Scholarships in Nigeria

PTDF Scholarships In Nigeria And Overseas For Undergraduate And Postgraduate Students 2024/2025

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 The petroleum development technology fund ( PTDF), a democratic of petroleum resources accepts applications from qualified candidates for postgraduate ( msc, phd) as well as the undergraduate scholarship under the petroleum technology development fund(PTDF).

The federal government agency aims to improve and develop the local human capacity and petroleum technology to meet the target of the oil and gas industry. They accept invites from qualified candidates for postgraduate overseas scholarships to institutions under its  China, Germany,  France, and Malaysia strategic initiative. Successful candidates will be granted scholarships in the named countries. The oversea scholarships is only open for postgraduate candidates,  the undergraduate candidates are awarded scholarships in any institution in Nigeria.

Field of study course:  The scholarship will be awarded with restrictions to the study course (available on the ptdf website).

Eligible countries: Nigeria only

About the award: candidates apply through PTDF to specific programmes and the  institutions in partnership with them in any of the countries. This award includes:

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  1. Provision of flight tickets
  2. Payment  of health insurance 
  3. Payment of tuition and bench fee (where needed)
  4. Provision  of allowances to meet the cost of living 
  5. Accommodation  allowances 

Language  classes must be included, to enable the candidate adapt well with the new environment ( depending the country).

Qualified  Candidates: candidates must be from the postgraduate ( msc, phd) category.

Criteria and Requirements: the petroleum technology development fund (PTDF) scholarship is a very competitive and only outstanding  candidates across the board will be selected only. A selection  team is formed to access applications and invitations  through  the following  criteria:

  • Academic merit as evidenced by quality of degrees, full academic transcripts, other professional qualifications acquired, and relevant publications (where attained) to be referenced by applicants
  • Awards for leadership and/or academic excellence (where available).
  • Membership of professional bodies.
  • The possibility of the study/research plan(Phd candidates only).
  • Applicants are required to make a case for their scholarship by submitting a statement of purpose (maximum 500 words) stating the reason(s) they want to undertake the study, the relevance of the proposed study to the oil & gas industry and its expected impact on national development(Msc candidates only)

Needed Requirements For PTDF Scholarships In Nigeria And Overseas For Undergraduate And Postgraduate Students 2024/2025

   Msc candidates only

  • Minimum of second class upper( 2.1)first degree qualification or a second class lower(2.2)with a relevant working experience.
  • Must have completed the mandatory national youth service (corp).
  • Must be a computer literate 
  • Possession of at least 5 O’level credit including En Languaglandge.

 PH.D Applicants  General Requirements

  • Must have completed  the mandatory national youth service.
  • Must be a computer  literate 
  • A minimum of a second class lower(2.2) in their first degree and a very good second degree results. 
  • A research proposal relating  to oil and gas industry of not more than five(5) pages must be submitted. The proposal must encompass: introduction, abstract/summary, objectives, methodology and mode of data collection. 
  • Applicants masters degree projects must be included.

Required Documents

  • First Degree certificate  or statement of results.
  • Nysc discharged certificate 
  • Ssce/Gce results as well as pin numbers on the application form to enable them (PTDF) view your O’level results on suitable Websites. 
  • Recent passport photograph 
  • Local government letter of identification.
  • Master’s degree certificate ( for phd candidates only).
  • Evidence of membership of professional association.

How To Register For ptdf Scholarship

Application forms can be obtained on the scholarship website

 An email with instructions on how to login and set your password will be sent to the email address you entered.

You need to register before initiating an application.

 Other Registration Criteria

  • Candidates must have a National Identity Number (NIN) before applying for the scholarship.
  • Ongoing PhD Applicants could only apply provided their Universities are among the PTDF Partnership Universities as listed above.
  • Candidates who have benefitted from any of the PTDF scholarships in the past cannot apply for the same category of degree, except a higher degree;
  • Candidates who are in possession of a higher degree cannot apply for the same type of degree.
  • Candidates interested in German Institutions should choose Abuja as their preferred interview location.
  • Candidates who are beneficiaries of any other scholarship need not apply;
  • 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.

The Petroleum Technology Development Tund (ptdf) scholarships is currently  ongoing though there’s no speculated closing date yet for the 2024/2025 registration.

FAQs on PTDF Scholarships in Nigeria and Overseas for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students 2024/2025

What is PTDF, and what scholarships do they offer for undergraduate and postgraduate students?

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is a Nigerian government agency that offers scholarships to support the education of undergraduate and postgraduate students in various fields related to the oil and gas industry. These scholarships cover both local and overseas studies.

Who is eligible to apply for the PTDF scholarships for the 2024/2025 academic session?

Eligibility criteria may vary depending on the specific scholarship program, but generally, undergraduate applicants must be Nigerian citizens studying in accredited Nigerian institutions, while postgraduate applicants must possess a minimum of a second class upper division in their undergraduate degree and must meet other specific requirements outlined by PTDF.

What fields of study are covered by the PTDF scholarships?

PTDF scholarships cover a wide range of fields related to the petroleum industry, including engineering, geosciences, environmental studies, renewable energy, management, and other related disciplines. Specific scholarship programs may have their own focus areas, so applicants should carefully review the guidelines.

How can I apply for the PTDF scholarships for the 2024/2025 academic session?

The application process typically involves completing an online application form on the PTDF website, uploading required documents such as academic transcripts, certificates, and a statement of purpose, and possibly undergoing a selection test or interview. Detailed instructions and deadlines are provided on the PTDF website.

What are the benefits of being awarded a PTDF scholarship?

PTDF scholarships cover tuition fees, accommodation, living expenses, and other allowances depending on the specific scholarship program. Additionally, scholars may have access to academic and professional development opportunities, mentorship, and networking events within the oil and gas industry, enhancing their career prospects upon graduation.

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