PTDF Scholarship

The PTDF Scholarship, i.e., Petroleum Technology Development Fund Scholarship, is a free fully-funded scholarship available to Nigerians that want to study abroad. Gaining a degree abroad can enhance your earning potential while opening up several job opportunities.

The PTDF Scholarship can help to offset the high living costs and tuition abroad, which can quickly add up for an international student from Nigeria.

In order to prepare Nigerians to participate actively in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry after graduation, the PTDF scholarship programme will provide you with the intellectual foundation and skill that you need to succeed.

The PTDF Scholarship offers candidates the chance to learn in world-class facilities while experiencing in-depth cultural and work experiences.

Who is eligible for the PTDF Scholarship?

PTDF offers this fully-funded scholarship to Nigerian applicants going abroad to studying either an Master’s or PhD degree. Undergraduate degree studies are not eligible for funding under this scholarship.

Which courses are eligible for funding under the PTDF Scholarship?

To be eligible for this award, you must have an offer to study a postgraduate course that is relevant to the oil & gas industry. The course could be in Accounting & Finance, Architecture, Construction & Surveying, Business & Management, Computing, Energy, Engineering, Law, Pharmacy & Life Sciences.

PTDF Scholarship Expenses

The PTDF Scholarship is fully-funded. As part of the award, flight tickets, health insurance, international student tuition fee rates (where applicable), accommodation, and all other allowances, such as living expenses, are provided under the scholarship.

For master’s programmes, the scholarship will cover the entire course duration, usually between 12 to 24 months, while for PhD degree programmes, it will cover up to 36 months.

PTDF Scholarship Application Requirements

There is a high level of competition for PTDF scholarships, and only the best candidates are chosen. Applicants must demonstrate academic merit by providing degrees of high standing, transcripts, other professional qualifications, and publications relevant to your programme (e.g. if you are a PhD applicant). To increase your chances, membership of a professional association, as well as the a clearly outlined study plan and proposal can help your scholarship application.

Master’s Degree Application Requirement

  • You must have a minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) degree qualification in your first degree, or a Second Class Lower (2.2) with relevant work experience.
  • You must have completed the National Youth Service (NYSC).
  • You must have achieved at least 5 O’level credits including the English Language. 
  • You must have a valid National Identity Number (NIN). You will need to verify your NIN during the online application process.

PhD Degree Application Requirement

  • You must be computer literate.
  • A minimum of Second Class Lower (2.2) in your first degree.
  • You are expected to demonstrate that you have achieved a master’s degree in a relevant subject.
  • You must also include details of your masters degree dissertation/thesis.
  • You are expected to have completed the National Youth Service (NYSC)
  • You will be required to submit a research proposal relevant to the oil and gas sector, to include: Topic of your proposed research, Introduction, Research objective, Research methodology, and Data collection method.
  • If you are a lecturer, you must produce a letter from your Vice Chancellor confirming that you not a recipient of another scholarship.
  • You must have a valid National Identity Number (NIN). You will need to verify your NIN during the online application process.

As part of the PTDF scholarship application, you may also be required to produce:

  • Your WAEC/NECO/GCE/SSCE results and the PINs from the application forms to enable PTDF staff to view your O’level results.
  • Your most recent passport photograph.
  • A local government identification letter.

How do I begin my Petroleum Technology Development Fund PTDF Scholarship application?

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You can create an account by visiting the PTDF Scholarship website and filling in the form.

An email will be sent to the email address you entered with instructions on how to set your password.

Complete the remaining processes by validating your NIN. Also, you will be asked to provide your biometric details and academic information.

