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Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by dbtt: 10:04pm On Mar 26, 2020
Go to Canada
After phd, you are guaranteed a PR
You have opportunity of working while studying to augment your finance.
Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by philips3(m): 10:33pm On Mar 26, 2020
I would advise the anonymous and other young Nigerians that want to do their PhD to try some of the universities in South Africa. Universities like KwaZulunatha University, PhD student will not school for the whole 3 years. At University of the Western Cape, PhD student will only pay school fees once which is around R40, 000 (convert Rand to Naira) in the first year. Other years u only pay for registration which is around R2,000 per year.
South Africa universities are very good, quality, and affordable. It is much better than UK universities provided if one does not have scholarship or sponsor.

NB: No job for foreigners after PhD. It is better to come back to Nigeria or look for jobs outside South Africa.
Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by CzarChris(m): 11:43pm On Mar 26, 2020
sexylassie2:


45 million for PhD)

Pls abegi

Worst investment ever.
PTDF Scholarship not his personal cash. It's for 3years.
Tuition
Accommodation
Feeding
Conferences
Etc.
All inclusive and it's even not enough. We are talking exchange rate of pounds to naira here honey. If you see someone with a UK PhD hail am no bi beans. It's usually via scholarship majority(not all) of the people sponsoring their self are usually politicians kids with enough money to throw around.
Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by sexylassie2(f): 12:27am On Mar 27, 2020
CzarChris:
PTDF Scholarship not his personal cash. It's for 3years.
Tuition
Accommodation
Feeding
Conferences
Etc.
All inclusive and it's even not enough. We are talking exchange rate of pounds to naira here honey. If you see someone with a UK PhD hail am no bi beans. It's usually via scholarship majority(not all) of the people sponsoring their self are usually politicians kids with enough money to throw around.

sorry sir,it is impossible for ptdf to give a phd student 45 million naira

that is not true, 45 million naira is like 100,000 pounds
Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by CzarChris(m): 3:06am On Mar 27, 2020
sexylassie2:


sorry sir,it is impossible for ptdf to give a phd student 45 million naira

that is not true, 45 million naira is like 100,000 pounds
Well feel free to believe what you want, but PTDF Scholarship is around 45million and Tetfund scholarship is 30million naira both for PhD scholars. And Tetfund scholars end up doing odd jobs to survive in the UK because the 30m can't last more than 2 years.
And the money is not paid to you once it's paid in tranches/installments.
Please do your investigations/enquires properly before coming here to sound disrespectful.

In the UK you pay your tuition fees every year for the 3years, depending where your school is, accommodation varies. Most times you have to travel to atleast 3-4 different countries for field work or conferences.
That £100k is change when you put all these into account.
You maybe lucky to get a good professor as your supervisor and he might help you out financially for field work or conferences if he has access to grants.

I repeat if you see someone with a UK PhD, respect am e no easy.
Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by Trello: 3:51am On Mar 27, 2020
Thank you guys for all the insightful comments.
I've read through it and hopefully I'll be able to make an an informed decision.
Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by sexylassie2(f): 8:47am On Mar 27, 2020
CzarChris:
Well feel free to believe what you want, but PTDF Scholarship is around 45million and Tetfund scholarship is 30million naira both for PhD scholars. And Tetfund scholars end up doing odd jobs to survive in the UK because the 30m can't last more than 2 years.
And the money is not paid to you once it's paid in tranches/installments.
Please do your investigations/enquires properly before coming here to sound disrespectful.

In the UK you pay your tuition fees every year for the 3years, depending where your school is, accommodation varies. Most times you have to travel to atleast 3-4 different countries for field work or conferences.
That £100k is change when you put all these into account.
You maybe lucky to get a good professor as your supervisor and he might help you out financially for field work or conferences if he has access to grants.

I repeat if you see someone with a UK PhD, respect am e no easy.

Are you for real, stop cooking up stories and exaggerating figures.

No scholarship fund in Nigeria will give you 100,000 pounds,

How much is a annual salaries of a UK teacher 10 -14k pounds
And you are here writing that ptdf will give a PhD student 100k pounds.
Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by rhames: 9:20am On Mar 27, 2020
Trello:
Hello everyone - I'm not quite sure whether this is the right section to post this.

Anyways, I currently hold a Master's degree and I also recently gained admission into a PhD program in a UK university but with no funding from the school and the estimated total cost of the tuition and living expenses amount to about #16 million for the 3 years.

