PTDF Overseas Postgraduate (M.Sc & Ph.D) Scholarship 2019/2020 For Nigerians to Study in UK, France & Germany

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PTDF Scholarship 2019/2020 Application: The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), which is a  Federal Government agency decided to help in human capacity building by developing indigenous human capacity and petroleum technology to meet the needs of the oil and gas industries.

Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship to specific programmes at selected Institutions in the United Kingdom, Germany and France.

The PTDF Scholarship award will be awarded to only successful candidates to undertake university studies in United Kingdom, Germany and France, commencing in the 2019/2020 academic session.

Under the PTDF scholarship scheme, candidates are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programmes at the partner institutions (universities) in any of the countries (United Kingdom, Germany and France).

As you read on, you will find the full list of sponsored courses is available at the PTDF Scholarship 2019/2020 Application opening.

The PTDF scholarship 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 in any of the countries of choice.

The programmes will also include language classes to aid scholars settle into their new environments.

PTDF Scholarship 2019/2020 Application Eligibility:

For Ph.D Applicants:

  • Applicants ust be computer literate
  • Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
  • A minimum of Second Class Lower (2.2) in their first degree and a good second-degree certificate;
  • All applicant 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)
  • Applicants must include their master’s degree project when applying for this scholarship

For M.Sc Applicants:

  • Must be computer literate
  • 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)
  • Possession of 5 O/level credits including English Language.

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Required Documents for the PTDF Scholarship 2019/2020 Application:

The documents needed in order to apply for this scholarship are stated below.

All applicants are advised to scan copies of the following documents and attach to their online application forms:

  1. First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result
  2. NYSC discharge certificate
  3. WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO results as well as the PIN numbers on the application forms to enable PTDF selection committee team view the O’level results on the relevant website).
  4. Recent Passport Photograph
  5. Local Government Identification Letter
  6. Master’s Degree Certificate (PhD Applicants only)
  7. Evidence of membership of professional associations


  • Ongoing PhD Candidates could only apply provided their Universities are among the PTDF Partnership Universities as listed below;
  • Candidates who have benefitted from any of the PTDF scholarships in the past cannot apply for the same type of programme, except a higher programme;
  • 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.

PTDF Scholarship 2019/2020 Application Approved Courses for Sponsorship:

Candidates may select up to 3 different courses (1st, 2nd and 3rd choice) in any country or university, but are not to contact the schools  or institutions directly for admissions as they will be placed in relevant universities by the PTDF. Below is a list of Countries to choose from.

List of Countries:

PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Selection Criteria:

PTDF scholarships is a highly competitive scholarship, therefore, the selection process will be based on only outstanding candidates who applied for this scholarship are selected.

The following criteria will be used to assess and judge candidates or applicants. These criteria were put in place by a team of selected committee constituted by PTDF.


  • 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.

After getting a concrete understanding of what this scholarship is all about, it is advisable to apply for this scholarship using the link below.

Apply for PTDF Scholarship Here

PTDF Scholarship Application Deadline: 31st December, 2018.

For More Information Visit The Official PTDF Scholarship 2019/2020 Webpage Here

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