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PTDF Postgraduate Scholarship for Nigerian Students 2020

This is an opportunity for you to apply for PTDF Postgraduate Scholarship for Nigerian Students. The Petroleum Technology Development Fund, commonly known as PTDF, with the collaboration on the Federal Government, is inviting postgraduate Nigerian Students to apply for this program. This scholarship is hosted in different western countries like UK, France, Germany, etc.

PTDF Postgraduate Scholarship for Nigerian Students

Brief Description

The Federal Government of Nigeria through its agency, the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) have rolled out its impressive and massive scholarship with the mandate of developing indigenous human capacity and petroleum technology to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry. The government also invites all interested and qualified applicants to apply for this program which is fully funded by the PTDF. also, successful candidates will be awarded scholarships to study in the UK commencing in the 2020/2021 academic session.


Host Institution

This scholarship is funded by the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) in collaboration with the Federal Government.

Host Country

United Kingdom

Scholarship Type

Masters and PhD

Eligible Countries


Worth of Scholarship

Full Sponsorship

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Application Deadline

February 17, 2020

Eligibility and Requirements for PTDF Postgraduate Scholarship for Nigerian Students


  • 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.


  • 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 our Scholarship Management Portal;
  • Applicants must also include their master’s degree project

Required Documents for

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

  1. First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result
  2. NYSC discharge certificate
  3. WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO results
  4. Local Government Identification Letter
  5. Master’s Degree Certificate (Ph.D. Applicants only)
  6. Evidence of membership of professional associations

PTDF Postgraduate Scholarship for Nigerian Students Selection Criteria

PTDF scholarships are highly competitive and only candidates who are outstanding across the 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.
  • 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.

It is important to note the following:

  1. Applicants must have a National Identity Number (NIN) before applying for the scholarship. Applicants are also expected to verify their NIN before completing the application. (charges may apply).
  2. Ongoing Ph.D. Candidates could only apply provided their Universities are among the PTDF Partnership Universities as listed above;
  3. Candidates who have benefitted from any of the PTDF scholarships in the past cannot apply for the same type of program, except for a higher program;
  4. Candidates who are in possession of a higher degree cannot apply for the same type of program
  5. Candidates who are beneficiaries of any other scholarship need not apply;
  6. Candidates 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.
Click HERE to see the full list of approved Universities and Courses on the PTDF official webpage

How To Apply for PTDF Postgraduate Scholarship for Nigerian Students

Interested and qualified candidates should kindly Click here to Apply

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