PTDF Scholarship 2021: I know there are a lot of us asking if the PTDF Scholarship 2021 is out?
Well, the simple answer is YES! the 2021 PTDF Scholarship for in-country and overseas is ongoing.
The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is glad to announce the commencement of its annual PTDF National Scholarship.
Thus, the PTDF is a federal government agency charged with the responsibility of developing local human capacity as well as oil technology to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry.
If you are interested in pursuing your masters and doctorate program within and outside the shores of this country then this scholarship is for you.
Nonetheless, we have other national and international scholarships open to all Nigerians who want to further their studies like the Exxon Mobil Scholarship, agbami scholarship, shell scholarship, Addax scholarship, Agip scholarship, Chevron scholarship, NPDC scholarship, MTN scholarships, and more.
But I’m more interested in this PTDF SCHOLARSHIP as it is a full-ride scholarship for post-graduate study.
In this article, I will be explaining everything you need to know about the PTDF scholarship for postgraduate in-country and overseas. you will learn;
Before we dive right into answering the above questions, here are a few things to know about the scholarship sponsor.
About PTDF As the Scholarship Sponsor
Established by Act 25 of 1973 as amended in Cap 15 of 2000. The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) replaced the former Gulf Oil company Training Fund Act 1964.
The agency as stated earlier is charged with the responsibility of training the top workforce for the Nigerian oil and gas sector.
Thus, to ensure the continuous implementation of this mandate, PTDF established the PTDF annual scholarship program for qualified Nigerians to study for their MSc and Ph.D. programs either in-country or overseas.
That being said, how I can apply for PTDF overseas Scholarship? well, I know that is the question on your mind. Don’t worry! let me help explain the full details on what you need, to apply for the scholarship.
What to do When Applying for PTDF Oversea scholarship
For this year’s academic session (2021-2022), the PTDF overseas scholarship will be taken in the following countries namely; United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil, France (through Campus France), and some top institutions in The USA.
For the in-country, the PTDF National scholarship will be taken in federal universities
To find out the schools available for this year’s PTDF overseas scholarship click the respective country institution list.
PTDF Overseas Scholarship Eligibility
This scholarship is highly competitive, thus if you must succeed follow these eligibility criteria list below. The scholarship board set up will judge your application using them.
If you are an out-country scholarship scheme (OSS) applicant, make you have the following documents.
PTDF Overseas Scholarship Worth
This scholarship is a fully-funded scholarship, as it covers the tuition fees, flight tickets, accommodation, book allowance e.tc.
For locations that require you to learn the country’s language, the scholarship will as well cover the cost.
In-country PTDF Scholarship Scheme 2021-2022
Unlike the overseas scholarship, the in-country scholarship scheme cut across all the levels of study;
Undergraduates, masters, and Ph.D. students are all eligible to apply.
Here, both the undergraduate and MSC applicants are expected to submit a scholarship statement of purpose, discussing why they wish to take the course of study, its relevance to the oil and gas industry, and the contribution of the course to national development.
While those applying for the Ph.D. level will submit a research proposal of not more than six pages to include the following topic(s).
Moreso, the scholarship panel will also consider the following when going through your scholarship applications.
PTDF Undergraduate Scholarship Requirements
If you are an undergraduate applying for the in-country PTDF scholarship scheme please ensure to abide by the following eligibility criteria.
NOTE PLEASEThe eligbility for the in-country scholarship scheme for MSc and PhD applicants is the same as that of the overseas scholarship scheme.
PTDF undergraduate scholarship Required Documents
PTDF Required Documents for MSc applicants
PTDF Required Documents for PhD Applicants
NOTEPhD research areas have been provided to enable applicants chose areas of research (Please see research areas on the PTDF SCHOLARSHIP PORTAL (scholarship.ptdf.gov.ng)
How To Apply For The PTDF SCHOLARSHIP 2021-2022
No matter the scholarship type you applying for (in-country or overseas), undergraduate, masters, or PhD. the application process is the same.
You will need to access the PTDF Scholarship Portal or website, where you generate a pin that will then allow you to fill PTDF Scholarship form online.
IMPORTANT NOTICEIn this year application, Applicants must have a National Identity Number (NIN) before applying for the scholarship. Applicants are to note that they will be required to verify their NIN before proceeding with the application (NIMC verification charges apply).
- the Applicants who have benefitted from any of the PTDF scholarships in the past cannot apply for the same or lower category of degree.
- Applicants who are beneficiaries of any other scholarship need not apply.
- Application is restricted to Federal Universities and for specific courses only.
- Possession of valid admission letter into the University is mandatory for all applicants.
- Postgraduate applicant’s admission letter should be within a validity
PTDF scholarship 2021 Application deadline
The application will open from Monday, July 5 to Friday, August 13, 2021 (6 weeks)