2020 / 2021 NNPC / Total International Master’s Degree Scholarship (France)

Total Nigeria Plc – Annually, Total, in partnership with NNPC and its corporate partners, select and sponsor young Nigerian scholars for Master’s Degree programs in Engineering, Geosciences, Management Sciences, Finance and Law, in top universities in France. The award is full board.

Total welcomes applications from suitably qualified young Nigerians for:

Title: 2020 / 2021 NNPC / Total International Master’s Degree Scholarship

Offer ID: 27160BR
Workplace Location (Precisions/Keywords): Study in France
Employment type: Sponsorship
Contract duration: 2
Duration unit: Years
Experience level required: 0 – 3 years, 3 – 6 years
Branch: Exploration and Production
Interview Location: Lagos


  • Drilling / Well / Fluids Gen Resp, DrillingWellFluids Engineering, Drilling / Well / FluidsOperations, Drilling / Well / Fluids Support, H3SEQGenResponsibil / Polyval, Safety, Environment, Quality, Societal, Health-Hygiene, General Finance Responsibility, Cost Control & Reporting


  • Minimum of Second Class Upper in Engineering, Geosciences, Management Sciences, Finance and Law,
  • Applicants must have completed NYSC, and must not have more than 5 (Five) years Post NYSC Experience

You are to apply to any of the Schools listed below for admission into any of the suitable listed programmes of your choice. Only the  listed programmes underneath each institution, qualify for the scholarship.

Context and environment
1.) IFP School (Petroleum Engineering)
12 months of classes and 6 month internship:

  • Specialized Master in Petroleum Geosciences Geology
  • Specialized Master in Petroleum Geosciences Geophysics
  • Specialized Master in Reservoir Geoscience and Engineering

11 months of classes and 6 month internship:

  • Specialized Master in Processes and Polymers
  • Specialized Master in Petroleum Economics and Management
  • Specialized Master in Petroleum Data Management

2.) Ecole des Mines d’Ales IMT

  • Disaster Management, environment, human and social sciences, Information et Communication Technologies (18 month academic program + 6 month internship , Possibility of doing it home country or in France)

 3.) Ecole des Mines de Nantes IMT Atlantique (Engineering and environment)

  • Master in Project Management for Environnemental and Energy Engineering (PM3E) – 2 years
  • Master in Process and Bioprocess Engineering – Project Management for Environmental & Energy Engineering (PM3E) 2 years
  • MSc Management and Optimization of Supply Chains & Transport (18 month acadamic program + 6 month internship)

4.) Ecole Centrale de  Nantes (Engineering)  – 2 years

  • Master in Applied Mechanics on Computational Structural MechanicsMaster in Applied Mechanics on Design of Production and Systems
  • Master in Applied Mechanics on Metallic and Composites Complex Assemblies
  • Master in Control Engineering and Production Systems on Automatic control, Robotics, Signal and  mage

5.) Institut Supérieur d’Électronique de Paris (ISEP)

  • ISEP Engineering Master Degree in computer Science – 2 years

6.) INSA Toulouse (Engineering)

  • Master in Fluids Engineering for Industrial Processes – 2 years
  • Advanced Master in Safety Engineering and Management – 1 year
  • Advanced Master on Innovative and secure IoT systems – 1 year

7.) ICSI Toulouse (HSE)

  • Master in Safety Engineering and Management (HSE) – 2 years

8.) Arts et Metiers ParisTech – 1 year

  • Petroleum Geosciences & Engineering/ forage et Production
  • MSc Knowledge Integration in Mechanical Production
  • Master Degree in Materials and Engineering Sciences

9.) ENSG Lorraine – 2 years

  • Master Subterranean Reservoirs of Energy: Hydrodynamics Geophysics – Modeling

10.) ENSGTI Pau – 2 years

  • Chemistry International Studies (Chem.I.St)
  • International Master “SIMOS“ : SIMulation and Optimization of energy Systems

Candidate Profile
Other programmes are:
11.) ENSIC Nancy

  • Chemistry International Studies – 2 years

1 year:

  • Mécanique et energétique
  • Master CyberSecurity (CySec)

