PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2024

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PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme
Apply For The PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) in collaboration with the Federal Government agency invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the Overseas Postgraduate Scholarships to specific programmes at selected Institutions in the United Kingdom.

The PTDF Scholarship Scheme for UK Universities will offer candidates the opportunity to benefit from a diversified pool of knowledge and the facilities offered by world-class institutions in the United Kingdom.

Candidates are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programmes at partner institutions in the United Kingdom (full list of sponsored courses is available below). As part of its efforts to continuously improve and streamline its programmes, The Fund has reduced the number of partner universities in the UK to 15 top universities (see list below) where it feels the scholarship’s high standards can be maintained and the objectives of the scheme will be best served. Applications will therefore be limited to those choices and successful candidates will be awarded scholarships for programs commencing in the 2024 academic session.

Value/Worth of Scholarship

The 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.

Related: List of PTDF MSc And PhD Approved Courses

PTDF Overseas Scholarship Postgraduate Selection Process

PTDF scholarships are highly competitive and only candidates who are outstanding across the board are selected. A selection committee will be constituted to assess applications using the following criteria:

  • Academic merit as evidenced by quality of Degrees, full academic transcripts and other professional qualifications acquired.
  • Relevant publications to be referenced by applicant
  • 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 industry and its expected impact on national development.

Eligibility Criteria To Apply For 2024 PTDF Overseas Scholarship


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


  • Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
  • Must be computer literate.
  • A minimum of Second Class Lower (2.2) in their first degree and a good second degree certificate;
  • 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;
  • Applicants must also include their masters degree project.

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Required Documents For 2024 PTDF Overseas Scholarship

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

  • First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result.
  • NYSC discharge certificate.
  • WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO results as well as the PIN numbers on the application forms to enable PTDF 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 of professional associations.

Note: 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.

Application Process

Application Forms can be obtained via this link  However applicants are advised to read through the requirements above before applying.

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List of Approved Universities And Courses For Sponsorship

For 2024, the scholarships to the UK will be restricted to select courses (available on the PTDF website) at the following universities:

PTDF Approved Universites

Imperial College, London
University College, London
Kings College, London
University of Birmingham
University of Nottingham
University of Southampton
Newcastle University
University of Manchester
University of Liverpool
Cranfield University
Robert Gordon University
Heriot-Watt University
University of Salford
Portsmouth University
University of Dundee

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click Here to Start Application

Application Closing Date

Prospective applicants should please note that the closing date for applications is four (6) weeks from the date of this publication.

The application is open from (yet to be published). All entries must be submitted on or before the stipulated deadline.

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