PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Form 2020/2021 [UPDATED]

PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Form 2020/2021 [UPDATED]

PTDF Overseas PG Scholarship – Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Overseas MSc and PhD Scholarships For Nigerians Application Form, Eligibility, Courses, Selection Criteria and Application Guidelines and Deadline for 2020/2021 Session [Study in France/Germany/China/Malaysia].

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 be awarded scholarships to study in France/Germany/China/Malaysia commencing in the 2020/2021 academic session. 

The Scheme

Under this scheme, applicants are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programmes at the partner institutions in any of the countries (full list of sponsored courses is available on the scholarship portal ( 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 settle into their new environments (where applicable).

Approved Courses for Sponsorship

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
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
4Ecole des Mines de
Nantes IMT
(Engineering and
Master in Project Management for Environmental and
Energy Engineering (PM3E) Master in Process and
Bioprocess Engineering - Project Management for
Environmental & Energy Engineering (PM3E)
6Institut Supérieur
d'Électronique de
Paris (ISEP)
ISEP Engineering Master Degree in computer Science
7 INSA Toulouse
Master in Fluids Engineering for Industrial Processes
8 ICSI Toulouse
Master in Safety Engineering and Management (HSE)
11 ENSGTI Pau Chemistry International Studies (Chem.I.St.)
12 ENSIC Nancy Chemistry International Studies
19 Polytechnique
MSc in Energy Management (MEM)
20ESCP Europe
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
22 EM LYON Business
Master in Sciences and Materials Engineering
Electrochemistry and Processes
23Université de
Grenoble Alpes
Grenoble INP
Master in Sustainable Industrial Engineering Master
European and International Business Studies
24 Université de Pau et


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: 


MSC (2 years)
  1. Experimental Geosciences
  2. Process Engineering and Energy Technology
  3. Electrical Engineering
  4. Electrical Engineering
  5. Materials Science and Engineering
  6. Geospatial Technologies
  7. Electrical Engineering
  8. Environmental Sciences
  9. Process, Energy, and Environmental Systems Engineering
  10. Petroleum Engineering
  11. Research in Computer & Systems Engineering
  12. Applied & Environmental Geosciences
  13. Energy Science and Technology

PHD (3 years)
  1. Geology and Petroleum Geology
  2. Civil and Marine Engineering (Marine Geosciences)
  3. Renewable Energy
  4. 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
3-4 years PhD
4. Geospatial and Geohazards 3-4 years PhD
5. Advanced and Intelligent
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
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
3-4 years PhD

2. Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

S/NCourse Duration Type of Degree
1. Applied Informatics 18 months MSc
2. Civil engineering 18 months MSc
3. Operations & Supply Chain
18 months MSc
4. Advanced Chemical Sciences 18 months MRes
5. Computer Science 18 months MRes
6. Low Carbon Electric Power & Energy
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
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 &
• Carbonate Reservoir Characterization
• Carbonate Sedimentology, Diagenesis and
Sequence Stratigraphy
Fundamental & Applied Sciences /
• 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
• Unconventional Hydrocarbon


A. MSc

  • 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 be computer literate
  • Possession of 5 O/level credits including English Language.


  • Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
  • Must be computer literate
  • 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 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 (;
  • Applicants must also include their master’s degree project 

Required Documents:

Applicants are advised to scan 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 the 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


  • Applicants must have a National Identity Number (NIN) before applying for the scholarship. Applicants are also expected to upload a NIN Verification Report before completing the application. The report can be obtained from (charges may apply).
  • Ongoing PhD Applicants could only apply provided their Universities are among the PTDF Partnership Universities as listed above;
  • 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;
  • Applicants who are in possession of a higher degree cannot apply for the same type of degree;
  • Applicants interested in German Institutions should choose Abuja as their preferred interview location;
  • Applicants who are beneficiaries of any other scholarship need not apply;
  • 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.

Selection Process, Criteria and 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).

Method of Application

Please start the application process on our scholarship portal (

Follow the links below to apply and learn more about the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Overseas Postgraduate (M.Sc & Ph.D) Scholarship.

Deadline: 17th February, 2020.
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