Petroleum Trust Development Fund Scholarship

Petroleum Trust Development Fund (PTDF) Scholarship 2022/2023 for Postgraduate Studies Overseas, apply via Afrokonnect.

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is the Federal Government agency with the mandate of developing indigenous human capacity,

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 programmes at the 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.

Petroleum Trust Development Fund Scholarship

Selection Process, Criteria & Requirements

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

Based on the submitted qualifications, the top applicants for each category from each state will be invited for an interview,

Where a selection committee will be constituted to assess applications using the following criteria:

  • Academic merit as evidenced by the quality of degrees, full academic transcripts and other professional qualifications acquired
  • Relevant publications to be referenced by applicant (PhD applicants only)
  • Membership of professional bodies
  • The viability of the study/research plan.

Required Documents for Petroleum Trust Development Fund Scholarship

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



  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.


  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.

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.

How to Apply

Petroleum Trust Development Fund Scholarship

Visit to create application account and fill in your details.

An email with instructions on how to login and set your password will be sent to the email address you entered.

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