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Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Overseas Scholarship Scheme 2010/2011

In furtherance of its mandate, the PTDF is inviting interested qualified Nigerians to apply for its M.Sc and PhD scholarships in Engineering, Geology, Sciences, and Geosciences in Universities in the United Kingdom for the 2010/2011 session.
Application forms can be accessed online with a purchase of a scratch card
from designated main branches of First Bank of Nigeria Plc in all state capitals and FCT upon the payment of a NON-REFUNDABLE sum of N1,000 (One Thousand Naira only). Instructions on how to access the forms online are clearly stated on the backside of the cards. The forms can also be accessed through the Scholarship Boards of the 36 States of the Federation and Directorate of Education under the FCDA, Abuja on presentation of First Bank Draft (only) with face value of N1,000.
Applicants are hereby advised to note that only those who meet the requirements below shall be short listed and invited for an Electronic Aptitude Test for M.Sc and oral interview for PhD applicants on dates and locations that will be announced in due course. PTDF will assist successful candidates in securing admission into suitable M.Sc courses, while the possession of a valid United Kingdom University Admission Letter is compulsory for all PhD applicants.

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 or credit in English language in WAEC,GCE and SSCE; and
5. Applicants must not be above 35 years of age
Applicants without credit in English language as in (4) above but possess any of the following may apply
1. Test of English language as a foreign language (TOEFL)
2. G.R.E (Graduate Record Examination)
3. GMAT – for Management related courses
4. International English Language Testing system (IELTS)
Applicants are advised to scan copies of the following documents and attach to their online application forms. Please ensure that the size of scanned documents does not exceed 30kb.
1. First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result;
2. NYSC discharge certificate;
3. WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO Results or provide PIN numbers on their application forms to enable PTDF view on the relevant authority’s website; and
4. Recent Passport Photograph.
5. Admission Letter (Only for PhD Applicants)
Please find below the list of courses that sponsorship is being offered for MSc and PhD:

1. Applied Instrumentation and Control
2. Basin Evolution and Dynamics
3. Bio fuels Development
4. Biochemical Engineering
5. Computing
6. Corrosion Engineering
7. Diving and Underwater Technology
8. Drilling and Well Engineering
9. Energy Systems Engineering
10. Engineering Geology
11. Environmental Engineering
12. Environmental Remote Sensing
13. Exploration Geophysics
14. Fire & Explosion Engineering
15. Gas Engineering and Management
16. Gas Pipeline Economics & Engineering
17. Geographic information System
18. Geosciences of Subsurface Exploration Appraisal and Development (GEOSEAD)
19. Health Safety and Environment
20. Hydrocarbon Enterprise
21. Marine Computational Fluid Dynamics
22. Maritime Operations
23. Mechanical and Production Engineering
24. Naval Architecture & ocean Engineering
25. Offshore and Ocean Technology
26. Offshore Engineering
27. Oil & Gas Engineering
28. Operations and well Site Geology
29. Petroleum , Gas & Energy Engineering
30. Petroleum Engineering
31. Petroleum Geochemistry
32. Petroleum Geophysics
33. Petroleum Geosciences
34. Petroleum Production Engineering
35. Pipeline Engineering
36. Process Engineering Management
37. Process System Engineering
38. Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
39. Reaction Engineering
40. Refinery Design and Operations
41. Remote sensing and computing
42. Reservoir Engineering
43. Safety Engineering and Risk Management
44. Structural Geology with Geophysics
45. Sub sea Engineering
46. Thermal Power (Gas Turbine Option)
47. Welding Engineering
In addition, the PTDF will also award a limited number of scholarships in the following areas:
1.Petroleum Accounting
2.Energy Finance
3.Oil and Gas Law
4.Oil and Gas Management
5.Petroleum Law and Policy
6.Energy Economics
1. Applicants must be an Academic, teaching oil and gas related subject;
2. Applicants must possess minimum of 2.2 in 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 valid admission letter;
5. Applicants must not be over 40 years of age; and
6. Applicants must include their masters’ degree project.
In addition to the courses listed in (B) above, PhD applicants interested in undertaking research in the
following areas may apply.
1. Geology and Petroleum Geology;
2. Marginal Fields Development;
3. Flow Assurance and Pipeline Geology;
4. Civil and Marine Engineering;
5. Environmental Studies and HSE ( Health, Safety and Environment);
6. Renewable Energy;
7. Reservoir Engineering/Production Technology;
8. Refining Technology;
9. Applied Geophysics;
10. Ship Building and Marine Technology; and
11. Enhanced Oil Recovery.
Please note that recipients of a similar scholarship and former beneficiaries of the PTDF scholarship should not apply.
In due course, qualified applicants will receive sms/email invitation as well as have their names published on PTDF Website ( and some National Dailies for an electronic aptitude test in the case of M.Sc applicants and oral interview for PhD applicants.
Good luck!

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