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2020/2021 OVERSEAS POSTGRADUATE AND MASTERS SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2020

2020/2021 OVERSEAS POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME UNDER PTDF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS IN FRANCE, GERMANY, CHINA & MALAYSIA

country eligible: Nigeria

Selection Process, Criteria & Requirements




PTDF scholarships are highly competitive and only applicants who are outstanding across 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 applicants

  • Membership of professional bodies

  • The viability of the study/research plan (PhD Applicants only).

  • 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 oil & gas industry and its expected impact on national development (MSc Applicants only).

Requirements


Masters degree


  • A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) qualification in their first degree or a Second Class Lower (2.2) with relevant industry experience

  • Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)

  • Must be computer literate

  • Possession of 5 O/level credits including English Language.

PhD


  • Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)

  • Must be computer literate

  • A minimum of Second Class Lower (2.2) in their first degree and a good second-degree certificate;

  • 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 (sample template of the proposal is available on the scholarship portal (scholarship.ptdf.gov.ng);

Applicants must also include their master’s degree project

Admission letter.

Required Documents


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 as well as the PIN numbers on the application forms to enable PTDF view the O’level results on the relevant website).

  • Recent Passport Photograph

  • Local Government Identification Letter

  • Master’s Degree Certificate (PhD Applicants only)

  • Evidence of membership of professional associations

NOTE:


  • Applicants must have a National Identity Number (NIN) before applying for the scholarship. Applicants are also expected to upload a NIN Verification Report before completing the application. The report can be obtained from www.verifyme.ng (charges may apply).

  • Ongoing PhD Applicants could only apply provided their Universities are among the PTDF Partnership Universities as listed above;

  • Applicants who have benefitted from any of the PTDF scholarships in the past cannot apply for the same category of degree, except for a higher degree;

  • Applicants who are in possession of a higher degree cannot apply for the same type of degree;

  • Applicants interested in German Institutions should choose Abuja as their preferred interview location;

  • Applicants who are beneficiaries of any other scholarship need not apply;

  • Applicants who successfully scale through the first round of screening will be requested to submit their transcripts; all applicants are therefore advised to prepare their transcripts for submission in anticipation of such a request.


TO APPLY AND MORE INFORMATION VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE



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