The Shell Scholarship Programme provides successful applicants with the chance to pursue undergraduate studies in global top tier universities while participating in mentoring and internship programmes. Upon graduation, scholars will have the opportunity to embark on a fulfilling career in various engineering, geosciences and commercial disciplines across the organisation’s business operations.

“We believe we will need more highly-qualified professionals to achieve Malaysia’s aspiration of becoming a high-income and sustainable economy. Through our Shell Scholarship Programme, we aim to attract the best talent to pursue an education that allows them to contribute in our energy industry towards this goal,” shares Ivan Tan, Chairman of Shell Malaysia and Senior Vice President Upstream Malaysia, who was a former Shell Scholar himself.

Ivan further adds that Shell can provide opportunities for talent to innovate and learn new skills in its local and international business and contribute towards achieving a net-zero carbon emissions future.

Applicants for the Shell Scholarship will receive notification of selection results no later than August 2022. The programme covers direct study-related expenses including tuition fees, living expenses, books, and other such allowances, subject to the candidate’s scholastic performance. The provision of funds will be applied towards both pre-university A-levels at selected boarding institutions locally as well as undergraduate education at top universities in the United States, United Kingdom, or Australia.

Shell believes that education and local talent development are two of the most impactful levers for building a pool of innovative and competitive talent. The organisation strives to assist the nation’s best and brightest into becoming the future’s most sought-after leaders and captains of industry.

The application to join the 2022 Class of Shell Scholars closes on 30th June 2022 at 11.59pm.

Eligibility and Requirements

The 2022 Shell Scholarship Programme seeks to provide financial and career assistance to students who are keen to pursue higher education in the following fields of study:

  • Engineering: Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Petroleum, Electrical & Electronics, Environmental, Sustainable
  • Sciences: Geology, Geosciences, Geomatics, Geophysics, Data Science
  • Commercial: Business & Management, Digital Marketing

Interested candidates must be 2021 SPM or 2022 O-Level leavers with a minimum of 8As (A/A+) in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or have Excellent O-level grades at IGCSE (A*/A). Chosen candidates should be willing to pursue A-levels at selected boarding institutions. For more specific details on eligibility and to apply online, please visit:-

Notes to editors

List of Universities

Country University

United Kingdom

(6 universities)

University of Oxford
University of Cambridge
University of College London
Imperial College London
*London School of Economics
*King’s College London

United States

(13 universities)

Stanford University
California Institute of Technology
Harvard University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Princeton University
Yale University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
Columbia University
University of Pennsylvania
Cornell University
**University of Texas Austin
**Colorado School of Mines


(2 universities)

University of Melbourne
Australian National University

*For Commercial courses only

**For Petroleum Engineering or Geoscience only


Prema Jayabalan
Senior Manager, Media Relations,
Shell Malaysia

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