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.
General Eligibility Criteria
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 and NL.
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 website.
Scholarship application forms can only be obtained from the relevant universities.