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PTDF Postgraduate Scholarship Application 2018/2019 Begins

PTDF Msc & Phd Scholarship Award Application 2018 Commences.

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), the Federal Government agency with the mandate of developing indigenous human capacity and petroleum technology to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for Overseas MSc and PhD Scholarships to institutions under its strategic partnership initiative.

Successful candidates will be awarded scholarships to study in Germany /France /China commencing in the 2018/2019 academic session.

The Strategic Partnership Scholarship;

The Strategic Partnership Scholarship was developed to improve the Funds’ Overseas Scholarship Scheme by offering candidates the opportunity to benefit from a diversified pool of knowledge and the facilities offered by world-class institutions across the globe.

In recognition of the fact that the best education can be found on numerous shores, the Fund has sought out strategic partnerships in Germany, France and China where candidates are offered the opportunity to study in English-taught classes and conduct research in world-class facilities where they will also have the opportunity of experiencing new cultures and work environments.

Under this scheme, candidates are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programmes at the partner institutions in any of the three countries (full list of sponsored courses is available below). 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. The programmes will also include language classes to aid scholars settle into their new environments.

Please note that the Fund will be responsible for obtaining admissions for the candidates to their selected programmes.

Selection Process, Criteria & Requirements;

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, other professional qualifications acquired, and relevant publications to be referenced by applicant (PhD applicants only)
  • 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.
  • Application Forms can be obtained via this link www.ptdf.flexisaf.com
  • However applicants are advised to read through the requirements below before applying.



i A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) qualification in their first degree or a Second Class Lower (2.2) with relevant industry experience
ii Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
iii Must be computer literate
iv Possession of 5 O/level credits including English Language.


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

Requirements Documents:

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.

*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.


Candidates may select up to 3 different courses (1st,2nd and 3rd choice) in any country or university, but are not to contact the schools directly for admissions as they will be placed in relevant universities by the PTDF.


French Institute of Petroleum (IFP)

MSc (2 years)

Energy and products
Energy and markets
Petroleum Economics and Management
Energy and Processes
Processes and Polymers
Petroleum Geosciences
Reservoir Geoscience and Engineering
Petroleum Engineering and Project Development
Petroleum Data Management
University of Grenoble

MSc (2 years)

Applied Mechanics
Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Fluid Mechanics and Energetics
Advanced Mechatronics
Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Polymers for Advanced Technology
University of Lyon

MSc (2 years)

Synthesis, Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry
Instrument Development for Micro and Nanotechnologies
Renewable Energy and Efficient Management of Electrical Energy
PhD (3 years)

Chemistry; Environment; Processes.
Computer Science and Mathematics
Physics and Astrophysics
Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Automation
Mechanical Engineering, Energetics, Civil Engineering and Acoustics
Materials and process engineering
University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)

MSc (2 years)

Master of Physics and Applications
Master of Engineering
Master of Chemistry
SDUEE specialty Ocean, Atmosphere, Climate and Remote Sensing
Informatics specialty Networks
Fluid mechanics, foundations and applications
PhD (3 years)

Physical and analytical chemistry
Mechanical Engineering
Environmental sciences
Geosciences, natural resources and environment
Process Engineering.


Candidates for scholarships in Germany are also required to register with the German Academic Exchange through the following link: https://portal.daad.de/irj/portal

MSC (2 years)

1 Experimental Geosciences Bayreuth University
2 Marine Geoscience Bremen University
3 Process Engineering and Energy Technology HS Bremerhaven
4 Electrical Engineering HS Darmstadt
5 Electrical Engineering HS Kempten
6 Materials Science and Engineering Kiel University
7 Geophysics LMU Munich
8 Geospatial Technologies Muenster University
9 Electrical Engineering Rostock University
10 Environmental Sciences Trier University
11 Process, Energy, and Environmental Systems Engineering TU Berlin
12 Petroleum Engineering TU Clausthal
13 Research in Computer & Systems Engineering TU Ilmenau
14 Applied & Environmental Geoscience Tuebingen University
15 Power Engineering TUM
16 Energy Science and Technology Ulm University

PHD (3 years)

Geology and Petroleum Geology

TU Clausthal (Clausthal University of Technology)
University of Cologne
University of Göttingen
Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich
Civil and Marine Engineering (Marine Geosciences)

Kiel University
Renewable Energy

Kiel University
University of Oldenburg
Reservoir Engineering/Production Technology

TU Clausthal (Clausthal University of Technology)


MSc (3 years)

Chemical Engineering and Technology
Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Geological Resources and Geological Engineering
Management Science and Engineering
PhD (3 years)

Chemical Engineering and Technology
Environmental Chemical Engineering
Oil-Gas Storage and Transportation Engineering
Thermal Energy Engineering
Material Science
Management Science and Engineering
Xian Shiyou University

MSc (2 years)

Oil-Gas Well Engineering
Oil-Gas Field Exploitation Engineering
Earth Exploration & Information Technology
Mineralogy, Petrology and Ore Deposit Geology
Geological Engineering
Chemical Techniques
Chemical Engineering
Industrial Catalysis
Jilin University

PhD (3 years)

Groundwater Science and Engineering
Environmental Science and Engineering
Changchun University of Science & Technology (CUST)

MSc (2 years)

Computer Technology
Software Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
PhD (3 years)

Electronic Science & Technology
Material Science & Engineering
Computer Science & technology
Information & Communication Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
China University of Geosciences, Wuhan

MSc (2 years)

Oil and Natural Gas Engineering
Envrionmental Engineering
PhD (3 Years)

Oil and Natural Gas Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Petroleum & Gas Storage & Transportation Engineering.

Closing Date:


Best of luck To You all…

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