The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) said it has rolled out the application process for the 2019/2020 overseas scholarship scheme for M.Sc and PhD studies in the United Kingdom, France and Germany.
Consequently qualified Nigerian youths desirous of acquiring advanced degrees in oil and gas- related fields, now have the opportunity of achieving their dreams.
A statement issued by the PTDF spokesman, Kalu Otisi, said there were various academic and competency requirements in order to qualify for assessment by a selection committee constituted to review applications. These include academic merit, as evidenced by the quality of degrees, full academic transcripts, other professional qualifications and relevant publications.
Others are award for leadership or academic excellence, membership of professional bodies, the viability of the study/ research plan as discerned from a statement of purpose submitted by the applicant stating the reasons for undertaking the study, its relevance to the oil and gas industry and expected impact on national development.
There are also general and specific requirements for M.Sc and Ph.D degree applicants and the full list of sponsored courses.
The application window opened on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, and would last for six weeks.