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PTDF Scholarships for Masters and PhD Studies in UK, Germany and France



Application Deadline: 31st December 2018

PTDF Scholarships for Masters and PhD: Applications are currently ongoing for the PTDF Masters and PhD Scholarships for Study in UK, Germany and France. Interested students can see the details and apply if eligible.

PTDF Scholarships for Masters and PhD Studies in UK, Germany and France

PTDF Masters and PhD Scholarship Details and FAQs

Under this scheme, candidates are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programmes at the partner institutions in any of the countries (full list of sponsored courses is available below). The award includes the provision of flight tickets, payment of health insurance, payment of tuition and bench fees (where applicable) as well as the provision of allowances to meet the costs of accommodation and living expenses. The programmes will also include language classes to aid scholars settle into their new environments.

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), 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, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for Overseas MSc and PhD Scholarships to institutions under its UK, Germany and France strategic partnership initiative. Successful candidates will be awarded scholarships to study in these countries commencing in the 2019/2020 academic session.

When is the application deadline?

31st December 2018

Is the scholarship/opportunity offered annually?

Yes

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

Nigeria

Fields of Study: 

For 2019, the scholarships will be restricted to select courses (available on the PTDF website)

What is the category of this opportunity?

Masters, PhD

What are the selection criteria?

PTDF scholarships are highly competitive and only candidates who are outstanding across the board are selected. A selection committee will be constituted to assess applications using the following criteria;

  • Academic merit as evidenced by quality of degrees, full academic transcripts, other professional qualifications acquired, and relevant publications (where available) to be referenced by applicants
  • Awards for leadership and/or academic excellence (where available).
  • Membership of professional bodies
  • The viability of the study/research plan.
  • 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.

Requirements

MSc

  1. A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) qualification in their first degree or a Second Class Lower (2.2) with relevant industry experience
  2. Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
  3. Must be computer literate
  4. Possession of 5 O/level credits including English Language.

PhD

  1. Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
  2. Must be computer literate
  3. A minimum of Second Class Lower (2.2) in their first degree and a good second-degree certificate;
  4. Must submit a research proposal relevant to the oil and gas industry (of not more than 5 pages) to include: Topic, introduction, objective, methodology and mode of data collection (Click here for a sample of Ph.D. research proposal format)
  5. Applicants must also include their master’s degree project

Number of Scholarships:

Several

What are the benefits of the scholarship?

Full scholarship

How long will the scholarship last?

For the duration of the degree programme

How to Apply for the PTDF Masters and PhD Scholarship

Scholarship Webpage


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