The Jardine Foundation was set up in 1982 to mark the 150th anniversary of the Jardine Matheson Group. The Foundation offers qualified students from Asia full scholarships to study at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
The goal is to develop future leaders who will give back to the communities where the Group operates. Scholarships are available for courses at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, with strong preference being given to undergraduate courses at the following Colleges:
University of Cambridge – Downing, Magdalene, Peterhouse, Trinity
University of Oxford – Exeter, Oriel, The Queen’s, Trinity
In addition to scholarships for undergraduate studies, the Foundation also offers a limited number of scholarships for postgraduate studies. Potential candidates are recommended through the preferred Colleges at Oxford and Cambridge for students who have already been accepted by the Universities.
Since the launch of the Foundation, scholarships have been awarded to over 320 outstanding students from Cambodia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Tenure and Conditions
For first degree courses, the scholarships are for periods of three or four years or such longer period as the Scholarship Committee may decide and are for courses at Oxford University and the Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.
Preference will be given to undergraduate courses in the following Colleges at:
- University of Oxford:
- Exeter College
- Oriel College
- The Queen's College
- Trinity College
- University of Cambridge:
- Downing College
- Magdalene College
- Trinity College
The Scholarship is conditional upon the candidate being selected for and taking up a place at one of the above preferred Colleges. Since the Universities make their own choice in admitting students, there is no guarantee of a place. Scholarship awards will not be confirmed by the Scholarship Committee until the candidate has been accepted by one of the preferred Colleges.
Applications for the Jardine Foundation Scholarships 2022 Awards will open in mid-Aug 2021.
Method of Application:
- A personal statement describing the applicant's objectives, aspirations, plans after graduation and particulars of extra-curricular activities, including sports, and their level of community involvement;
- A recent passport-size photograph;
- A copy of the completed UCAS application form; and
- Certified copies of GCSE, A/AS Level and IB transcripts, or of equivalent qualifications subject to the examination system of the relevant country or territory as and when available. These include, but are not limited to, HKDSE certificates, SPM or STPM certificates, and SKHU certificates.
- A testimonial signed by the school principal setting out:
- The applicant’s achieved and/or predicted academic results;
- Remarks which will assist the Scholarship Committee in its assessment; and
- Any other relevant information for the application.
If the testimonial to be submitted directly from secondary schools, an email will be sent to the principal/referee and asking him/her to write a reference letter and, if applicants have pending qualifications, to also provide predicted grades. Applicants are required to fill in the name and contact details of their principal/referee on the online form.
Whilst the preliminary evaluation of each application will be based on the details submitted by applicants, shortlisted candidates will be invited to the next stage of our interview process – an automated video interview, and in some cases a personal interview in November.
The final selection will require applicants to attend a personal interview in Hong Kong in January 2022. Applicants who have not been invited for an interview before that date should consider the application unsuccessful.
- Applicants who cannot attend the final interview in Hong Kong will not be considered.
Opportunity is About:
Candidates should be from:
Description of Ideal Candidate:
Applicants must normally be within seven years of having completed the secondary school education, at the date of entry to any one of our preferred Colleges, which include Exeter, Oriel, The Queen's and Trinity at the University of Oxford, and Downing, Magdalene, Peterhouse and Trinity at the University of Cambridge, and must:
- have reached an academic standard to qualify for entry to any one of such Colleges.
- be resident in any of the countries or territories in which Jardine Matheson Group has significant business interests, which include Cambodia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. For applications from Singapore, male applicants must complete or be exempted from National Service.
- Generally, applications will not be accepted from candidates whose parents have not resided in such relevant country or territory for at least seven years prior to the proposed date of entry to University.
- be in a satisfactory state of health.
Application for a study programme leading to a second first degree or a study programme currently being pursued will not be considered. Applicants who have already been awarded other fully-covered scholarships to study overseas at the time of application will also not be considered.
Basis of Selection
In making awards, the Scholarship Committee will take into account not only academic achievement but also:
- personal qualities and character to which the applicant has demonstrated exceptional qualities of leadership and fellowship;
- achievements in non-curricular activities, including sports;
- community involvement and activities; and
- other attributes which, in the opinion of the Scholarship Committee, indicate that the applicants is likely to become an outstanding citizen with a high commitment to the performance of public duties and/or community involvement.
Deadline: October 21, 2021
Cost/funding for participants:
Value of Scholarships
- Each Scholarship awarded will generally be sufficient to cover fees, tuition, the cost of books and equipment, board and lodging (preferably on a living-in basis where this is available at the University), and reasonable living expenses and travel expenses to and from the University at the beginning and at the end of the course for which the Scholarship is awarded.
- The Scholarship will include :
- university tuition fees payable directly to the University;
- college fees excluding board and lodging payable directly to the College;
- an annual stipend to cover board and lodging and all other incidental expenses (subject to the discretion of the Trustees, this will be payable in four instalments. The first instalment will be larger to cover initial costs);
- the cost of the UK Immigration Health Surcharge; and
- a standard economy class airfare to be reimbursed at cost to the Scholar from the place of residence to the United Kingdom at the beginning of the Scholarship and for the return journey to the place of residence on completion of the Scholarship period.