PTDF Scholarship 2024 (Petroleum Technology Development Fund) | Step-by-Step Process


The Petroleum Technology Development Fund is inviting applications for the PTDF Scholarships from undergraduate and postgraduate students for the 2023/24 academic session.

The 2024 PTDF Scholarships worth N700,000/Yr plus a laptop computer is available to students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD programs at accredited Nigerian universities.

This post is a detailed insight into the federal government-funded scholarship. It also covers the eligibility requirements, benefits, duration, and the step-by-step application procedure for interested and qualified applicants.

PTDF Scholarship Summary

  • Host Country: Nigeria
  • Category: Undergraduate Scholarships | Postgraduate Scholarships | Masters Scholarships | PhD Scholarships 
  • Eligible Country: Nigeria
  • Reward: Full Scholarship | N700,000/yr | Laptop
  • Deadline: July 8, 2024

PTDF Scholarship Details:

The PTDF Scholarship is offered by 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.

The organization invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the 2023/24 Bachelor’s, MSc and PhD scholarships to specific programmes.

The scheme was developed to offer candidates the opportunity to benefit from a diversified pool of knowledge and the facilities offered by world-class institutions across the globe.

Under it, candidates are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programmes at the partner institutions.

PTDF Scholarship Requirements:

To apply for the PTDF Scholarship Programme, interested and qualified applicants should follow the following criteria;

Postgraduate Applicants

  • Applicants must possess a full-time admission letter into any of the Federal Universities in Nigeria.
  • A minimum of Second-Class lower (2.2) in an Oil and Gas/Management related field.
  • A minimum of merit in a second-degree certificate in an Oil and Gas-related discipline.
  • Possess at least 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO results (not more than 2 sittings and the two results must precede the first degree).
  • National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate or Letter of exemption
  • Certificate of indigeneship (evidence of state of origin and Local Government).
  • Personal statement of at least 1000 words stating reasons for undertaking the course of study (Master’s Applicants).
  • PhD research proposal of not more than 6 pages. The research area must be relevant to the Oil and Gas industry.

Undergraduate Applicants

  • Applicants must be full-time students in any of the Federal Universities in Nigeria.
  • Applicants must be presently in the 200 level of study.
  • The course of study should be related to the Oil & Gas industry.
  • Possess 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO including English Language and Mathematics.
  • Possession of a valid admission letter into the University is mandatory for all undergraduate applicants.
  • Possess a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 on scale of 5 or 3.0 on a scale of 4 which is equivalent to 2.2 in the first year.
  • Applicants must provide transcripts for the first year of study (transcripts must be signed and stamped by HOD/Exams Officer or any authorized personnel in the University).

PTDF Scholarship Duration and Reward

The scholarships are offered to both undergraduates and postgraduates to support their education in Nigerian-based institutions;

  • Undergraduates Reward: N500,000/Yr + Laptop (625,000 first year) 
  • Postgraduates (N700,000/Yr) + Laptop

Required Documents for PTDF Scholarship 2024

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

  • Evidence of statement of WAEC/SSCE/NECO results with at least 5 credits, including English Language and Mathematics (not more than 2 sittings and the first sitting result must be uploaded).
  • Letter of admission into the University.
  • First year academic transcript(s) duly signed and stamped by HOD/Exams Officer or any authorized personnel.
  • Certificate of indigeneship (evidence of state of origin and Local Government)
  • Personal statement of at least 300 words stating reasons for undertaking the course of study.

Postgraduate Applicants

  • First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result.
  • NYSC Certificate or letter of exemption.
  • WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO Result(s).
  • Admission Letter.
  • Personal Statement (only MSc applicants).
  • Certificate of indigeneship (evidence of state of origin and Local Government).

Additional scanned documents required from PhD applicants:

  • Second Degree Certificate or Statement of Result.
  • PhD research proposal 

How To Apply for the PTDF Scholarship 2024 (Step-by-Step Process)

To apply for the PTDF Scholarship 2024, interested and qualified applicants should follow the steps below;

  • Click on the button below to visit the scholarship portal
  • Create an Applicant Account or Login to an existing account
  • Verify your email address and proceed to Verify your NIN before you start a new application.
  • Fill all your personal details and upload the required documents
  • Please take note of all file formats and uploads, if the file uploaded does not meet the requirement you will experience an error.
  • Preview application and ensure that there are no mistakes before submission. Once application is submitted, you can no longer edit.
  • Successful applicants will be shortlisted for interview
  • 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.


Deadline: July 8, 2024

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