PTDF Scholarship 2024/2025 For MSc, PhD Programme (Study At China, Malaysia, Germany, France)

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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 2024/2025 academic session.

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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).

Application Process

Please start the application process on our scholarship portal below.

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. MSc
  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 Mathematics and English Language.
  1. PhD 
  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.
  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 verify their NIN before starting the application (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.


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 Programme
1 IFP 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
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
4 Ecole 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
5 Ecole 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
6 Institut Supérieur d’Électronique de Paris (ISEP) 
ISEP Engineering Master Degree in computer Science
7 INSA Toulouse
Master in Fluids Engineering for Industrial Processes
Advanced Master in Safety Engineering and Management
Advanced Master on Innovative and secure IoT systems
8 ICSI Toulouse
Master in Safety Engineering and Management (HSE)
9 Arts et Metiers ParisTech Petroleum Geosciences & Engineering/ forage et Production
MSc Knowledge Integration in Mechanical Production
Master Degree in Materials and Engineering Sciences
10 ENSG Lorraine Master Subterranean Reservoirs of Energy : Hydrodynamics – Geophysics – Modeling
11 ENSGTI Pau Chemistry International Studies (Chem.I.St.)
International Master “SIMOS“ : SIMulation and Optimization of energy Systems
12 ENSIC Nancy Chemistry 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
17 Université de Cergy-Pontoise
MSc Internet of Things: Innovation and Management
18 CNAM  MSc Ecotechnologies for Sustainability and Environment Management
MSc  Energy Environment: Science Technology and Management – STEEM
19 Polytechnique Palaiseau MSc in Energy Management (MEM)
MSc Synthesis, catalysis and sustainable chemistry
Quantitative Finance
20 ESCP Europe
(Energy Management)
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 MaterialsChemistry; Environment; Processes.Computer Science and MathematicsPhysics and AstrophysicsElectronics, Electrical Engineering, AutomationMechanical Engineering, Energetics, Civil Engineering and AcousticsMaterials and process engineering
22 EM LYON Business School Master in Sciences and Materials Engineering
Electrochemistry and Processes
23 Université de Grenoble Alpes Grenoble INP Master 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
24 Université de Pau et Pays de l’Adour  M2 Mathematics, Modelling and Simulation (MMS)
 M2 Mechanics and Physics in Porous Media (MPPM)

GERMANY Candidates for scholarships in Germany are at liberty to apply to any University in Germany

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 year MSc
2. Composites 3-4 years PhD
3. Power Electronics, Machines and Control 3-4 years PhD
4. Geospatial and Geohazards 3-4 years PhD
5. Advanced and Intelligent Manufacturing 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 Analytics 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 Management 3-4 years PhD

2. Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

s/n Course Duration Type of degree
1. Applied Informatics 18 months MSc
2. Civil engineering 18 months MSc
3. Operations & Supply Chain Management 18 months MSc
4. Advanced Chemical Sciences 18 months MRes
5. Computer Science 18 months MRes
6. Low Carbon Electric Power & Energy Technology 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 Engineering 3-4 years PHD
13. Electrical & Electronic Engineering 3-4 years PHD
14. Environmental Sciences 3-4 years PHD


  • Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS

CoursesMasters by Coursework and Dissertation (12 Months)MSc in Drilling Engineering    MBA in Energy ManagementMSc in Offshore Engineering    MSc in Petroleum GeosciencesMSc in Asset Management and Maintenance  MSc in Electronic Systems EngineeringMSc in Petroleum Engineering    MSc in Process IntegrationMSc in Process SafetyInterested applicant Click Here

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Application Deadline

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