2024/2025 PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Application

PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), a pivotal agency under the auspices of the Federal Government of Nigeria, dedicated to the cultivation of local human capital and petroleum technologies to fulfill the demands of the oil and gas sector, is now welcoming applications from qualified candidates for its prestigious Overseas MSc and PhD scholarships. These scholarships are available for specific programs at chosen institutions worldwide for the academic year 2024/2025, under the PTDF Overseas Scholarship Scheme.

This initiative is designed to empower candidates by exposing them to a diverse pool of knowledge and the advanced facilities provided by eminent institutions around the globe. Through the PTDF, candidates are encouraged to apply to designated programs at partner institutions, fostering an environment of growth and development.

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Highlights of 2024/2025 PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship

  • Comprehensive Coverage: The scholarship encompasses flight tickets, health insurance, tuition and bench fees (where applicable), accommodation costs, and living expenses, making it a highly sought-after award.
  • Partner Universities: Applicants are required to secure admission at one of the PTDF’s partner universities located in the UK, France, Germany, and Malaysia. A full list of these institutions can be found on the official PTDF scholarship portal.
  • Preference Criteria: Preference is given to candidates pursuing oil and gas-related courses who have achieved either a first-class or second class upper degree.
  • Application Deadline: The application process must be completed by March 18, 2024.

Selection Criteria and Application Requirements

The selection for the PTDF scholarships is fiercely competitive, aiming to identify the most outstanding candidates. The evaluation is based on academic excellence, professional achievements, the relevance and viability of the study/research plan, and its significance to the oil and gas industry.

For MSc Applicants:

– A minimum of a Second Class Upper (2.1) in their first degree or a Second Class Lower (2.2) with significant industry experience is required.
– Completion of the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC), computer literacy, and possession of 5 O/level credits including English Language and Mathematics are prerequisites.
– A statement of purpose and a verified National Identity Number (NIN) are also necessary for the application.

For PhD Applicants:

– In addition to the requirements for MSc candidates, PhD applicants must possess a good post-graduate degree and submit a research proposal relevant to the oil and gas industry. Click for the approved PhD Research Areas.

Essential Documents for Application

Candidates must prepare and attach scanned copies of their First Degree Certificate, NYSC discharge certificate, WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO results, recent passport photograph, local government identification letter, Master’s Degree Certificate (for PhD applicants), and evidence of membership in professional associations to their online application forms.

Partner Institutions and Courses

The scholarship targets PTDF partner universities in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Malaysia, ensuring that the beneficiaries receive education that aligns with the highest standards and fulfills the objectives of the scholarship scheme. Candidates are encouraged to apply for courses that are relevant to the PTDF’s mandate and are related to their previous studies. It is important to note that scholarships will be awarded only for studies pertinent to the oil and gas industry.

The application window closes on Monday, March 18th, 2024, marking an opportunity for aspiring scholars to propel their careers forward with the support of the PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship.

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