Nigeria: Overseas Scholarship Fund to Study Abroad for Students from Nigeria

Nigeria: Overseas Scholarship Fund to Study Abroad for Students from Nigeria: The Overseas Scholarship Scheme is fully funded by the Petroleum Technology Development Fund and is managed by Univation on the PTDF‘s behalf.

Since the Scheme’s inception, it has grown both in strength and in reputation; Univation has placed over 500 Graduates onto MSc courses in top universities throughout the UK.

In addition to the MSc programme there have been 84 awards of scholarship funding for PhD scholars, 27 of whom have completed their projects.

The candidates selected for the scheme represent all regions of Nigeria and are selected through intensive testing by the PTDF in Nigeria. Once the selection has been made, Univation submits the applications to the appropriate UK universities. The scholarship normally covers course fees, travel costs, accommodation & living expenses.

The selection for the PTDF OSS is an annual process. The whole process from application through to selection is administered and managed by the PTDF; therefore please check the PTDF website for information on application form availability.

General Entry Requirements

  • 2.1 in Engineering, Geosciences, Science & Environmental Studies
  • NYSC discharge certificate
  • Not more than 30 years for MSc and 40years for PhD
  • Must be Nigerians
  • Must have a credit in English Language in SSCE or required pass mark in TOEFL or IELTS

How the Application is Advertised

The PTDF places an advert in the national press in Nigeria announcing the next round of applications for the Overseas Scholarship Scheme. This is for both MSc and PhD programmes. Please check the website and at for information regarding the release of the application forms.

The advert will inform you of all relevant details of where, in each Nigerian state, application forms can be obtained.


(Please wait for few days, if online application form is not active yet)

Eligibility Requirements
Online Applications

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