So, I decided to come seek the opinion of folks here with better experience if it really worth spending this amount in the long run or should I rather invest this amount?

Thank you in advance!

Why not try Sweden or any of the Nordic countries with English language universities. They are far cheaper and you will save the cost of your course there than UK or any of the big European countries.
Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by akarider: 9:30am On Mar 27, 2020
Anyways, I currently hold a Master's degree and I also recently gained admission into a PhD program in a UK university but with no funding from the school and the estimated total cost of the tuition and living expenses amount to about #16 million for the 3 years.

So, I decided to come seek the opinion of folks here with better experience if it really worth spending this amount in the long run or should I rather invest this amount?
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Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by Nobody: 9:40am On Mar 27, 2020
You are right & he might also get funding.

I highly recommend the Netherlands but Sweden is fine.

Finland & Switzerland too

There’s France at €380 tuition per year but you need to learn french to survive.

U.K. is definitely not worth spending 16m on Phd. They should be the ones funding you because your research is of their own benefit. Eg: if you discover how to turn make car to fly, they will do quick & claim both you & the research. So you shouldn’t actually pay for Phd

rhames:


Why not try Sweden or any of the Nordic countries with English language universities. They are far cheaper and you will save the cost of your course there than UK or any of the big European countries.

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Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by Halo22: 10:07am On Mar 27, 2020
U see the problem with some Nigerians, you once read a comment where I wrote I was a teacher and in ur perception of what an average teacher in Nigeria appears like, u arrived at a conclusion. Well if u must know, I engage in multiplicity of ventures for survival and future build ups. So bury ur thought of mediocrity towards me ok. I don't have to go beyond this.
erico2k2:

Oga read again,I meant to you N16m might mean heaven and earth but to the OP he can afford it, and just incase u was wondering how I came to that conclusion ,as a secondary school teacher N16m is a massive sum and i get it!
Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by CzarChris(m): 11:37am On Mar 27, 2020
sexylassie2:


Are you for real, stop cooking up stories and exaggerating figures.

No scholarship fund in Nigeria will give you 100,000 pounds,

How much is a annual salaries of a UK teacher 10 -14k pounds
And you are here writing that ptdf will give a PhD student 100k pounds.
I swear your ignorance is truly getting tiring. Simply make your enquires come back here with evidence that I am just making figured up and I will personally recant all my assertions and render a public apology to you.
I am in the academia and I know exactly what I'm telling you. I signed the bonds of 5 lecturers 3 under Tetfund and 2 under PTDF.
So I dare you to prove me wrong.
Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by sexylassie2(f): 3:01pm On Mar 27, 2020
CzarChris:
I swear your ignorance is truly getting tiring. Simply make your enquires come back here with evidence that I am just making figured up and I will personally recant all my assertions and render a public apology to you.
I am in the academia and I know exactly what I'm telling you. I signed the bonds of 5 lecturers 3 under Tetfund and 2 under PTDF.
So I dare you to prove me wrong.

i dont have to prove you wrong you proved yourself wrong by claiming PTDF gives 45 million naira to phd students,

last year, pdtf gave about 3,501 phd students ( Overseas Scholarship Scheme student scholarships)

3501*45,000,000 = 157545000000 naira, in dollars that will be 407,316,212.82 for only Phd overseas Students talkless of masters and undergraduate and also phd local scheme

How much is ptdf buget for 2019
how much is oil revenue for nigeria 2019= N1.51 trillion

you mean govt almost gave out a quarter of its oil revenue for a phd scholarship scheme, i guess you are joking

you signed a bond is different from you saw the worth of the scholarship.

you say they pay phd students 45,000,000 naira each but why are they begging in the uk, 45,000.000 is 100,000 pounds that is a whole lot of cash to sustain you for more than 3 years

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/356051-ptdf-nigeria-spent-n120-billion-on-project-whose-impact-cannot-be-ascertained.html
Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by babyfaceafrica: 3:50pm On Mar 27, 2020
sexylassie2:


i dont have to prove you wrong you proved yourself wrong by claiming PTDF gives 45 million naira to phd students,

last year, pdtf gave about 3,501 phd students ( Overseas Scholarship Scheme student scholarships)

3501*45,000,000 = 157545000000 naira, in dollars that will be 407,316,212.82 for only Phd overseas Students talkless of masters and undergraduate and also phd local scheme

