Saturday, October 5, 2013

2014/2015 PTDF Scholarship Scheme - Undergraduate and Postgraduate

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is a Parastatal of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources established by Decree 25 of 1973 for the purposes of development, promotion and implementation of petroleum technology and manpower needs through research and training of Nigerians.
The Fund’s Scholarship Application website will be open between 2nd October, 2013 and 31st October, 2013 for 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 applicants.


The website is open to all applicants for the 2013/2014 academic session that experienced difficulties uploading relevant documents to their online application to attach and submit their documents. However, those who successfully applied and uploaded their documents need not apply again.


The Fund is also inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for MSc and PhD Scholarships. A combined aptitude test will be conducted for both 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 MSc applicants as well as oral interview for PhD applicants. Scholarships will be awarded to candidates that meet the selection requirements for both 2013/2014 and 2014/15 in September 2014.

Application Forms can be accessed online using an ATM card or through purchase of a scratch card from designated main branches of First Bank of Nigeria Plc  in all the States and FCT, upon payment of a NON-REFUNDABLE sum of N1,000 (One Thousand Naira Only). Instructions on how to access the form online are clearly stated on the backside of the cards.

Applicants may please note that only those who meet the requirements below shall be shortlisted and invited for an Electronic Aptitude Test, in the case of Masters Degree candidates, while oral interview will be conducted for PhD (full time) on dates to be announced later.

1.  Possession of 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO including English Language and Mathematics
2. Must have concluded the 1st year of their study in any of the PTDF upgraded Federal Universities listed above.
3.   Must have scored a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on scale of 5 or 4.5 on a scale of 7 in their 1st Year.
4.   Must scan and attach a copy of their admission letter
5.  Students admitted into the University through Direct Entry i.e. 200 level must have either of the following:
                i.     Minimum of Upper Credit at the Diploma level
                ii.    Minimum of 10 points in interim Joint Matriculation Board (I.J.M.B) examination.
                iii.   Minimum of 8 points at the Advanced Level General Certificate of Education (G.C.E).
MSc (Overseas)

1.      A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an Oil and Gas related field OR a 2.2 with oil and gas industry experience.
2.      National Youth Service (NYSC) certificate.
3.      Applicants must be computer literate.
4.      Possession of O/level with Credit in English Language in WAEC/SSCE (C6) or NECO (C4);
5.      Applicants must not be above 30 years of age
Applicants without credit in English language as in (4) above but possess any of the following may apply

i. Test of English language as a foreign language (TOEFL)
ii. G.R.E (Graduate Record Examination)
iii. GMAT –for Management related courses
iv. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)


1.      Applicants must be in Nigerian Institutions, teaching oil and gas related disciplines;
2.      Applicants must possess minimum of 2.2 in their first degree and a good second degree certificate;
3.      Applicants 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;
4.      Applicants must include a valid admission letter;
5.      Applicants must not be over 40 years of age; and;
6.      Applicants must include their Masters Degree project


Scholarships will be offered for admission into the under listed courses.

1.      Asset Management (Engineering Asset Management)
2.      Basin Evolution and Dynamics
3.      Diving and Underwater Technology
4.      Energy Systems Engineering
5.      Environmental Engineering
6.      Environmental Remote Sensing
7.      Fire & Explosion Engineering
8.      Health Safety and Environment
9.      Marine Computational Fluid Dynamics
10.  Maritime Operations
11.  Occupational Health and Safety
12.  Offshore and Ocean Technology
13.  Offshore Engineering
14.  Pipeline Engineering and Security
15.  Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
16.  Refinery Design and Operations
17.  Subsea Engineering
18.  Thermal Power (Gas Turbine Option)
19.  Welding Engineering
20.  Design of Rotating Machines
21.  Control Systems
22.  Hydraulic Engineering
23.  Fluid Mechanics and Energetic


The PhD research areas in addition to the afore-listed MSc program areas may also include any of the following related areas:

1.         Environmental Studies and HSE (Health, Safety and Environment).
2.         Marginal Fields Development.
3.         Flow Assurance and Pipeline Engineering.
4.         Geology and Petroleum Geology.
5.         Civil and Marine Engineering.
6.         Renewable Energy.
7.         Reservoir Engineering/Production Technology.
8.         Refining Technology.
9.         Ship Building and Marine Technology

(i) Candidates whose disciplines are not related to the above need not apply.
(ii) Selection will be based strictly on performance in the aptitude test and Oral Interview.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY    (Please use a PC for optimal performance)
1. Click on "Fresh Application (2014)" OR "Modify Application (2013)" as applicable.
2. Then select your category (Undergraduate, MSc or PhD) from the drop down.
3. Read the instruction and then select "Fresh Application" or "Update my record" as applicable.
4. Proceed with your application.
UPDATE (28th November 2013):: 
APTITUDE TEST: Candidates have been shortlisted for PTDF Overseas Scholarship Test.
Date: Saturday, 7th December 2013
Please check your emails or application status if you applied. 

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  1. please,it shouldn't be only full timers.scholarship is a test of one knowledge.part timers are intelligent people but choose part time mainly bcos of d fund.

  2. are undergraduates eligible to apply? Or is it for masters and phd? I'm an undergraduate. How can i apply please? What are d requirements?

    1. The post has been updated with the necessary details. Thanks.

  3. i'm a law student. am i eligible?

  4. pls is dis scholarship available 2 an undergrate too,becos i can't see any criteria 4 dat.

  5. pls what is the link? I mean the webpage that one can apply

  6. Please,am a Medical student. Can i apply?

  7. didn't understand the above advert, please can undergraduates apply for it?

  8. pls i am an agricultural scientist, i would like to know if there is any related course i can apply for .

  9. We have updated this post with the application link and application procedures for both undergraduate and postgraduate applicants.

  10. pls adm are all fed uni under ptdf ? And which course kan apply 4 it.

  11. I see only few universities are eligible, is Unilag included. For emphasis

  12. PTDF-upgraded-schools my butt! Some federal institutions aren't listed, and the very idea of a course per school suggests the courses are best taught in the associated schools, which thought is a falacy! The other oil companies that are offering scholarships across most courses and schools aren't entirely foolish. This is a demonstration of partiality on the part of the govt! This scholarship should either be scrapped or the terms revised because it is terribly flawed in the spirit of federal character!

  13. Pls which universities are under PTDF? Can all courses apply for undergraduates

  14. please admin, respond to the questions.....................were are the approved courses for undergraduate?

  15. Is FUTA among the universities?? I'm a 300l student, can i apply?

  16. POLYTECHNICS; not eligible?

  17. Why re polytechnics nt eligible? This is partiality, does nt mean we polytechnic students dnt deserve a scholarship too?

    1. This is strictly for professionals and NOT technicians

  18. please admin i applied for the 2013/2014 but no news since then. How do i check if i need to update since it is still on. What actually is the problem.

  19. pls were are the various centre of obtaining the form

  20. Hello,setting age limit to study(30yrs,40yrs) is wrong,many made 1.1 at fourty in their undergraduate.

  21. Pls I studied Production Engineering in my first degree. I hope 2 do Msc systems engineering in unilag. Will my production engineering be accepted as an oil n gas related course? Pls answer.



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