2 years:

  • MSc in Electrical Engineering for Smart Grids and Buildings
  • Mechanics: Fluid Mechanics and Energetics – FME
  • Master in Sciences and Materials Engineering
  • Electrochemistry and Processes
  • Master in Sustainable Industrial Engineering
  • Master MSE – Program Biorefinery and Biomaterials
  • MSc in Integration, Security and TRust in Embedded systems
  • Master of Science in Industrial and Applied Mathematics (MSIAM)
  • Master in Hydraulic and Civil Engineering

13.) HEC Paris (Business) – 10 month academic program + 6 month internship

  • MSc Sustainability and Social Innovation
  • MSc in International Finance (MIF)
  • MSc Strategic Consulting
  • MSc Managerial and Financial Economic

14.) EDHEC Business School – 2 academic semesters + 3-6 month internship

  • MSc in International Accounting & Finance
  • MSc in Finance
  • MSc in Management Studies
  • MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management

15.) ESC Rennes (Business) – 15 month academic programme including a 4 month internship

  • MSc in International Management
  • MSc in Global Business Management
  • MSc in International Finance

16.) Sciences Po Paris (Political Science, Law and Business)
1 year:

  • LLM in Transnational Arbitration & Dispute Settlement
  • Master in Corporate Strategy
  • Master in Financial Regulation and Risk Management

2 years:

  • Master in Public Affairs
  • Master in International Energy
  • Master in International Management and Sustainability
  • Master in Environmental Policy

17.) Université de Cergy-Pontoise – 1 year

  • LL.M in Law and Business Ethics
  • Master (LLM) M. in Business and Taxation Law

18.) CNAM –  1 year

  • Master of Science in Telecommunications and Networks
  • Master of Business Administration

19.) Polytechnique Palaiseau – 2 years

  • MSc Internet of Things: Innovation and Management
  • MSc Ecotechnologies for Sustainability and Environment Management
  • MSc  Energy Environment: Science Technology and Management – STEEM

20.) ESCP Europe (Energy Management)

  • MSc in Energy Management (MEM) – 3 academic semesters (London-Paris-London) + 4-6 month internship

21.) University of Lyon 1

  • MSc Synthesis, catalysis and sustainable chemistry – 1 year

22.) EM LYON Business School

  • Quantitative Finance – 1 year

 23.) Université de Grenoble Alpes –  2 years

  • MSc in Chemistry  – five specialties
  • MSc  in Earthquake Engineering & Engineering Seismology.

Deadline: 5th March, 2020.

Selection Exercise Date
March 2020.

Interview location


How To Apply
Interested and qualified applicants should:
Click here to apply online

Tips for Navigating the TOTAL Careers Website

  • Click Here to Start Application
  • If the page defaults in French, click on “English” at the top of the page to change the language.
  • On the navigation bar, click “APPLY TO TOTAL”
  • Navigate to “Our Offers” and “select” your language preference
  • Click on “Advanced Search”
    • ln the “Country” text box type ‘Nigeria’
    • ln the “Functional discipline” option box select ‘Research Innovation & Development’
    • Then click “Search” to display the advertised Scholarship program in Nigeria.
  • Click on the “Total International Scholarship” to view details of the application. You can then complete an online application form by clicking on ‘Apply to job’ at the bottom of the page.
  • You will be requested to create an account if you do not have an existing one. This is mandatory.
  • Please fill the form accordingly
  • It is “Compulsor”y to attach your CV where it is required in the application form

What your CV should contain
Your CV must include the following details in the order listed:

  • Name, surname, other names (where applicable)
  • Date of birth
  • Contact address stipulating road/street number(s) only
  • Functional email address. Please Note: ALL communication will be by email only
  • State of origin
  • Details of tertiary education; institution, degree obtained, class of degree, period of study
  • Details of secondary education: institution, certificate, period of study
  • Details of primary education: institution, certificate, period of study


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Application forms must be completed online. No paper applications will be accepted.
  • The selection exercise will commence in March 2020.
  • TOTAL does not take responsibility for any careers/job/training vacancies placed outside the TOTAL careers website www.careers.total.com


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