If you dream of studying at one of Britain's most prestigious universities, here's your chance. The Jardine Scholarhsip Award is now open for applications. Set up in 1982, the award enables outstanding students to take a first degree course at Oxford or Cambridge University. The scholarship is a dream come true for many. Former Chinese International School student Jonathan Allcock, 20, has been studying at Cambridge University for the past two years. 'I still have that lingering feeling in the back of my mind that maybe it's all just a lucky break,' he said. After being granted a Jardine Scholarship Award in 2002, Jonathan - who aspires to be a scientist - entered the university's Magdalene College where he majors in natural sciences. Studying together with elite students from around the world, Jonathan admits that the study environment is competitive. 'People don't tend to talk about their grades and how they are doing. When it comes to exam time, people do say they've studied. But they will always say: 'I'm not working enough. I'm not good enough.' When it comes to the actual result, you can sense it is a bit competitive,' he said. He and many of his fellow undergraduates have doubts about their capability and try to disprove it with good results. 'A lot of people I know, deep down, suspect that perhaps it was a fluke they got in,' Jonathan said. Lawyer Susana Chan Wing-yan, one of the 1995 award recipients, finished her studies in Oriel College at Oxford in 1998. She chose to study in the UK to broaden her horizons. 'Professionally, studying in the UK is a great benefit and advantage because I'm now working in an English firm. It's more relevant and I know the people more - I come from a similar background as my colleagues who are all from the UK,' she said. 'On a personal level, it helped me become more independent.' Albert Cheung Wan-yin, 19, and Jessica Lee Teck Ghee, 17, were selected as this year's scholarship recipients due to their outstanding academic performance and achievements outside of school. Albert will study engineering at Cambridge University's Trinity College while Jessica will pursue her studies at Magdalene College. 'It will be a very good experience to see a different part of the world,' he said. Jessica vowed to do her best at the prestigious university. 'I expect it to be an eye-opening experience and opportunities to develop my interests,' she said. For more details of the scholarship and to download an application form, go to www.jardine-foundation.org . The application deadline for the 2005 awards is October 21.