University Scholarship

PTDF Scholarship 2024: List of Approved Universities

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) scholarship portal for 2024 has opened. 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.

Every year, the agency awards fully funded scholarships to Nigerians to study at various in-country and overseas universities. The award includes the provision of flight tickets, payment of health insurance, payment of tuition and bench fees (where applicable), and the provision of allowances to meet the costs of accommodation and living expenses.

Here’s the full list of PTDF scholarships in-country and overseas affiliate universities;

1Abubakar Tafawa Balewa UniversityNigeria
2Ahmadu Bello UniversityNigeria
3Airforce Institute of Technology, KadunaNigeria
4Bayero University, KanoNigeria
5Federal University Gashua, YobeNigeria
6Federal University Gusau, ZamfaraNigeria
7Federal University Of Agriculture, AbeokutaNigeria
8Federal University Of Petroleum Resources, EffurunNigeria
9Federal University Of Technology, AkureNigeria
10Federal University Of Technology, MinnaNigeria
11Federal University Of Technology, OwerriNigeria
12Federal University, Birnin KebbiNigeria
13Federal University, Dutse, JigawaNigeria
14Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, KatsinaNigeria
15Federal University, Kashere, GombeNigeria
16Federal University, Lafia, NasarawaNigeria
17Federal University, Lokoja, KogiNigeria
18Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, EbonyiNigeria
19Federal University, Otuoke, BayelsaNigeria
20Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, EkitiNigeria
21Federal University, Wukari, TarabaNigeria
22Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture, UmudikeNigeria
23Modibbo Adama University Of Technology, YolaNigeria
24Nigeria Defence Academy, KadunaNigeria
25Nigeria Police Academy, WudilNigeria
26Nigerian Army University, BiuNigeria
27Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko, DeltaNigeria
28Nigerian Maritme UniversityNigeria
29Nile UniversityNigeria
30Nnamdi Azikiwe University, AwkaNigeria
31Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-IfeNigeria
32Univeristy Of UyoNigeria
33University Of Abuja, GwagwaladaNigeria
34University Of Agriculture, MakurdiNigeria
35University Of BeninNigeria
36University Of CalabarNigeria
37University Of IbadanNigeria
38University Of IlorinNigeria
39University Of JosNigeria
40University Of Lagos, AkokaNigeria
41University Of MaiduguriNigeria
42University Of Nigeria, NsukkaNigeria
43University Of Port HarcourtNigeria
44Usman Danfodio UniversityNigeria

There are a total of 44 institutions in Nigeria where students can enjoy fully funded PTDF scholarship to study MSc and PhD programs. Overseas program is limited to PTDF partner universities in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Malaysia.