How much is ptdf buget for 2019
how much is oil revenue for nigeria 2019= N1.51 trillion

you mean govt almost gave out a quarter of its oil revenue for a phd scholarship scheme, i guess you are joking

you signed a bond is different from you saw the worth of the scholarship.

you say they pay phd students 45,000,000 naira each but why are they begging in the uk, 45,000.000 is 100,000 pounds that is a whole lot of cash to sustain you for more than 3 years

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/356051-ptdf-nigeria-spent-n120-billion-on-project-whose-impact-cannot-be-ascertained.html

Logically, you have a valid point.. That amount looks huge
Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by erico2k2(m): 6:49pm On Mar 27, 2020
Halo22:
U see the problem with some Nigerians, you once read a comment where I wrote I was a teacher and in ur perception of what an average teacher in Nigeria appears like, u arrived at a conclusion. Well if u must know, I engage in multiplicity of ventures for survival and future build ups. So bury ur thought of mediocrity towards me ok. I don't have to go beyond this.
My friend will you sharaaap there,you are a teacher so what, what's wrong being a Teacher? even if you are a lecturer there is no way you can have such funds in cash as a civil servant unless you were a thief, in you once a teacher was last year plus you were studying too, the internet do not 4get, this is what happenes when you lay bare ur stuff on line!
Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by erico2k2(m): 6:51pm On Mar 27, 2020
CzarChris:
I swear your ignorance is truly getting tiring. Simply make your enquires come back here with evidence that I am just making figured up and I will personally recant all my assertions and render a public apology to you.
I am in the academia and I know exactly what I'm telling you. I signed the bonds of 5 lecturers 3 under Tetfund and 2 under PTDF.
So I dare you to prove me wrong.
This guy I seriously do not know what to say to you, if that was the case I would have gone to do the mentioned!
Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by erico2k2(m): 6:52pm On Mar 27, 2020
mikeerrr:
You are right & he might also get funding.

I highly recommend the Netherlands but Sweden is fine.

Finland & Switzerland too

There’s France at €380 tuition per year but you need to learn french to survive.

U.K. is definitely not worth spending 16m on Phd. They should be the ones funding you because your research is of their own benefit. Eg: if you discover how to turn make car to fly, they will do quick & claim both you & the research. So you shouldn’t actually pay for Phd

DO you know the number of people from the US studying in the UK? even from France and Swiss?
Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by Nobody: 7:01pm On Mar 27, 2020
Huh
erico2k2:

DO you know the number of people from the US studying in the UK? even from France and Swiss?
Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by Halo22: 10:12pm On Mar 27, 2020
Ur write-ups have started appearing stupid and continuing chatting with you will make me ur counterpart in foolishness, so find ur way Nwanne.
erico2k2:

My friend will you sharaaap there,you are a teacher so what, what's wrong being a Teacher? even if you are a lecturer there is no way you can have such funds in cash as a civil servant unless you were a thief, in you once a teacher was last year plus you were studying too, the internet do not 4get, this is what happenes when you lay bare ur stuff on line!
Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by erico2k2(m): 11:05pm On Mar 27, 2020
Halo22:
Ur write-ups have started appearing stupid and continuing chatting with you will make me ur counterpart in foolishness, so find ur way Nwanne.
As expected, head big no brain and with this stupidity U got to teach some kid, POOR KIDS

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Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by Bolognese: 12:57am On Mar 28, 2020
Wrong, PTDF didn’t award 3501 PhD scholarships last year.

3501 might be the number of PHD scholarships awarded since inception of their Overseas Scholarship Scheme (OSS).

For masters, in 2014 PTDF gave 6 per oil producing states, and 4 per non oil producing states, the slot for PhD is far less. Some years, PTDF gave for PhD, 3 for oil producing and 2 for non oil producing, then an extra 1 per geopolitical zone, with a bias to favour female PhD students.

Now with respect to the budget per PhD student:

PTDF doesn’t operate like TETFUND where they get to pay everything to the PhD student’s account.

PTDF is responsible for your tuition fees for 36 months.

For example, if your tuition in Imperial College for instance is £26,500, PTDF will pay directly to the University annually for a maximum 3 years...

