UK: Full Scholarships for Nigerian at Various Universities in UK by the PTDF, 2018

Country of Study: UK Institution/ University: Various Universities in the UK
Application Deadline: 28 April 2018 Level of Study: Master’s and Ph.D

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), 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, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for Overseas MSc and PhD Scholarships to specific programmes at selected Institutions in the United Kingdom.

Scholarship Sponsor: Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)

Scholarship Benefits: Fully Funded Scholarship


Field of Study: Visit the link below

Eligibility Requirement

PTDF scholarships are highly competitive and only candidates who are outstanding across the board are selected. A selection committee will be constituted to assess applications using the following criteria;

  • Academic merit as evidenced by quality of degrees, full academic transcripts, other professional qualifications acquired, and relevant publications to be referenced by applicant (PhD applicants only)
  • Membership of professional bodies
  • The viability of the study/research plan.
  • Applicants are required to make a case for their scholarship by submitting a statement of purpose (maximum 500 words) stating the reason(s) they want to undertake the study, the relevance of the proposed study to the industry and its expected impact on national development.
  • MSc
    1. A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) qualification in their first degree or a Second Class Lower (2.2) with relevant industry experience
    2. Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC)
    3. Must be computer literate
    4. Possession of 5 O/level credits including English Language.


    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. 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;
    5. Applicants must also include their masters degree project


Application Procedure

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

*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.


  • Robert Gordon University
  • Heriot Watt University
  • Dundee University
  • Newcastle University
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Salford
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Southampton
  • Cranfield University
  • University of Liverpool
  • Imperial College London
  • King’s College London
  • University College London
  • University of Nottingham

Official Link

Application link



Comments 1

  • I am a young schorlar and a Liberian by nationality looking for an opportunity to study in derversify environment.I wish to apply into your institution to advance myself so that i could be able to contribute to the development and improvement of my country education sector.

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