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Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme in Nigeria

Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme in Nigeria

As knowing the power of education, the Petroleum Technology Development Fund is proudly announcing its Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme.

Candidates are invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for Overseas MSc and PhD Scholarships to institutions under its strategic partnership initiative. Nigeria students are eligible to apply.

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PTDF is, therefore, a special purpose Fund to train and make available skilled, competent and qualified local manpower for the oil and gas industry. The Fund existed only as a desk in the Department of Petroleum Resources until the year 2000 when it became a fully functional Agency of government.

Application Deadline: February 17, 2020

Brief Description

University or Organization: Petroleum Technology Development Fund
Department: NA
Course Level: MSc, Ph.D. program
Award: 50% tuition fee
Access Mode: Online
Number of Awards: Varies
Nationality: Domestic students
The award can be taken in Nigeria


Eligible Countries: Domestic students can apply for this scholarship.
Acceptable Course or Subjects: The sponsorship will be awarded in any MSc, PhD program subject offered by the university.
Admissible Criteria: To qualify for a scholarship, Successful candidates will be awarded scholarships to study in France/Germany/China/Malaysia commencing in the 2020/2021 academic session.

For MSc:

  • 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.

For PhD:

  • 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;

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: For grasping the opportunity, Applicants must have a National Identity Number (NIN) before applying for the scholarship. Applicants are also expected to upload a NIN Verification Report before completing the application. The report can be obtained from verifyme.ng after then you can start the application process on their scholarship portal (scholarship.ptdf.gov.ng).
  • Supporting Documents: 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 the scholarship portal ( ptdf.gov.ng); Applicants are advised to scan copies of the following documents and attach to their online application forms:
    • First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result
    • NYSC discharge certificate
    • WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO results as well as the PIN numbers on the application forms to enable PTDF to view the O’level results on the relevant website).
    • Recent Passport Photograph
    • Local Government Identification Letter
    • Master’s Degree Certificate (PhD Applicants only)
    • Evidence of membership of professional associations
  • Language Requirements: If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.


  • The award includes the provision of flight tickets, payment of health insurance, payment of tuition and bench fees (where applicable) as well as the provision of allowances to meet the costs of accommodation and living expenses.
  • The programs will also include language classes to aid scholars to settle into their new environments (where applicable).

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