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PTDF Postgraduate Scholarship Application Portal for 2025

    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 this year 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.

    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.

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

    Requirements for PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship

    MSc

    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.

    Required Documents You Need to Apply on the Portal

    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

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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 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.

    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.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. When is ptdf postgraduate scholarship coming out?

      The ptdf overseas scholarship comes out February of every year and ends a month after. In this guide are the requirement and documents you need to have to apply.

    2. 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.

    3. 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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