The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) has revealed that 1,305 candidates applied for the 2016/2017 PTDF Overseas Scholarship for PhD studies.
The fund said another 196 candidates also indicated interest in the local scholarship for PhD studies in Nigerian universities.
A statement by the fund’s spokesman, Kalu Otisi in Abuja, said the last stage in the process for the award of scholarship for both foreign and local universities has started.
Otisi said the acting Executive Secretary of PTDF, Mr. Ahmed Aminu Galadima has constituted and inaugurated a central selection committee to interview candidates who were short-listed for the exercise.
Otisi explained that at the end of the screening exercise, 758 candidates out of the 1, 305 that applied for the PhD Overseas Scholarship were short-listed for interview while 133 out of the 196 that applied for the Local Scholarship (PhD) were short-listed and invited for the oral interview.
The subject areas for the award include Engineering and Renewable Energy, Environmental Management, Computing and Geosciences and other related oil and gas courses.
“The break down shows that 411 were short listed for Engineering and Renewable Energy courses, 298 for Environmental Management, 45 for computing and Geosciences and 4 in oil and gas related fields for the overseas scholarship while for the local scholarship scheme, 68 were short-listed for courses in Engineering and Renewable Energy, 21 for Environmental Management, 41 for Computing and Geosciences and 3 for other oil and gas related courses.”
Over the years, Nigerian undergraduates and graduates have benefited from various scholarships of different kinds and from different sponsors.
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