Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Overseas Postgraduate PhD Scholarship Scheme 2024

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 MSc and PhD scholarships to specific programmes at selected institutions under its PTDF Overseas Scholarship Scheme for the 2024/2025 academic session.

The scheme was developed to offer candidates the opportunity to benefit from a diversified pool of knowledge and the facilities offered by world-class institutions across the globe.  Candidates are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programmes at partner institutions.

The award includes the provision of flight tickets, payment of health insurance, payment of tuition and bench fees (where applicable), and the provision of allowances to meet the costs of accommodation and living expenses.

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.

A full list of sponsored courses and Application Forms are available on the scholarship portal:

PTDF PhD Scholarship

Application DeadlineMarch 18, 2024
Country to studyFrance, Germany, Malaysia, United Kingdom
SponsorPetroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)
GenderMen and Women

Requirements for PTDF PhD Scholarship

  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) and will be required to have verified it (NIMC verification charges apply) before applying for the scholarship.

Selection Process

PTDF scholarships are highly competitive, and only candidates who are outstanding across the board are selected.

Based on the submitted qualifications, the top applicants for each category from each state will be invited for an interview where a selection committee will be constituted to assess applications using the following criteria:

  • Academic merit as evidenced by the quality of degrees, full academic transcripts and other professional qualifications acquired
  • Relevant publications to be referenced by applicant (PhD applicants only)
  • Membership of professional bodies.
  • The viability and relevance of the study/research plan.
  • Relevance of previous studies to the oil and gas industry and the proposed course/research

Application Documents

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

  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

Application Deadline

March 18, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) on to apply

Kindly also note the following:

  1. The scholarship is for the 2024/2025 academic session.
  2. The scholarship is limited to PTDF approved courses in PTDF partner institutions.
  3. Scholarships will only be awarded for studies relevant to PTDF’S mandate; candidates may be disqualified for applying for programmes not relevant to the oil and gas industry.
  4. The proposed course of study must also be related to previous studies.
  5. Candidates with multiple applications will lead to disqualification.
  6. Candidates who have been sponsored by the Fund for a scholarship category (MSc/PhD) are ineligible to make another application for the same category.

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.

For more details, visit PTDF website

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