For the academic year 2019/2019 Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme is available to pursue postgraduate (MSc and PhD) programme at the selected institutions and universities in the United Kingdom. PTDF scholarships are highly competitive and only candidates who are outstanding across the board are selected.

The PTDF Scholarship Scheme for UK Universities will offer candidates the opportunity to benefit from a diversified pool of knowledge and the facilities offered by world-class institutions in the United Kingdom.

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) was established by Act No. 25 of 1973 which repealed the Gulf Oil Company Training Fund Act. Prior to the establishment of PTDF, there existed the Gulf Oil Company Training Fund, the assets of which were transferred to the Fund upon promulgation of the Act setting it up.

Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme at Selected Institutions in UK Description: 

  • Application Deadline: April 28, 2019
  • Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue postgraduate (MSc and PhD) programme.
  • Study Subject: For 2019, the scholarships to the UK will be restricted to select courses (available on the PTDF website) at the following universities: Imperial College, London; University College, London; Kings College, London; University of Birmingham; University of Nottingham; University of Southampton; Newcastle University; University of Manchester; University of Liverpool; Cranfield University; Robert Gordon University; Heriot-Watt University; University of Salford; Portsmouth University; University of Dundee.
  • Scholarship Award: Under this scheme, candidates are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programmes at partner institutions in the United Kingdom (full list of sponsored courses is available below). 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.
  • Nationality: International students
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken at selected Institutions in the United Kingdom

Eligibility for the Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme at Selected Institutions in UK:

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:


  1. MSc
  2. A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) qualification in their first degree or a Second Class Lower (2.2) with relevant industry experience
  3. Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
  4. Must be computer literate
  5. Possession of 5 O/level credits including English Language and Mathematics.
  1. PhD
  2. Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
  3. Must be computer literate
  4. A minimum of Second Class Lower (2.2) in their first degree and a good second degree certificate;
  5. 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;
  6. Applicants must also include their master’s degree project
  7. All lecturers must produce a letter from their Vice Chancellor confirming that they are not in receipt of any other scholarships.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

PhD Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: 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 as well as the PIN numbers on the application forms to enable PTDF 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

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