Petroleum Technology Development Fund 2022 Portal Update : Current School News

Petroleum Technology Development Fund 2022 Portal Update

Filed in Scholarships Update by on January 10, 2022



– Petroleum Technology Development Fund –

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is now accepting applications from suitably qualified students into their Petroleum Technology Development Fund for undergraduate programmes. It is a fully-funded scholarship for all students.

Petroleum Technology Development Fund

About Petroleum Technology Development Fund

The PTDF broad Scholarship Scheme is an annual initiative for master and doctoral study. The goal is to educate Nigerian students with the intellectual foundation and skill set necessary to take part meaningfully in Nigeria’s oil and gas business once their studies are completed.

The MSc sponsorship lasts between twelve and twenty-four months, and the PhD sponsorship lasts thirty-six months. Undergraduate studies are not eligible for prizes under the scheme.

Under this scheme, candidates are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programmes at the partner institutions in any of the three countries.

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 in settling into their new environments. Please note that the Fund will be responsible for obtaining admissions for the candidates to their selected programmes.

Other Requirement

Scholarships from the PTDF are highly competitive, and only those who excel in all areas are chosen.

Academic merit, as shown by the quality of the applicant’s degrees, full academic transcripts, additional professional qualifications, and relevant publications to be cited by the candidate (PhD applicants only). The viability of the study/research plan, as well as membership in professional organizations.


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 have  5 O/level credits, including the English Language



1. Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)

2. 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 over 5 pages) to include: Topic, introduction, aim, methodology and mode of data collection;

Applicants must also include their master’s degree project

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 made up to assess applications using the following criteria:

1. Academic merit as evidenced by the quality of degrees, full academic transcripts, other professional qualifications gained, and relevant publications to be referenced by applicant (PhD applicants only)

2. Membership of professional bodies

3. The viability of the study/research plan.

4. 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.

Required Documents

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

1. First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result

2. NYSC discharge certificate

3. Local Government Identification Letter

4. Master’s Degree Certificate (PhD Applicants only)

5. Evidence of membership of professional associations

6. WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO results and the PIN numbers on the application forms to enable PTDF to view the O’level results on the relevant website).

7. Recent Passport Photograph



1. 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.

2. The policies, requirements, offerings, timelines, activities and fees set forth on this site do not form a contract of any kind and are subject to change without notice at the sole discretion of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF). Such changes may be of any nature, including, but not limited to, the content of the aforementioned.

3. Applicants should maintain a valid e-mail address during the entire application process, as most of our information is communicated electronically.

Application Deadline

Currently unavailable

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