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 2021/22 Undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. scholarships for students in Nigerian Federal Universities.

  • 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 who have benefitted from any of the PTDF scholarships in the past cannot apply for the same or lower category of degree.
  • Applicants who are beneficiaries of any other scholarship need not apply.
  • Application is restricted to Federal Universities and for specific courses only.
  •  Possession of a valid admission letter into the University is mandatory for all applicants.
  •  Postgraduate applicant’s admission letters should be within a validity period of 12 months (2019/2020 or 2020/2021 session).
  • Postgraduate applicants who meet the requirements shall be shortlisted for interviews before the 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 (as advertised) will be considered and the final selection shall be based on grades on their transcripts (transcripts must be signed and stamped by HOD/Exams Officer or any authorized staff).

Admission for part-time studies shall not be considered for all categories 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 FCT.

CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES

A selection panel will be constituted to assess applications using the following criteria.

  • Academic merit as evidenced by the 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 (Ph.D. applicants only)
  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate (MSC) 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.
  • While Ph.D. applicants are required to submit a research proposal of not more than 6 pages to include the topic, introduction, literature review, research question(s), novelty, methodology, mode of data collection(s), expected outcome(s), relevance to the industry and appropriate references
  • Applicants must be full-time students in any of the Federal Universities listed.
  • Applicants must be in their second year of study.
  • The course of study should be related to the oil and gas industry as advertised.
  • Students must have been admitted into the University in the 2018/19 academic year only.
  • Possess 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO including English Language and Mathematics
  • Possess a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 on a scale of 5 or 3.0 on a scale of 4 which is equivalent to 2.1 in the first year for the 2018/19 batch of students
  • Applicants should provide their transcripts for the first year of study (transcripts must be signed and stamped by the HOD/Exams Officer or any authorized staff).

Undergraduate applicants who meet the above PTDF Scholarship 2021-2022 requirements are to upload the following documents: 

o   Evidence of statement of WAEC/SSCE/NECO results with at least 5 credits, including English Language and Mathematics (not more than 2 sittings, and the first sitting result must be uploaded).

o   Letter of admission into the University

o First-year academic transcript(s) duly signed and stamped by HOD/Exams Officer or any authorized staff.

o   Certificate of indigene-ship (evidence of the state of origin and local government)

o   Personal statement of a minimum of 1000 words stating reasons for undertaking the course of study.

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

  1. Applicants must possess full time admission letter into any of the Federal Universities.
  2. 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.

iii. Course of study should be related to the oil and gas industry.

  1. Possess at least 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO results (not more than 2 sittings and the two results must precede the first degree)
  2. National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate or Letter of exemption
  3. Certificate of indigene ship (evidence of the state of origin and local government)

vii. Personal statement of a minimum of 1000 words stating reasons for undertaking the course of study.

C). Ph.D. (ISS) (Requirements for application):

  1. Applicants must possess a full-time admission letter into any of the Federal Universities.
  2. A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an Oil and Gas related field or a 2.2 in their first degree with a minimum working experience of 2 years in the oil and gas industry

iii. A minimum of merit in a second-degree certificate in an oil and gas-related discipline

  1. Possess at least 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO results (not more than 2 sittings and the two results must precede the first degree)
  2. National Youth Service  Corps (NYSC) certificate or Letter of exemption
  3. Certificate of indigene ship (evidence of the state of origin and local government).

vii. Research area must be relevant to the oil and gas industry

viii. Ph.D. research proposal of not more than 6 pages. The proposal template can be accessed via the applicant’s profile on the PTDF Scholarship Management Portal.

DOCUMENTS TO BE UPLOADED BY POSTGRADUATE APPLICANTS:

Applicants are advised to scan copies of the following documents and attach them to their online application forms (all documents must be in pdf except your passport picture and must be in the right file sizes as indicated in the portal):

  1.   First Degree Certificates or Statement of Results
  2.   NYSC Certificate or letter of exemption
  3.   WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO Result(s)
  4.   Admission Letter (2019/2020 or 2020/2021 session)
  5.   Personal Statement
  6.   Certificate of indigene ship (evidence of the state of origin and local   government)

Additional scanned documents required from Ph.D. applicants:

  1. Second Degree Certificates or Statement of Results.
  2. Ph.D. research proposal (The proposal template can be accessed via the applicant’s profile on the PTDF Scholarship Management Portal).

Ph.D. RESEARCH AREAS:

Ph.D. research areas have been provided to enable applicants chose areas of research (Please see research areas on the PTDF SCHOLARSHIP PORTAL (scholarship.ptdf.gov.ng)

To Apply Visit https://scholarship.ptdf.gov.ng

 

 

Important Notes

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to this job.
    They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
    All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed
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    • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
    • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
    • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
    • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview

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