Then with respect to upkeep, PTDF pays her PhD students £1,500 per month’s, for a maximum of 36 months. This is paid every 6 months, I.e you receive upkeep of 1,500 * 6 for the first six months, and towards the end of the sixth month, you receive for months 7-12. They also make provision for Laptop, Warm Clothing, Cutlery, and Bench fees (for those it applies to)...

In summary:

Tuition: £26,500 * 3 = £79,500
Upkeep: £1,500 * 36 = £54,000
Bench fees: £3500 * 3 = £10,500
Laptop: £1000
Warm Clothing/Cutlery/Etc: £500

TOTAL: £145,000.

At current exchange rate, £145,000 is equivalent to about 70M...

PS: DMainman can correct me if I’m wrong.


sexylassie2:


i dont have to prove you wrong you proved yourself wrong by claiming PTDF gives 45 million naira to phd students,

last year, pdtf gave about 3,501 phd students ( Overseas Scholarship Scheme student scholarships)

3501*45,000,000 = 157545000000 naira, in dollars that will be 407,316,212.82 for only Phd overseas Students talkless of masters and undergraduate and also phd local scheme

How much is ptdf buget for 2019
how much is oil revenue for nigeria 2019= N1.51 trillion

you mean govt almost gave out a quarter of its oil revenue for a phd scholarship scheme, i guess you are joking

you signed a bond is different from you saw the worth of the scholarship.

you say they pay phd students 45,000,000 naira each but why are they begging in the uk, 45,000.000 is 100,000 pounds that is a whole lot of cash to sustain you for more than 3 years

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/356051-ptdf-nigeria-spent-n120-billion-on-project-whose-impact-cannot-be-ascertained.html
Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by sexylassie2(f): 6:05pm On Mar 28, 2020
Bolognese:
Wrong, PTDF didn’t award 3501 PhD scholarships last year.

3501 might be the number of PHD scholarships awarded since inception of their Overseas Scholarship Scheme (OSS).

For masters, in 2014 PTDF gave 6 per oil producing states, and 4 per non oil producing states, the slot for PhD is far less. Some years, PTDF gave for PhD, 3 for oil producing and 2 for non oil producing, then an extra 1 per geopolitical zone, with a bias to favour female PhD students.

Now with respect to the budget per PhD student:

PTDF doesn’t operate like TETFUND where they get to pay everything to the PhD student’s account.

PTDF is responsible for your tuition fees for 36 months.

For example, if your tuition in Imperial College for instance is £26,500, PTDF will pay directly to the University annually for a maximum 3 years...

Then with respect to upkeep, PTDF pays her PhD students £1,500 per month’s, for a maximum of 36 months. This is paid every 6 months, I.e you receive upkeep of 1,500 * 6 for the first six months, and towards the end of the sixth month, you receive for months 7-12. They also make provision for Laptop, Warm Clothing, Cutlery, and Bench fees (for those it applies to)...

In summary:

Tuition: £26,500 * 3 = £79,500
Upkeep: £1,500 * 36 = £54,000
Bench fees: £3500 * 3 = £10,500
Laptop: £1000
Warm Clothing/Cutlery/Etc: £500

TOTAL: £145,000.

At current exchange rate, £145,000 is equivalent to about 70M...

PS: DMainman can correct me if I’m wrong.




some of what you wrote are true and some not true

ptdf do not spend up to 145,000 pounds on a phd students even if they are not going to receive the money directly

maybe i was wrong about the total number fo phd scholarships awarded

last year for foreign phd scholarships..ptdf, gave about 148 phd scholarships to those that want to study in countries and universities in UK, GERMANY & FRANCE , ptdf have strategic partnership and alliances with some universities in those countries, these universities offers lot of discounts to ptdf.

for example in Germany were tuition free, do you think ptdf will give the phd student 45,000,000 or what? what they do is pay their stipends as you wrote down
Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by Bolognese: 6:39pm On Mar 28, 2020
No need for arguments,

I'm a PTDF Scholar.

Got the Undergraduate LSS

MSc OSS UK

Currently rounding up my PhD OSS UK

My tuition per academic year is 18,910 (agreed it's not up to what imperial pays as tuition), and I don't have bench fees, but the rest are fixed across board and was funded by PTDF.

I forgot to mention they paid for my IHS for 4 years, Visa Costs and a return flight ticket.

