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PTDF Masters & PhD Scholarships for Universities in United Kingdom 2018/2019

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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 institutions under its strategic partnership initiative. Successful candidates will be awarded scholarships to study in the UK for courses commencing in the 2018/2019 academic session.

Application Deadline: 28th April 2018

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

To be taken at (Universities): United Kingdom. Universities include:

  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

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

About the Award: The Strategic Partnership Scholarship was developed to improve the Funds’ Overseas Scholarship Scheme by offering candidates the opportunity to benefit from a diversified pool of knowledge and the facilities offered by world-class institutions across the globe.

In recognition of the fact that the best education can be found on numerous shores, the Fund has sought out strategic partnerships in Germany, France and China where candidates are offered the opportunity to study in English-taught classes and conduct research in world-class facilities where they will also have the opportunity of experiencing new cultures and work environments.

Under this scheme, candidates are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programmes at the partner institutions in any of the three countries (full list of sponsored courses is available below). 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. The programmes will also include language classes to aid scholars settle into their new environments. Please note that the Fund will be responsible for obtaining admissions for the candidates to their selected programmes.

Type: Masters, PhD

Selection Criteria and Eligibility: 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, other professional qualifications acquired, and 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.

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.

 

  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 masters degree project
  7. All lecturers must produce a letter from their Vice Chancellor confirming that they are not in receipt of any other scholarships.

Number of Scholarships: Several

Value of Scholarship: Full scholarship

Duration of Scholarship: for the duration of the degree programme

How to Apply: 

  • Application forms can be accessed on the Website.
  •  Applicants are advised to read through the requirements in the link below before applying.

Visit Scholarship webpage for details to apply

Sponsors: The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)

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