PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2023/2024 – Fully Funded

By | November 12, 2023

Are you looking forward to further your education to Masters or PHD level? Would you love to study abroad without paying? Would you accept Government fully funded Overseas Scholarship for your studies? if yes, then this post is for you, continue reading it to the end as we guide you to all you need to know about the scholarship.

School Senate is pleased to inform you that the Federal Government of Nigeria is offering fresh graduates in Nigeria fully funded Scholarship for your Postgraduate Degree abroad in prestigious Universities in Germany, United Kingdom, France, and Malaysia.

The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is inviting applications from Graduates in Nigeria with a minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) or a Second Class Lower (2.2) qualification in their first degree, for the PTDF Overseas MSc and PhD scholarships for specific study programs at some selected prestigious Universities in UK, Germany, Malaysia under, France, under its Bilateral Education Agreements with these countries.

The Federal Government established the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) in 1973 with the Act No. 25 of 1973 that repealed the Gulf Oil Company Training Fund, with the mandate of developing indigenous human capacity and petroleum technology to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria.

PTDF Overseas Scholarship Scheme for the 2023/2024 Academic Session

The PTDF Overseas Scholarship Scheme is a great opportunity for candidates 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 programmes at partner institutions.

PTDF Scholarship Coverage and Benefits

The PTDF Scholarship award covers the following:

  • Provision of flight tickets
  • Payment of health insurance
  • Payment of tuition and bench fees (where applicable)
  • Provision of allowances to meet the costs of accommodation and living expenses.

List of Approved Courses For PTDF Sponsorship

A full list of sponsored courses for the 2023/2024 PTDF Overseas Scholarship as available on the PTDF scholarship portal

Masters (2 Years)

  1. Energy and products
  2. Energy and markets
  3. Petroleum Economics and Management
  4. Energy and Processes
  5. Processes and Polymers
  6. Petroleum Geosciences
  7. Reservoir Geoscience and Engineering
  8. Petroleum Engineering and Project Development
  9. Petroleum Data Management
  10. Applied Mechanics
  11. Civil Engineering
  12. Mechanical Engineering
  13. Fluid Mechanics and Energetics
  14. Advanced Mechatronics
  15. Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  16. Chemistry
  17. Biochemistry
  18. Polymers for Advanced
  19. Synthesis, Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry
  20. Instrument Development for Micro and Nanotechnologies
  21. Renewable Energy and Efficient Management of Electrical Energy
  22. Master of Physics and Applications
  23. Master of Engineering
  24. Master of Chemistry
  25. SDUEE specialty Ocean, Atmosphere, Climate and Remote Sensing
  26. Informatics specialty Networks
  27. Fluid mechanics, foundations and applications
  28. Experimental Bayreuth – Geosciences University
  29. Marine Geoscience – Bremen. university
  30. Process Engineering and Energy Engineering – HS Bremerhaven
  31. Electrical Engineering – HS Darmstadt
  32. Electrical Engineering – HS Kempten 6 Materials Science and Engineering – Kiel university
  33. Geophysics- LMU Munich
  34. Geospatlal Technologies – Muenster University
  35. Electrical Engineering – Rostock University
  36. Environmental Sciences – Trier University
  37. Process, Energy, and Environmental Science Engineering – TU Berlin
  38. Petroleum Engineering – TU Clausthal
  39. Research in Computer and Systems Engineering – TU Ilmenau
  40. Environmental Geoscrence – Tuebingen University
  41. Power Engineering – TUM
  42. Energy Science and Technology – Ulm University
  43. Civil and Marine Engineering (Marine Geosciences)
  44. Renewable Energy
  45. Reservoir Engineering/Production Technology

PhD (3 years)

  1. Materials
  2. Chemistry; Environment; Processes.
  3. Computer Science and Mathematics
  4. Physics and Astrophysics
  5. Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Automation
  6. Mechanical Engineering, Energetics,
  7. Mechanical Engineering, Energetics, Civil Engineering and Acoustics
  8. Materials and process engineering
  9. Physical and analytical chemistry
  10. Mechanical Engineering
  11. Environmental sciences
  12. Geosciences, natural resources and environment
  13. Process Engineering

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.

Selection Process, Criteria & Requirements

PTDF scholarships are highly competitive, and only candidates who are outstanding across the board are selected.

Based on the submitted qualifications, the top applicants for each category from each state will be invited for an interview where a selection committee will be constituted to assess applications using the following criteria:

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

MSc Requirements

  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 and Mathematics.
  5. 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.
  6. Applicants must have National Identity Number (NIN) and verification will be required (NIMC verification charges apply) before applying for the scholarship.

PhD Requirements

  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. A research proposal relevant to the oil and gas industry (of not more than five pages) to include the following:
  • Title
  • Introduction
  • Research Problem
  • Aim
  • Research Questions/Objectives
  • Scope
  • Summarized Literature
  • Methodology
  • Expected outcomes only where necessary
  1. All lecturers must produce a letter from their Vice Chancellors confirming that they are not in receipt of any other scholarships (if shortlisted)
  2. Applicants must have National Identity Number (NIN) and verification will be required (NIMC verification charges apply) before applying for the scholarship.
Required Documents for PTDF Overseas Scholarship Application

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

  1. First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result
  2. NYSC discharge certificate
  3. 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.
  4. Recent Passport Photograph
  5. Local Government Identification Letter
  6. Master’s Degree Certificate (PhD Applicants only)
  7. Evidence of membership in professional associations

How to Apply

To start your application follow the steps below:
Step 1: Visit to create application account and fill in your details.
Step 2: An email with instructions on how to login and set your password will be sent to the email address you entered.

For further enquiry visit the Official PTDF Scholarship Management Portal at

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