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Apply for Petroleum Development Fund (PDF) 2019-2020 Scholarships

Posted On October 14, 2019

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Article written by Emmy

Every year Petroleum Development Fund (PDF) Foundation awards scholarships to Nigerians in various institutions and degrees. This year has come and you don’t have to miss out because PDF is one of the assuring foundations offering scholarships to Nigeria and international students.

Are you an Undergraduate or aspiring for MSc(Masters) or PhD in any Nigerian college of education, polytechnic and universities? If “YES” – then note that this is a golden opportunity for your education to be funded by the Petroleum Development Fund (PDF) foundation.

The Petroleum Development Fund (PDF) is the Foundation with the mandate of developing indigenous human capacity to meet the needs of Nigerian students who are low financially.

The Fund hereby invites you to apply for the 2019/20 Undergraduate, Masters and PhD scholarships for as long as you are a Nigerian and international student, but currently studying in any of the Nigerian Colleges of Education, polytechnics and universities.

What You Should Know About PDF

The Petroleum Development Fund (PDF) is a body instituted by law, under the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources established for the purpose of developing and promoting education and for creating the human resource needs of the educational system through research and training of Nigerians.

Field Of Study and Level That Can Apply

You can apply for the PDF scholarship program in as much as you are a Nigeria student (indigen or non-indigen) who have an interest in pursuing an Undergraduate, Masters and PhD degree program in any Nigerian college of education, polytechnic, and University.

Eligible Nationality

  • Nigeria Applicants (indigenous)
  • Foreign Applicants but Studying In Nigeria (non-indigenous)

This scholarship is open to Nigerian students and international students (students from other countries) undertaking any Undergraduate/Post Graduate courses in any of the Nigerian Colleges of Education, Polytechnics, and Universities.

Petroleum Development Fund (PDF) Scholarship Worth

The scholarship award ranges from N100,000 – N300,000 annually throughout your study year.

That means if you’re an undergraduate for instance and you PDF awarded you a scholarship from your 100-level it then means that you will remain under the scholarship benefit till your graduation.

Scholarship Award to:Amount(Worth)Duration:
1.College of Education ₦100,000 Annually — Runs throughout your Study Year.
2.Polytechnic Applicants ₦150,000Annually — Runs throughout your Study Year.
3.University ₦200,000 Annually — Runs throughout your Study Year.
4.Masters ₦300,000 Annually — Runs throughout your Study Year.
5.Post Graduates ₦300,000 Annually — Runs throughout your Study Year.

General Notice for All Applicants

  • Application is restricted to Colleges of Education, Polytechnics, and Universities only.
  • Possession of valid admission letter into the College of Education, Polytechnic or University is compulsory for all applicants.
  • The scholarship is highly competitive and merit driven.
  • The Selection of candidates shall be based on equitable representation of the 36 States of the Federation and Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Undergraduates MUST Take Note Of The Following Instructions

  • Application is restricted to Colleges of Education, Polytechnics, and Universities only.
  • Possession of valid admission letter into the College of Education, Polytechnic or University is compulsory for all applicants.
  • Admission for part-time studies shall not be considered for all category of applications

Requirements for Undergraduates Applicants

You must be a full-time student in any of the Colleges of Education, Polytechnics or Universities. And, must have been admitted into the University as at the time of applying.

Undergraduate Will Be Uploading the Following Documents;

  • Evidence of statement of WAEC/SSCE/NECO results
  • Letter of admission into the College of Education, Polytechnic or University
  • Evidence of state of origin and local government
  • Recent passport photograph

Masters & Post-graduates MUST Take Note Of The Following Instructions

  • Postgraduate applicant’s admission letter should be within a validity period of 12 months.
  • Postgraduate applicants who meet the requirements shall be shortlisted for interviews before final selection of successful candidates.

Requirements for Masters & Post-graduates Applicants

  • You must possess a full-time admission letter into any of the Colleges of Education, Polytechnics or Universities.
  • National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate or Letter of exemption.
  • Applicants must be computer literate.
  • Letter of admission into the University.
  • Evidence of state of origin and local government.
  • Recent passport photograph.

Post-graduate Will Be Uploading the Following Documents;

  • First Degree Certificates or Statement of Results
  • NYSC Certificate or letter of exemption
  • WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO Results
  • Admission Letter
  • State and Local Government Identification Letters
  • Recent Passport Photograph

How To Apply for Petroleum Development Fund (PDF) Scholarship Program

The application will be carried out Online. Petroleum Development Fund (PDF) 2019-2020 Scholarships application form can be accessed from the APPLICATION PORTAL: https://www.pdfscholarship.eu

Please note that the PDF scholarship application is 100% free.

Follow the steps below to apply for this scholarship program for undergraduates, Masters and PhD.

  1. Visit the official website – https://www.pdfscholarship.eu/apply-now/
  2. As the page open, to start your Application, you need to first create an Account. Fill in your correct details only.

    You need an active email to create this account, if you do not have one then click here to create either Gmail Account or Yahoo Email Account Now for free.

    But if you do have an email, then continue to Create your account.
  3. Continue to Fill in your bio-data
  4. Proceed to supply your details and bank details in the form that will be provided so as to activate your account.
  5. Upload all the required documents
  6. Ensure the name used in application form matches the names on all documentation in the same order
  7. Recheck application information to avoid errors
  8. Click to submit information
  9. Follow all other instructions.
  10. Wait for your application to be reviewed. This usually takes not more than 48hrs
  11. After your application has been reviewed and confirmed, a confirmation email will be sent to you, confirming your Application and the stated date for the aptitude test.
  12. APTITUDE TEST COMMENCES FROM  4TH NOVEMBER AND ENDS ON 16TH NOVEMBER 2019, 8:00AM – 6:00PM DAILY. 
  13. APTITUDE TESTS WILL BE TAKEN ONLINE USING YOUR ANDROID PHONES, TABLETS/iPads, PCs/LAPTOPS or DESKTOP COMPUTERS.

Aptitude Test Venues for the PDF Scholarship

This is going to be a seamless aptitude test. The Aptitude Tests will be taken online using your Android phones, Tablets/iPad, Pcs/laptops or desktop computers.

Closing Date For The PDF Undergraduates, Masters/PG Scholarship 2019/2020 Application

The closing date for this scholarship is on 31st OCTOBER 2019. Please note that there shall be no date extension. So it is better for you to start and complete your application before the official closing date.

Please Take Note of the Following;

  • Multiple applications attract a disqualification penalty from the Scholarship Board.
  • Applications for the scholarship award without all the credentials stated above will be rejected.
  • The Aptitude Tests will be taken online using your Android phones, Tablets/iPad, Pcs/laptops or desktop computers.

What next after the application?

This should be the next question to come after completing the registration process and the Aptitude Test.

The next will be to always check your application status using these steps below. Checking your application status is to allow you to know when you have been selected for the scholarship.

How to Check your PDF Scholarship Application Status Online

You may either go from the main site https://www.pdfscholarship.eu then click on the “CHECK YOUR APPLICATION STATUS” button you see from the homepage.

Or, you use the main official link for the application status check below;

Image to check PDF Scholarship status
  • Open portal to check your status HERE
  • Then input your Full Names and Valid Email Address below to check if your Application has been Accepted and Confirmed.
  • Then enter any two digits to prove that you are not a robot.
  • Then click on “SUBMIT”.

Please note that the Email must be the same email you used when filling your Application.

Do you have any question?

Kindly use the comment box below, we’ll be attending to every question here.

Also make sure to share this page on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. with your friends so that they can as well benefit and stand the chance of winning this award.

Good Luck.

Written by Emmy

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