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PTDF Scholarship Scheme 2016/2017 (http://ptdf.esms.cinfores.com/)

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, PTDF is inviting applications from
suitably qualified candidates for Overseas and in-Country MSc and PhD
Scholarships. Awarded 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. 
Application Forms can be accessed
online at www.ptdf.cinfores.com using 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 N1,000 (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. 

CRITERIA 
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE POSSESSION OF A VALID UNIVERSITY ADMISSION LETTER IS COMPULSORY FOR LSS AND ALL MSC AND PHD APPLICANTS. 
THE LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME (LSS)

  1. 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.
  2. National Youth Service (NYSC) certificate.
  3. Applicants must be computer literate.
  4. Possession of O/level with Credit in English Language; At least C6 in WAEC/SSCE or C4 and above in NECO.
  5. Applicants must not be above 30 years of age.

THE OVERSEES SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME (OSS)
Applicants for OSS must be in possession of the following:

  1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (USA).
  2. G.R.E (Graduate Record Examination) (USA).
  3. GMAT – for Management related courses (USA).
  4. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (UK).


PhD

  1. Applicants must be in the academics in Nigerian Institutions, teaching an oil and gas related discipline.
  2. Applicants must possess minimum of 2.2 in their first degree and a good second degree certificate.
  3. 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.
  4. Applicants must include a valid admission letter.
  5. Applicants must not be over 40 years of age.
  6. Applicants must include their masters degree project.


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 (PhD Applicants only).
  • Admission Letter (PhD Applicants).
  • Birth Certificate.

LIST OF APPROVED COURSES FOR SPONSORSHIP

Scholarships will be offered for admission into the
under listed courses (for overseas MSc). Candidates are advised, to
apply for admission into Universities in the UK, Germany, Norway
Australia and the United States that offer these courses, while applying
for the Petroleum Technology Development Fund Scholarship. The Local
scholarship scheme applicants can apply to all Federal Universities and
Centre of Exellence in Courses core to Oil and Gas Industry
  1. MSc.

  2. Scholarships will be offered for admission into the under listed courses
    (for overseas MSc). Candidates are advised, to apply for admission into
    Universities in the UK, Germany, Norway Australia and the United States
    that offer these courses, while applying for the Petroleum Technology
    Development Fund Scholarship. The Local scholarship scheme applicants
    can apply to all Federal Universities and Centre of Exellence in Courses
    core to Oil & Gas Industry

    1. Assets Management (Engineering Asset Management)
    2. Basin Evolution and Dynamics
    3. Control System And Applied Instrumentation
    4. Design of Rotating Machines
    5. Diving and Under Water Technology
    6. Energy Systems Engineering
    7. Environmental Engineering
    8. Environmental Remote Sensing
    9. Fire and Explosion Engineering
    10. Flow Assurance
    11. Fluid Mechanics and Energetic (France)
    12. Health Safety and Environmental
    13. Hydraulic Engineering (France)
    14. International Shipping
    15. Marine computational Fluid Dynamics
    16. Maritime Operation
    17. Offshore and Ocean Technology
    18. Offshore Engineering
    19. Petroleum Engineering (UK, UNSW, Australia)
    20. Pipeline Engineering
    21. Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
    22. Refinery Design and Operations
    23. Renewable Energy Engineering (UNSW – Australia)
    24. Subsea Engineering
    25. Thermal Power (Gas Turbine Option)
    26. Geothermal Engineering (Germany)
    27. Mechatronics and Mechanical Systems Engineering (USP – Brasil, Germany)
    28. Naval and Ocean Engineering (USP, Brazil)
    29. Mining and Petroleum Engineering (USP, Brasil)
    30. Production Engineering (USP, Brasil)
    31. Systems Engineering and Engineering (Germany)
    32. Geology and Petroleum Geology (Germany)
    33. Reservoir Engineering/Production Technology (Germany)

  3. PhD – Priority Research Areas

  4. 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

PLEASE NOTE THAT:
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. 

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 31st OCTOBER 2015. 
Signed,
Management. 
 

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