My dear, most scholars get more than 45M at the end of the day!

sexylassie2:



some of what you wrote are true and some not true

ptdf do not spend up to 145,000 pounds on a phd students even if they are not going to receive the money directly

maybe i was wrong about the total number fo phd scholarships awarded

last year for foreign phd scholarships..ptdf, gave about 148 phd scholarships to those that want to study in countries and universities in UK, GERMANY & FRANCE , ptdf have strategic partnership and alliances with some universities in those countries, these universities offers lot of discounts to ptdf.

for example in germany were tuition free, do you think ptdf will give the phd student 45,000,000 or what?
Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by Bolognese: 6:46pm On Mar 28, 2020
Germany, France and Brazil (not sure they continued with this) were introduced 2016/2017. At inception, it was only UK!

sexylassie2:



some of what you wrote are true and some not true

ptdf do not spend up to 145,000 pounds on a phd students even if they are not going to receive the money directly

maybe i was wrong about the total number fo phd scholarships awarded

last year for foreign phd scholarships..ptdf, gave about 148 phd scholarships to those that want to study in countries and universities in UK, GERMANY & FRANCE , ptdf have strategic partnership and alliances with some universities in those countries, these universities offers lot of discounts to ptdf.

for example in Germany were tuition free, do you think ptdf will give the phd student 45,000,000 or what? what they do is pay their stipends as you wrote down
Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by Nobody: 6:49pm On Mar 28, 2020
Period.

Bolognese:
No need for arguments,

I'm a PTDF Scholar.

Got the Undergraduate LSS

MSc OSS UK

Currently rounding up my PhD OSS UK

My tuition per academic year is 18,910 (agreed it's not up to what imperial pays as tuition), and I don't have bench fees, but the rest are fixed across board and was funded by PTDF.

I forgot to mention they paid for my IHS for 4 years, Visa Costs and a return flight ticket.

My dear, most scholars get more than 45M at the end of the day!

Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by sexylassie2(f): 7:20pm On Mar 28, 2020
Bolognese:
Germany, France and Brazil (not sure they continued with this) were introduced 2016/2017. At inception, it was only UK!


there is uk, germany france and china never brazil

as long as 2013, it was uk and france
Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by Bolognese: 7:25pm On Mar 28, 2020
Madam I know 10 people who went to Brazil.

No need for long talk.

The agreement was signed with USP University of Sao Paulo Brazil!

sexylassie2:


there is uk, germany france and china never brazil

as long as 2013, it was uk and france
Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by Bolognese: 7:29pm On Mar 28, 2020
PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH UNIVERSITY OF SAO PAULO
PTDF FORMALISES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH UNIVERSITY OF SAO PAULO BRAZIL

After funding the training of over 2, 500 MSc and 642 PhD Scholars in various oil and gas academic disciplines in its 15 years of operation, the management of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) under the leadership of Acting Executive secretary, Mr. Ahmed Galadima Aminu decided to review the direction of its training programmes taking into consideration the funding constraints arising from declining crude oil price in the international market.

This resulted in a strategic shift in the implementation of the Overseas Scholarship Scheme with more emphasis on domestication and transfer of technology. To put this initiative on stream, the Petroleum Technology Development Fund is going into partnership with some institutions abroad for joint sponsorship arrangement on scholar’s tuition and for research.

At present, the Fund has concluded discussions and consultations for partnership agreements with the German Academic Exchange Services; The French Government Eiffel Executive Scholarship; The Brazil National Council for Scientific and Technological Development; The Sao Paulo Research Foundation; and the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

On the 12th of May, 2016, the Acting Executive Secretary, Petroleum Technology Development Fund Mr. Ahmed Galadima Aminu took the first major step in giving effect to these collaborative arrangements in the operation of PTDF Overseas Scholarship Scheme, when he led a delegation of PTDF officials to endorse a Letter of Intent towards formalizing a strategic partnership between the Petroleum Technology Development Fund and the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The Letter of Intent for International co-operation between the Fund and the Brazilian Institution was signed on behalf of the University of Sao Paulo by the Director/Dean, Professor José Roberto Castilho Piqueira while Ahmed Galadima Aminu, Acting Executive Secretary, endorsed the agreement on behalf of the Fund.

The signing ceremony which took place at the administration building of the University of Sao Paulo, Butanta, Brazil heralds the commencement of a new initiative in the operation of PTDF Overseas Scholarship Scheme. As from September 2016, PTDF will start sending Nigerian scholars to the University on free tuition arrangement. This development, the Acting Executive Secretary says is historic and a great milestone achievement for the Fund.

