The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is a body organized by law, under the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources set up with the end goal of creating and advancing oil innovation and for making the human resource needs of the oil and gas industry through research and training of Nigerians. To guarantee an undaunted execution of this mandate, PTDF is welcoming applications from reasonably qualified applicants for Overseas and in-nation MSc and PhD Scholarships. Honors will be allowed for studies in the 2017/2018 academic session in the United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil, France (through Campus France), Top Institutions in the United States of America and also Federal Universities and Centers of Excellence in Nigeria.
For Institutions in the United Kingdom, click here
For Institutions in Germany, click here
For Institutions in Brazil, click here
For Institutions in France (through Campus France) and the United States of America, click here
Application forms can be gotten to online here using an ATM (Interswitch, Master and Visa) card or through purchase of a scratch card from designated main branches of First Bank of Nigeria Plc in all the 36 States and, upon payment of a NON-REFUNDABLE sum of N1,000 (One Thousand Naira Only). Directions on the best way to get to the form online is clearly stated on the backside of the cards. Candidates may please take note of that lone the individuals who meet the prerequisites underneath would be shortlisted and welcomed for a Computer Based Aptitude Test, on account of MSc candidates, while oral interview will be conducted for PhD candidates (full time and Split-site) on dates to be declared later. Following the aptitude tests and interview, successful applicants will be chosen and awarded the PTDF Scholarship. The Split-Site PhD Programme please click on this link (Split PhD) CRITERIA FOR PTDF SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME Candidates for OSS must be in possession of the following: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)(USA) G.R.E (Graduate Record Examination) (USA) GMAT –for Management related courses (USA) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (UK MSc. A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an Oil and Gas related field OR a 2.2 with oil and gas industry experience; National Youth Service (NYSC) certificate; Applicants must be computer literate; Possession of O/level with Credit in English Language; (At least C6 in WAEC/SSCE or C4 and above in NECO); and Candidates must not be over 30 years old. PhD. A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an Oil and Gas related field OR a 2.2 with oil and gas industry experience; National Youth Service (NYSC) certificate; Applicants must be computer literate; Possession of O/level with Credit in English Language; (At least C6 in WAEC/SSCE or C4 and above in NECO); and Employment in the academics in reputable Nigerian Institution, teaching oil and gas related disciplines; A minimum of 2.2 in their first degree and a minimum of merit as a second degree certificate in an oil and gas related discipline; Submit a research proposal relevant to the oil and gas industry (of not more than 5 pages) to include: Topic, introduction, objective, methodology relevance to the industry and mode of data collection; Possess a valid admission letter; and Must not be more than 40 years old
DOCUMENTS TO SCAN AND ATTACH TO THE APPLICATION FORM
Applicants are advised to scan the following documents and attach to their online application forms:
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE POSSESSION OF A VALID UNIVERSITY ADMISSION LETTER IS COMPULSORY FOR LSS (UNDERGRADUATES, MSC & PHD) APPLICANTS.
For the Split-Site PhD Programme, please click on this link (Split PhD)
LIST OF APPROVED COURSES FOR SPONSORSHIP
Scholarships will be offered for admission into the under listed courses (for overseas MSc). Candidates are advised, to apply for admission into Universities in the UK, Germany, Brazil, France and the United States that offer these courses, while applying for the Petroleum Technology Development Fund Scholarship. The Local Scholarship Scheme applicants can apply to all Federal Universities and Centre of Excellence in courses relevant to the Oil & Gas Industry.
DOWNSREAM OPERATIONS: REFINING, TRANSPORTATION AND MARKETING
UPSTREAM EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION OF CONVENTIONAL AND UNCONVENTIONAL ENERGY RESOURCES
GAS ENGINEERING INNOVATIONS
INNOVATIONS AND SOLUTIONS FOR NEW RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES
MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY