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Overseas Postgraduate PTDF Scholarship Scheme 2024/2025 Under PTDF Strategic Partnerships in France, Germany, China and Malaysia

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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 soon be awarded scholarships to study in France/Germany/China/Malaysia commencing in the 2024/2024 academic session.

Overseas Postgraduate PTDF Scholarship Scheme

Under this scheme, applicants are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programmes at the partner institutions in some of the countries (full set of sponsored courses can be acquired on the scholarship portal The award includes the provision of flight tickets, payment of health insurance, payment of tuition and bench fees (where applicable) along with the provision of allowances to meet the expenses of accommodation and living expenses. The programmes may also include language classes to aid scholars settle to their new environments (where applicable).

Overseas Postgraduate PTDF Scholarship Scheme Application Process

Please start the application process on our scholarship portal (

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).

Overseas Postgraduate PTDF Scholarship Scheme Requirements

  1. MSc

  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 Mathematics and 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

Overseas Postgraduate PTDF Scholarship Scheme Required Documents 

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

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  1. First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result
  2. NYSC discharge certificate
  3. WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO results.
  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 verify their NIN before starting the application (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 degree;
  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.


Candidates may select up to 3 different courses (1st, 2nd and 3rd choice) in any University within the 4 countries.



S/N University Masters Programme PhD Programme
1 IFP School
(Petroleum Engineering)
Specialized Master in Petroleum Geosciences Geology
Specialized Master in Petroleum Geosciences Geophysics
Specialized Master in Reservoir Geosciences and Engineering
Specialized Master in Processes and Polymers
Specialized Master in Petroleum Economics and Management
Specialized Master in Petroleum Data Management
2 Ecole des Mines Albi Master Biomass and Waste for Energy and Materials
3 Ecole des Mines d’Ales IMT  Disaster Management, environment, human and social sciences, Information et Communication Technologies
4 Ecole des Mines de Nantes IMT Atlantique
(Engineering and environment)
Master in Project Management for Environmental and Energy Engineering (PM3E)
Master in Process and Bioprocess Engineering – Project Management for Environmental & Energy Engineering (PM3E)
MSc Management and Optimization of Supply Chains & Transport
5 Ecole Centrale de  Nantes
Master in Applied Mechanics on Computational Structural Mechanics
Master in Applied Mechanics on Design of Production and Systems
Master in Applied Mechanics on Metallic and Composites Complex Assemblies
Master in Control Engineering and Production Systems on Automatic control, Robotics, Signal and Image
6 Institut Supérieur d’Électronique de Paris (ISEP) 
ISEP Engineering Master Degree in computer Science
7 INSA Toulouse
Master in Fluids Engineering for Industrial Processes
Advanced Master in Safety Engineering and Management
Advanced Master on Innovative and secure IoT systems
8 ICSI Toulouse
Master in Safety Engineering and Management (HSE)
9 Arts et Metiers ParisTech Petroleum Geosciences & Engineering/ forage et Production
MSc Knowledge Integration in Mechanical Production
Master Degree in Materials and Engineering Sciences
10 ENSG Lorraine Master Subterranean Reservoirs of Energy : Hydrodynamics – Geophysics – Modeling
11 ENSGTI Pau Chemistry International Studies (Chem.I.St.)
International Master “SIMOS“ : SIMulation and Optimization of energy Systems
12 ENSIC Nancy Chemistry International Studies
Sciences Po Paris
(Political Science, Law and Business)
Master in International Energy
Master in Environmental Policy
Master of Science in Telecommunications and Networks
17 Université de Cergy-Pontoise
MSc Internet of Things: Innovation and Management
18 CNAM  MSc Ecotechnologies for Sustainability and Environment Management
MSc  Energy Environment: Science Technology and Management – STEEM
19 Polytechnique Palaiseau MSc in Energy Management (MEM)
MSc Synthesis, catalysis and sustainable chemistry
Quantitative Finance
20 ESCP Europe
(Energy Management)
MSc Mechanical Engineering –  2nd year track : Environmental Fluid Mechanics (EFM)
21 University of Lyon 1 Mechanical Engineering – 2nd year track Fluid Mechanics and Energetics – FME Materials

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


22 EM LYON Business School Master in Sciences and Materials Engineering
Electrochemistry and Processes
23 Université de Grenoble Alpes Grenoble INP Master in Sustainable Industrial Engineering
 Master MSE – Program Biorefinery and Biomaterials
Master CyberSecurity (CySec)
Electrical Engineering  MISTRE
MSc in Integration, Security and TRust in Embedded systems
Master of Science in Industrial and Applied Mathematics (MSIAM)
Master in Hydraulic and Civil Engineering
Geomechanics, Civil Engineering and Risks (GCER)
Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling for Electrical Engineering (3MEE)
MSc in Chemistry  – five specialties
Erasmus +  MSc  in Engineering and Engineering Sismology
M2 Industry 4.0
Master European and International Business Studies
24 Université de Pau et Pays de l’Adour  

M2 Mathematics, Modelling and Simulation (MMS)


M2 Mechanics and Physics in Porous Media (MPPM)


 Candidates for scholarships in Germany are at liberty to apply to any University in Germany

They are also required to register with the German Academic Exchange (DAAD) through the following link: 

Follow the link to view guidelines on applications to Germany:  Call for Scholarship Applications in Germany


MSC (2 years)

  1. Experimental Geosciences
  2. Marine Geosciences
  3. Process Engineering and Energy Technology
  4. Electrical Engineering
  5. Electrical Engineering
  6. Materials Science and Engineering
  7. Geophysics
  8. Geospatial Technologies
  9. Electrical Engineering
  10. Environmental Sciences
  11. Process, Energy, and Environmental Systems Engineering
  12. Petroleum Engineering
  13. Research in Computer & Systems Engineering
  14. Applied & Environmental Geosciences
  15. Power Engineering
  16. Energy Science and Technology

PHD (3 years)

Geology and Petroleum Geology

Civil and Marine Engineering (Marine Geosciences)

Renewable Energy

Reservoir Engineering/Production Technology



1. Geospatial Engineering with Building Information Modelling (BIM) 1 year MSc
2. Composites 3-4 years PhD
3. Power Electronics, Machines and Control 3-4 years PhD
4. Geospatial and Geohazards 3-4 years PhD
5. Advanced and Intelligent Manufacturing 3-4 years PhD
6. Natural Resources and Environment 3-4 years PhD
7. Artificial Intelligence and Optimisation 3-4 years PhD
8. Advanced Energy and Environmental Materials & Technologies 3-4 years PhD
9. Fluids and Thermal Engineering 3-4 years PhD
10. Partial Differential Equations 3-4 years PhD
11. Sensor Networks, Instrumentation, Data Analytics 3-4 years PhD
12. Sustainability and Innovation for Integrated Built Environment 3-4 years PhD
13. Information System 3-4 years PhD
14. Operations and Supply Chain Management 3-4 years PhD

2. Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

s/n Course Duration Type of degree
1. Applied Informatics 18 months MSc
2. Civil engineering 18 months MSc
3. Operations & Supply Chain Management 18 months MSc
4. Advanced Chemical Sciences 18 months MRes
5. Computer Science 18 months MRes
6. Low Carbon Electric Power & Energy Technology 18 months MRes
7. Molecular Biosciences 18 months MRes
8. Management 18 months MRes
9. Biological Sciences 3-4 years PHD
10. Chemistry 3-4 years PHD
11. Civil Engineering 3-4 years PHD
12. Computer Science & Software Engineering 3-4 years PHD
13. Electrical & Electronic Engineering 3-4 years PHD
14. Environmental Sciences 3-4 years PHD



  • Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS


Masters by Coursework and Dissertation (12 Months)

MSc in Drilling Engineering    MBA in Energy Management

MSc in Offshore Engineering    MSc in Petroleum Geosciences

MSc in Asset Management and Maintenance  MSc in Electronic Systems Engineering

MSc in Petroleum Engineering    MSc in Process Integration

MSc in Process Safety

Masters by Research (12 Months)

MSc in Chemical Engineering      MSc in Civil Engineering

MSc in Electrical Engineering       MSc in Information Technology

MSc in Information Systems   MSc of Science

MPhil in Management     MSc in Chemical Engineering

PHD (36 Months)

PhD in Chemical Engineering    PhD in Civil Engineering

PhD in EE Engineering    PhD in Information Technology

PhD in Information Systems   PhD in Mechanical Engineering

PhD in Petroleum Engineering   PhD in Petroleum Geosciences

PhD in Science     PhD in Management

PhD in Chemical Engineering


Research Areas

  • Mechanical Systems Design
  • Vehicle Design
  • Advanced Engine Development
  • Advanced Materials and Processing
  • Manufacturing System Optimization
  • Energy Systems
  • Corrosion and Reliability
  • Friction Stir Welding
Electrical & Electronic

  • Intelligent Imaging
  • Communications
  • Industrial Automations
  • Sensor Technology
  • Energy Utilisation & Power System
  • System Level Integration
  • Electronic System Design
  • Power Electronics
  • Power Systems
  • Microelectronics
  • RF Systems

  • Structural Engineering
  • Off-shore Structures
  • Highway & Transportation Design
  • Environmental Engineering and Management
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Geographical Information System (GIS)
  • Construction and Project Management
  • Waste Water Engineering

  • Ionic Liquid
  • Bio-Fuel
  • Environment
  • Separation
  • Material Development
  • Advanced Process Control
  • Process System
  • Process Safety
  • Catalysis
  • Reactor Technology
Petroleum Geosciences

  • Rock Physics
  • Advanced Seismic Technology
  • Non-Seismic Methods
  • Integrated Basin Analysis
  • Reservoir Characterization, Modeling & Simulation
  • Carbonate Reservoir Characterization
  • Carbonate Sedimentology, Diagenesis and Sequence Stratigraphy


Fundamental & Applied Sciences / Science

  • Ionic Liquid
  • Bio-Fuel
  • Environment
  • Separation
  • Material Development
  • Advanced Process Control
  • Process System Engineering
  • Process Safety
  • Catalysis
  • Reactor Technology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Renewable Energy Systems (Solar Energy and Wind Energ
Computer and Information Sciences

  • Advanced Database and E-Commerce
  • Knowledge Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Multimedia
  • Data Comm. & Networking
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Network and Communication System
  • Enterprise Resource Information System
  • High Performance Computing
  • Cloud Computing
  • Green Computing



Petroleum Engineering

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Oil Field Chemical
  • Flow Assurance
  • Drilling Optimization
  • Drilling Fluid and Completion
  • Cementing Technology
  • Deep Reservoir (High Pressure High Temperature)
  • Unconventional Hydrocarbon


What is the PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for 2024/2025?

The PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for 2024/2025 is a program initiated by the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) to support Nigerian students pursuing postgraduate studies abroad. It is offered under strategic partnerships in France, Germany, China, and Malaysia.

Who is eligible to apply for the PTDF Scholarship Scheme?

Eligibility criteria vary depending on the level of study and the specific partnership country. Generally, applicants must be Nigerian citizens, possess a first-class or second-class upper degree (for master’s), or a relevant master’s degree with a minimum of a second-class lower division (for Ph.D.), and meet other specific requirements outlined in the application guidelines.

What are the benefits of the PTDF Scholarship Scheme?

Selected candidates will receive full tuition coverage, accommodation allowance, and a stipend to cover living expenses throughout the duration of their studies. Additionally, scholars may receive allowances for research-related activities and a return flight ticket to Nigeria upon completion of their program.

How can I apply for the PTDF Scholarship Scheme?

Interested applicants must visit the official PTDF website during the application period to access the online application portal. They should carefully read the application guidelines and requirements for their chosen study destination. Applications must be submitted online, and all necessary documents must be uploaded as per the specified instructions.

What is the selection process for the PTDF Scholarship Scheme?

The selection process involves a rigorous assessment of academic qualifications, relevant work experience, research proposal (for Ph.D. applicants), and performance in interviews conducted by PTDF officials. Shortlisted candidates may be required to undergo further assessments or interviews as determined by the scholarship board. Successful candidates will be notified via email and published on the PTDF website.


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