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Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Scholarship 2024

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) cordially welcomes interested and qualified Nigerians to apply for 2024/2025 Undergraduate, Master’s, and Doctorate scholarships at Nigerian Public Universities.

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is a Federal Government body tasked with creating indigenous human capacity to fulfill the demands of the oil and gas industry.


Brief Description

Scholarship Sponsor(s):¬Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)

Host Institution(s):¬Nigerian Public Universities

Funding Amount:¬Funded

Number of Awards:¬Several

Study Level:¬BSc, MSc and PhD

Nationality:¬Nigerian¬†Students


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Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must have a National Identity Number (NIN) before applying for the scholarship and verify the NIN before proceeding with the application (NIMC verification charges apply).
  • Applicants who have benefitted from any of the PTDF scholarships in the past¬†CANNOT¬†APPLY¬†for the same or lower category of degree.
  • Applicants who are current beneficiaries of any other scholarship¬†NEED NOT APPLY.
  • Application is restricted to Public Universities and for specific courses
  • Admission for part-time studies shall not be considered for all categories of applications.

For Postgraduate In-country Scholarship Scheme (ISS):

  • Class of degree, full academic transcripts,¬†other professional qualifications acquired and relevant publications to be referenced by applicants.
  • Membership of professional bodies.
  • The viability of the study/research plan (PhD applicants only)
  • Postgraduate (MSc) applicants are required to submit a statement of purpose stating the reason(s) for undertaking the study, the relevance of the proposed study to the oil and gas industry and its expected impact on national development.
  • PhD¬†applicants are required to submit a research proposal of not more than 6 pages to include topic, introduction, literature review, research question(s), methodology, mode of data collection(s), expected outcome(s), novelty, relevance to the industry and appropriate references.
  • Postgraduate applicants presently in final year of studies need not apply.
  • Postgraduate applicants who meet the requirements shall be shortlisted and invited for oral interviews before the final selection of successful candidates.

For MSc. In-country Scholarship Scheme (ISS):

  • Applicants must possess a full-time admission letter into any of the Public Universities.
  • A minimum of Second-Class lower (2.2) in an Oil and Gas related field.
  • The course of study must be related to Management and Oil & Gas industry.
  • Possess at least 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO results (not more than 2 sittings and the two results must precede the first degree).
  • National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate or Letter of exemption.
  • Certificate of indigeneship (evidence of state of origin and Local Government).
  • Personal statement of at least 1000 words stating reasons for undertaking the course of study.

For PhD In-country Scholarship Scheme (ISS):

  • Applicants must possess a full-time admission letter into any of the Public Universities in Nigeria.
  • A minimum of Second-Class lower (2.2) in an Oil and Gas/Management related field.
  • A minimum of merit in a second-degree certificate in an Oil and Gas related discipline.
  • Possess at least 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO results (not more than 2 sittings and the two results must precede the first degree).
  • National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate or Letter of exemption
  • Certificate of indigeneship (evidence of state of origin and Local Government).
  • The research area must be relevant to the Oil and Gas industry.
  • PhD research proposal of not more than 6 pages. The proposal template can be accessed via the applicant‚Äôs profile on the PTDF Scholarship Management Portal.

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For Undergraduate In-country Scholarship Scheme (ISS):

  • Applicants must be full time students in any of the Public Universities in Nigeria.
  • Applicants must be presently in 200 level of study.
  • The course of study should be related to the Oil & Gas industry.
  • Possess 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO including English Language and Mathematics.
  • Possession of a valid admission letter into the University is mandatory for all undergraduate applicants.
  • Possess a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 on scale of 5 or 3.0 on a scale of 4 which is equivalent to 2.2 in the first year.
  • Applicants must provide transcripts for the first year of study (transcripts must be signed and stamped by HOD/Exams Officer or any authorized personnel in the University).
  • Undergraduate applicants must have completed first year two semester examinations and are presently in second year of studies.
  • Only undergraduate applicants undertaking studies in Oil and Gas related fields (as advertised) will be considered, and selection shall be based on grades on the transcripts. (Transcripts must be signed and stamped by HOD/Exams Officer or any authorized personnel of the University).

Undergraduate applicants who meet the above requirements are to upload the following documents

  • Evidence of statement of WAEC/SSCE/NECO results with at least 5 credits, including English Language and Mathematics (not more than 2 sittings and the first sitting result must be uploaded).
  • Letter of admission into the University.
  • First year academic transcript(s) duly signed and stamped by HOD/Exams Officer or any authorized personnel.
  • Certificate of indigeneship (evidence of state of origin and Local Government)
  • Personal statement of at least 300 words stating reasons for undertaking the course of study.

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How to Apply for Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Scholarship

Interested candidates will apply through Online application: This ¬†can be accessed from the¬†PTDF SCHOLARSHIP MANAGEMENT PORTAL:¬†scholarship.ptdf.gov.ng¬¬†Instructions on how to access the application form are stated on the Portal (scholarship.ptdf.gov.ng). The Applicants are advised to read the requirements before applying.

Application Deadline: Yearly

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