PTDF In-Country Scholarship Scheme 2024: Empowering Nigerian Students in Oil and Gas Education

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is pleased to announce its In-Country Scholarship Scheme (ISS) for undergraduate and postgraduate Nigerian students. This prestigious scholarship aims to develop local talent and expertise in the oil and gas sector.

Key Details:

  • The scholarship covers: Tuition fees, books, and a monthly stipend
  • Levels: Undergraduate and Postgraduate (MSc and PhD)
  • Eligible institutions: Selected Nigerian universities

Fields of Study:

  • Engineering (Chemical, Petroleum, Mechanical, Electrical, etc.)
  • Geology and Earth Sciences
  • Environmental Studies
  • Computer Science and ICT
  • Management Sciences related to the oil and gas industry


  • Nigerian citizenship
  • Strong academic performance
  • Admission to or enrollment in an approved program at a participating Nigerian university
  • For undergraduates: SSCE/NECO with at least 5 credits including English and Mathematics
  • For postgraduates: Relevant bachelor’s degree with at least a second-class upper-division

Application Process:

  1. Visit the PTDF website for application opening dates
  2. Create an account on the PTDF Scholarship Portal
  3. Complete the online application form
  4. Upload required documents (academic transcripts, admission letter, etc.)
  5. Submit your application before the deadline

Selection Criteria:

  • Academic merit
  • Relevance of the proposed study to the oil and gas sector
  • Performance in aptitude test and interview (for shortlisted candidates)

Required Documents for Postgraduate Applicants

  • First-degree certificate or statement of result.
  • NYSC certificate or exemption letter.
  • WAEC/SSCE/NECO results.
  • Admission letter.
  • Personal statement (for MSc applicants).
  • Certificate of indigeneship.

Additional Documents for PhD Applicants

  • Second-degree certificate or statement of result.
  • PhD research proposal.

Research Areas for PhD Applicants

Detailed research areas can be found on the PTDF Scholarship Portal.

Undergraduate Scholarship Criteria (In-Country Scholarship Scheme – ISS)

  • Enrollment: Must be a full-time student in a federal university.
  • Academic Level: Currently in the 200 level.
  • Field of Study: Must be related to the oil and gas industry.
  • Educational Background: At least 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO including English and Mathematics.
  • Admission: Valid admission letter into the university.
  • CGPA: Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 on a 5-point scale or 3.0 on a 4-point scale (equivalent to 2.2).
  • Transcripts: Provide first-year academic transcripts signed and stamped by the Head of Department (HOD) or authorized personnel.

Required Documents for Undergraduate Applicants

  • WAEC/SSCE/NECO results with at least 5 credits, including English and Mathematics.
  • Admission letter.
  • First-year academic transcript signed and stamped by the HOD or authorized personnel.
  • Certificate of indigeneship.
  • Personal statement of at least 300 words explaining your reasons for choosing the course.

Application Deadline

The application portal opens from Monday, May 13th, 2024 to Monday, June 24th, 2024. Make sure to submit your application within this period.

Take advantage of this opportunity to further your education and contribute to the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. Apply now and advance your academic and professional career with the support of the PTDF scholarships.

The PTDF In-Country Scholarship Scheme represents a significant opportunity for Nigerian students to pursue their academic goals in oil and gas-related fields. By investing in local education, PTDF aims to build a skilled workforce that will drive innovation and growth in Nigeria’s petroleum industry.

Don’t miss this chance to advance your education and contribute to Nigeria’s energy future. Prepare your application for the upcoming PTDF In-Country Scholarship Scheme!

Note: For the most current and detailed information, please visit the official PTDF website or contact their scholarship office directly.

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