PTDF Overseas Scholarship 2021/2022 for Masters and PhD Studies

Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Overseas Scholarship 2021/2022 is currently ongoing for masters and PhD students. The PTDF scholarship is tenable in France, Germany, China & 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 programme for MSc and PhD studies. 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 2021-2022

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 2021-2022.

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Eligible Countries

The PTDF overseas scholarship scheme is only available for 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 the travel expenses, accommodation, tuition and books. You can also access other fully-funded academic scholarship opportunities around you.

PTDF Scholarship 2021 Eligibility

PTDF Masters Scholarship 2021

  • 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.

PTDF PhD Scholarship 2021

  • 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

Selection Process, Criteria & Requirements

PTDF scholarships are highly competitive and only applicants who are outstanding 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 2021

The mode for the scholarship application will be online.

  • Applicants must have a National Identity Number (NIN) before applying for the scholarship. Applicants are also expected to upload a NIN Verification Report before completing the application. The report can be obtained from (charges may apply).
  • 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 are in possession of 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.

Application Deadline

The scholarship application closing date is on 15th January 2022.

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PTDF Scholarship Past Questions

If you are preparing for this PTDF scholarship exams, you should know that; the Oversea M.Sc and PhD Awards are all drawn from Nigerian and major landmarks in foreign current affairs, issues in the oil and gas sector, and recently English language for part 1. Part 2 has to do with your course of study in relation to oil and gas.


Part I: General paper (50 Objective Questions)

Other Areas

  • Mathematics
  • Basic English
  • Simple statistics,
  • Quadratic equations,
  • Word problems in mathematics


  1. If you demur during a discussion, you
    a. raise an objection.
    b. make a good point.
    c. make an embarrassing remark
    d. say something that insults someone.
  2. If you stymie someone’s plans, you
    a. copy those plans.
    b. change those plans.
    c. Cancel those plans.
    d. obstruct those plans.
  3. Something that is biased and not impartial is referred to as
    a. tendentious.
    b. totalitarian.
    c. authoritarian
    d. egalitarian

For questions, choose the best synonym for each vocabulary word.

  1. abeyance
    a. obedience
    b. reluctance
    c. suspension
    d. relief
  2. minutiae
    a. microcosm
    b. regiment
    c. details
    d. pattern
  3. umbrage
    a. protection
    b. offense
    c. transition
    d. gathering
  4. verisimilitude
    a. deceit
    b. fanaticism
    c. similarity
    d. realism
  5. A harrowing experience is
    a. mundane and boring.
    b. distressing and upsetting.
    c. sensual and romantic.
    d. happy and joyful.
  6. An ineluctable consequence
    a. cannot be avoided.
    b. is not desirable.
    c. would not be anticipated.
    d. can be avoided.
  7. An exigent medical condition would
    a. affect the extremities.
    b. be slow to develop.
    c. be commonplace and of little concern.
    d. require immediate attention.


(1) The villagers told him to cut the cackle and come to the horses

  1. Start his narration from the beginning
  2. Forget the essential and go into the heart of the matter
  3. Prepare for war instead of making peace
  4. To stop wasting their time with excuses

(2) He is the best in his team. he practiced so hard for the relay race. He pulled a muscle, unfortunately, his team lost

  1. He was beaten by his mates
  2. He was booed by the fans
  3. His game-master scolded him
  4. He was unhappy

(3)Ropes are made from strands

  1. lines
  2. layer
  3. strata
  4. thread

(4) To him, achieving the goals was squaring the circle

  1. easy
  2. impossible
  3. desirous
  4. realistic

(5) We heard much about the professor. We all expected him. He taught and muted and nobody heard what he said

  1. We all shouted at him
  2. We shut him up
  3. We went home disappointed
  4. We slept off



(1) Who is the African footballer of the year 2012?

  1. Didier Drogba
  2. Mikel Obi
  3. Yaya Toure
  4. Samuel Eto’o
  5. Asamoah Gyan

(2) How many numbers of states were first created in Nigeria?

  1. 12 states
  2. 19 states
  3. 21 states
  4. 7 states
  5. 30 states

(3) When did the attack on the World Trade Centre take place in?

  1. 12th August 2001
  2. 12th September 2001
  3. 21st August 2001
  4. 11th September 2001
  5. 31st August 2001

For more of the questions and answers, click on the following link

  1. PTDF Past Questions 1
  2. PTDF Past Questions 2
  3. PTDF-Past-Question-3

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