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2018/2019 Oversees Postgraduate Scholarship under ptdf strategic partnerships Germany, Francs & China

The Petroleum Technology Developments Fund (PTDF), the Federal Government Agency with the mandate of developing indigenous human capacity on petroleum technology to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry, invites application from suitable qualified candidate for oversees MSc and PhD Scholarship to institutions under its strategic partnership initiative. Successful candidate will be awarded scholarship to study in Germany, France, or China commencing in 2018/2019 academic sessions.

Strategic Partnership Scholarship

The strategic partnership scholarship was developed to improved the funds oversees scholarship scheme by offering candidate the opportunity t 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 on the PTDF website: ). 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 or 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.

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Application Process

Application Forms can be obtained from the PTDF website(

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 referred 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.


  1. MSc
  2. A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) qualification in their first degree or a Second Class Lower (2.2) with relevant industry experience.
  3. Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
  4. Must be computer literate
  5. Possession of 5 O/level credits including English Language.
  6. PhD
  7. Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
  8. Must be computer literate
  9. A minimum of Second Class Lower (2.2) in their first degree and a good second degree certificate;
  10. 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;
  11. Applicants must also include their master’s degree project.

Required Documents

Applicants are advised to can 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 and 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.

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.


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3 thoughts on “2018/2019 Oversees Postgraduate Scholarship under ptdf strategic partnerships Germany, Francs & China”

  1. I read Msc in Digital currency,and i am very happy with the degree programmes over sea.It will give Nigerians the need opportunity to share skills with their peers all over the world.

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