Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Overseas M.Sc Scholarship Scheme 2022. – Recruitbros

Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Overseas M.Sc Scholarship Scheme 2022.

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 the Overseas MSc and Ph.D. scholarships into specific programs at selected institutions, under its PTDF Overseas Scholarship Scheme for the 2022/2023 academic session.

The scheme has been developed to offer candidates the opportunity to benefit from a diversified pool of knowledge with facilities offered by world-class institutions across the globe.

Under it, candidates are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programs at the partner institutions.

The award includes the provision of flight tickets, payment of health insurance, payment of tuition and bench fee,s and the provision of allowances to meet the costs of accommodation and living expenses.

Interested Applicants Should Take Note of The Following;

Applications for this year would be limited to PTDF partner universities in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Malaysia where it feels the scholarship’s high standards can be maintained and the objectives of the scheme will be best served.

A full list of sponsored courses and Application Forms are available on the scholarship portal:  www.scholarship.ptdf.gov.ng 

Selection Process, Criteria, And Requirements

PTDF scholarships are highly competitive, for this reason, only candidates who are outstanding across the board would be selected.

Based on the submitted qualifications, the top applicants for each category from each state would 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 applicants (Ph.D. applicants only).
  • Membership of professional bodies ie The viability of the study/research plan.

Requirements For PH.D. Applicants

  • 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). 

General Requirements

  • 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).
  • Applicants are advised to scan copies of the following documents and attach them to their online application forms:
  • First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result.
  • NYSC discharge certificate.
  • WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO results and the PINs on the application forms to enable PTDF to view the O’level results on the relevant website).
  • Recent Passport Photograph.
  • Local Government Identification Letter.
  • Master’s Degree Certificate (Ph.D. Applicants only).
  • Evidence of membership in professional associations.

Candidates who successfully scale through the first phase 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. 

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