2018/19 PTDF Overseas Scholarship Application Out

2018/19 ptdfThe Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF),
is an agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria. PTDF invites applications from suitably qualified
candidates for Overseas MSc and PhD Scholarships, to institutions under its strategic partnership initiative.
The 2018/19 PTDF scholarship would be awarded scholarships to successful Nigerians to study in Germany/France/China commencing in the 2018/2019 academic session.
PTDF scholarships are highly competitive and only candidates who are outstanding across the board are selected.

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;
  5. Applicants must also include their masters degree project


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 applicant (PhD applicants only)
Membership of professional bodies.
The viability of the study/research plan. 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 industry and its expected impact on national development.


  2. Application Forms can be obtained via this link www.ptdf.flexisaf.com
  3. 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.

For the 2018/19 PTDF scholarship, the agency has sought out strategic partnerships in Germany, France and China where candidates are offered the opportunity to study in English-taught classes and conduct research in world- class facilities.
Candidates may select up to 3 different courses (1st ,2 nd and 3rd choice) in any country or university, but are not to contact the schools directly for admissions as they will be placed in relevant universities by the PTDF
A. China University of Petroleum, Beijing MSc (3 years)
1. Chemical Engineering and Technology
2. Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
3. Environmental Engineering
4. Geological Resources and Geological Engineering
5. Management Science and Engineering
PhD (3 years)
1. Chemical Engineering and Technology
2. Environmental Chemical Engineering
3. Oil-Gas Storage and Transportation Engineering
4. Thermal Energy Engineering
5. Material Science
6. Management Science and Engineering

B.Xian Shiyou University
MSc (2 years)
1. Oil-Gas Well Engineering
2. Oil-Gas Field Exploitation Engineering
3. Earth Exploration & Information Technology
4. Mineralogy, Petrology and Ore Deposit Geology
5. Geological Engineering
6. Chemical Techniques
7. Chemical Engineering
8. Industrial Catalysis

C. Jilin University PhD (3 years)

1. Groundwater Science and Engineering
2. Environmental Science and Engineering

D. Changchun University of Science & Technology (CUST)
MSc (2 years)
1. Computer Technology
2. Software Engineering
3. Mechanical Engineering
PhD (3 years)
1. Electronic Science & Technology 2. Material Science & Engineering 3. Computer Science & technology 4. Information & Communication Engineering
5. Mechanical Engineering

E. China University of Geosciences, Wuhan

MSc (2 years)

1. Oil and Natural Gas Engineering

2. Envrionmental Engineering
PhD (3 Years)
1. Oil and Natural Gas Engineering 2. Environmental Engineering
3. Petroleum & Gas Storage & Transportation Engineering

Bayreuth University
MSC (2 years)
1 Experimental Geoscience
2 Marine Geoscience Bremen University
3 Process Engineering and Energy Technology HS Bremerhaven
4 Electrical Engineering HS Darmstadt
5 Electrical Engineering HS Kempten
6 Materials Science and Engineering Kiel University
7 Geophysics LMU Munich
8 Geospatial Technologies Muenster University
9 Electrical Engineering Rostock University
10 Environmental Sciences Trier University
11 Process, Energy, and Environmental Systems Engineering TU Berlin
12 Petroleum Engineering TU Clausthal
13 Research in Computer & Systems Engineering TU Ilmenau
14 Applied & Environmental Geoscience Tuebingen University
15 Power Engineering TUM
16 Energy Science and Technology Ulm University

PHD (3 years)
Geology and Petroleum Geology 1. TU Clausthal (Clausthal University of Technology) 2. University of Cologne 3. University of Göttingen 4. Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich
Civil and Marine Engineering (Marine Geosciences) 1. Kiel University
Renewable Energy 1. Kiel University 2. University of Oldenburg
Reservoir Engineering/Production Technology 1. TU Clausthal (Clausthal University of Technology)


A. French Institute of Petroleum (IFP)

MSc (2 years)
1. Energy and products
2. Energy and markets
3. Petroleum Economics and Management
4. Energy and Processes
5. Processes and Polymers
6. Petroleum Geosciences
7. Reservoir Geoscience and Engineering
8. Petroleum Engineering and Project Development
9. Petroleum Data Management

B. University of Grenoble

MSc (2 years)
1. Applied Mechanics
2. Civil Engineering
3. Mechanical Engineering
4. Fluid Mechanics and Energetics
5. Advanced Mechatronics
6. Environmental Fluid Mechanics
7. Chemistry
8. Biochemistry
9. Polymers for Advanced Technology

C. University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)

MSc (2 years)

1. Master of Physics and Applications
2. Master of Engineering
3. Master of Chemistry
4. SDUEE specialty Ocean, Atmosphere, Climate and
Remote Sensing
5. Informatics specialty Networks
6. Fluid mechanics, foundations and applications

PhD (3 years)

1. Physical and analytical chemistry
2. Mechanical Engineering
3. Environmental sciences
4. Geosciences, natural resources and environment
5. Process Engineering

D. University of Lyon MSc (2 years)
1. Synthesis, Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry
2. Instrument Development for Micro and Nanotechnologies
3. Renewable Energy and Efficient Management of Electrical Energy
PhD (3 years)
1. Materials
2. Chemistry; Environment; Processes.
3. Computer Science and Mathematics
4. Physics and Astrophysics
5. Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Automation
6. Mechanical Engineering, Energetics, Civil Engineering and Acoustics
7. Materials and process engineering

Postgraduate Nigeria wishes you good luck as you apply for the 2018/19 PTDF scholarship.






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