Feeds Topics Scholarship APPLICATION FOR 2021/22 PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FUND (PTDF)

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    Dorcas Ebuara
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    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 invites applications from qualified Nigerians to apply for the 2021/22 Undergraduate, Masters and PhD scholarships for students in Nigerian Federal Universities.

    Method of application

    The application form is online and can be accessed from the PTDF Scholarship Management Portal

    Instructions and Guidelines on how to access the application form is stated here

    It is important to read through before applying.

    APPLICANTS SHOULD NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

    • 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).

    NOTE: 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 the FCT.

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    Undergraduate:

    • 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).

    MSc:

    • Applicants must possess a 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.

    • The course of study should be related to the oil and gas industry.

    • Possess at least 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO results (not more than 2 sittings and the two results must precede the first degree)

    • National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate or Letter of exemption

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

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

    Ph.D.:

    • Applicants must possess a 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 in their first degree with a minimum working experience of 2 years in the oil and gas industry

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

    • Possess at least 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO results (not more than 2 sittings and the two results must precede the first degree)

    • National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate or Letter of exemption

    • Certificate of indigene ship (evidence of the state of origin and local government).

    • The research area must be relevant to the oil and gas industry

    • 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 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):

    • First Degree Certificates or Statement of Results

    • NYSC Certificate or letter of exemption

    • WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO Result(s)

    • Admission Letter (2019/2020 or 2020/2021 session)

    • Personal Statement

    • Certificate of ‘indigeneship’ (evidence of state of origin and local government)

    DEADLINES FOR APPLICATION:

    The application opened on Monday, July 5 and ends on Friday, August 13, 2021 (6 weeks)

    Check their official website for more information.

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