PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Form 2022/2023
PTDF Overseas PG Scholarship – Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Overseas MSc and PhD Scholarships For Nigerians Application Form, Eligibility, Courses, Selection Criteria and Application Guidelines and Deadline for 2022/2023 Session [Study in UK, Germany, France & Malaysia].

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 MSc and PhD Scholarships to institutions under its strategic partnership initiative. Successful candidates will be awarded scholarships to study in UK, Germany, France & Malaysia commencing in the 2022/2023 academic session. 


The Scheme

Under this scheme, applicants 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 on the scholarship portal (scholarship.ptdf.gov.ng). 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 settle into their new environments (where applicable).

Approved Schools


Eligibility.

A. 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) before applying for the scholarship. Applicants are to note that they will be required to verify their NIN before proceeding with the application (NIMC verification charges apply).
  • ALSO NOTE THAT MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS WILL LEAD TO DISQUALIFICATION.

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
  • 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 Chancellor confirming that they are not in receipt of any other scholarships
  • Applicants must have a National Identity Number (NIN) before applying for the scholarship. Applicants are to note that they will be required to verify their NIN before proceeding with the application (NIMC verification charges apply).

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 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 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 of such a request.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
  • Applicants must have a National Identity Number (NIN) before applying for the scholarship. Applicants are also expected to upload a NIN Verification Report before completing the application. The report can be obtained from www.verifyme.ng (charges may apply).
  • Ongoing PhD Applicants could only apply provided their Universities are among the PTDF Partnership Universities as listed above;
  • Applicants who have benefitted from any of the PTDF scholarships in the past cannot apply for the same category of degree, except a higher degree;
  • Applicants who are in possession of a higher degree cannot apply for the same type of degree;
  • Applicants interested in German Institutions should choose Abuja as their preferred interview location;
  • Applicants who are beneficiaries of any other scholarship need not apply;
  • Applicants 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.

Selection Process, Criteria and Requirements.

PTDF scholarships are highly competitive, and only candidates who are outstanding across the board are selected.
Based on the submitted qualifications, the top applicants for each category from each state will be invited for an interview where a selection committee will be constituted to assess applications using the following criteria:

  • Academic merit as evidenced by the 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.

Method of Application

Please start the application process on our scholarship portal ( https://scholarship.ptdf.gov.ng/).

Follow the links below to apply and learn more about the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Overseas Postgraduate (M.Sc & Ph.D) Scholarship.


Deadline

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY JANUARY 28, 2022, SIX (6) WEEKS FROM THE DATE OF THIS PUBLICATION.