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APPLY NOW: Apply For 2018/2019 PTDF Scholarship In Germany, France, China

The Federal Government agency, The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), 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 institutions under its strategic partnership initiative.

Successful candidates will be awarded scholarships to study in Germany/France/China commencing in the 2018/2019 academic session.

The Strategic Partnership Scholarship:

The Strategic Partnership Scholarship was developed to improve the Funds’ Overseas Scholarship Scheme by offering candidates the opportunity to benefit from a diversified pool of knowledge and the facilities offered by world-class institutions across the globe. In recognition of the fact that the best education can be found on numerous shores, the Fund has sought out strategic partnerships in Germany, France and China where candidates are offered the opportunity to study in English-taught classes and conduct research in world class facilities where they will also have the opportunity of experiencing new cultures and work environments.

Under this scheme, candidates are invited to apply through PTDF to specific programmes at the partner institutions in any of the three countries (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. The programmes will also include language classes to aid scholars settle into their new environments. Please note that the Fund will be responsible for obtaining admissions for the candidates to their selected programmes.

Application Process:

Application Forms can be obtained via this link APPLY HERE. However applicants are advised to read through the requirements below before applying.

Selection Process, Criteria & Requirements:

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.

PhD 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.

*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. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FOUR (4) WEEKS FROM THE DATE OF THIS PUBLICATION.


Candidates may select up to 3 different courses (1st ,2 nd and 3rd choice) in any country or university, but are not to contact the schools directly for admissions as they will be placed in relevant universities by the PTDF


China University of Petroleum, Beijing:

 MSc (3 years) 1. Chemical Engineering and Technology 2. Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering 3. Environmental Engineering 4. Geological Resources and Geological Engineering 5. Management Science and Engineering

PhD (3 years) 1. Chemical Engineering and Technology 2. Environmental Chemical Engineering 3. Oil-Gas Storage and Transportation Engineering 4. Thermal Energy Engineering 5. Material Science 6. Management Science and Engineering.

Xian Shiyou University 

MSc (2 years) 1. Oil-Gas Well Engineering 2. Oil-Gas Field Exploitation Engineering 3. Earth Exploration & Information Technology 4. Mineralogy, Petrology and Ore Deposit Geology 5. Geological Engineering 6. Chemical Techniques 7. Chemical Engineering 8. Industrial Catalysis
Jilin University 

PhD (3 years) 1. Groundwater Science and Engineering 2. Environmental Science and Engineering
Changchun University of Science & Technology (CUST) MSc (2 years) 1. Computer Technology 2. Software Engineering 3. Mechanical Engineering

PhD (3 years) 1. Electronic Science & Technology 2. Material Science & Engineering 3. Computer Science & technology 4. Information & Communication Engineering 5. Mechanical Engineering
China University of Geosciences, Wuhan MSc (2 years) 1. Oil and Natural Gas Engineering 2. Envrionmental Engineering

PhD (3 Years) 1. Oil and Natural Gas Engineering 2. Environmental Engineering 3. Petroleum & Gas Storage & Transportation Engineering


MSC (2 years) 1 Experimental Geosciences Bayreuth University 2 Marine Geoscience Bremen University 3 Process Engineering and Energy Technology HS Bremerhaven 4 Electrical Engineering HS Darmstadt 5 Electrical Engineering HS Kempten 6 Materials Science and Engineering Kiel University 7 Geophysics LMU Munich 8 Geospatial Technologies Muenster University 9 Electrical Engineering Rostock University 10 Environmental Sciences Trier University 11 Process, Energy, and Environmental Systems Engineering TU Berlin 12 Petroleum Engineering TU Clausthal 13 Research in Computer & Systems Engineering TU Ilmenau 14 Applied & Environmental Geoscience Tuebingen University 15 Power Engineering TUM 16 Energy Science and Technology Ulm University

PHD (3 years)

Geology and Petroleum Geology 1. TU Clausthal (Clausthal University of Technology) 2. University of Cologne 3. University of Göttingen 4. Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich Civil and Marine Engineering (Marine Geosciences) 1. Kiel University Renewable Energy 1. Kiel University 2. University of Oldenburg Reservoir Engineering/Production Technology 1. TU Clausthal (Clausthal University of Technology)


French Institute of Petroleum (IFP)

MSc (2 years)
1. Energy and products
2. Energy and markets
3. Petroleum Economics and Management
4. Energy and Processes
5. Processes and Polymers
6. Petroleum Geosciences
7. Reservoir Geoscience and Engineering
8. Petroleum Engineering and Project Development
9. Petroleum Data Management

University of Grenoble

MSc (2 years)
1. Applied Mechanics
2. Civil Engineering
3. Mechanical Engineering
4. Fluid Mechanics and Energetics
5. Advanced Mechatronics
6. Environmental Fluid Mechanics
7. Chemistry
8. Biochemistry
9. Polymers for Advanced Technology

University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)

MSc (2 years)

1. Master of Physics and Applications
2. Master of Engineering
3. Master of Chemistry
4. SDUEE specialty Ocean, Atmosphere, Climate and
Remote Sensing
5. Informatics specialty Networks
6. Fluid mechanics, foundations and applications

PhD (3 years)

1. Physical and analytical chemistry
2. Mechanical Engineering
3. Environmental sciences
4. Geosciences, natural resources and environment
5. Process Engineering

University of Lyon MSc (2 years)
1. Synthesis, Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry 2. Instrument Development for Micro and Nanotechnologies 3. Renewable Energy and Efficient Management of Electrical Energy
PhD (3 years)
1. Materials 2. Chemistry; Environment; Processes. 3. Computer Science and Mathematics 4. Physics and Astrophysics 5. Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Automation 6. Mechanical Engineering, Energetics, Civil Engineering and Acoustics 7. Materials and process engineering


1. Deadline of application is 4 weeks from now

2. Candidates with minimum of 2.2 in a related discipline can apply for MSc

3. Candidates with minimum of 2.2 in their BSc and Merit i.e PhD grade in their MSc can apply for PhD.

4. Candidates may select up to 3 different courses (1st ,2nd and 3rd choice) in any university in either China, Germany and France

5. PTDF will secure admission for the successful in the universities hence candidates are not to contact the schools directly for admissions

6. Check the previous thread to help you out

7. For further information on scholarships and empowerment programs come to http://facebook.com/dmainmanfoundation and like the page to get updates.

From DMainMan
PTDF Scholar
CEO DMainMan and Zeltney Enterprises/Consult,

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