PTDF Scholarship 2021 – How to Apply Online (Overseas & Local)

PTDF Scholarship 2021 – In this scholarship article guide, I will be elaborating in detail about PTDF Scholarship 2021 (Overseas & Local) Application Guide and Requirement. I will guide you to understand everything by making my explanations very easy. All you need to do is to stay focus and follow me.

PTDF Scholarship 2021

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is a parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources established by law to develop and promoting petroleum technology and for creating the human resource needs of the oil and gas industry through research and training of Nigerians.

The Overseas Scholarship Scheme (OSS) was institute by the Petroleum Technology Development Fund as a short-term action to address identified skills gaps, pending the outcome of the different capacity building efforts being made to enable our domestic universities efficiently handle the task of grooming professionals in oil and gas related disciplines.

As such, the Fund reserves the right to allocate prospective applicants to scholarships institution and field/programs targeted at filling those gaps.

Furthermore with the numerous upgrade programs executed by the Fund in some Federal Universities in Nigeria; emphasis has shifted to training Nigerians in-country. Consequently, only a limited number of candidates will be sponsored overseas and the rest in Nigerian Universities.

To ensure a steadfast implementation of this mandate, PTDF is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for:

Overseas and In-country MSc and Ph.D. PTDF Scholarship 2021
IMPORTANT! Currently, PTDF Scholarship 2021 is not yet out online, DISREGARD any form of advert you come across. This page will be updated immediately the form is out.


Awards will be granted for studies in the 2021 academic session in the United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil, France (through Campus France), Top Institutions in the United States of America as well as Federal Universities and Centers of Excellence in Nigeria.

Application forms can be accessed online here using an ATM (Inter switch, Master & Visa) card or through the purchase of a scratch card from designated main branches of First Bank of Nigeria Plc in all the 36 States and FCT, upon payment of a NON-REFUNDABLE sum of N1,000 (One Thousand Naira Only). Instructions on how to access the form online are clearly stated on the backside of the cards.

Criteria for PTDF Scholarship Scheme

Applicants for OSS must be in possession of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)(USA)
  • R.E (Graduate Record Examination) (USA)
  • GMAT – for Management related courses (USA)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (UK


  • A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an Oil and Gas related field OR a 2.2 with oil and gas industry experience;
  • National Youth Service (NYSC) certificate;
  • Applicants must be computer literate;
  • Possession of O/level with Credit in English Language; (At least C6 in WAEC/SSCE or C4 and above in NECO); and
  • Applicants must not be above 30 years of age.


  • Scholarships will be offered for admission into the under-listed courses (for overseas MSc). Candidates are advised to apply for admission into universities in the UK and France that offer these courses while applying for the Petroleum Technology Development Fund Scholarship.
  • For the Split-Site PhD Programme, please click Here

Documents to Scan and Attach to the Application Form
Applicants are advised to scan the following documents and attach to their online application forms:

  • First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result;
  • NYSC discharge certificate;
  • 2 Recent Passport Photographs;
  • Local Government Identification Letter;
  • Masters’ Degree Certificate (Ph.D. Applicants only); and
  • Admission Letter (Ph.D. Applicants).

Please note that the possession of a valid University Admission Letter is Compulsory for LSS (Undergraduates, MSC & PhD) Applicants

List of Approved Courses for Sponsorship

A.) M.SC
The list, of approved courses for Overseas MSc sponsorship for the year, is published in our website Candidates are advised, to apply for admission into Universities in the UK, Germany, Brazil, France, and the United States that offer these courses., while applying for the Petroleum Technology Development Fund Scholarship.

The Local Scholarship Scheme applicants can apply to all Federal Universities and Centre of Excellence in courses relevant to the Oil & Gas industry

B.) Ph.D. Priority Research Areas

In addition to the MSc program areas, the Ph.D. research areas are as published in our website. Please visit our website for details:

How to Apply For PTDF Scholarship 2021

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click Here to Start Application
Click Here for List of Approved Courses For Sponsorship

  • Applicants may please note that only those who meet the requirements above shall be shortlisted and invited for a Computer Based Aptitude Test, in the case of MSc applicants, while oral interview will be conducted for Ph.D. applicants (full time and Split-site) on dates to be announced later. Following the aptitude tests and interview, successful candidates will be selected and awarded the PTDF Scholarship.
  • Recipients of other scholarships must not apply for the ptdf scholarship.
  • Please note that the duration of the Ph.D. award is limited to a maximum of thirty-six (36) months only.
  • Applicants who already possess a master’s degree need not apply for the M.Sc program but are qualified to apply for the Ph.D.
  • The ptdf award took effect from September 2021
  • Phd applicants who would have already commenced their programs by September 2021 need not apply.

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