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The Application Process

01. Start Online Submission

Submit an online form to start your application. Read through the article below, then click on the button at the bottom of the page to access the form.

02. Aptitude Test

Candidates who meet all the requirements would be required to take an aptitude test. Successful candidates would be invited for an oral interview

03. Oral Interview

The oral interview is the last phase of the application process. Successful candidates from the phase would be offered admission

Admission into the M.Sc. (Petroleum Engineering and Project Development Programme) for 2022/2023 Session

An International MSc programme

The M.Sc., Petroleum Engineering and Project Development programme is, an International Collaborative Graduate programme between IFP School, France and the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, delivered by the IPS and founded by the NNPC/ TotalEnergies E & P Nigeria Limited Joint Venture.

The aim of this professional master’s degree programme is to provide graduates with:
  • Broad knowledge of traditional fossil fuels development
  • Knowledge to explore the development of other energies for the African energy sector.
  • Project Development
Admission is open to suitably qualified candidates from Nigeria and also open to suitably qualified candidates from the Sub-Saharan region of Africa.

Come and experience the IPS

This MSc program will prepare you for the next steps in your career and you will learn from experts and industry leaders. 

The institute’s faculty is made up of lecturers from the University of Port Harcourt (UniPort), Nigeria, IFP School, France, and specialists from the Energy industry in Nigeria and the diaspora.  Learning is supported by modern day, state-of-the-art applicable industry software. You will participate in numerous field visits and reviews of field-case studies and visit several laboratories.  

The Institute offers a conducive learning environment, equipped with internet access, virtual library, and hands-on training with student access to relevant information technology equipment. 

The IPS hostel is of good standard with provisions that encourage and foster team spirit and collaboration amongst the students. 

IPS graduates have a 95% internship and employability rate in the oil and gas industry on graduation.

The Institute of Petroleum Studies (IPS) was established in 2003, as a bold effort to bridge the skills gap between theory of the classroom and the practical and changing needs of the oil and gas industry.

Programme Duration: The programme is an intensive full-time study programme that runs for twelve (12) calendar months, non-stop.

Award of Degree: Successful students shall be awarded a joint Masters’ degree from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria and IFP School, France.

Admission Requirements: Candidates must possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in any branch of Engineering.

Additional consideration may be given to company sponsored personnel already working in the oil & gas industry, with a minimum of 5 years relevant upstream petroleum experience, a Second Class Honours Lower Division, with a CGPA of not less than 3.00 on a scale of 5.00.
Graduates of the IPS Postgraduate Diploma, who meet the admission and screening requirements, may also apply.
Application is via www.ipsng.org/

A non-refundable fee of Twenty Thousand Naira (N20, 000) only will be required to be paid online to start the application procedure.

Names of short-listed candidates will be published on the IPS website www.ipsng.org. 

The programme is a tuition paying program and successfully admitted students shall be responsible for their tuition or seek for sponsorship.


- Sunday 18th September 2022.
Completed hard or e-copy Application Forms with credentials, must be returned to The Admissions Officer, Institute of Petroleum Studies, University of Port Harcourt, East-West Road, PMB 2, UniPort Post Office, Choba, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, West Africa on or before Wednesday 31st August 2022.
- Monday, September 26th, 2022.
Aptitude Test
- Friday, September 30th, 2022.
Oral Interview-
- Monday, December 5th, 2022.
Academic activities for the session will start on Monday, December 5th, 2022.

Any change will be communicated by e-mail

For inquiries please contact +234 9090624900 or email the Admissions Officer: nwogu.jeneibiwari@ipsng.org   


Session 2022/2023 Admission into Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Technology (PGDPT)


The Institute of Petroleum Studies (IPS) offers programmes for sustainable development of the petroleum and energy industry.

The postgraduate programme is designed for the sustainable development of oil/gas and energy-producing host communities. The Institute provides a conducive learning environment, full internet access, a virtual library, and hands-on training using one computer per student. Students use state-of-the-art software, industry case studies and undertake field visits. Students are encouraged to live and work together, thus developing team spirit.


The aim of this operations-oriented Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Technology programme, sponsored by NNPC/TotalEnergies, is to improve the technical competence and skills of graduates from the communities in which they produce to make them competitive for recruitment in the petroleum and energy industry. 
On completion of this programme, the graduates will among other skills, be able to:
  • Supervise drilling operations, design wells and carry out drilling optimization programmes
  • Supervise and evaluate well completion, workover and well simulation programmes
  • Operate onshore and offshore oil and gas production facilities
  • Carry out well performance enhancement programmes
  • Effectively use Petroleum Engineering software
Duration of Programme:

The duration of the programme shall be 12 calendar months of intensive full-time study.

Award of Diploma:
Successful students, at the end of the programme, shall receive a Diploma in Petroleum Technology of the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Admission Requirements:
Candidates must possess a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) Bachelor’s Degree in any branch of Engineering, the Physical Sciences, and Chemistry and should have completed their NYSC. There shall be a written test and oral screening to further determine the suitability of candidates.

Mode of Study and Examination:
The Mode of Study shall be Modular, and not Semester. Students are expected to take and pass all taught courses, field/laboratory work/visits, seminars, and team/individual industrial projects. Weekly examinations will be administered.

Course Delivery:
The students are taught by instructors from the University of Port Harcourt (Uniport) Nigeria, and experts from the petroleum and energy industry both within and outside Nigeria.

Candidates may also be sponsored by operating companies, service companies, PTDF and other sponsoring agencies. (Note that sponsorship candidate(s) by any of the participating companies does not guarantee recruitment of such candidate(s) into their employment at the end of the programme).

Method of Application:
Forms should be obtained online from www.ipsng.org/apply. A non-refundable fee of Twenty Thousand Naira (₦20,000) would be made online to complete the process. (Click on the button below this article to access the application form)

Important Dates to Remember: (Updated)
(Any changes will be communicated by e-mail)

  • Deadline for Submission of Forms: Tuesday, November 8th, 2022.
  • Aptitude Test: Friday, November 11th, 2022.
  • Oral Interview: Tuesday, November 15th, 2022 at IPS Park, Uniport.
  • Names of short-listed candidates will be displayed on the IPS website
  • Short-listed candidates will also be contacted by e-mail

For enquiries, please call +234 909 0624 900 or e-mail: nwogu.jeneibiwari@ipsng.org

  • Institute of Petroleum Studies,
  • East West Road,
  • P.M.B 2, Uniport Post Office, Choba,
  • Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
  • +2349090624900
  • info-ips@ipsng.org