PTDF emerges with 2020/2021 overseas Post Graduate Scholarship

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The Petroleum Technology Development Fund, PTDF, has emerged with its scholarship for foreign postgraduate studies. In a document obtained by The Daily, PTDF stated: “PTDF scholarships are highly competitive and only applicants who are outstanding across 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 to be referenced by applicants.”

It stated: “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 Applicants only).”

For Msc programmes, it stated: “A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) qualification in their first degree or a Second Class Lower (2.2) with relevant industry experience. Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC). Must be computer literate. Possession of 5 O/level credits including English Language.”

For PhD, it stated: “The candidates must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC). Must be computer literate. A minimum of Second Class Lower (2.2) in their first degree and a good second-degree certificate. 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 (sample template of the proposal is available on the scholarship portal (scholarship.ptdf.gov.ng).”

It added: “Applicants must have a National Identity Number (NIN) before applying for the scholarship. Applicants are also expected to upload a NIN Verification Report before completing the application. The report can be obtained from www.verifyme.ng (charges may apply). Ongoing PhD Applicants could only apply provided their Universities are among the PTDF Partnership Universities as listed above; applicants who have benefitted from any of the PTDF scholarships in the past cannot apply for the same category of degree, except a higher degree; applicants who are in possession of a higher degree cannot apply for the same type of degree; applicants interested in German Institutions should choose Abuja as their preferred interview location; applicants who are beneficiaries of any other scholarship need not apply; applicants 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.”

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