PTDF Overseas Scholarship Scheme Selection Interview 2024/2025

The selection interview for the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Overseas Scholarship Scheme has been announced.


The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) has announced the start of the selection process for the Overseas Scholarship Scheme (OSS) M.Sc and PhD programs in 2024/2025.

The interview leading to the scholarship award is scheduled to hold from 23rd May to 10th June 2024.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email with the time and venue for the interview.

Criteria and Requirements for Selection

PTDF scholarships are highly competitive, and only students who excel in all areas are chosen.

Based on the qualifications given, the top applicants from each state will be asked for an interview, where a selection committee will be formed to evaluate applications using the following criteria:

  • Academic merit as demonstrated by the quality of degrees, complete academic transcripts, and other professional certifications obtained
  • Relevant articles must be cited by the applicant (only PhD candidates).
  • Membership in professional organizations
  • The study/research plan’s viability.

MSc Requirements

  • A minimum of a Second Class Upper (2.1) certificate in their first degree or a Second Class Lower (2.2) qualification along with appropriate industry experience
  • Must have completed the National Youth Service (NYSC) program.
  • Computer literacy is required.
  • 5 O/level credits required, including English Language and Mathematics.
  • Statement of purpose (maximum 500 words) outlining the proposed study’s reason (s), industry significance, and predicted influence on national development.
  • Before applying for the scholarship, applicants must have a National Identity Number (NIN), and verification will be required (NIMC verification fees apply).

PhD Requirements

  • Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
  • Must be computer literate
  • A minimum of Second Class Lower (2.2) in their first degree and a good second-degree certificate
  • A research proposal relevant to the oil and gas industry (of not more than five pages) to include the following:
    • Title
    • Introduction
    • Research Problem
    • Aim
    • Research Questions/Objectives
    • Scope
    • Summarized Literature
    • Methodology
    • Expected outcomes only where necessary
    • All lecturers must produce a letter from their Vice Chancellors confirming that they are not in receipt of any other scholarships (if shortlisted)
    • Applicants must have National Identity Number (NIN), and verification will be required (NIMC verification charges apply) before applying for the scholarship.

Required Documents

Applicants are advised to scan and upload the following documents to their online application forms:

  • First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result
  • NYSC discharge certificate
  • WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO results and the PINs on the application forms enable PTDF to view the O’level results on the relevant website.
  • Recent Passport Photograph
  • Local Government Identification Letter
  • Master’s Degree Certificate (PhD Applicants only)
  • Evidence of membership in professional associations


  • The scholarship is for the 2024/2025 academic session
  • The scholarship is limited to PTDF partner universities in PTDF partner schools
  • Scholarships will only be awarded for studies relevant to PTDF’S mandate; candidates may be disqualified for applying for programmes not relevant to the oil and gas industry
  • The proposed course of study must also be related to previous studies
  • Candidates with multiple applications will lead to disqualification

Application Process

Please remember that only those who meet the application standards will be considered and invited to the oral interview.

The award will be given solely based on performance in the interview.

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