September 24, 2022



Application Process

Application Forms can be obtained on the 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).



  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 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.

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


  1. 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).
  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/NUniversityMasters ProgrammePhD Programme
1IFP 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
2Ecole des Mines AlbiMaster Biomass and Waste for Energy and Materials
3Ecole des Mines d’Ales IMT Disaster Management, environment, human and social sciences, Information et Communication Technologies
4Ecole 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
5Ecole 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
6Institut Supérieur d’Électronique de Paris (ISEP)
ISEP Engineering Master Degree in computer Science
7INSA Toulouse
Master in Fluids Engineering for Industrial Processes
Advanced Master in Safety Engineering and Management
Advanced Master on Innovative and secure IoT systems
8ICSI Toulouse
Master in Safety Engineering and Management (HSE)
9Arts et Metiers ParisTechPetroleum Geosciences & Engineering/ forage et Production
MSc Knowledge Integration in Mechanical Production
Master Degree in Materials and Engineering Sciences
10ENSG LorraineMaster Subterranean Reservoirs of Energy : Hydrodynamics – Geophysics – Modeling
11ENSGTI PauChemistry International Studies (Chem.I.St.)
International Master “SIMOS“ : SIMulation and Optimization of energy Systems
12ENSIC NancyChemistry 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
17Université de Cergy-Pontoise
MSc Internet of Things: Innovation and Management
18CNAMMSc Ecotechnologies for Sustainability and Environment Management
MSc  Energy Environment: Science Technology and Management – STEEM
19Polytechnique PalaiseauMSc in Energy Management (MEM)
MSc Synthesis, catalysis and sustainable chemistry
Quantitative Finance
20ESCP Europe
(Energy Management)
MSc Mechanical Engineering –  2nd year track : Environmental Fluid Mechanics (EFM)
21University of Lyon 1Mechanical Engineering – 2nd year track Fluid Mechanics and Energetics – FMEMaterialsChemistry; Environment; Processes.Computer Science and MathematicsPhysics and AstrophysicsElectronics, Electrical Engineering, AutomationMechanical Engineering, Energetics, Civil Engineering and AcousticsMaterials and process engineering
22EM LYON Business SchoolMaster in Sciences and Materials Engineering
Electrochemistry and Processes
23Université de Grenoble Alpes Grenoble INPMaster 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
24Université de Pau et Pays de l’AdourM2 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:


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)

  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 yearMSc
2.Composites3-4 yearsPhD
3.Power Electronics, Machines and Control3-4 yearsPhD
4.Geospatial and Geohazards3-4 yearsPhD
5.Advanced and Intelligent Manufacturing3-4 yearsPhD
6.Natural Resources and Environment3-4 yearsPhD
7.Artificial Intelligence and Optimisation3-4 yearsPhD
8.Advanced Energy and Environmental Materials & Technologies3-4 yearsPhD
9.Fluids and Thermal Engineering3-4 yearsPhD
10.Partial Differential Equations3-4 yearsPhD
11.Sensor Networks, Instrumentation, Data Analytics3-4 yearsPhD
12.Sustainability and Innovation for Integrated Built Environment3-4 yearsPhD
13.Information System3-4 yearsPhD
14.Operations and Supply Chain Management3-4 yearsPhD

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

s/nCourseDurationType of degree
1.Applied Informatics18 monthsMSc
2.Civil engineering18 monthsMSc
3.Operations & Supply Chain Management18 monthsMSc
4.Advanced Chemical Sciences18 monthsMRes
5.Computer Science18 monthsMRes
6.Low Carbon Electric Power & Energy Technology18 monthsMRes
7.Molecular Biosciences18 monthsMRes
8.Management18 monthsMRes
9.Biological Sciences3-4 yearsPHD
10.Chemistry3-4 yearsPHD
11.Civil Engineering3-4 yearsPHD
12.Computer Science & Software Engineering3-4 yearsPHD
13.Electrical & Electronic Engineering3-4 yearsPHD
14.Environmental Sciences3-4 yearsPHD


  • 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
MechanicalMechanical Systems DesignVehicle DesignAdvanced Engine DevelopmentAdvanced Materials and ProcessingManufacturing System OptimizationEnergy SystemsCorrosion and ReliabilityFriction Stir WeldingElectrical & ElectronicIntelligent ImagingCommunicationsIndustrial AutomationsSensor TechnologyEnergy Utilisation & Power SystemSystem Level IntegrationElectronic System DesignPower ElectronicsPower SystemsMicroelectronicsRF Systems
CivilStructural EngineeringOff-shore StructuresHighway & Transportation DesignEnvironmental Engineering and ManagementGeotechnical EngineeringWater Resources EngineeringGeographical Information System (GIS)Construction and Project ManagementWaste Water EngineeringChemicalIonic LiquidBio-FuelEnvironmentSeparationMaterial DevelopmentAdvanced Process ControlProcess SystemProcess SafetyCatalysisReactor Technology
Petroleum GeosciencesRock PhysicsAdvanced Seismic TechnologyNon-Seismic MethodsIntegrated Basin AnalysisReservoir Characterization, Modeling & SimulationCarbonate Reservoir CharacterizationCarbonate Sedimentology, Diagenesis and Sequence StratigraphyFundamental & Applied Sciences / ScienceIonic LiquidBio-FuelEnvironmentSeparationMaterial DevelopmentAdvanced Process ControlProcess System EngineeringProcess SafetyCatalysisReactor TechnologyNanotechnologyRenewable Energy Systems (Solar Energy and Wind Energ
Computer and Information SciencesAdvanced Database and E-CommerceKnowledge ManagementSoftware EngineeringMultimediaData Comm. & NetworkingArtificial IntelligenceNetwork and Communication SystemEnterprise Resource Information SystemHigh Performance ComputingCloud ComputingGreen ComputingPetroleum EngineeringEnhanced Oil RecoveryOil Field ChemicalFlow AssuranceDrilling OptimizationDrilling Fluid and CompletionCementing TechnologyDeep Reservoir (High Pressure High Temperature)

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