No. 195.
Mr. Welsh to Mr. Evarts.

No. 257.]

Sir: Referring to your dispatch No. 244, of the 11th ultimo, I have the honor to inclose herewith copies of regulations relative to the entry of private students in the royal naval college at Greenwich, which I have received from Lord Salisbury. By desire of the lords commissioners of the admiralty, I have been informed that the number of foreign private students admitted to the royal naval college at one time is limited to two of each nationality.

I have, &c.,


royal naval college.—private students of naval architecture and marine engineering, scholarships, and free studentships.

My lords commissioners of the admiralty are pleased to issue the following regulations for private students of naval architecture and marine engineering who may he allowed to study at the royal naval college at Greenwich, also respecting scholarships and free studentships at the college:

1. A limited number of students unconnected with the naval service will be permitted [Page 428] to receive” instruction at the royal naval college in the course laid down for acting second-class assistant engineers and dock-yard apprentices.

2. The full course will be for three sessions of nine months each j and no private student, except under special circumstances, will be allowed to remain longer.

3. The fee (payable in advance before entry) is £30 for each session, or £75 for the full course.

4. Students who have already paid one fee of £30 will be allowed to compound for the next two sessions by a payment of £50 at the commencement of the second session.

5. Students not connected with the naval service will reside outside the precincts of the college.

6. Facilities for visiting the dock-yards during the vacations will be afforded to all private students, being British subjects.

7. Applications for admission to the college should be addressed to the secretary of the admiralty, Whitehall. Foreigners should apply through their ambassadors.

8. My lords reserve entire discretion in the selection of the candidates to be admitted.

entrance examinations.

9. Private students will be examined before entrance in the following subjects, viz:

The ordinary rules of arithmetic.
Algebra up to quadratic equations, the tlnee progressions, the binomial theorem, and the use of logarithms.
The subjects of the first four books of Euclid’s Elements. Proportion and similar figures, or the definitions of the fifth book, and the subjects of the sixth book of Euclid’s Elements.
The definitions and fundamental formulae of plane trigonometry, including the solution of plane triangles.
Elements of statics, dynamics, and hydrostatics.
Elements of co-ordinate geometry (right line and circle).
Geometrical drawing.
Practical ship-building or marine engineering.

10. This examination will be held at the royal naval college on the last Tuesday of May in each year, and candidates who pass it satisfactorily will be allowed to join the college on the 1st of October next ensuing.

scholarships and free studentships.

11. A limited number of free studentships will be offered to private students who, having passed the entrance examination, pass satisfactorily a further examination to be held at the royal naval college on the first Monday in June, in the following subjects, and stand highest in order of merit:

Algebra, exponential and logarithmic series, and the elements of the theory of logarithms.
Elementary plane and solid geometery, including the subjects of the first six and of the eleventh and twelfth books of Euclid’s Elements.
Plane trigonometry up to De Moivre’s theorem and trigonometrical series.
Plane and co-ordinate geometry up to the general equation of the second degree.
Elements of differential and integral calculus.
Applied mathematics, including kinematics, kinetics, and hydrostatics, with easy applications of differential and integral calculus.
Physics and chemistry.
Practical ship-building or practical marine engineering.

12. These free studentships will be tenable for three sessions, provided the ordinary college examinations at the end of each session be passed satisfactorily.

13. To the candidate who comes out first in order of merit among those who gain free studentships a scholarship of £50 a year, tenable for three years, will be awarded, subject also to the condition that the college examination be passed satisfactorily.

14. Should a free studentship become vacant before the three years, during which it was tenable have expired, it may be awarded to a student who failed to gain one on entry, and who has since distinguished himself by his progress and his position in the college examinations, and be held by him during the remainder of his course at the college, subject to the above-mentioned condition as to examination. This possibility shall also apply to any scholarship that may lapse.

By command of their lordships.