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Finding Scholarships

Welcome to our scholarship database!
Here you will find information about our DAAD scholarship programmes for international students and researchers as well as offers from other selected funding organisations.

Please also take note of our important scholarship information.
Please note:
The usage of the application portal is possible only to a limited extent with mobile devices. Please use your desktop computer. Technical requirements

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A print version of this announcement (PDF) is available in the further tabs (e.g. “Application requirements”).


The general aim of the programme is to train young academics and scientists through funding PhD degree studies in Germany.

Who can apply?

Excellently qualified candidates related to the oil and gas industry

What can be funded?

PhD degree (individual project or structured programme), in a field related to the oil and gas industry

Duration of the funding

Generally, up to three years


  • Up to 6 months preparatory German language course (fulltime) including accommodation and pocket money or online language course from home including a lump-sum
  • monthly scholarship instalment of 1.200,00 €
  • Reimbursement of travel costs through an adequate travel lump sum that is disbursed after arrival in Germany, during the funding period respectively
  • Annual study and research allowance of 460,00 €
  • accident, health and personal liability insurance cover
  • further individual allowances upon application


Candidates will be pre-selected by the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) and nominated for the next step. Successful candidates apply through the DAAD Portal and will be selected for a scholarship by a selection committee consisting of independent scientists.

Further information

The binding call for applications will be published by the PTDF (please refer to the tab “Contact and Consulting”).

Information and advisory centres

Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)
2 Memorial Close, Central Business District, Abuja
Mobile: +234-9-291595


Status: Graduates
Doctoral candidates/PhD students
Only specified

The scholarship for this programme is restricted to certain countries of origin. You can find an explanation for this on the details page of the scholarship programme under the application requirements.

See list

Applicable to the following disciplines:

  • Language and Cultural Studies
  • Law, Economics and Social Sciences
  • Mathematics/Natural Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine/Agriculture, Forestry and Nutritional Science
  • Engineering
  • Art, Music, Sport

Further application requirements »

Please also take note of our important scholarship information.