PTDF Overseas Scholarship 2024-2025 for Masters and PhD Studies

Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Overseas Scholarship 2023/2024 is ongoing for master’s and PhD students. The PTDF scholarship is tenable in the UK, France, Germany, & Malaysia.

The team of Academic Related have given detailed information regarding this scholarship scheme. Get full details below.

What is PTDF Scholarship?


The PTDF Overseas Scholarship Scheme is an annual MSc and PhD studies program. The purpose is to provide Nigerian students with the intellectual foundation and skill set that will enable them to participate actively in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry at the conclusion of their studies.

What You Need to Know About PTDF Overseas Scholarship 2023-2024

Eligible Level/Field of Study

The PTDF overseas scholarship scheme is open to Masters and PhD studies. Check the webpage below for the eligible universities and courses.

Host Countries

The scholarship will be hosted in 4 different countries, Germany, France, China, and Malaysia.

However, if you wish to study in Canada, read this >> Canadian Scholarships for International Students.

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Eligible Countries

The PTDF overseas scholarship scheme only allows Nigerian students to study abroad.

However, there are numerous international scholarships for international students to study in any country of choice.

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Scholarship Benefits

The scholarship program is a fully-funded opportunity, which is to say, it covers travel expenses, accommodation, tuition and books.

PTDF Scholarship 2023 Eligibility

PTDF Masters Scholarship 2023

  • 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.
  • 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.

PTDF PhD Scholarship 2023

  • 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 (sample template of the proposal is available on the scholarship portal (;
  • Applicants must also include their master’s degree project
  • All lecturers must produce a letter from their Vice Chancellors confirming that they are not in receipt of any other scholarships.

Selection Process, Criteria & Requirements

PTDF scholarships are highly competitive, and only outstanding applicants across board are selected. 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, other professional qualifications acquired, and relevant publications to be referenced by applicants
  • Membership of professional bodies
  • The viability of the study/research plan (PhD Applicants only).
  • 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 (MSc Applicants only).

How to Apply for PTDF Scholarship 2023

The mode for the scholarship application will be online.

  • Applicants must have a National Identity Number (NIN) before applying for the scholarship. Applicants must also upload a NIN Verification Report before completing the application.
  • Ongoing PhD Applicants could only apply provided their Universities are among the PTDF Partnership Universities as listed above;
  • Applicants who have benefitted from any of the PTDF scholarships in the past cannot apply for the same category of degree, except for a higher degree;
  • Applicants who have a higher degree cannot apply for the same type of degree;
  • Applicants interested in German Institutions should choose Abuja as their preferred interview location;
  • Applicants who are beneficiaries of any other scholarship need not apply;
  • Applicants 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.

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Documents to Scan and Attach to the Application Form

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

  • First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result
  • NYSC discharge certificate
  • WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO results and the PINs on the application forms to enable PTDF view the O’level results on the relevant website).
  • Recent Passport Photograph
  • Local Government Identification Letter
  • Master’s Degree Certificate (PhD Applicants only)
  • Evidence of membership of professional associations

Application Deadline

The closing date for the application is Friday, March 24th, 2023 (Six weeks from the date of this publication)

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