PTDF Overseas Scholarship Scheme for the 2023/2024 Academic Session

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is accepting applications from qualified individuals for its overseas MSc and PhD scholarships under the PTDF Overseas Scholarship Scheme for the academic year 2023–2024.

The PTDF Overseas Scholarship scheme was developed to offer candidates the opportunity to benefit from a diversified pool of knowledge and the facilities offered by world-class institutions across the globe. Under it, candidates are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programs at partner institutions.

For the 2023/2024 award, applications will be limited to PTDF partner universities in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Malaysia where it feels the scholarship’s high standards can be maintained and the objectives of the scheme will be best served.


The PTDF Overseas Scholarship Scheme includes the provision of;

  • flight tickets,
  • payment of health insurance,
  • payment of tuition and bench fees, and
  • the provision of allowances to meet the costs of accommodation and living expenses.


The PTDF Overseas Scholarship is looking for candidates who have:

  • A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) qualification in their first degree or a Second Class Lower (2.2) with relevant industry experience
  • Completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
  • Computer knowledge
  • Possession of 5 O/level credits, including English Language and Mathematics.
  • Statement of purpose (maximum 500 words) stating the reason(s) for the proposed study, its relevance to the industry and its expected impact on national development.
  • National Identity Number (NIN) and verification will be required before applying for the scholarship.

Selection process

A selection committee will assess all applications using the following criteria:

  • Academic merit as evidenced by the quality of degrees, full academic transcripts and other professional qualifications acquired
  • Relevant publications to be referenced by applicant (PhD applicants only)
  • Membership in professional bodies
  • The viability of the study/research plan.
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Application Process

Applicants are to scan copies of the following documents and attach them to their online application forms:

  • First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result
  • NYSC discharge certificate
  • WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO results and the PINs 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 in professional associations

To apply for the PTDF Overseas Scholarship Scheme, click here.

Deadline: March 24, 2023.

For more information on the PTDF Overseas Scholarship Scheme, visit the official site.

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