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Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Overseas Postgraduate PhD Scholarship Scheme 2024
By IZUCHUKWU IZYCHUKS
Date Posted: February 12, 2024, 11:45 am

Important Note: While there is an announcement and guidelines document published in October 2023 regarding the 2024/2025 Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme, applications are not currently open, and the application period is expected to begin sometime in 2024. Keep an eye on the PTDF website and social media for updates.

Scheme Overview:

The PTDF Overseas Postgraduate PhD Scholarship Scheme provides financial support to Nigerian students who wish to pursue a PhD in a field relevant to the oil and gas industry at a partner university in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, or Malaysia.

Scholarship Benefits:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Bench fees (where applicable)
  • Health insurance
  • Monthly living allowance
  • Flight tickets

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a Nigerian citizen.
  • Possess a Masters degree in a relevant field with a minimum CGPA of 3.5 on a 5.0 scale.
  • Have a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.
  • Gain admission to a PhD program at a PTDF-approved university in the UK, Germany, France, or Malaysia.
  • Not be a beneficiary of any other scholarship scheme.

Application Process:

  1. Wait for the application window to open. The PTDF typically announces the opening of the application window on their website and social media platforms.
  2. Create an account on the PTDF Scholarship Portal.
  3. Complete the online application form.
  4. Submit all required documents, including:
    • Academic transcripts
    • Masters degree certificate
    • Letter of admission from a PTDF-approved university
    • Work experience certificates
    • Reference letters
    • NYSC discharge certificate (if applicable)
  5. Attend the selection interview if shortlisted.

Selection Criteria:

  • Academic merit
  • Relevance of the proposed study program to the PTDFs mandate
  • Work experience
  • Research proposal
  • Performance at the interview

Important Deadlines:

  • The application deadline for the 2024/2025 scholarship scheme is expected to be announced later in 2024.

Additional Information:

  • For more information about the PTDF Overseas Postgraduate PhD Scholarship Scheme, please visit the PTDF website: https://ptdf.gov.ng/
  • You can also contact the PTDF Scholarship Unit by email: <email address removed> or by phone: +234-809-250-0006/7.