Overseas Scholarship Scheme (OSS)

The Overseas Scholarship Scheme (OSS) which is the Fund's flagship programme, is designed to meet the long-term capacity requirements of the Oil and Gas Industry through training of young Nigerians in related fields of Engineering, Geological Sciences, Environmental and Energy Studies both at the Masters and Doctorate levels.

The expectation is that beneficiaries will fit in directly to the Petroleum Industry and/or the academia and hence contribute positively to nation building.

In the long term, this will help to meet the set targets in attainment of the Nigerian Content and also, make Nigeria the hub of Oil and Gas personnel development for the West African sub-region and the Gulf of Guinea.

The PTDF Overseas Scholarship Scheme covers payment for tuition fees, accommodation and living expenses to successful scholars who are trained at both the Masters and Doctorate levels mainly in the best ten acclaimed Universities in the United Kingdom (UK) and a few Universities in North America and some other parts of Europe.

So Far, 596 MSc and 86 PhD scholars have been trained between 2002 and 2007.