PTDF Strategic Partnerships Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme in France, Germany, China & Malaysia

masters Postgraduate

Deadline : January 15, 2020

PTDF scholarships are highly competitive and only Nigerian applicants who are outstanding across 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, 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).
      • 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 oil & gas industry and its expected impact on national development (MSc Applicants only).
  • The three scholarships will each provide the cost of full fees for the eligible programmes and provide a maintenance stipend for living costs.


      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.


      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. 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 (sample template of the proposal is available on the scholarship portal ;
      5. Applicants must also include their master’s degree project
      6. Admission letter.
  • Applicants must have a National Identity Number (NIN) before applying for the scholarship. Applicants are also expected to upload a NIN Verification Report before completing the application. The report can be obtained from (charges may apply).
  • Ongoing PhD Applicants could only apply provided their Universities are among the PTDF Partnership Universities as listed above;
  • Applicants who have benefitted from any of the PTDF scholarships in the past cannot apply for the same category of degree, except a higher degree;
  • Applicants who are in possession of a higher degree cannot apply for the same type of degree;
  • Applicants interested in German Institutions should choose Abuja as their preferred interview location;
  • Applicants who are beneficiaries of any other scholarship need not apply;

Applicants are advised to scan copies of 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 as well as the PIN numbers on the application forms to enable PTDF 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 of professional associations

To apply, click here.

For more information, visit PTDF Postgraduate Scholarships.