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Friday, December 24, 2010


The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is a parastatal of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources established by Degree 25 0f 1973 dedicated for the purpose of development, promotion and implementation of petroleum technology and manpower development through research and training of Nigerians as graduates, professionals, technicians and craftsmen in the fields of engineering, geology, geosciences, management, economics and relevant fields in the petroleum and solid minerals industry in Nigeria or abroad. .Eligibility Requirements
In pursuit of its mandate the PTDF is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for its MSc and PhD Scholarships as well as Undergraduate, under the PTDF scholarship scheme. Scholarships will be awarded for studies in areas listed below, in the United Kingdom and upgraded Universities in Nigeria for the 2011/2012 session. However, the undergraduate level will be awarded for studies in Nigeria only.

Application forms can be accessed online using an ATM card or through purchase of a scratch card from designated major branches of First Bank of Nigeria Plc and Skye Bank Plc in all state capitals and FCT, upon the payment of a NON-REFUNDABLE sum of N1,000 (One Thousand Naira Only). Instructions on how to access the form online is clearly stated on the backside of the cards.
PTDF however wishes to inform all its esteemed applicants that its Overseas Scholarship Scheme was instituted as a short term measure to address identified skills gaps, pending the outcome of the various capacity building efforts being made to enable our domestic universities effectively handle the onerous task of grooming qualitative professionals in the oil and gas related disciplines. With the numerous upgrade programmes executed by the Fund in some Federal Universities in Nigeria, the Fund intends to shift emphasis to training Nigerians in-country from next session. Consequently, only a limited number of candidates will be sponsored overseas and the rest in Nigerian Universities listed below.
African University of Science and Technology – Petroleum Eng
Institute of Petroleum Studies, Port Harcourt
University of Port Harcourt- Gas Eng
University of Ibadan- Petroleum Eng
University of Nigeria Nsukka- Geology
University of Benin- Renewable Energy
University of Jos- Mining & Geology
University of Maiduguri – Geology
Ahmadu Bello University – Chemical Eng
Usman Dan Fodio University – Industrial Chemistry
Federal University of Technology, Owerri – Applied Chemistry
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife – Geology
University of Calabar – Applied Chemistry
University of Uyo – Chemical & Petroleum Eng
Bayero University Kano – Electrical Eng
Federal University of Technology, Minna – Chemical Eng
University of Ilorin – Geology & Mineral Science

Applicants are hereby advised to note that only those who meet the requirements below shall be shortlisted and invited for Electronic Aptitude Test for Undergraduate and MSc, while oral interview will be conducted for PhD applicants on dates to be announced later.After the aptitude tests and interviews, the best qualified candidates will be selected and awarded PTDF Scholarships. PLEASE NOTE THAT UNDERGRADUATE APPLICANTS MUST BE IN THEIR 2ND YEAR IN ANY OF THE LISTED NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES, WHILE THE POSSESSION OF A VALID UNIVERSITY ADMISSION LETTER IS COMPULSORY FOR ALL PHD APPLICANTS. PTDF will assist successful MSc candidates in securing admission into suitable Universities (within and outside Nigeria)  BASIC REQUIREMENTS


The Dangote group is a leading Industrial Conglomerate in the Sub-Sahara African with interest in Food, Cement, Sugar, Salt etc.
As part of its strategy of building a talent pipeline for its future growth requirement, the Group has embarked upon a Vocational Technical Trainee Scheme where selected candidates would be provided with comprehensive vocational skills training for 12 months. Under this scheme the Group requires application from exceptionally qualified Ordinary National Diploma (OND) holders who have the right attitude and passion for technical work

The programme has been designed to equip successful candidates with the hands on knowledge to be competent professionals as well as enhancing their leadership skills in their chosen field of engineering (Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics, Chemical, Welding and Fabrication) that will translate into productive contributions to the growth of Dangote Group and other manufacturing companies in Nigeria

  • The ideal candidates must have completed his/her OND no earlier than December 2008.
  • Age: Between 18-26 years only.
  • GPA Score: Minimum 3.0
  • Minimum O level credits: 5 including Mathematics and English Language.
  • Engineering Courses: Mechanical, Electrical & Electronics, Chemicals, Welding & Fabrication.

CLICK HERE TO FILL Online forms:

Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
The selection process including written test and personal interview


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