Scholarship


Brunei Shell Petroleum Scholarship is a special scheme for post ‘A’ level school leavers awarded to highly selected student to pursue Degree studies overseas/locally. The scholarship scheme also represents the important source of future graduate recruits.

Eligibility

Eligibility of candidates to received the awards are as follows :- 
  • Brunei Citizen.
  • Obtained 3 relevant ‘A’ Level subjects with grade ‘BBB’ or above in Mathematics, Physics and one other relevant subject (preferably another science subject e.g. Chemistry/Geography/Biology/Accounting/Further Maths).
  • OR minimum grade of 35 points in International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) in relevant subjects.
  • OR minimum GPA 2.0 in relevant HND course.
  • 5 credits ‘O’ level subjects including Malay, English and Mathematics.
  • Successful in BSP Scholarship Assessment Centre.
  • Be prepared to accept the course offered by BSP.
  • Be able to secure unconditional admission into the University acceptable to the Company to pursue the defined course.
  • Have reached a satisfactory performance standard in the 3 months BSP/BLNG Work Placement.
  • Have passed the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with 6.5 overall band.
  • Have been declared medically fit by the Company’s Medical Department.
  • Have passed the Government Oral Malay Test.
  • Have passed the Government Security Vetting.
  • Be prepared to work for the Company (if required) and bonded for a period of 5 years from the commencement of employment. 

Brunei Shell Scholarship Selection Process

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Courses offered*:- 

*Courses vary each year and are subject to change.

  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Control Automation & Systems Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Surveying & Mapping Science

WHAT YOU COULD BE WITH THE COURSES OFFERED

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SCHOLARSHIP ASSESSMENT CENTRE (AC)

WHAT ARE THE ACTIVITIES INVOLVED?

Prior to the AC, candidates will be invited to a welcoming briefing
Candidates will undergo 3 different exercises during the AC:-

  • Group Discussion
  • In-Tray
  • Proposal

WHO ARE THE ASSESSORS?

Candidates will be observed and assessed by 6 trained assessors, who will discuss your work with you. These Assessors are Senior Bruneian employees and Expatriates who have been specially trained to observe and recognise relevant behaviours. 

WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA THAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR DURING THE ASSESSMENT CENTRE? 

CAPACITY

  • Analyse data quickly and fast learner
  • Identify critical issues despite incomplete or ambiguous data
  • Analyse outside existing boundaries
  • Identifies implications and linkages
  • Manages uncertainty within complex environments to produce creative workable solutions
  • Brunei Citizen.
  • Obtained 3 relevant ‘A’ Level subjects with grade ‘BBB’ or above in Mathematics, Physics and one other relevant subject (preferably another science subject e.g. Chemistry/Geography/Biology/Accounting/Further Maths).
  • OR minimum grade of 35 points in International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) in relevant subjects.
  • OR minimum GPA 2.0 in relevant HND course.
  • 5 credits ‘O’ level subjects including Malay, English and Mathematics.
  • Successful in BSP Scholarship Assessment Centre.
  • Be prepared to accept the course offered by BSP.
  • Be able to secure unconditional admission into the University acceptable to the Company to pursue the defined course.
  • Have reached a satisfactory performance standard in the 3 months BSP/BLNG Work Placement.
  • Have passed the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with 6.5 overall band.
  • Have been declared medically fit by the Company’s Medical Department.
  • Have passed the Government Oral Malay Test.
  • Have passed the Government Security Vetting.
  • Be prepared to work for the Company (if required) and bonded for a period of 5 years from the commencement of employment. 

  • Brunei Citizen.
  • Obtained 3 relevant ‘A’ Level subjects with grade ‘BBB’ or above in Mathematics, Physics and one other relevant subject (preferably another science subject e.g. Chemistry/Geography/Biology/Accounting/Further Maths).
  • OR minimum grade of 35 points in International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) in relevant subjects.
  • OR minimum GPA 2.0 in relevant HND course.
  • 5 credits ‘O’ level subjects including Malay, English and Mathematics.
  • Successful in BSP Scholarship Assessment Centre.
  • Be prepared to accept the course offered by BSP.
  • Be able to secure unconditional admission into the University acceptable to the Company to pursue the defined course.
  • Have reached a satisfactory performance standard in the 3 months BSP/BLNG Work Placement.
  • Have passed the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with 6.5 overall band.
  • Have been declared medically fit by the Company’s Medical Department.
  • Have passed the Government Oral Malay Test.
  • Have passed the Government Security Vetting.
  • Be prepared to work for the Company (if required) and bonded for a period of 5 years from the commencement of employment. 

