PTDF Scholarship Application
PTDF Scholarship Application

Approved Oversea Universities For PTDF Scholarship

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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 2023/2024 academic session.

kindly note that you can apply from any African country.

Read Also: 2023/2024 Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship scheme for Universities


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. Under it, 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.

Approved OSS Universities Overseas For PTDF Scholarship Programme:

Approved OSS Universities:

S/No University Country
1 Université de Pau et Pays de l’Adour France
2 Université de Grenoble Alpes Grenoble INP France
3 Université de Cergy-Pontoise France
4 University of Strathclyde United Kingdom
5 University of Southampton United Kingdom
6 University of Sao Paulo Brazil
7 University of Salford United Kingdom
8 University of Portsmouth United Kingdom
9 University of Oldenburg Germany
10 University of Nottingham Malaysia Malaysia
11 University of Nottingham United Kingdom
12 University of Manchester United Kingdom
13 University of Lyon 1 France
14 University of Lyon France
15 University of Liverpool United Kingdom
16 University of Göttingen Germany
17 University of Glasgow United Kingdom
18 University of Dundee United Kingdom
19 University of Cologne Germany
20 University of Birmingham United Kingdom
21 University of Aberdeen United Kingdom
22 University College London United Kingdom
23 Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS Malaysia
24 Universiti Putra Malaysia Malaysia
25 Ulm University Germany
26 TUM Germany
27 Tuebingen University Germany
28 TU Ilmenau Germany
29 TU Clausthal Germany
30 TU Berlin Germany
31 Trier University Germany
32 Sciences Po Paris (Political Science, Law and Business) France
33 Rostock University Germany
34 Robert Gordon University United Kingdom
35 Polytechnique Palaiseau France
36 Newcastle University United Kingdom
37 Muenster University Germany
38 Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich Germany
39 LMU Munich Germany
40 Kings College London United Kingdom
41 Kiel University Germany
42 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany
43 Institut Supérieur d’Électronique de Paris (ISEP) (Electronics) France
44 INSA Toulouse (Engineering) France
45 IMT Mines Albi France
46 Imperial College London United Kingdom
47 IFP School (Petroleum Engineering) France
48 ICSI Toulouse (HSE) France
49 HS Kempten Germany
50 HS Darmstadt Germany
51 HS Bremerhaven Germany
52 Heriot Watt University United Kingdom
53 Freie Universitat Berlin Germany
54 ESCP Europe (Energy Management) France
55 ENSIC Nancy France
56 ENSGTI Pau France
57 ENSG Lorraine France
58 EM LYON Business School France
59 Ecoles Des Mines de Nantes IMT Atlantique (Engineering and Environment) France
60 Ecole Des Mines D’Ales IMT France
61 Ecole Centrale de Nantes (Engineering) France
62 Cranfield University United Kingdom
63 Conservatoire National Des Arts et Metiers (CNAM) France
64 Bremen University Germany
65 Bayreuth University Germany
66 Arts et Metiers Paris Tech France

Interested applicants for the PTDF Scholarship Programme should please note the following:

For the 2023/2024 award, applications will be limited to PTDF partner universities in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Malaysia where it feels 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 portal is available on the scholarship portal:

How to Apply For The PTDF Scholarship Programme

Selection Process, Criteria & Requirements

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 in professional bodies
  • The viability of the study/research plan.

MSc Requirements

  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 National Identity Number (NIN) and verification will be required (NIMC verification charges apply)before applying for the scholarship.

PhD Requirements

  1. Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
  2. Must be computer literate
  3. A minimum of Second Class Lower (2.2) in their first degree and a good second-degree certificate
  4. A research proposal relevant to the oil and gas industry (of not more than five pages) to include the following:
  • Title
  • Introduction
  • Research Problem
  • Aim
  • Research Questions/Objectives
  • Scope
  • Summarized Literature
  • Methodology
  • Expected outcomes only where necessary
  1. All lecturers must produce a letter from their Vice Chancellors confirming that they are not in receipt of any other scholarships (if shortlisted)
  2. Applicants must have National Identity Number (NIN) and verification will be required (NIMC verification charges apply)before applying for the scholarship.

Required Documents For The PTDF Scholarship Programme

Applicants are advised to scan copies of the following documents and attach them to their 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

Kindly also note the following:

  1. The scholarship is for the 2023/2024 academic session
  2. The scholarship is limited to PTDF partner universities in PTDF partner schools
  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

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.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline for the PTDF Scholarship Programme varies depending on the university and program. Applicants should check the specific deadline for the program they are applying to on the PTDF Scholarship website.

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