PTDF Postgraduate Scholarship Application for 2024

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) has the mandate of developing indigenous human capacity and petroleum technology.

PTDF is inviting postgraduate candidate to apply for their Overseas Scholarship Scheme for the 2024/2025 academic session.

This scholarship covers flight tickets, health insurance, bench fees, accommodation and living expenses.

Interested applicants should please note the following:

For the 2024/2025 award, applications will be limited to PTDF partner universities in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Malaysia where the Fund is certain that the scholarship’s high standards can be maintained, and the objectives of the scheme will be best served.

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A full list of sponsored courses and approved schools are available below.

Eligibility for PTDF Postgraduate Scholarship Overseas

PTDF scholarships only select candidates who are outstanding across the board.

Based on the submitted qualifications, they will invite top applicants for each category from each state for an interview.

Then, the selection committee will assess your applications using the following criteria.

1) Academic merit as evidenced by the quality of degrees, full academic transcripts and other professional qualifications acquired

2) Relevant publications referenced by applicant (PhD applicants only)

3) Membership of professional bodies.

4) The viability and relevance of the study/research plan.

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5) Relevance of previous studies to the oil and gas industry and the proposed course/research

Requirements for PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship

MSc

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1) A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) qualification in their first degree or a Second Class Lower (2.2) with relevant industry experience

2) Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)

3) Must be computer literate

4) Possession of 5 O/level credits, including English Language and Mathematics.

5) Statement of purpose (maximum 500 words) stating the reason(s) for the proposed study, its relevance to the industry and its expected impact on national development.

6) Applicants must have a National Identity Number (NIN) which will request verification (NIMC verification charges apply) before applying for the scholarship.

PhD

1) Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)

2) Must be computer literate.

3) Possession of 5 O/level credits, including English Language and Mathematics.

4) A minimum of Second-Class Lower (2.2) in their first degree and a good post-graduate degree

5) A research proposal relevant to the oil and gas industry (of not more than five pages) to include: Topic, introduction, objective, methodology and mode of data collection.

6) All lecturers must produce a letter from their Vice Chancellors confirming that they are not in receipt of any other scholarships

7) Applicants must have a National Identity Number (NIN) which will request verification (NIMC verification charges apply) before applying for the scholarship.

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Required Documents You Need to Apply on the Portal

Scan copies of the following documents and attach to the online application forms:

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1) First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result

2) NYSC discharge certificate

3) WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO results and the PINs on the application forms to enable PTDF to 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 in professional associations

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PTDF Scholarship Approved Schools & Courses

For the 2024/2025 award, applications will be limited to PTDF partner universities in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Malaysia where the Fund is certain that the scholarship’s high standards can be maintained, and the objectives of the scheme will be best served.

Approved Schools

UniversityCountry
Université de Pau et Pays de l’AdourFrance
Université de Grenoble Alpes Grenoble INPFrance
Université de Cergy-PontoiseFrance
University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)France
University of StrathclydeUnited Kingdom
University of SouthamptonUnited Kingdom
University of ReadingUnited Kingdom
University of PortsmouthUnited Kingdom
University of Paris-SaclayFrance
University of OldenburgGermany
University of NottinghamUnited Kingdom
University of ManchesterUnited Kingdom
University of Lyon 1France
University of LyonFrance
University of LiverpoolUnited Kingdom
University of GöttingenGermany
University of GrenobleFrance
University of GlasgowUnited Kingdom
University of DundeeUnited Kingdom
University of CologneGermany
University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom
University of BirminghamUnited Kingdom
University of AberdeenUnited Kingdom
University College LondonUnited Kingdom
Universiti Teknologi PETRONASMalaysia
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin Malaysia
Universite Grenoble Alpes (UGA)France
TUMGermany
Tuebingen UniversityGermany
TU IlmenauGermany
TU ClausthalGermany
TU BerlinGermany
Trier UniversityGermany
Ulm UniversityGermany
Skema Business SchoolFrance
Sciences Po Paris (Political Science, Law and Business)France
Rostock UniversityGermany
Robert Gordon UniversityUnited Kingdom
Polytechnique PalaiseauFrance
Newcastle UniversityUnited Kingdom
Muenster UniversityGermany
Ludwig Maximilians University, MunichGermany
LMU MunichGermany
Kings College LondonUnited Kingdom
Kiel UniversityGermany
Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyGermany
Institute of Saarland UniversityGermany
Institut Supérieur d’Électronique de Paris (ISEP) (Electronics)France
INSA Toulouse (Engineering)France
IMT Mines AlbiFrance
Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom
IFP School (Petroleum Engineering)France
ICSI Toulouse (HSE)France
HS KemptenGermany
HS BremerhavenGermany
Heriot Watt Unversity MalaysiaMalaysia
Heriot Watt UniversityUnited Kingdom
Goethe Universitat FrankfurtGermany
French Institute of Petroleum (IFP)France
Freie Universitat BerlinGermany
ESCP Europe (Energy Management)France
ENSIC NancyFrance
ENSGTI PauFrance
ENSG LorraineFrance
EM LYON Business SchoolFrance
Ecoles Des Mines de Nantes IMT Atlantique (Engineering and Environment)France
Ecole PolytechniqueFrance
Ecole Des Mines D’Ales IMTFrance
Ecole Centrale de Nantes (Engineering)France
Cranfield UniversityUnited Kingdom
Conservatoire National Des Arts et Metiers (CNAM)France
Bremen UniversityGermany
Bayreuth UniversityGermany
Arts et Metiers Paris TechFrance
Table list of PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Approved Schools

What You Need to Know About PTDF Scholarship in Nigeria

The scholarship is for the 2024/2025 academic session.

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The scholarship is limited to PTDF approved courses in PTDF partner institutions.

And they will only award scholarships for studies relevant to PTDF’S mandate; candidates may be disqualified for applying for programmes not relevant to the oil and gas industry.

The proposed course of study must also be related to previous studies.

Multiple applications will lead to disqualification.

Candidates who have been sponsored by the Fund for a scholarship category (MSc/PhD) are ineligible to make another application for the same category.

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Candidates who successfully scale through the first round of screening will be requested to attend the interview with their transcripts; all applicants are therefore advised to prepare their transcripts in anticipation.

The application closing date for the ptdf overseas scholarship for postgraduate students is Monday, March 18th, 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When is ptdf postgraduate scholarship coming out?

    The ptdf overseas scholarship is out already. It came out on the 5th of February 2024 and the deadline is March 18th 2024. Here are the requirement and documents you need to have to apply.

  2. Is ptdf scholarship still on?

    Yes, the ptdf scholarship for postgraduate students is still on till March 18th 2024. It is best you apply now before the deadline.

  3. How do I win the ptdf scholarship?

    First you need to apply to any of the approved courses and schools overseas. Then, you need to study and get prepared for the next step.

  4. How much does ptdf scholarship pay?

    While there is no stated amount, the scholarship covers flight tickets, health insurance, bench fees, accommodation and living expenses.

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