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The Africa Center of Excellence in Oilfield Chemicals Research (ACE-CEFOR) is one of 22 World Bank-funded Centers of Excellence established in 2013, to promote home grown and regional research networks that will help to develop the human capital in Africa.

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Admissions are now open for PhD Programmes In Petroleum Studies And Related Disciplines
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Take advantage of the World Bank Scholarship: Apply for PhD Programme in Petroleum and other related disciplines in ACE-CEFOR, UniPort 


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Explore real reviews and Testimonials from current students and Alumni of ACE-CEFOR Uniport

Dr. Bella Mmata (Senior Manager, Laser Engineering)

The ACE-CEFOR PhD Program was a life saver for me. At a time when it takes usually 5 years and above to get a PhD, it was amazing that I could get a PhD in less than 3 years. An rare feat in Nigeria

Dr. Uzoho Chidinma Lab Manager, Laser Engineering

My experience as a PhD student in ACE-CEFOR UniPort, remains one of life’s phase I can never forget in a hurry. Experienced Lecturers, selfless workforce and wonderful colleagues.

Dr. Onaiwu Oduwa

I want to sincerely thank the World Bank ACE-CEFOR project for the opportunity to run my PhD programme. My experience was quite rewarding and my doctorate degree was completed on schedule.

Dr. Joseph Echendu DPR, NNPC

To be candid, it was an enriching experience especially with the opportunity of being supervised by renowned research faculty and networking with varied intellectual minds.

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    African Centre of Excellence in Oilfield Chemicals (ACE-CEFOR) Emerald Energy Building Complex, University of Port Harcourt, Along East/West Road, Choba. Port Harcourt

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    ACE-CEFOR is an acronym for Africa Centre of Excellence – Centre for Oilfield Chemicals Research, University of Port Harcourt

    ACE-CEFOR is located in the innovation park of the University of Port Harcourt, Choba

    Ph.D in Petroleum Engineering and Other related Disciplines

    Candidates with relevant M.Sc degree of the University of Port Harcourt with a CGPA of 4.0 and above on a scale of 5, and a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a scale of 5 in their first degree or its equivalent degree from any accredited institution.

    Candidates must also possess the minimum entry requirements with, at least, a credit pass in Mathematics and English Language in their Ordinary Level certificates.

    Minimum of twenty-four (24) and maximum of thirty-six (36) Calendar months of intensive modular taught courses and industry-relevant research project.

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