Shell Centenary Scholarships & Shell Centenary Chevening Scholarships at University of Cambridge
In October 1997 The “Shell” Transport and Trading Company plc celebrated its centenary. In order to mark this in a lasting and meaningful way the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies established The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund (TSCSF). This, through its contributions towards the cost of scholarships, supports educational advancement and co-operation worldwide by providing opportunities for graduate students from overseas to study in the United Kingdom and The Netherlands.
In TSCSF’s scholarship programme, applicants compete for scholarships offered at selected
universities. The total number of scholarships supported has increased over the years as additional universities have been brought into the programme.
At the University of Cambridge ten scholarships are now jointly funded by TSCSF, University of
Cambridge and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and twenty scholarships are funded by
TSCSF and University of Cambridge.
Across the programme it is the intention that the scholarships be widely geographically distributed. In each year a large number of countries will be represented. Scholarships will be awarded to those academically qualified applicants thought best able to contribute to the sustainable development of their home country by becoming leaders, decision makers or opinion-formers. Preference will be given to those who have not yet had the opportunity to study outside of their home country and to those who have had some relevant and significant postgraduate work experience.
Candidates for these scholarships should normally be:
• aged 35 or under
• nationals of and resident in any country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada,
Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg,
The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United
Kingdom and United States and intending to return and take up permanent residence there
after completion of the proposed programme of study
• intending to study a subject that will be of significant value in aiding the sustainable
development of their home country
• of outstanding academic ability e.g. have obtained a degree equivalent to a first class honours degree at a British University
• fluent in spoken and written English
• neither a current nor former employee of the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies
Each scholarship covers tuition, accommodation, maintenance costs and a return airfare for the
scholarship holder only.
How to Apply
The Graduate Studies Prospectus is available on-line at:
www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/gsprospectus/applying/ or by writing to:
Board of Graduate Studies,
PO Box 338,
Cambridge. CB2 1YP
The Graduate Studies Prospectus includes both the University’s Graduate Application Form to apply for admission as a graduate student, and the Cambridge Trusts’ Scholarship Application Form.
A Shell Centenary Scholarship Application Form should be completed when requested by The
Graduate Application Form deadlines are given in the Graduate Studies Prospectus.