requirements below before applying.

2018/2019 PTDF Local Scholarship Scheme 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 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.

DEADLINES FOR APPLICATION:

2018/2019 PTDF Local Scholarship Scheme Application will open from Monday October 8 to Friday November 16, 2018 for 6 weeks

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