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1Université Paris-Est CréteilFrance
2Université de Pau et Pays de l’AdourFrance
3Université de Grenoble Alpes Grenoble INPFrance
4Université de Cergy-PontoiseFrance
5University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse IIIFrance
6University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse IIIFrance
7University of the West of EnglandUnited Kingdom
8University of StuttgartGermany
9University of StrathclydeUnited Kingdom
10University of St AndrewsUnited Kingdom
11University of SouthamptonUnited Kingdom
12University of South WalesUnited Kingdom
13University of SiegenGermany
14University of Sao PauloBrazil
15University of SalfordUnited Kingdom
16University of Rennes 1France
17University of Reims Champagne-ArdenneFrance
18University of PortsmouthUnited Kingdom
19University of PicardieFrance
20University of PassauGermany
21University of Paris-SaclayFrance
22University of OldenburgGermany
23University of Nottingham MalaysiaMalaysia
24University of NottinghamUnited Kingdom
25University of ManchesterUnited Kingdom
26University of Lyon 1France
27University of LyonFrance
28University of LiverpoolUnited Kingdom
29University of LilleFrance
30University of Koblenz-LandauGermany
31University of HuddersfieldUnited Kingdom
32University of GöttingenGermany
33University of GlasgowUnited Kingdom
34University of DundeeUnited Kingdom
35University of DortmundGermany
36University of CologneGermany
37University of Caen NormandyFrance
38University of BirminghamUnited Kingdom
39University of BedfordshireUnited Kingdom
40University of AberdeenUnited Kingdom
41University Cote D’AzurFrance
42University College LondonUnited Kingdom
43Universiti Teknologi PETRONASMalaysia
44Universiti Teknologi MalaysiaMalaysia
45Universiti Sains MalaysiaMalaysia
46Universiti Putra MalaysiaMalaysia
47Universiti MalayaMalaysia
48Universite Paris 1 Pantheon SorbonneFrance
49Universite Bourgogne Franche-ComteFrance
50Universitat LeipzigGermany
51Universitat Duisburg-EssenGermany
52Ulm UniversityGermany
54Tuebingen UniversityGermany
55TU IlmenauGermany
56TU ClausthalGermany
57TU BerlinGermany
58Trier UniversityGermany
59Technische Universität MünchenGermany
60Technische Universität KaiserslauternGermany
61Technische Universität ChemnitzGermany
62Technische Universität Bergakademie FreibergGermany
63Technische Universitat DarmstadtGermany
64Technische Universitat BraunschweigGermany
65Technische Hochschule KolnGermany
66Swansea UniversityUnited Kingdom
67SRH Berlin University of Applied SciencesGermany
68Skema Business SchoolFrance
69Sciences Po Paris (Political Science, Law and Business)France
70Ruhr University BochumGermany
71Rostock UniversityGermany
72Robert Gordon UniversityUnited Kingdom
73Polytechnique PalaiseauFrance
74Northumbria University NewcastleUnited Kingdom
75Newcastle UniversityUnited Kingdom
76Muenster UniversityGermany
77Management & Science UniversityMalaysia
78Ludwig Maximilians University, MunichGermany
79LMU MunichGermany
80Leibniz University HannoverGermany
81Kingston UniversityUnited Kingdom
82Kings College LondonUnited Kingdom
83Kiel UniversityGermany
84Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyGermany
85Justus Liebig University, GiessenGermany
86International College DundeeUnited Kingdom
87Institute of Neuroscience, Aix-Marseille UniversityFrance
88Institute National Polytechnique (INP) ToulouseFrance
89Institut Supérieur d’Électronique de Paris (ISEP) (Electronics)France
90Institut Polytechnique De ParisFrance
91Institut national des sciences appliquées Centre Val de Loire (INSA CVL)France
92Institut National Des Sciences Appliquees (INSA)France
93INSA Toulouse (Engineering)France
94INSA LyonFrance
96IMT Mines AlesFrance
97IMT Mines AlbiFrance
98IMT Atlantique Bretagne Pays de la LoireFrance
99Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom
100IFP School (Petroleum Engineering)France
101ICSI Toulouse (HSE)France
102HS KemptenGermany
103HS DarmstadtGermany
104HS BremerhavenGermany
105Hochschule Furtwangen (HFU), in cooperation with the ICD Academy For Cultural Diplomacy, BerlinGermany
106Heriot Watt UniversityUnited Kingdom
107HAW HamburgGermany
108Grenoble Ecole De ManagementFrance
109Goethe Universitat FrankfurtGermany
110GFZ German Research Center for GeoSciencesGermany
111Freie Universitat BerlinGermany
112Fraunhofer UMSICHT,Germany
113Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental Safety and Energy Technology Sulzbach-RosenbergGermany
114Frankfurt University of Applied SciencesGermany
115Forschungszentrum JülichGermany
116Europe – Universitat FlensburgGermany
117ESCP Europe (Energy Management)France
118Epita School of Engineering and Computer ScienceFrance
119ENSIC NancyFrance
120ENSGTI PauFrance
121ENSG LorraineFrance
122EMLV Business SchoolFrance
123EM LYON Business SchoolFrance
124Ecoles Des Mines de Nantes IMT Atlantique (Engineering and Environment)France
125Ecole PolytechniqueFrance
126Ecole Des Mines D’Ales IMTFrance
127Ecole Centrale de Nantes (Engineering)France
128Ecole Centrale de MarseilleFrance
129De Montfort University International CollegeUnited Kingdom
130CY Cergy Paris UniversityFrance
131Cranfield UniversityUnited Kingdom
132Conservatoire National Des Arts et Metiers (CNAM)France
133Cardiff Metropolitian UniversityUnited Kingdom
134Bremen UniversityGermany
135Birmingham City UniversityUnited Kingdom
136Bayreuth UniversityGermany
137Bauhaus-Universitat WeimarGermany
138Audencia Business SchoolFrance
139Audencia Business SchoolFrance
140Aston UniversityUnited Kingdom
141ARU CollegeUnited Kingdom
142Arts et Metiers Paris TechFrance
143Anhalt University of Applied SciencesGermany
144Anglia Ruskin UniversityUnited Kingdom
145Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat FreiburgGermany

PTDF scholarship Selection Process, Criteria & Requirements

PTDF scholarships are highly competitive, and only candidates who are outstanding across the board are selected.

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Based on the submitted qualifications, the top applicants for each category from each state will be invited for an interview where a selection committee will be constituted to assess applications using the following criteria:

  • Academic merit as evidenced by the quality of degrees, full academic transcripts and other professional qualifications acquired
  • Relevant publications to be referenced by applicant (PhD applicants only)
  • Membership of professional bodies
  • The viability of the study/research plan.



A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) qualification in their first degree or a Second Class Lower (2.2) with relevant industry experience

Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)

Must be computer literate

Possession of 5 O/level credits, including English Language and Mathematics.

Statement of purpose (maximum 500 words) stating the reason(s) for the proposed study, its relevance to the industry and its expected impact on national development.

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).


  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. A research proposal relevant to the oil and gas industry (of not more than five pages) to include: Topic, introduction, objective, methodology and mode of data collection
  5. All lecturers must produce a letter from their Vice Chancellor confirming that they are not in receipt of any other scholarships
  6. 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).
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PTDF Scholarship Required Documents

Applicants are advised to scan copies of the following documents and attach them to their online application forms:

  1. First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result
  2. NYSC discharge certificate
  3. WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO results and the PINs on the application forms to enable PTDF to 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

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.


Does PTDF award scholarships to Canada?

No, PTDF does not give scholarships to Canadian or American Universities. PTDF partner universities are in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Malaysia only.

How much is PTDF scholarship worth?

PTDF scholarship award includes the provision of flight tickets, payment of health insurance, payment of tuition and bench fees (where applicable), and the provision of allowances to meet the costs of accommodation and living expenses.

How much is PTDF allowance?

The PTDF scholarship gives monthly stipends to successful scholars who are studying abroad, the amount each scholar gets monthly will depend on their country and city where their school is located. Students studying in London and other metro areas in the UK usually get higher stipends compared to others due to the high cost of living.

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