Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) 2018/2019 Overseas Postgraduate (Msc & PhD) Scholarship Scheme for study in United Kingdom (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: April 28th 2018

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 specific programmes at selected Institutions in the United Kingdom.

The PTDF Scholarship Scheme for UK Universities will offer candidates the opportunity to benefit from a diversified pool of knowledge and the facilities offered by world-class institutions in the United Kingdom.

Under this scheme, candidates are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programmes at partner institutions in the United Kingdom (full list of sponsored courses is available below).

As part of its efforts to continuously improve and streamline its programmes, the Fund has reduced the number of partner universities in the UK to 15 top universities (see list below) where it feels the scholarship’s high standards can be maintained and the objectives of the scheme will be best served. Applications will therefore be limited to those choices and successful candidates will be awarded scholarships for programs commencing in the 2018/2019 academic session.

Benefits:

  • 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.

Requirements

  1. MSc
  2. A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) qualification in their first degree or a Second Class Lower (2.2) with relevant industry experience
  3. Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
  4. Must be computer literate
  5. Possession of 5 O/level credits including English Language and Mathematics.
  1. PhD
  2. Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
  3. Must be computer literate
  4. A minimum of Second Class Lower (2.2) in their first degree and a good second-degree certificate;
  5. 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;
  6. Applicants must also include their master’s degree project
  7. All lecturers must produce a letter from their Vice Chancellor confirming that they are not in receipt of any other scholarships

 UNIVERSITIES

 For 2018, the scholarships to the UK will be restricted to select courses (available on the PTDF website) at the following universities

  1. IMPERIAL COLLEGE, LONDON
  2. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, LONDON
  3. KINGS COLLEGE, LONDON
  4. UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
  5. UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
  6. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
  7. NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY
  8. UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
  9. UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
  10. CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
  11. ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY
  12. HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
  13. UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD
  14. PORTSMOUTH UNIVERSITY
  15. UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE

Selection Process, Criteria & Requirements

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 and other professional qualifications acquired
  • Relevant publications to be referenced by applicant (PhD applicants only)
  • 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 industry and its expected impact on national development.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the PTDF 2018/2019 Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme

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