PTDF 2016/2017 PhD Overseas & Local Scholarship Scheme – How to Apply

PTDF Scholarship logoThis is to inform the general public and those candidates that are concern that PTDF 2016/2017 PhD Overseas and Local Scholarship Scheme Application Form is out.

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is a parastatal of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources established by Decree 25 of 1973 for the purpose of developing and promoting petroleum technology and for creating the manpower needs of the oil and gas industry through research and training of Nigerians

To ensure a steadfast implementation of this mandate, The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for Overseas and in-Country PhD Scholarships. Awards will be granted for studies in the 2016/2017 academic session in the United Kingdom Germany, Australia, USA and France (Grenoble INP) as well as PTDF upgraded Universities in Nigeria.

Check: PTDF 2016/2017 Master’s Overseas & Local Scholarship Scheme – How to Apply

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE POSSESSION OF A VALID UNIVERSITY ADMISSION LETTER IS COMPULSORY FOR PhD APPLICANTSPTDF 1

PTDF PhD Overseas & Local Scholarship Scheme Criteria

PhD (OSS and LSS)

  • Applicants must be in the academics in Nigerian Institutions, teaching oil and gas related discipline.
  • Applicants must possess minimum of 2.2 in their first degree and a good second degree certificate.
  • Applicants 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.
  • Applicants must include a valid admission letter.
  • Applicants must not be over 40 years of age.
  • Applicants must include their Master’s Degree project.

PhD – Priority Research Areas

The PhD research areas in addition to the afore-listed MSc program areas may also include any of the following related areas:

  1. Environmental Studies and HSE (Health, Safety and Environment).
  2. Marginal Fields Development.
  3. Flow Assurance and Pipeline Engineering.
  4. Geology and Petroleum Geology.
  5. Civil and Marine Engineering.
  6. Renewable Energy.
  7. Reservoir Engineering/Production Technology.
  8. Refining Technology.
  9. Ship Building and Marine Technology

How to Apply for PTDF PhD. Sponsorship

Application Forms can be accessed online at www.ptdf.cinfores.com

Applicants can use an ATM (Interswitch, Master Card & 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 FCT, upon payment of a NON-REFUNDABLE sum of ₦1,000 (One Thousand Naira Only). Instructions on how to access the form online is clearly stated on the backside of the cards.

Applicants may please note that only those who meet the requirements below shall be shortlisted and invited for a Computer Based Aptitude Test, in the case of MSc applicants, while oral interview will be conducted for PhD applicants (full time and Split-site) on dates to be announced later. Following the aptitude tests and interview, successful candidates will be selected and awarded the PTDF Scholarship.

Documents to Scan and Attach To the Application Form

Applicants are advised to scan copies of the following documents and attach to their online application forms:

  • First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result.
  • NYSC discharge certificate.
  • WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO Results or provide PIN numbers on the application forms to enable PTDF view the results on the relevant website.
  • Recent Passport Photograph.
  • Local Government Identification Letter.
  • Master’s Degree Certificate.
  • Admission Letter.
  • Birth Certificate.

PLEASE NOTE

  • RECIPIENTS OF A SIMILAR SCHOLARSHIP NEED NOT APPLY.
  • APPLICANTS WHO ALREADY POSSESS A MASTER’S DEGREE SHOULD NOT APPLY FOR MSC PROGRAMME, BUT ARE QUALIFIED TO APPLY FOR THE PHD.

Applications Closing Date

All application for should be submitted on or before 31st OCTOBER 2015.

 

For more information, contact Phone number: +234-9-3142216-7, Fax: 234-9-314229, Email: info@ptdf.gov.ng

 

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Article by Nicholas

Nicholas Babatunde Lateef is a Blogger and Career Builder (Business and Educational Consultant). He is the Founder and CEO of MyEduGist. He has the passion to provide useful and quality update about Education, Examinations and Scholarships worldwide. You can also like him on Facebook, follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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