PTDF Scholarships in Nigeria & Overseas (UK & France) for Undergraduate, Masters & PhD 2012/2013

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), a parastatal of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for the Masters (MSc) and PhD as well as Undergraduate Scholarships, under the 2012/2013 PTDF Scholarship Scheme. The PTDF Scholarship will be awarded for studies in areas listed below, in the United Kingdom, France and upgraded Universities in Nigeria for the 2012/2013 session. However, the Undergraduate level will be awarded for studies in Nigeria only.


Eligibility Criteria

Undergraduate (Nigeria Only)
• Possession of 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO including English Language and Mathematics
• Must have concluded the 1st year of their study in any of the PTDF upgraded Federal Universities listed above.
• Must have scored a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on scale of 5 or 4.5 on a scale of 7 in their 1st Year.
• Must scan and attach a copy of their admission letter
• Students admitted into the University through Direct Entry i.e. 200 level must have either of the following:
i. Minimum of Upper Credit at the Diploma level
ii. Minimum of 10 points in interim Joint Matriculation Board (I.J.M.B) examination.
iii. Minimum of 8 points at the Advanced Level General Certificate of Education (G.C.E).
MSc (Nigeria and Overseas)
• A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an Oil and Gas related field OR a 2.2 with oil and gas industry experience
• National Youth Service (NYSC) certificate
• Applicants must be computer literate
• Possession of O/level with Credit in English Language in WAEC/SSCE (C6) or NECO (C4);
• Applicants must not be above 30 years of age
• Applicants without credit in English language as in (4) above but possess any of the following may apply
i. Test of English language as a foreign language (TOEFL)
ii. G.R.E ( Graduate Record Examination)
iii. GMAT –for Management related courses
iv. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
PhD
• Applicants must be in the academics teaching oil and gas related discipline;
• Applicants must possess minimum of 2.2 on 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 valid admission letter;
• Applicants must not be over 40 years of age; and;
• Applicants must include their masters degree project
Eligible Nigerian Universities:
• African University of Science and Technology – Petroleum Engineering
• Institute of Petroleum Studies, Port Harcourt
• University of Port Harcourt- Gas Eng
• University of Ibadan- Petroleum Eng
• University of Nigeria Nsukka- Geology
• University of Benin- Chemical Engineering
• University of Jos- Mining & Geology
• University of Maiduguri - Geology
• Ahmadu Bello University – Chemical Eng
• Usman Dan Fodio University – Industrial Chemistry
• University of Uyo – Chemical & Petroleum Eng
• Bayero University Kano – Electrical Eng
Required Documents
Applicants are advised to scan copies of the following documents and attach to their online application forms:
1. First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result
2. NYSC discharge certificate
3. WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO Results or provide PIN numbers on the application forms to enable PTDF view the results on the relevant website; and
4. Recent Passport Photograph
5. Local Government Identification Letter
6. Master’s Degree Certificate (PhD Applicants only)
7. Admission Letter (Undergraduate and PhD Applicants only)

Approved Courses of Study
Masters- MSC
Candidates are advised, to apply for admission into Universities in the UK and France that offer these courses, while applying for the Petroleum Technology Development Fund Scholarship.
• Asset Management (Engineering Asset Management)
• Basin Evolution and Dynamics
• Diving and Underwater Technology
• Energy Systems Engineering
• Environmental Engineering
• Environmental Remote Sensing
• Fire & Explosion Engineering
• Health Safety and Environment
• Marine Computational Fluid Dynamics
• Maritime Operations
• Occupational Health and Safety
• Offshore and Ocean Technology
• Offshore Engineering
• Pipeline Engineering
• Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
• Refinery Design and Operations
• Subsea Engineering
• Thermal Power (Gas Turbine Option)
• Welding Engineering
• Design of Rotating Machines
• Control Systems
• Hydraulic Engineering (France)
• Fluid Mechanics and Energetics (France)
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:
• Environmental Studies and HSE (Health, Safety and Environment).
• Marginal Fields Development.
• Flow Assurance and Pipeline Engineering.
• Geology and Petroleum Geology.
• Civil and Marine Engineering.
• Renewable Energy.
• Reservoir Engineering/Production Technology.
• Refining Technology.
• Ship Building & Marine Technology.
How to Apply
Application Forms can be accessed online using an ATM card or through purchase of a scratch card from designated major branches of First Bank of Nigeria Plc in all the States and FCT, upon payment of a NON-REFUNDABLE sum of N1,000 (One Thousand Naira Only). Instructions on how to access the form online is stated on the backside of the cards.

Application Deadline
Closing date for applications is 31 October 2011.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for more details

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