05 October 2013


This scholarship is for undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Nigeria and Abroad. Their mission is to train Nigerians to qualify as graduates, professionals, technicians and craftsmen in the field of engineering, geology, science and management in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria or abroad.
They have a vision to serve not only as a vessel for the development of indigenous manpower and technology transfer/acquisition in the petroleum industry but also to make Nigeria a human resource centre for the West African sub-region.


23rd October, 2013


Award covers tuition and living costs


Please note that undergraduate applicants must be in their 2nd year in any of the under listed Nigerian Universities, while the possession of a valid university admission letter is compulsory for all PhD applicants. The universities include:

    African University of Science and Technology – Petroleum Engineering
    Institute of Petroleum Studies, Port Harcourt
    University of Port Harcourt- Gas Eng
    University of Ibadan- Petroleum Eng
    University of Nigeria Nsukka- Geology
    University of Benin- Chemical Engineering
    University of Jos- Mining & Geology
    University of Maiduguri – Geology
    Ahmadu Bello University – Chemical Eng
    Usman Dan Fodio University – Industrial Chemistry
    University of Uyo – Chemical & Petroleum Eng
    Bayero University Kano – Electrical Eng

MSc (Overseas)
1. A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an Oil and Gas related field OR a 2.2 with oil and gas industry experience
2. National Youth Service (NYSC) certificate
3. Applicants must be computer literate
4. Possession of O/level with Credit in English Language in WAEC/SSCE (C6) or NECO (C4);
5. Applicants must not be above 30 years of age
6. Applicants without credit in English language as in (4) above but possess any of the following may apply
i) Test of English language as a foreign language (TOEFL)
ii) G.R.E ( Graduate Record Examination)
iii) GMAT -for Management related courses
iv) International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

1. Applicants must be in the academics in Nigerian Institutions, teaching an oil and gas related discipline;
2. Applicants must possess minimum of 2.2 in their first degree and a good second degree certificate;
3. Applicants 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;
4. Applicants must include a valid admission letter;
5. Applicants must not be over 40 years of age; and;
6. Applicants must include their masters degree project


Scholarships will be offered for admission into the under listed courses (for overseas MSc). Candidates are advised, to apply for admission into Universities in the UK and France that offer these courses, while applying for the Petroleum Technology Development Fund Scholarship.
1. Asset Management (Engineering Asset Management)
2. Basin Evolution and Dynamics
3. Diving and Underwater Technology
4. Energy Systems Engineering
5. Environmental Engineering
6. Environmental Remote Sensing
7. Fire & Explosion Engineering
8. Health Safety and Environment
9. Marine Computational Fluid Dynamics
10. Maritime Operations
11. Occupational Health and Safety
12. Offshore and Ocean Technology
13. Offshore Engineering
14. Pipeline Engineering And Security
15. Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
16. Refinery Design and Operations
17. Subsea Engineering
18. Thermal Power (Gas Turbine Option)
19. Welding Engineering
20. Design of Rotating Machines
21. Control Systems
22. Hydraulic Engineering (France)
23. Fluid Mechanics and Energetics (France)

The PhD research areas in addition to the afore-listed MSc program areas may also include any of the following related areas:
1. Environmental Studies and HSE (Health, Safety and Environment).
2. Marginal Fields Development.
3. Flow Assurance and Pipeline Engineering.
4. Geology and Petroleum Geology.
5. Civil and Marine Engineering.
6. Renewable Energy.
7. Reservoir Engineering/Production Technology.
8. Refining Technology.
9. Ship Building & Marine Technology.


Candidates whose disciplines are not related to the above need not apply.
Selection will be based strictly on performance in aptitude test and Oral Interview.

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