2024|25 Jardine Foundation Scholarship (England Based)


Scholarship Awarding University: 
University of Oxford                                         
University of Cambridge

Type of degree: 


Scholarship Deadline: 

Applications for this scholarship will close on the 20th of October, 2023

Scholarship Summary: 

The Jardine Foundation offers qualified undergraduate students from South-East 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

Scholarship Applicant Criteria: 
The eligibility criteria are as follows;

Applicants must normally be within seven years of having completed the secondary school education, at the date of entry to any one of the 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:

i. have reached an academic standard to qualify for entry to any one of such Colleges.

ii. 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.
iii. 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.

Value of Scholarship: 

The Jardine Foundation Scholarship will include:

i. University tuition fees payable directly to the University;

ii. College fees excluding board and lodging payable directly to the College;
iii. An annual stipend to cover board and lodging and all other incidental expenses;
iv. The cost of the UK Immigration Health Surcharge; and
v. 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.
vi. Undergraduate Scholars will have the opportunity to participate in a Summer internship programme organised by the Jardine Matheson Group. The programme will involve placements within the Group’s business units, coupled with a learning and development designed to enable interested scholars learn key skills they can use to transition into a work environment.

Scholarship Application Guide: 

To apply, you will need to submit the following;


i. 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;
ii. A recent passport-size photograph;
iii. A copy of the completed UCAS application form; and
iv. 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.
v. A testimonial signed by the school principal setting out:
     a. The applicant’s achieved and/or predicted academic results;
     b. Remarks which will assist the Scholarship Committee in its assessment; and
     c. Any other relevant information for the application.

If the testimonial is to be submitted directly from secondary schools, an email will be sent to the principal/referee, 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 in December to the first round of the interviews – an automated video interview.

The final selection will require applicants to attend a personal interview in Hong Kong in January/February. 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.

Apply for the Jardine Scholarship using this online form.

Scholarship Website: 

Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the Jardine Foundation Scholarship page.