“This event today (12-05-2016) marks the formalisation of a relationship between PTDF and one of the outstanding universities in Brazil and indeed in South America. For the first time we are sending Nigerian students overseas to study oil and gas related courses on tuition free basis, so we are highly excited with the collaboration. We believe that this is going to be the beginning of a mutually beneficial relationship between PTDF and the University of Sao Paulo and between Nigeria and Brazil”.

Professor José Roberto Castilho Piqueira, Dean University of Sao Paulo said the event sign-posts the commencement of an enduring relationship and partnership between the University and a great country like Nigeria through PTDF to achieve technological independence. “We are very committed to starting a new international collaboration. It is important to have a country like Nigeria as our partner because for us it is very important to have technological independence for countries like Nigeria and Brazil. So it is a pleasure to receive your students here and we are going to do our best in our graduate programme for the students. We hope that this relationship will survive for years in order to sustain the collaboration between us”

The Consul-General, Consulate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Brazil, Muntari Abdul Kaita who witnessed the signing of the documents of Intent, recalled the long standing relationship between Nigeria and Brazil particularly in the promotion of educational and technological opportunities through the students exchange programme about 30 years ago. He said the new agreement between PTDF and USP will open a new vista of opportunity for transfer of knowledge and technology, based on South-South co-operation.

“The relationship between Nigeria and Brazil has been on for a very long time. We have lots of Nigerians that passed through the University of Sao Paulo. Today they have settled here and contributing their own part. But this new agreement between PTDF and USP will open a new vista of opportunity for us. We have seen in Brazil a lot of things that we envy and we want to have them in Nigeria. And since you are willing to transfer such knowledge and technology to us, it is a thing of pride. This event of today is of high significance to us as a government. We give credit to the university of Sao Paulo administration and also thanks to PTDF for taking advantage of the academic opportunities offered by the University and we look forward to having more co-operation with Brazilian Institutions”.

The letter of intent is a commitment by both parties to in the course of the relationship reduce all the terms into a valid Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) to be signed at a future date.

A cardinal principle of the partnership is that every research area that will be conducted by Nigerian scholars in the university will be towards solving problems of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. According to the General Manager, Legal and Secretariat Services Department, Mr. Balarabe Ahmed who reviewed the agreement, said “All the topics of research must be on areas that take care of the problems of Nigeria. It must be of practical value and we have a convergence of interest between us and the university”. He emphasised that circumstances of dwindling financial resources makes it imperative for PTDF to seek pragmatic ways of continuing to provide its scholars with the best education and training in oil and gas at less cost.

“I have to emphasize that this partnership enables us to send students to this university without payment of any tuition fee and it is incumbent on us to pay only for the maintenance of the scholars which is not the case when we take them to institutions in the United kingdom and the United States where we pay exorbitant school fees. This is what we are trying to avoid considering the times and circumstances”.

The Letter of Intent signed by PTDF and USP proposes to establish a mutual co-operation in the conduct of academic projects for the purpose of teaching, research and community service. Under the terms of the agreement, the signatory institutions may exchange scholars and students. In this regard, both PTDF and USP agreed to start the co-operation with 20 post graduate students from Nigeria commencing their studies at the University of Sao Paulo in September 2016. The agreement specifically provides that there will be no tuition fees applied to PTDF scholars for the duration of their studies in the University.

Professor Georgio De Tomi, Head of Department of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, University of Sao Paulo, speaking on the historic signing of the agreement, said as petroleum is a very important resource to both Nigeria and Brazil, there is a need to develop the means and technology to harness the resource.

“So we are very excited with this opportunity to work with PTDF to develop new solutions and training people to face the challenge of the future in terms of the production of oil. The main concern is to get to know the resource, learn methods and acquire technology that will be used to model our oil fields and plan on how best to use technology to extract oil in a competitive manner taking into account the characteristics of each region and its location”.

The University of Sao Paulo otherwise known as ESCOLA POLITECHNICA DA UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO is ranked among the best 50 engineering schools in the world mainly in the area of petroleum.

