PTDF Overseas Postgraduate (M.Sc & Ph.D) Scholarship 2019/2020

Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is now accepting applications from qualified Nigerians for it’s 2019/2020 Msc and Phd scholarships.

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), the Federal
Government agency with the mandate of developing indigenous human
capacity and petroleum technology to meet the needs of the oil and gas
industry, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for
the Overseas Postgraduate Scholarships to specific programmes at
selected Institutions in the United Kingdom, Germany and
France. Successful candidates will be awarded scholarships to study in
these countries commencing in the 2019/2020 academic session.

this scheme, candidates are invited to apply through PTDF to specific
programmes at the partner institutions in any of the countries (full
list of sponsored courses is available below). The award includes the
provision of flight tickets, payment of health insurance, payment of
tuition and bench fees (where applicable) as well as the provision of
allowances to meet the costs of accommodation and living expenses. The
programmes will also include language classes to aid scholars settle
into their new environments.

Application Deadline: 31 December 2018

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

Type: Msc and Phd

PTDF Overseas Scholarship Eligibility.

For Ph.D Applicants.

  • Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
  • Must be computer literate
  • A minimum of Second Class Lower (2.2) in their first degree and a good second-degree certificate;
  • Must
    submit a research proposal relevant to the oil and gas industry (of not
    more than 5 pages) to include: Topic, introduction, objective,
    methodology and mode of data collection (Click here for a sample of Ph.D. research proposal format)
  • Applicants must also include their master’s degree project
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For M.Sc Applicants.

  • A
    minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) qualification in their first degree
    or a Second Class Lower (2.2) with relevant industry experience
  • Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
  • Must be computer literate
  • Possession of 5 O/level credits including English Language.

Required Documents:
Applicants are advised to scan copies of the following documents and attach to their online application forms:

  1. First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result
  2. NYSC discharge certificate
    results as well as the PIN numbers on the application forms to enable
    PTDF view the O’level results on the relevant website).
  4. Recent Passport Photograph
  5. Local Government Identification Letter
  6. Master’s Degree Certificate (PhD Applicants only)
  7. Evidence of membership of professional associations


  1. Ongoing PhD Candidates could only apply provided their Universities are among the PTDF Partnership Universities as listed below;
  2. Candidates
    who have benefitted from any of the PTDF scholarships in the past
    cannot apply for the same type of programme, except a higher programme;
  3. Candidates
    who successfully scale through the first round of screening will be
    requested to submit their transcripts; all applicants are therefore
    advised to prepare their transcripts for submission in anticipation of
    such a request.

PTDF Overseas Scholarship – Approved Courses for Sponsorship.

may select up to 3 different courses (1st,2nd and 3rd choice) in any
country or university, but are not to contact the schools directly for
admissions as they will be placed in relevant universities by the PTDF

PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Selection Criteria.

scholarships are highly competitive and only candidates who are
outstanding across the board are selected. A selection committee will be
constituted to assess applications using the following criteria;

  • Academic
    merit as evidenced by quality of degrees, full academic transcripts,
    other professional qualifications acquired, and relevant publications
    (where available) to be referenced by applicants
  • Awards for leadership and/or academic excellence (where available).
  • Membership of professional bodies
  • The viability of the study/research plan.
  • Applicants
    are required to make a case for their scholarship by submitting a
    statement of purpose (maximum 500 words) stating the reason(s) they want
    to undertake the study, the relevance of the proposed study to the oil
    & gas industry and its expected impact on national development.
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How to Apply for PTDF Scholarship.

the links below to apply and learn more about the Petroleum Technology
Development Fund (PTDF) Overseas Postgraduate (M.Sc & Ph.D)

Apply Here

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Visit the Official website for more information. 

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