PTDF PhD Scholarship 2023 Application Form, Requirements & Deadline

Last Updated on February 16, 2023

PTDF PhD Scholarship

PTDF PhD Scholarship 2023 is now open for applications. It is a fully funded scholarship for all students sponsored by Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF).

About PTDF PhD Scholarship Scheme

The scheme was developed to offer candidates the opportunity to benefit from a diversified pool of knowledge and the facilities offered by world-class institutions across the globe.

Under it, candidates are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programs at partner institutions.

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.

Requirements for PTDF PhD Scholarship Scheme

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 over five pages) to include:

a). Title.

b). Introduction.

c). Research Problem.

d). Aim.

e). Research Questions/Objectives.

f). Scope.

g). Summarized Literature.

g). Methodology.

i). Expected outcomes only where necessary.

Selection Criteria for PTDF PhD Scholarship Scheme

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

1. Based on the submitted qualifications, they will invite the top applicants for each category from each state for an interview where a selection committee will be made up to assess applications using the following criteria:

2. Academic merit as evidenced by the quality of degrees, full academic transcripts and other professional qualifications gained.

3. Relevant publications to be referenced by applicant (PhD applicants only).

4. Membership in professional bodies.

5. The viability of the study/research plan.

Documents Required for PTDF PhD Scholarship Application

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 in professional associations.


Application Deadline: March 24, 2023.

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