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PTDF Masters & PhD Overseas Scholarships 2019/2020 for Study in China, Germany, France & Malaysia

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), the Federal Government agency with the mandate of developing indigenous human capacity and petroleum technology to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for Overseas MSc and PhD Scholarships to institutions under its China, Germany, France & Malaysia strategic partnership initiative. Successful candidates will be awarded scholarships to study in these countries commencing in the 2019/2020 academic session.

Application Deadline: 15th January 2020

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

Fields of Study:  For 2020, the scholarships will be restricted to select courses (available on the PTDF website)

About the Award: Under this scheme, candidates are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programmes at the partner institutions in any of the countries (full list of sponsored courses is available below). 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 programmes will also include language classes to aid scholars settle into their new environments.

Type: Masters, PhD

Selection Criteria and Requirements: 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 quality of degrees, full academic transcripts, other professional qualifications acquired, and relevant publications (where available) to be referenced by applicants
  • Awards for leadership and/or academic excellence (where available).
  • 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.



  1. A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) qualification in their first degree or a Second Class Lower (2.2) with relevant industry experience
  2. Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
  3. Must be computer literate
  4. Possession of 5 O/level credits including English Language.


  1. Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
  2. Must be computer literate
  3. A minimum of Second Class Lower (2.2) in their first degree and a good second-degree certificate;
  4. 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 (Click here for a sample of Ph.D. research proposal format)
  5. Applicants must also include their master’s degree project

Number of Scholarships: Several

Value of Scholarship: Full scholarship

Duration of Scholarship: for the duration of the degree programme

How to Apply: 

  • Click here for more information.
  •  Applicants are advised to read through the requirements in the link below before applying.

Visit Scholarship webpage for details to apply

  1. justin says

    pls can undergraduate mechanical engineering student of abu zaria aply for the scholarship?

  2. Anonymous says

    pls can mechanical engineering students of abu zaria aply for the undergraduate scholarship

  3. Anonymous says

    pls can of computer sciences apply of this scholarship.

  4. ejechi rowland says

    pls can student from federal polytechnic nekede from the department of mechanical engineering apply

  5. ogunro says

    please include federal university of technology akure(FUTA)-Mining Engineering

  6. ubong eyo says

    hope dis not another scam???///////

  7. SHOLYMENT says


  8. Paul says

    Why is it that Unilorin student are not eligible to this scholarship?

  9. Oyebisi Jemil says

    when will 2013 application come out?

  10. Abulfathi Ibrahim Sa'id says

    Can a student from University of Maiduguri department of Chemical Engineering apply for the undergraduate scholarship?

  11. Bafeghe Charles says

    This is a welcome dev.

  12. Collins Ugwu says

    I love this. PTDF, you are good

  13. Philip says

    Pls when is the closin date for the applictn? The internet service has bin realy bad so its so diffclt completing registration in a day or 2.Pls Ptdf exdend the closing date.thnk u

  14. Emmanuel E-man Ogbonna says

    do they hate unilag? I'ld have loved to benefit.

  15. Rwamurangwa Evode says


  16. what of IMSU.. Una no dey ever choose us

  17. Nweze Emmanuel Onyebuchi says

    Pls note: this scholarship is real and genuine. I am presently a beneficiary of d undergraduate category. I am a FUTO student, civil engineering dept.
    For undergraduate, only 2nd & 3rd years student studying any of Engineering, Sciences, (oil & gas related courses) in any institution are eligible to apply.

  18. Olusoga Alex Olalekan says


  19. Lemonicey Sommy says

    Am a corpe member n I read Microbiology. Is it possible for me to study engineering course regarding to the scholarship?

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