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund intends to execute similar agreements with the French Government through the French Embassy and the German academic exchange programme under which PTDF scholars will enjoy the benefits of free tuition studies in addition to free visa processing and free health insurance. According to Head, Education Division, PTDF Mrs. Rabia’h Umar Waziri- Adamu “These collaborations we have undertaken globally will actually give us maximum value in terms of sending students abroad”.

Kalu Otisi Esq.

Head, Press and External Relations

May 18, 2016

sexylassie2:


there is uk, germany france and china never brazil

as long as 2013, it was uk and france
Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by sexylassie2(f): 7:47pm On Mar 28, 2020
Bolognese:
No need for arguments,

I'm a PTDF Scholar.

Got the Undergraduate LSS

MSc OSS UK

Currently rounding up my PhD OSS UK

My tuition per academic year is 18,910 (agreed it's not up to what imperial pays as tuition), and I don't have bench fees, but the rest are fixed across board and was funded by PTDF.

I forgot to mention they paid for my IHS for 4 years, Visa Costs and a return flight ticket.

My dear, most scholars get more than 45M at the end of the day!


i still think, it is an exaggeration,

i still stand with my word,no scholar get up to 45 million, period, there is no even physical cash given out except your allowances.

and you are no ptdf scholar, in 2016, you applied for Graduate Civil Engineer" in the department of petroleum resources.

your story do not add up.

now, you claim you got ptdf scholarship for bsc, msc and phd...well done.

Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by sexylassie2(f): 7:49pm On Mar 28, 2020
Bolognese:
PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH UNIVERSITY OF SAO PAULO
PTDF FORMALISES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH UNIVERSITY OF SAO PAULO BRAZIL

After funding the training of over 2, 500 MSc and 642 PhD Scholars in various oil and gas academic disciplines in its 15 years of operation, the management of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) under the leadership of Acting Executive secretary, Mr. Ahmed Galadima Aminu decided to review the direction of its training programmes taking into consideration the funding constraints arising from declining crude oil price in the international market.

This resulted in a strategic shift in the implementation of the Overseas Scholarship Scheme with more emphasis on domestication and transfer of technology. To put this initiative on stream, the Petroleum Technology Development Fund is going into partnership with some institutions abroad for joint sponsorship arrangement on scholar’s tuition and for research.

At present, the Fund has concluded discussions and consultations for partnership agreements with the German Academic Exchange Services; The French Government Eiffel Executive Scholarship; The Brazil National Council for Scientific and Technological Development; The Sao Paulo Research Foundation; and the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

On the 12th of May, 2016, the Acting Executive Secretary, Petroleum Technology Development Fund Mr. Ahmed Galadima Aminu took the first major step in giving effect to these collaborative arrangements in the operation of PTDF Overseas Scholarship Scheme, when he led a delegation of PTDF officials to endorse a Letter of Intent towards formalizing a strategic partnership between the Petroleum Technology Development Fund and the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The Letter of Intent for International co-operation between the Fund and the Brazilian Institution was signed on behalf of the University of Sao Paulo by the Director/Dean, Professor José Roberto Castilho Piqueira while Ahmed Galadima Aminu, Acting Executive Secretary, endorsed the agreement on behalf of the Fund.

The signing ceremony which took place at the administration building of the University of Sao Paulo, Butanta, Brazil heralds the commencement of a new initiative in the operation of PTDF Overseas Scholarship Scheme. As from September 2016, PTDF will start sending Nigerian scholars to the University on free tuition arrangement. This development, the Acting Executive Secretary says is historic and a great milestone achievement for the Fund.

“This event today (12-05-2016) marks the formalisation of a relationship between PTDF and one of the outstanding universities in Brazil and indeed in South America. For the first time we are sending Nigerian students overseas to study oil and gas related courses on tuition free basis, so we are highly excited with the collaboration. We believe that this is going to be the beginning of a mutually beneficial relationship between PTDF and the University of Sao Paulo and between Nigeria and Brazil”.

Professor José Roberto Castilho Piqueira, Dean University of Sao Paulo said the event sign-posts the commencement of an enduring relationship and partnership between the University and a great country like Nigeria through PTDF to achieve technological independence. “We are very committed to starting a new international collaboration. It is important to have a country like Nigeria as our partner because for us it is very important to have technological independence for countries like Nigeria and Brazil. So it is a pleasure to receive your students here and we are going to do our best in our graduate programme for the students. We hope that this relationship will survive for years in order to sustain the collaboration between us”

The Consul-General, Consulate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Brazil, Muntari Abdul Kaita who witnessed the signing of the documents of Intent, recalled the long standing relationship between Nigeria and Brazil particularly in the promotion of educational and technological opportunities through the students exchange programme about 30 years ago. He said the new agreement between PTDF and USP will open a new vista of opportunity for transfer of knowledge and technology, based on South-South co-operation.