  • Brunei Citizen.
  • Obtained 3 relevant ‘A’ Level subjects with grade ‘BBB’ or above in Mathematics, Physics and one other relevant subject (preferably another science subject e.g. Chemistry/Geography/Biology/Accounting/Further Maths).
  • OR minimum grade of 35 points in International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) in relevant subjects.
  • OR minimum GPA 2.0 in relevant HND course.
  • 5 credits ‘O’ level subjects including Malay, English and Mathematics.
  • Successful in BSP Scholarship Assessment Centre.
  • Be prepared to accept the course offered by BSP.
  • Be able to secure unconditional admission into the University acceptable to the Company to pursue the defined course.
  • Have reached a satisfactory performance standard in the 3 months BSP/BLNG Work Placement.
  • Have passed the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with 6.5 overall band.
  • Have been declared medically fit by the Company’s Medical Department.
  • Have passed the Government Oral Malay Test.
  • Have passed the Government Security Vetting.
  • Be prepared to work for the Company (if required) and bonded for a period of 5 years from the commencement of employment. 

  • Brunei Citizen.
  • Obtained 3 relevant ‘A’ Level subjects with grade ‘BBB’ or above in Mathematics, Physics and one other relevant subject (preferably another science subject e.g. Chemistry/Geography/Biology/Accounting/Further Maths).
  • OR minimum grade of 35 points in International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) in relevant subjects.
  • OR minimum GPA 2.0 in relevant HND course.
  • 5 credits ‘O’ level subjects including Malay, English and Mathematics.
  • Successful in BSP Scholarship Assessment Centre.
  • Be prepared to accept the course offered by BSP.
  • Be able to secure unconditional admission into the University acceptable to the Company to pursue the defined course.
  • Have reached a satisfactory performance standard in the 3 months BSP/BLNG Work Placement.
  • Have passed the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with 6.5 overall band.
  • Have been declared medically fit by the Company’s Medical Department.
  • Have passed the Government Oral Malay Test.
  • Have passed the Government Security Vetting.
  • Be prepared to work for the Company (if required) and bonded for a period of 5 years from the commencement of employment. 

  • Brunei Citizen.
  • Obtained 3 relevant ‘A’ Level subjects with grade ‘BBB’ or above in Mathematics, Physics and one other relevant subject (preferably another science subject e.g. Chemistry/Geography/Biology/Accounting/Further Maths).
  • OR minimum grade of 35 points in International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) in relevant subjects.
  • OR minimum GPA 2.0 in relevant HND course.
  • 5 credits ‘O’ level subjects including Malay, English and Mathematics.
  • Successful in BSP Scholarship Assessment Centre.
  • Be prepared to accept the course offered by BSP.
  • Be able to secure unconditional admission into the University acceptable to the Company to pursue the defined course.
  • Have reached a satisfactory performance standard in the 3 months BSP/BLNG Work Placement.
  • Have passed the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with 6.5 overall band.
  • Have been declared medically fit by the Company’s Medical Department.
  • Have passed the Government Oral Malay Test.
  • Have passed the Government Security Vetting.
  • Be prepared to work for the Company (if required) and bonded for a period of 5 years from the commencement of employment. 

  • Brunei Citizen.
  • Obtained 3 relevant ‘A’ Level subjects with grade ‘BBB’ or above in Mathematics, Physics and one other relevant subject (preferably another science subject e.g. Chemistry/Geography/Biology/Accounting/Further Maths).
  • OR minimum grade of 35 points in International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) in relevant subjects.
  • OR minimum GPA 2.0 in relevant HND course.
  • 5 credits ‘O’ level subjects including Malay, English and Mathematics.
  • Successful in BSP Scholarship Assessment Centre.
  • Be prepared to accept the course offered by BSP.
  • Be able to secure unconditional admission into the University acceptable to the Company to pursue the defined course.
  • Have reached a satisfactory performance standard in the 3 months BSP/BLNG Work Placement.
  • Have passed the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with 6.5 overall band.
  • Have been declared medically fit by the Company’s Medical Department.
  • Have passed the Government Oral Malay Test.
  • Have passed the Government Security Vetting.
  • Be prepared to work for the Company (if required) and bonded for a period of 5 years from the commencement of employment. 

  • Brunei Citizen.
  • Obtained 3 relevant ‘A’ Level subjects with grade ‘BBB’ or above in Mathematics, Physics and one other relevant subject (preferably another science subject e.g. Chemistry/Geography/Biology/Accounting/Further Maths).
  • OR minimum grade of 35 points in International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) in relevant subjects.
  • OR minimum GPA 2.0 in relevant HND course.
  • 5 credits ‘O’ level subjects including Malay, English and Mathematics.
  • Successful in BSP Scholarship Assessment Centre.
  • Be prepared to accept the course offered by BSP.
  • Be able to secure unconditional admission into the University acceptable to the Company to pursue the defined course.
  • Have reached a satisfactory performance standard in the 3 months BSP/BLNG Work Placement.
  • Have passed the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with 6.5 overall band.
  • Have been declared medically fit by the Company’s Medical Department.
  • Have passed the Government Oral Malay Test.
  • Have passed the Government Security Vetting.
  • Be prepared to work for the Company (if required) and bonded for a period of 5 years from the commencement of employment. 

