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The PTDF Scholarship 2017/2018: How To Apply & Requirements

Are you interested in The PTDF Scholarship 2017? here are some vital information you will be needing to arm yourself upon registration. Before we go into the proper about the subject matter, it would be worthy to note that having knowledge about The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) would be an advantage as we all know that no knowledge is a waste. Just like the NDDC Scholarship, the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is a parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources established by law for the purpose of developing and promoting petroleum technology and for creating the human resource needs of the oil and gas industry through research and training of Nigerians.

Talking about The PTDF Scholarship 2017, to ensure a steadfast implementation of this mandate, PTDF is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for Overseas and in-country (Local) MSc and PhD Scholarships. Awards will be granted for studies in the 2017/2018 academic session in the United Kingdom  , Germany, Brazil, France (through Campus France), Top Institutions in the United States of America as well as Federal Universities and Centres of Excellence in Nigeria.

  1. For Institutions in the United Kingdom, click here
  2. For Institutions in Germany, click here
  3. For Institutions in Brazil, click here
  4. For Institutions in France (through Campus France) and the United States of America, click here
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Application forms can be accessed online here using an ATM (Interswitch, Master & Visa) card or through purchase of a scratch card from designated main branches of First Bank of Nigeria Plc in all the 36 States and FCT, upon payment of a NON-REFUNDABLE sum of N1,000 (One Thousand Naira Only). Instructions on how to access the form online is clearly stated on the backside of the cards.

Interested applicants should kindly note that only those who meet the requirements below shall be shortlisted and invited for a Computer Based Aptitude Test, in the case of MSc applicants, while oral interview will be conducted for PhD applicants (full time and Split-site) on dates to be announced later. Following the aptitude tests and interview, successful candidates will be selected and awarded the PTDF Scholarship.

Criteria For The PTDF Scholarship 2017

Applicants for OSS must be in possession of the following:

  1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)(USA)
  2. G.R.E (Graduate Record Examination) (USA)
  3. GMAT –for Management related courses (USA)
  4. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (UK

MSc. Requirements For PTDF Scholarship 2017

  1. A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an Oil and Gas related field OR a 2.2 with oil and gas industry experience;
  2. National Youth Service (NYSC) certificate;
  3. Applicants must be computer literate;
  4. Possession of O/level with Credit in English Language; (At least C6 in WAEC/SSCE or C4 and above in NECO); and
  5. Applicants must not be above 30 years of age.
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PhD. Requirements For PTDF Scholarship 2017

  1. Applicants must have a minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an Oil and Gas related field OR a 2.2 with oil and gas industry experience;
  2. National Youth Service (NYSC) certificate is a requirement
  3. Applicants must be computer literate, that is, must have basic computer knowledge
  4. Possession of O/level with Credit in English Language; (At least C6 in WAEC/SSCE or C4 and above in NECO); and
  5. Employment in the academics in reputable Nigerian Institution, teaching oil and gas related disciplines;
  6. A minimum of 2.2 in their first degree and a minimum of merit as a second degree certificate in an oil and gas related discipline.
  7. Applicants would be requested to submit a research proposal relevant to the oil and gas industry (of not more than 5 pages) to include: Topic, introduction, objective, methodology relevance to the industry and mode of data collection;
  8.   Possess a valid admission letter; and
  9.   Must not be over 40 years of age


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Applicants are advised to scan 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;
  4. 2 Recent Passport Photographs;
  5. Local Government Identification Letter;
  6. Masters’ Degree Certificate (PhD Applicants only); and
  7. Admission Letter (PhD Applicants).


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  1. Is ptdf scholarship also extended to graduate of other discipline’s?such as an accounting.

    1. No it does not. PTDF scholarship covers disciplines under Engineering and sciences.

  2. When is the dead line of application.

    1. It is late already. List of successful candidates for the award of 2017/18 PTDF Scholarship has been released. We shall update you on the next programme. There is a subscribe button on our page, register your email so as to get a notification on when the next set for the PTDF Scholarship for 2018/19 is published.

  3. Does the over sea scholarship cover PhD in physical and theoretical chemistry?

    1. So long as it is science and Engineering related fields

  4. Please what about the one for undergraduates, any info?

    1. This is for postgraduates. Undergraduate would be out next year

  5. Onyekwulu Millicent

    Please I thought the deadline for applications is on the 30th of December

    1. Where did you get your information from?

  6. please what about undergraduates moving from level 200 to level 300 who were interested in applying for the scholarship this year,are they eligible to apply next year?

    1. Sorry, this PTDF Scholarship is strictly for postgraduate studies, not undergraduates

  7. How do one access the application form using your ATM tried serevally but its saying pin Dont exist….and when is the deadline of this scholarship

  8. I still do not understand the 2017/2018. Is it solely for 2017 admission please?

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