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PTDF Scholarship 2021/2022, For Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD

PTDF Scholarship 2021/2022 undergraduate, Master, and Ph.D. application has commenced. Interested applicants should take note of the following guidelines.

APPLICATION FOR 2021/22 PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FUND (PTDF) IN-COUNTRY SCHOLARSHIP FOR UNDERGRADUATE & POSTGRADUATE AWARDS IN NIGERIAN FEDERAL UNIVERSITIES.

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The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is 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 Fund hereby invites applications from qualified Nigerians to apply for the 2021/22 Undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. scholarships for students in Nigerian Federal Universities. 

Method of application for PTDF Scholarship 2021/2022

Online application form can be accessed from the PTDF SCHOLARSHIP MANAGEMENT PORTAL: scholarship.ptdf.gov.ng Instructions and Guidelines on how to access the application form is stated on the PTDF Scholarship Management Portal (scholarship.ptdf.gov.ng)
Applicants are advised to read through the requirements before applying. 

Applicants are to take note of the following:

  • Applicants must have a National Identity Number (NIN) before applying for the scholarship. Applicants are to note that they will be required to verify their NIN before proceeding with the application (NIMC verification charges apply).
  • Applicants who have benefitted from any of the PTDF scholarships in the past cannot apply for the same or lower category of degree.§  Applicants who are beneficiaries of any other scholarship need not apply.
  • Application is restricted to Federal Universities and for specific courses only.
  • Possession of valid admission letter into the University is mandatory for all applicants.
  • Postgraduate applicant’s admission letter should be within a validity
    period of 12 months (2019/2020 or 2020/2021 session).
  • Postgraduate applicants who meet the requirements shall be shortlisted for interviews before final selection of successful candidates. Undergraduate applicants must have completed their first year and are currently in their second year of studies.
  • Only undergraduate applicants undertaking studies in oil and gas-related fields (as advertised) will be considered and the final selection shall be based on grades on their transcripts (transcripts must be signed and stamped by HOD/Exams Officer or any authorized staff).

Admission for part-time studies shall not be considered for all categories of applications.

The scholarship is highly competitive and merit-driven. Selection of candidates shall be based on equitable representation of the 36 States of the Federation and FCT.

CRITERIA, REQUIREMENTS, AND SELECTION PROCESS FOR IN-COUNTRY SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME (ISS) POSTGRADUATE: A selection panel will be constituted to assess applications using the following criteria.·       

Academic merit as evidenced by the 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 (Ph.D. applicants only)       

Undergraduate and Postgraduate (MSC) applicants are required to make a case for their scholarship by submitting a statement of purpose stating the reason(s) they wish to undertake the study, the relevance of the proposed study to the industry, and its expected impact on national development.·       

While Ph.D. applicants are required to submit a research proposal of not more than 6 pages to include a topic, introduction, literature review, research question(s), novelty, methodology, mode of data collection(s), expected outcome(s), relevance to the industry and appropriate references. 


PTDF Scholarship 2021 Eligibility Requirements:

A). (ISS) Undergraduate:·       

  • Applicants must be full-time students in any of the Federal Universities listed.·       
  • Applicants must be in their second year of study.·       
  • Course of study should be related to the oil and gas industry as advertised.·       
  • Students must have been admitted into the University in 2018/19 academic year only.·       
  • Possess 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO including English Language and Mathematics·       
  • Possess a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 on a scale of 5 or 3.0 on a scale of 4 which is equivalent to 2.1 in the first year for the 2018/19 batch of students·       

Applicants should provide their transcripts for the first year of study (transcripts must be signed and stamped by the HOD/Exams Officer or any authorized staff). 

PTDF Scholarship 2021 Undergraduate applicants who meet the above requirements are to upload the following documents:

  • 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 staff.  
  • Certificate of indigene-ship (evidence of a state of origin and local government)o   Personal statement of a minimum of 1000 words stating reasons for undertaking the course of study. 

B).  (ISS) MSc. (Requirements for application):

  • Applicants must possess a full-time admission letter into any of the Federal Universities. 
  • A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an oil and gas related field or a 2.2 with a minimum working experience of 2 years in the oil and gas industry. 
  • The course of study should be related to the oil and gas industry.
  • 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 indigene ship (evidence of a state of origin and local government)
  • Personal statement of a minimum of 1000 words stating reasons for undertaking the course of study. 

C).  Ph.D. (ISS) (Requirements for application):

  1. Applicants must possess a full-time admission letter into any of the Federal Universities.
  2. A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an Oil and Gas related field or a 2.2 in their first degree with a minimum working experience of 2 years in the oil and gas industry
  3. A minimum of merit in a second-degree certificate in an oil and gas-related discipline
  4. Possess at least 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO results (not more than 2 sittings and the two results must precede the first degree)
  5. National     Youth     Service Corps   (NYSC) certificate or Letter of exemption
  6. Certificate of indigene ship (evidence of the state of origin and local government).
  7. Research area must be relevant to the oil and gas industry
  8. Ph.D. research proposal of not more than 6 pages. The proposal template can be accessed via the applicant’s profile on the PTDF Scholarship Management Portal. 

Documents to be Uploaded by Post Graduate Applicants for PTDF Scholarship 2021:

Applicants are advised to scan copies of the following documents and attach them to their online application forms (all documents must be in pdf except your passport picture and must be in the right file sizes as indicated in the portal): 

  1. First Degree Certificates or Statement of Results
  2. NYSC Certificate or letter of exemption
  3. WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO Result(s)
  4. Admission Letter (2019/2020 or 2020/2021 session)
  5. Personal Statement
  6. Certificate of indigene ship (evidence of the state of origin and local   government) 

Additional scanned documents required from PhD applicants:

  • Second Degree Certificates or Statement of Results
  • Ph.D. research proposal (The proposal template can be accessed via the applicants’ profile on the PTDF Scholarship Management Portal)

Ph.D. Research Areas for PTDF Scholarship 2021:

Ph.D. research areas have been provided to enable applicants chose areas of research (Please see research areas on the PTDF SCHOLARSHIP PORTAL (scholarship.ptdf.gov.ng) 

PTDF Scholarship 2021 Deadlines for Application:

The application will open from Monday, July 5 to Friday, August 13, 2021  (6 weeks)


Bernard Bassey is a graduate of Software Engineering from AfriHUB University, Abuja. He is an expert in field journalism, his interest in socio-politics activities is keen.

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