ACHIEVEMENT

  • Has drive and enthusiasm to set themselves and others challenging targets
  • Delivers results
  • Demonstrates resilience when faced with setbacks
  • Respond resourcefully when faced with conflicting priorities or changing demands
  • Has courage in tackling unfamiliar problems

RELATIONSHIP

  • Values and seeks diverse input from everyone regardless of backgrounds
  • Demonstrates honesty and integrity
  • Influences and motivates others
  • Communicates in an open, direct and clear manner
  • Builds constructive working relationships
FAQs

Q. What will happen at the Assessment Centre?

A. An Assessment Centre is where you will be asked to carry a collection of exercises out to help us see what your skills and qualities are. In some of the exercises you will work together as a team and in some you will work on your own. You will be assessed by Brunei Shell Joint Venture (BSJV) companies’ staff who will decide potential candidates. During the day, the exercises will give you an opportunity to meet some BSJV staff, to see a little of our work environment and issues facing an oil company. 

Q. When will I hear the result from the Assessment Centre?

A. Successful candidates will be notified at the soonest.

Q. If I am offered a BSP Scholarship, what will the conditions be?

A. If you are offered a scholarship it will be subject to the following conditions:
• You are willing to study a course which BSJV wishes to sponsor
• You are able to fulfill the Government Scholarship requirements (Malay oral test and security vetting)
• You are prepared to be bonded to work for BSJV for a period of 5 years after successful completion of studies
• Your English language level is sufficient to be able to cope with studies in the United Kingdom (IELTS – 6.5 overall band, if required by the University)
• You are medically fit

Q. What happens if I am offered a place to study at UBD?

A. Should you be offered a place at UBD for a course that is not offered by BSJV, we would not be able to sponsor you.

Q. What happens if I fail the Ministry of Education requirements (e.g. Malay oral test, etc)?

A. The Scholarship offer will be withdrawn if you fail the Ministry of Education requirements. 

Q. How do I choose a suitable university course?

A. If you have successfully completed the Assessment Centre and is offered our Scholarship, we encourage you to consider the Top 10 ranking universities. Our student affairs team will advise you once you have reached this stage. 

Q. If I decided to accept for the BSJV Scholarship, what happens before going for further education?

A. You will: 
• Come and do a work placement assignment with BSJV for 3 months 
• Attend a ‘Development Programme’ to help you prepare for university studies and life
• Attend a Civic Course organised by the Information Department (if available)

Q. Will I be paid during the work assignment?

A. Yes, you will receive B$25 per working day allowance. 

Q. What are the other benefits which will be extended to me as a student while on assignment?

A. You will be entitled to the following: 
• Free associate membership to Brunei Shell Recreational Club and have access to the Panaga Health Centre 
• For students who come from outside the KB districts, free accommodation on sharing basis will be provided. Students from KB are expected to live with their family and no transport allowance will be paid
• For students coming from outside KB district, transport to and from work will be provided if they stay in the company’s accommodation 

Q. What happens if I fail my ‘A’ levels?

A. You are not eligible for Brunei Shell Scholarship.

Q. What happens during the summer holidays? 

A. Scholarship students are required to do an 8 weeks work assignment during the summer vacation every 2 years. The rest of the vacation may be taken as leave. Other summer holidays, students have the option to return to Brunei for their work assignment, but under their own arrangements and expenses. 

Q. Do I get paid for my vacation work assignment?

A. If you return for your mandatory vacation work assignment, you will receive B$1,200 per month whilst in Brunei. However, your overseas living allowance will be frozen. 

Q. What happens if I have to return to Brunei for any reason during my university studies? 

A. You are provided with a return trip to Brunei at the end of academic year (every 2 years). Normally any costs associated with extra trips to Brunei are on your own account. However, the Company may consider support in some compassionate cases. These will be decided on an individual basis and based on Company policy. 

Q. Can I get married whilst I’m studying in the overseas?

A. Yes. However we recommend that you should complete your studies first. If you choose to marry during your studies, all costs associated with transport / support of your spouse will be on your own expenses. 

Q. What happens if I fail my university exams?

A. Most institutions will allow resits of 2 papers per annum. BSJV will normally advise the first resit to be taken in Brunei. You must pass your resits to continue to the next semester/year. 

Q. What happens if I fail my exams badly and cannot complete my degree or if I decide I don’t want to finish my course?

A. In this case, your scholarship with BSJV is terminated. Following this termination, BSJV may at its discretion ask you to pay the costs in sponsoring you. 

Q. What happens if I want to leave BSJV Companies before I completed my 5 year bond? 

A. You will be liable to repay the costs incurred in sponsoring you. 

Q. If I do well in my studies, can I continue to do postgraduate studies?

A. Some students with very good first degree results are supported to continue with their post graduate studies. Normally you will be required to return to BSJV at the end of your first degree to work for a minimum of two years before you can apply for an in-service sponsorship. 

Q. Can I choose to work in Bandar when I graduate?

A. No, you are not able to choose Bandar as a work place. A majority of the work opportunities for graduates are based in Seria. 

Q. If I come from Bandar, will there be housing for me in Seria?

A. Yes, subject to the rules of the housing policy when you graduate. At present all single, married male and female (lead partner) staff are eligible for housing. However, ladies married to non-Shell employees are to be housed by their husbands, hence no housing is provided.