FG Announces Scholarships for Nigerian Students Interested in Oil & Gas Industry

FG Announces Scholarships for Nigerian Students Interested in Oil & Gas Industry

  • The Federal Government of Nigeria has, in its effort to ensure the sustainability of the country's oil and gas industry, announced scholarships for interested candidates
  • The scholarship is open for interested candidates seeking first degree, Masters degree and doctorate
  • The rationale is to motivate the masses to join in the industry that is the backbone of the Nigerian economy

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The Nigerian government, through one of its initiatives, the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), has announced that its portal is open for scholarship applications for all eligible candidates interested to have a career in the oil and gas industry.

The scholarship is one of the nation's In-Country Scholarship Scheme (ISS), implying that the successful applicants will be admitted to federal universities in the country.

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PTDF announces that all eligible candidates have a fair shot at being selected Image: Getty Images
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The announcement was made in a public message on Monday, May 13, on the agency's official X handle (formerly Twitter).

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The application portal officially opened on Monday, May 13, and will remain so till June 24, 2024.

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The scholarship is open for students seeking undergraduate degrees, Masters and doctorates in any oil and gas-affiliated field.

This may include courses like Petroleum Engineering, Petrochemical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering, among others.

The PTDF is a Nigerian Federal Government agency responsible for maintaining and sustaining the country's petroleum industry.

It is an extremely necessary step as Nigeria's economy heavily relies on the proceeds from crude oil sales.

The agency wrote:

"This is to notify the public that the application portal for the PTDF In-Country Scholarship Scheme (ISS) is opened, intrested applicants can visit the website ptdf.gov.ng for further information"

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During the registration process, the National Identity Number (NIN), a unique number that ascertains that an applicant is indeed a Nigerian, will be demanded.

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