List of universities abroad that accept PTDF Scholarship recipientsCountries
Abertay UniversityUnited Kingdom
Anhalt University of Applied SciencesGermany
Arts et Metiers Paris TechFrance
Audencia Business SchoolFrance
Audencia Business SchoolFrance
Bauhaus-Universitat WeimarGermany
Bayreuth UniversityGermany
Birkbeck University of LondonUnited Kingdom
Bremen UniversityGermany
Brunel UniversityUnited Kingdom
Conservatoire National Des Arts et Metiers (CNAM)France
Coventry UniversityUnited Kingdom
Cranfield UniversityUnited Kingdom
De Montfort UniversityUnited Kingdom
Ecole Centrale de MarseilleFrance
Ecole Centrale de Nantes (Engineering)France
Ecole Des Mines AlbiFrance
Ecole Des Mines D’Ales IMTFrance
Ecole PolytechniqueFrance
Ecoles Des Mines de Nantes IMT Atlantique (Engineering and Environment)France
EM LYON Business SchoolFrance
EMLV Business SchoolFrance
ENSG LorraineFrance
ENSGTI PauFrance
ENSIC NancyFrance
Epita School of Engineering and Computer ScienceFrance
ESCP Europe (Energy Management)France
Europe – Universitat FlensburgGermany
Forschungszentrum JülichGermany
Freie Universitat BerlinGermany
GFZ German Research Center for GeoSciencesGermany
Grenoble Ecole De ManagementFrance
HAW HamburgGermany
Heriot-Watt UniversityUnited Kingdom
Hochschule Furtwangen (HFU), in cooperation with the ICD Academy For Cultural Diplomacy, BerlinGermany
HS BremerhavenGermany
HS DarmstadtGermany
HS KemptenGermany
ICSI Toulouse (HSE)France
IFP School (Petroleum Engineering)France
Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom
IMT Mines AlesFrance
INSA LyonFrance
INSA Toulouse (Engineering)France
Institut National Des Sciences Appliquees (INSA)France
Institut national des sciences appliquées Centre Val de Loire (INSA CVL)France
Institut Supérieur d’Électronique de Paris (ISEP) (Electronics)France
Institute National Polytechnique (INP) ToulouseFrance
Justus Liebig University, GiessenGermany
Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyGermany
Kiel UniversityGermany
Kings College LondonUnited Kingdom
Kingston University LondonUnited Kingdom
LMU MunichGermany
London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineUnited Kingdom
Ludwig Maximilians University, MunichGermany
Management & Science UniversityMalaysia
Manchester Metropolitan UniversityUnited Kingdom
Muenster UniversityGermany
Newcastle UniversityUnited Kingdom
Nottingham Trent UniversityUnited Kingdom
Polytechnique PalaiseauFrance
Robert Gordon UniversityUnited Kingdom
Rostock UniversityGermany
Ruhr University BochumGermany
Sciences Po Paris (Political Science, Law and Business)France
Sheffield Hallam UniversityUnited Kingdom
SOAS University of LondonUnited Kingdom
SRH Berlin University of Applied SciencesGermany
Suffolk UniversityUnited Kingdom
Technische Universitat BraunschweigGermany
Technische Universitat DarmstadtGermany
Technische Universität KaiserslauternGermany
Technische Universität MünchenGermany
Trier UniversityGermany
TU BerlinGermany
TU ClausthalGermany
TU IlmenauGermany
Tuebingen UniversityGermany
Ulm UniversityGermany
Universitat Duisburg-EssenGermany
Universitat LeipzigGermany
Universite Paris 1 Pantheon SorbonneFrance
Universiti Putra MalaysiaMalaysia
Universiti Sains MalaysiaMalaysia
Universiti Teknologi PETRONASMalaysia
University College LondonUnited Kingdom
University of AberdeenUnited Kingdom
University of BirminghamUnited Kingdom
University of BradfordUnited Kingdom
University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom
University of CologneGermany
University of DortmundGermany
University of DundeeUnited Kingdom
University of EssexUnited Kingdom
University of GlasgowUnited Kingdom
University of GreenwichUnited Kingdom
University of GöttingenGermany
University of HuddersfieldUnited Kingdom
University of Koblenz-LandauGermany
University of LeedsUnited Kingdom
University of LeicesterUnited Kingdom
University of LiverpoolUnited Kingdom
University of London School of Advanced StudiesUnited Kingdom
University of LyonFrance
University of Lyon 1France
University of ManchesterUnited Kingdom
University of Northumbria at NewcastleUnited Kingdom
University of NottinghamUnited Kingdom
University of Nottingham MalaysiaMalaysia
University of OldenburgGermany
University of Paris-SaclayFrance
University of PicardieFrance
University of PortsmouthUnited Kingdom
University of ReadingUnited Kingdom
University of Reims Champagne-ArdenneFrance
University of Rennes 1France
University of SalfordUnited Kingdom
University of SheffieldUnited Kingdom
University of SiegenGermany
University of SouthamptonUnited Kingdom
University of StrathclydeUnited Kingdom
University of StuttgartGermany
University of SunderlandUnited Kingdom
University of WarwickUnited Kingdom
University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse IIIFrance
University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse IIIFrance
Université de Cergy-PontoiseFrance
Université de Grenoble Alpes Grenoble INPFrance
Université de Pau et Pays de l’AdourFrance
List of universities abroad that accept PTDF Scholarship recipients

Are there other scholarship opportunities to study overseas?

You can apply for the Bilateral Education Agreement Scholarship or the TETFUND Scholarship if you are eligible and meet their entry requirements.

Further, our website offers hundreds of study abroad scholarships for Nigerian students.

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