Shell Centenary Scholarship

The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund (TSCSF) was established as a registered charity in 1997.

Under various Masters programmes, TSCSF offers postgraduate students from developing countries the opportunity to study in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, and gain skills that will make a long-term contribution to the further development of their countries.

Each year nearly 90 students will be given major scholarships (for one year in the UK, and for two years in NL).
Partners in the scheme are the University of Cambridge, Durham University, The University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London, University of Leeds, The University of Oxford and University College London in the UK, and with Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Twente in the Netherlands. These universities also contribute to the funding of scholarships.

The scholarships are known as Shell Centenary Scholarships (in the UK), Royal Dutch Shell Centenary Scholarships (in the NL).

A number of scholarships are also jointly funded with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and are known as Shell Centenary Chevening Scholarships.

An applicant 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 sufficiently outstanding academic ability eg in the UK to have obtained a degree equivalent to a first class honours degree at a British University, in the Netherlands to be able easily to obtain a place on the MSc programme
* fluent in spoken and written English
* neither a current nor former employee of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies

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 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 in the UK.

Each scholarship will cover tuition, accommodation, maintenance cost and a return airfare for the scholarship holder only.

A list of eligible courses at each university and how to apply can be obtained by visiting the relevant university pages.


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