Scholars are hereby informed that travel arrangement has commenced to the different Universities in the UK.Travel arrangement is determined by reservation/availability of accommodation and receipt of valid entry visas from the Visa Section of the British High Commission.Scholars should please note that they will be contacted by telephone by an identified PTDF Staff to report to the Fund before the start dates of their programmes as soon as their visas are received from the British High Commission and we get confirmation of reserved accommodation for them.
Our dear PhD Scholar, You may we wish to recall that your Accommodation and Utility allowances over the years constitute an important aspect of the PTDF’s sponsorship package for all OSS/PhD Scholars to enable the securing of decent accommodation that guarantees conducive learning atmosphere. In its effort to surmount the periodic challenges experienced by scholars in the same respect, PTDF has monetized accommodation and utility allowances for all PhD scholars with effect from 1st October, 2010. The two allowances will be paid to scholars quarterly and in advance. It is envisaged that this measure will eliminate the lingering difficulties in settling accommodation fees by scholars. 2. For all ongoing scholars whose accommodation was paid beyond September 2010, please note that your monetised accommodation allowance will be paid to you taking into consideration the period within the quarter that the accommodation fees was settled by the Fund. The payment will be made such that it will harmonise with your subsequent quarterly payment.3. I am to further inform you that field trips will hence forth be paid ONLY in such cases where field trip forms an integral part of the courses of study and is duly endorsed by the supervisor. In addition, scholars must issue at least 3 months notice before the commencement of the trip. The maximum amount to be paid to scholar as field trip is in the sum of £2,000.00 for the duration of your programme. 3. Scholars are further reminded that the PTDF will continue to sponsor scholars to attend conference that is relevant to their area of study once for the duration of their studies. However, only Scholars who have papers to present in the conference will be sponsored by the Fund. The maximum amount to be paid to scholar for conference is in the sum of £1,300. 4. Please be guided. SignedManagment