“The relationship between Nigeria and Brazil has been on for a very long time. We have lots of Nigerians that passed through the University of Sao Paulo. Today they have settled here and contributing their own part. But this new agreement between PTDF and USP will open a new vista of opportunity for us. We have seen in Brazil a lot of things that we envy and we want to have them in Nigeria. And since you are willing to transfer such knowledge and technology to us, it is a thing of pride. This event of today is of high significance to us as a government. We give credit to the university of Sao Paulo administration and also thanks to PTDF for taking advantage of the academic opportunities offered by the University and we look forward to having more co-operation with Brazilian Institutions”.

The letter of intent is a commitment by both parties to in the course of the relationship reduce all the terms into a valid Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) to be signed at a future date.

A cardinal principle of the partnership is that every research area that will be conducted by Nigerian scholars in the university will be towards solving problems of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. According to the General Manager, Legal and Secretariat Services Department, Mr. Balarabe Ahmed who reviewed the agreement, said “All the topics of research must be on areas that take care of the problems of Nigeria. It must be of practical value and we have a convergence of interest between us and the university”. He emphasised that circumstances of dwindling financial resources makes it imperative for PTDF to seek pragmatic ways of continuing to provide its scholars with the best education and training in oil and gas at less cost.

“I have to emphasize that this partnership enables us to send students to this university without payment of any tuition fee and it is incumbent on us to pay only for the maintenance of the scholars which is not the case when we take them to institutions in the United kingdom and the United States where we pay exorbitant school fees. This is what we are trying to avoid considering the times and circumstances”.

The Letter of Intent signed by PTDF and USP proposes to establish a mutual co-operation in the conduct of academic projects for the purpose of teaching, research and community service. Under the terms of the agreement, the signatory institutions may exchange scholars and students. In this regard, both PTDF and USP agreed to start the co-operation with 20 post graduate students from Nigeria commencing their studies at the University of Sao Paulo in September 2016. The agreement specifically provides that there will be no tuition fees applied to PTDF scholars for the duration of their studies in the University.

Professor Georgio De Tomi, Head of Department of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, University of Sao Paulo, speaking on the historic signing of the agreement, said as petroleum is a very important resource to both Nigeria and Brazil, there is a need to develop the means and technology to harness the resource.

“So we are very excited with this opportunity to work with PTDF to develop new solutions and training people to face the challenge of the future in terms of the production of oil. The main concern is to get to know the resource, learn methods and acquire technology that will be used to model our oil fields and plan on how best to use technology to extract oil in a competitive manner taking into account the characteristics of each region and its location”.

The University of Sao Paulo otherwise known as ESCOLA POLITECHNICA DA UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO is ranked among the best 50 engineering schools in the world mainly in the area of petroleum.

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund intends to execute similar agreements with the French Government through the French Embassy and the German academic exchange programme under which PTDF scholars will enjoy the benefits of free tuition studies in addition to free visa processing and free health insurance. According to Head, Education Division, PTDF Mrs. Rabia’h Umar Waziri- Adamu “These collaborations we have undertaken globally will actually give us maximum value in terms of sending students abroad”.

Kalu Otisi Esq.

Head, Press and External Relations

May 18, 2016


but no more,
Re: Is Spending N16M On A 3-Year Ph.D In The UK Worth It? by Bolognese: 8:04pm On Mar 28, 2020
Yes I applied for the Graduate Civil Engineering role with DPR, I even applied for the just concluded NNPC Graduate entry role because I don't have working experience, I did that because I know how long the recruitment takes...

You can drop me a mail and i'll send you copies of all my award letters, not like I need you to believe me, it doesn't change nada!

sexylassie2:


i still think, it is an exaggeration,

i still stand with my word,no scholar get up to 45 million, period, there is no even physical cash given out except your allowances.

and you are no ptdf scholar, in 2016, you applied for Graduate Civil Engineer" in the department of petroleum resources.

your story do not add up.

now, you claim you got ptdf scholarship for bsc, msc and phd...well done.

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