PTDF Overseas Scholarship 2023-2024 for Masters and PhD Studies

PTDF Overseas Scholarship: For master’s and PhD students, the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Overseas Scholarship 2023–2024 is still open. The PTDF scholarship is valid in Malaysia, the UK, France, and Germany.

PTDF Overseas Scholarship

PTDF Overseas Scholarship 2023-2024 for Masters and PhD Studies

What is PTDF Scholarship?

The PTDF Overseas Scholarship Scheme is a yearly programme for PhD and MSc courses. The goal is to give Nigerian students the knowledge base and skill set necessary for them to actively participate in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry once their studies are complete.

Eligible Level/Field of Study

The Masters and PhD programmes are eligible for the PTDF international scholarship programme. For a list of qualified universities and courses, see the website below.

Host Countries

Four nations will host the scholarship: Germany, France, China, and Malaysia.

Eligible Countries

Only students from Nigeria are permitted to study abroad under the PTDF foreign scholarship programme.

However, there are lots of foreign scholarships available for students from abroad to study in their preferred countries.

Scholarship Advantages

The scholarship programme is a fully financed opportunity, thus it takes care of all costs, including travel, lodging, tuition, and books.

Scholarship eligibility for PTDF 2023

Masters Scholarship 2023 from PTDF

  • a first-degree qualification of at least Second Class Upper (2.1), or a Second Class Lower (2.2) with relevant work experience
  • obligated to have performed National Youth Service (NYSC)
  • must be familiar with computers
  • a minimum of five O/level credits, one of which must be in English.
  • Statement of purpose (maximum 500 words) outlining the motivation(s) behind the proposed study, its applicability to the sector, and its anticipated effects on the growth of the country.

PhD Scholarship from PTDF 2023

  • obligated to have performed National Youth Service (NYSC)
  • must be familiar with computers
  • an excellent second-degree certificate with a first-degree grade of at least Second Class Lower (2.2);
  • Must submit a research proposal (no longer than 5 pages) that is pertinent to the oil and gas industry and contains the following
  • information: Topic, introduction, goal, technique, and method of data collection (a example proposal template is accessible on the scholarship portal at;
  • Additionally, candidates must submit their master’s project.
  • A letter from the vice chancellor stating that the lecturer is not receiving any other scholarships is required of all lecturers.

Process, standards, and requirements for selection

Scholarships from the PTDF are extremely competitive, and only the best candidates are chosen. The following criteria will be used by a selection committee to evaluate applications:

  • Academic merit as demonstrated by the calibre of degrees, complete academic transcripts, further professional certifications
  • obtained, and pertinent publications that applicants are able to cite
  • involvement in professional organisations
  • The feasibility of the research or study plan (PhD Applicants only).
  • In order to be considered for a scholarship, applicants must submit a statement of purpose (maximum 500 words) outlining their motivation(s) for the study, how it relates to the oil and gas business, and how it will advance the country (MSc Applicants only).

How to Apply for PTDF Scholarship 2023

The scholarship application will be submitted online.

  • Before submitting an application for the scholarship, candidates must have a National Identity Number (NIN). A NIN Verification Report must also be uploaded by applicants before the application can be submitted.
  • PhD candidates who are currently enrolled may only apply if their universities are included in the PTDF Partnership Universities as indicated above;
  • Candidates who have previously benefited from one of the PTDF scholarships are not eligible to apply for the same degree category, with the exception of a higher degree;
  • Higher degree holders are not eligible to apply for the same degree;
  • Candidates interested in studying at German institutions should select Abuja as their preferred location for interviews;
  • Candidates who have received any other scholarship are not required to apply;
  • All candidates are urged to prepare their transcripts for submission in preparation of such a request because applicants who successfully scale through the first round of screening will be asked to submit them.

Documents to Scan and Attach to the Application Form

It is recommended that applicants scan and attach the following papers to their online application forms:

  • Statement of Results for the First Degree
  • Results from WAEC, GCE, SSCE, and NECO exams, as well as PINs on application forms that allow PTDF to see O-level results on the
  • pertinent website. NYSC discharge certificate.
  • Master’s degree certificate Recent passport photo Local government identification letter (PhD Applicants only)
  • evidence of professional association membership

Scholarship Website Link

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