The Local Scholarship Scheme was designed to derive maximum benefit from the University Upgrade and Endowment programs of the Fund. The programme runs in 25 Nigerian universities and 4 centres of excellence. The beneficiaries of the scholarship programme are students offering oil and gas related courses. The LSS is made up of Undergraduate, Masters and PhD scholarship award.

OBJECTIVES OF LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

  • Educating Nigerians in Oil and Gas related fields at undergraduate, Masters and PhD levels in-country to enable them to be at par with other students educated in universities abroad.
  • Feedstock for the Overseas Scholarship Scheme.
  • Provide support to ensure seamless interface with partnering ¬†universities on split-site programmes
  • Facilitate and provide support for development of dual accredited certification for programmes in Nigerian Universities.

POINTS TO NOTE ABOUT PTDF LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

  • Application is restricted to Federal Universities only
  • Possession of valid admission letter into the University is compulsory for all applicants.
  • Postgraduate applicant’s admission letter should be within a validity period of 12 months.
  • Undergraduate applicants must have completed their first year and are currently in their second year of studies.
  • Only undergraduate applicants undertaking studies in oil and gas related fields will be considered.
  • Admission for part-time studies shall not be considered for all category of applications.
  • Selection of candidates shall be based on equitable representation of the 36 States of the Federation and Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

CRITERIA, REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION PROCESS FOR LSS POST GRADUATE

  • PTDF scholarships are highly competitive and only candidates who are outstanding across board are selected.
  • 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).
  • All applicants are required to make a case for their scholarship by submitting a statement of purpose stating the reason(s) they wish to undertake the study, the relevance of the proposed study to the industry and its expected impact on national development.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

(LSS) Undergraduate

  • Applicants must be full time students in any of the Federal Universities.
  • Applicants must be in their second year of study.
  • Course of study should be related to oil and gas industry.
  • Possess 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO including English Language and Mathematics.
  • Possess a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 on scale of 5 or 3.0 on a scale of 4 which is equivalent to 2.1 in their first year.

(LSS) MSc. Requirements for application

  • Applicants must possess full time admission letter into any of the Federal Universities.
  • A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an oil and gas related field or a 2.2 with a minimum working experience of 2 years in the oil and gas industry.
  • Possess at least 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO results.
  • National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate or Letter of exemption.
  • Applicants must be computer literate.
  • Letter of admission into the University.
  • Academic transcript.
  • Evidence of state of origin and local government.
  • Personal statement of a minimum of 1000(one thousand) words stating reasons for undertaking the course of study.
  • Recent passport photograph.

PhD (LSS) Requirements for application

  • Applicants must possess full time admission letter into any of the Federal Universities.
  • A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an Oil and Gas related field or a 2.2 with a minimum working experience of 2 years in the oil and gas industry.
  • Possess at least 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO results.
  • National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate or Letter of exemption.
  • Applicants must be computer literate.
  • A minimum of 2.2 in their first degree and a minimum of merit as a second-degree certificate in an oil and gas related discipline.
  • Valid admission letter of not more than one year.
  • Academic transcripts.
  • Evidence of state of origin and local government.
  • Research area must be relevant to the oil and gas industry.
  • PhD research proposal of not more than 6 pages to include topic, introduction, literature review, research question(s), novelty, methodology, mode of data collection(s), expected outcome(s), relevance to the industry and appropriate references.
  • Recent passport photograph.