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2014/15 SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME at Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)

Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)


The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is a Parastatal   of   the   Ministry   of   Petroleum   Resources established by Decree 25 of 1973 for the purposes of development,   promotion   and   implementation   of petroleum technology and manpower needs through research and training of Nigerians.

The Fund’s Scholarship Application website will be open between 2nd and 23rd October, 2013 for 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 applicants


The website is open to all applicants for the 2013/2014 academic session that experienced difficulties uploading relevant documents to their online application to attach and submit their documents. However, those who successfully applied and uploaded their documents need not apply again.


The Fund is also inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for MSc and PhD Scholarships. A combined aptitude test will be conducted for both 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 MSc applicants as well as oral   interview   for PhD   applicants. Scholarships will be awarded to candidates that meet the selection requirements for both 2013/2014 and 2014/15 in September 2014.

Application Forms can be accessed online using an ATM card or through purchase of a scratch card from designated main branches of First Bank of Nigeria Plc in all the 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 are clearly stated on the backside of the cards.

Applicants may please note that only those who meet the requirements below shall be shortlisted and invited for Electronic Aptitude Test, in the case of Masters Degree candidates, while oral interview will be conducted for PhD (full time) on dates to be announced later.

M.Sc (Overseas)

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 in WAEC/SSCE(C6) or NECO (C4);

5.       Applicants must not be above 30 years of age

Applicants without credit in English language as in (4) above but possess any of the following may apply

i.        Test of English language as a foreign language (TOEFL)

ii.       G.R.E (Graduate Record Examination)

iii.      GMAT -for Management related courses

iv.      International English Language Testing System (IELTS)


1.       Applicants must be in Nigerian Institutions, teaching oil and gas related disciplines;

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


A.    MSC

Scholarships will be offered for admission into the under listed courses

1.       Asset Management (Engineering Asset Management)

2.       Basin Evolution and Dynamics

3.       Diving and-Underwater Technology

4.       Energy Systems Engineering

5.       Environmental Engineering

6.       Environmental Remote Sensing

7.       Fire & Explosion Engineering

8        Health Safety and Environment

9.       Marine Computational Fluid Dynamics

10.     Maritime Operations

11.     Occupational Health and Safety

12.     Offshore and Ocean Technology

13.     Offshore Engineering

14.     Pipeline Engineering and Security

15.     Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

16.     Refinery Design and Operations

17.     Subsea Engineering

18.     Thermal Power (Gas Turbine Option)

19.     Welding Engineering

20.     Design of Rotating Machines

21.     Control Systems

22.     Hydraulic Engineering

23.     Fluid Mechanics and Energetic



B.      PhD Priority Research Area

The PhD research areas in addition to the afore-listed M.Sc 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


(I)               Candidates whose disciplines are not related to the above need not apply.

(II)            Selection will be based strictly on performance in the aptitude test and Oral Interview.



NDDC Post-Graduate Foreign Scholarship Scheme 2013 at Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)



Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

167, Aba Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State


NDDC Post-Graduate Foreign Scholarship Scheme 2013


As part of our Human Resource Development initiatives, NDDC is embarking on Foreign Post­graduate Scholarship Scheme to equip Niger Delta with relevant training and skills for effective participation in the Local Content programme of the current Administration as well as compete globally in various professional fields. The Scheme is for suitably qualified applicants with relevant Bachelor’s Master’s Degree from recognized Universities in the following professional disciplines:


  1. Engineering Medicine
  2. Computer Science/Technology
  3. Geology
  4. Geosciences
  5. Environmental Sciences
  6. Agriculture


Applicants must have gained Post Graduate admission into a recognized University abroad.


Application Requirements

1.       First Degree with minimum of 2nd Class Lower Division for those wishing to undertake a Master’s Degree programme and a good Master’s Degree for PhD candidates from a recognized University,

2.       Gained Admission into a Post Graduate Programme in any of the listed disciplines in a foreign University.

3.       Bond of good conduct from any of the following persons from the applicant’s community/clan.

a.       Member of National Assembly

b.       Chairman of the LGA.

c.      First class traditional ruler.

d.     High Court Judge


4.       Persons with evidence of cult membership or criminal record shall not be considered for the award.



Mode of Application

  1. Application must be made On-line at the Commission’s website:

( with the following attachments:

  • Recent passport photograph
  • Local Government identification letter.
  • Post Graduate (PG) admission letter from Overseas University,
  • Relevant Degrees from recognized University,
  1. Successfully completed application form will be assigned a registration number automatically.
  2. Print the hard copy of the on-line generated acknowledgment for ease of reference.
  3. All short-listed applicants will be posted on NDDC website. (
  4. For further enquiries please contact:






All completed applications must be submitted on or before 31st January, 2013




NITDEF SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME 2012/2013 at National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Federal Ministry of Communication Technology

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)


Federal Ministry of Communication Technology

No. 28 Port Harcourt Crescent, Off Gimbiya Street, Area 11, Garki, Abuja




The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) with its mandate of transforming Nigeria into an IT driven economy for global competitiveness and the dire need to bridge the digital divide has in 2010 established a Scholarship Scheme for Masters (MSc) and Doctorate (PhD) Degrees in relevant areas of Information Technology (IT) obtainable in Nigerian or Foreign/ Overseas Universities.




The scholarship award is strictly based on merit and covers equally the six geo-political zones for PhD and the 36 States and FCT for



The Masters programme will run for one year while the Doctorate programme is expected to run for three years.



PhD: All citizens of Nigeria with MSc in any Information Technology related field are eligible for sponsorship.

MSc. All citizens of Nigeria with First Class or Second Class (Upper) Honours Bachelor’s Degree, (B.Sc) in Information Technology related field.


All eligible candidates that are interested should log on to: to register. The registration period is from now till 24th October, 2012


A comprehensive Aptitude Test will be conducted to determine successful candidates for the award. Only candidates who are found eligible will be invited.