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International Scholarships Handbook

International Scholarships Handbook

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Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan
Handbook on International Scholarships
Prepared byCareers and Scholarship Department
Scholarships for Studies in United Kingdom:
The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund 
The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund (TSCSF) was established as a registered charity in1997. Under various Masters programmes, TSCSF offers postgraduate students fromdeveloping 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 theUK, 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 DelftUniversity of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Twente inthe Netherlands. These universities also contribute to the funding of scholarships. Thescholarships are known as Shell Centenary Scholarships (in the UK), Royal Dutch ShellCentenary Scholarships (in the NL).A number of scholarships are also jointly funded with the UK Foreign and CommonwealthOffice, and are known as Shell Centenary Chevening Scholarships.
 Eligibility criteria:
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 sustainabledevelopment of their home country
of outstanding academic ability e.g. have obtained a degree equivalent to a first classhonours degree at a British university
fluent in spoken and written English (IELTS: 7.5)
neither a current nor former employee of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies
Value of scholarship:
Each full-cost scholarship will cover tuition, accommodation, maintenance costs and a returnairfare for the scholarship holder only.
 How to apply:
Request information about eligible taught postgraduate courses from one, or more, of the six participating universities
Request an application form and a scholarship form from the university at which onewishes to study
Apply, on the university application form, for admission to one of the eligible courses.
Closing dates for academic entrance applications vary
Send a completed scholarship form to the university to which one has appliedIt is the intention that the scholarships be widely geographically distributed. In each year alarge number of countries will be represented. Scholarships will be awarded to thoseacademically qualified applicants thought best able to contribute to the development of their 2
home country by becoming leaders, decision-makers or opinion-formers. Preference will begiven to those who have not yet had the opportunity to study in the UK and NL.
 Subjects offered:
The courses which are eligible for Shell Centenary, Shell Centenary Chevening and RoyalDutch Shell Centenary Scholarships are within the broad categories of Applied Sciences andTechnology, including Environmental Sciences, Business Management, Law and Economics.Specific disciplines and subjects vary from one university to another. Courses can also varyfrom one year to another so there is no guarantee that the same course will be available eachyear. The deadlines also vary for each university every year. For more details on courses anddeadlines, visit the web link listed below.
 Priority School:
University of Cambridge
Web link:
 British Chevening Scholarship
The British Government’s
British Chevening Scholarship, are the most prestigious awards available tointernational students for study in the United Kingdom. They enable future leaders, decision-makers and opinionformers from around the world to become familiar with the UK, to gain new skills, or update current professionalskills. The ultimate objective is to benefit their countries upon their return.
Mid-career professionals with a minimum of 3 years' relevant work experience
Applicants must have a Master’s degree or a 4-year Bachelor’s degree
Applicants must be under 40 years of age at the time of applying.
Applicants should preferably not have studied in the UK at university level.
Applicants must be Pakistan citizens
Applicants may apply in any subject area
Minimum IELTS of 6.5 although 7.0 is preferred
The scholarships are for one year taught postgraduate study in the UK 
 Priority Areas
Business Administration, Design, Economics,
Environmental Studies, Human rights, InternationalRelations, Law, Management, Media Studies, Public Administration, Social Development
The scholarship covers the full cost of study in the UK.
 How to apply:
Application forms are available from the British Council offices in Pakistan. If writing toobtain an application form, enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
The British Chevening Scholarships Programme in Pakistan is advertised every year inAugust, with interviews in November and successful scholars departing for the UK nextSeptember.3

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