Tuesday, September 15, 2015

PTDF 2016 SCHOLARSHIP FOR MASTER AND PHD



PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FUND (PTDF) 2016/2017 PTDF SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME (OVERSEAS & LOCAL)

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. Awards will be granted for studies in the 2016/2017 academic session in the United Kingdom Germany, Australia, USA and France (Greneble) 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) 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 short listed 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.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE POSSESSION OF A VALID UNIVERSITY ADMISSION LETTER IS COMPULSORY FOR LSS, MSC & PHD APPLICANTS.


CRITERIA

MSc (OSS & 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
Applicants for OSS must be in possession of the following:
i.       Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (USA)
ii.     G.R.E (Graduate Record Examination) (USA)
iii.  GMAT -for Management related courses (USA)
iv.   International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (UK)

PhD (OSS & LSS)

1        Applicant must be in the academic in Nigeria Institutions teaching 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 and
6        Applicants must include their masters degree project.
For the Split-Site PhD Programme please click on this link (Split Phd).


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:
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. .
4              Recent Passport Photograph
5              Local Government Identification Letter
6              Master's Degree Certificate (PhD Applicants only)
7              Admission Letter (PhD Applicants)

LIST OF APPROVED COURSES FOR SPONSORSHIP

Scholarships will be offered for admission into the underlisted 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

A. MSc

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 and France that offer these courses, while applying for the Petroleum Development Fund Scholarship.
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- Brazil; Germany)
28          Naval and Ocean Engineering (USP, Brazil)
29          Mining and Petroleum Engineering (USP/Brazil)
30          Production Engineering (USp, Brazil)
31          Systems Engineering and Engineering (Germany)
32          Geology and Petroleum Geology (Germany)
33          Reservoir Engineering/Production Technology (Germany)

B. 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:
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& 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 QUALIFIEDTO APPLY FOR THE PHD.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 31st OCTOBER 2015.

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