The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), a Federal Government agency dedicated to fostering indigenous human capacity in petroleum technology, is now accepting applications for the Overseas MSc and PhD scholarships. Aimed at meeting the demands of the oil and gas industry, this initiative invites qualified candidates to pursue specific programs at selected institutions under the PTDF Overseas Scholarship Scheme for the 2024/2025 academic session.

Program Overview

The scheme offers access to a diverse pool of knowledge and world-class facilities.
The award includes flight tickets, health insurance, tuition, bench fees (where applicable), and allowances for accommodation and living expenses.

Application Details

Applications limited to PTDF partner universities in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Malaysia.
Full list of sponsored courses and Application Forms available on the scholarship portal.

Selection Process, Criteria & Requirements

Highly competitive scholarships; outstanding candidates selected.
Selection based on academic merit, relevant publications (PhD applicants), and membership in professional bodies.



Minimum Second Class Upper (2.1) qualification or Second Class Lower (2.2) with relevant experience.
Completion of National Youth Service (NYSC).
Computer literacy.
5 O/level credits, including English Language and Mathematics.
Statement of purpose (max 500 words) highlighting the study's relevance to the industry.


Completion of National Youth Service (NYSC).
Computer literacy.
5 O/level credits, including English Language and Mathematics.
Minimum Second Class Lower (2.2) in the first degree and a good post-graduate degree.
Research proposal relevant to the oil and gas industry.

Required Documents

First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result.
NYSC discharge certificate.
WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO results with PINs.
Recent Passport Photograph.
Local Government Identification Letter.
Master’s Degree Certificate (PhD Applicants only).
Evidence of membership in professional associations.

Important Notes:

Scholarship for the 2024/2025 academic session.
Limited to PTDF approved courses in partner institutions.
Relevant to PTDF’s mandate; disqualification for non-industry-related programs.
Previous and proposed courses must be related.
Multiple applications lead to disqualification.
Sponsored candidates ineligible to reapply for the same category.

Deadline: Monday, March 18th, 2024

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