Application Process

Application Forms can be obtained on the scholarship portal (scholarship.ptdf.gov.ng).

Selection Process, Criteria & Requirements

PTDF scholarships are highly competitive and only 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).



  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 (scholarship.ptdf.gov.ng);
  5. Applicants must also include their master’s degree project

Required Documents

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


  1. 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 www.verifyme.ng (charges may apply).
  2. Ongoing PhD Applicants could only apply provided their Universities are among the PTDF Partnership Universities as listed above;
  3. Applicants who have benefitted from any of the PTDF scholarships in
    the past cannot apply for the same category of degree, except a higher
  4. Applicants who are in possession of a higher degree cannot apply for the same type of degree;
  5. Applicants interested in German Institutions should choose Abuja as their preferred interview location;
  6. Applicants who are beneficiaries of any other scholarship need not apply;
  7. Applicants 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.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2020/2021 PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarships

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