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Here's A List Of Scholarships Offered By Malaysian Companies You Didn't Know Existed

From engineering to business, get backed to study by the best scholarships offered in Malaysia.

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Disclaimer: This list is arranged in alphabetical order.

Now that SPM results are out, it's probably a good time to start doing some research to decide on your next step

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If you would like to continue your studies, figuring out how to pay for tertiary education can get a little tricky.

But one way to overcome this is to secure a scholarship that will let you pursue a course at your college or university of choice.

We've helped you compile a list of scholarships for pre-university courses or undergraduate degrees, offered by various companies and sponsors in Malaysia:

1. CIMB ASEAN Scholarship

Region:
Local and overseas

Courses:
Undergraduate

Universities:
CIMB welcomes applicants from a wide variety of academic disciplines at reputable universities.

Deadline:
Application opens 16 March to 15 April 2020

Offers:
Full tuition fees as well as book allowance and other expenses related to accommodation, airfare, and visa/travel documents.

Criteria:
Recipient will be bonded with CIMB Group upon graduation - one year for every year of study locally, and two years for every year of study overseas.

Further details can be found here.

2. Gamuda Scholarship Award

Region:
Local

Courses:
Undergraduate

Universities:
Local public, private, or the Malaysian campus of foreign universities in the following fields:
- Engineering (civil, mechanical, electrical, mechatronics)
- Quantity surveying, building surveying, construction management
- Township and urban planning
- Geomatics
- Architecture
- Property and real estate management

Deadline:
Application opens in March/April 2020

Offers:
Tuition fees, living expenses, Scholars' Development Programme, and internship opportunities within the Gamuda Group of Companies.

Criteria:
- Minimum 3As or CGPA 3.40 in STPM or equivalent (e.g. A-Levels, matriculation, foundation, diploma).
- Willing to serve Gamuda Group for a specified term upon graduation.

Further details can be found here.

3. Hong Leong Foundation Scholarship

Region:
Local

Courses:
Pre-university and undergraduate

Universities:
Recognised public and private universities and colleges in Malaysia

Deadline:
Application opens from 1 April to 31 May 2020

Offers:
- Undergraduate courses in public universities - RM 8,500 per annum
- Diploma/advanced diploma courses in public and local private universities - RM 6,000 per annum
- Undergraduate studies at local private universities ("3+0" degree programmes on full-time and on-campus basis) - up to RM24,000 per annum
- Medicine/Dentistry courses in local private universities - up to RM32,000 per annum

Criteria:
Minimum 8As in SPM.
- Minimum CGPA of 3.50 in STPM, Matriculation, A-Levels, foundation, diploma, or degree.

Further details can be found here.

4. Jeffrey Cheah Foundation - Sunway Group Scholarship

Region:
Local and overseas

Courses:
Undergraduate

Universities:
Local public and private universities, as well as international universities in the following fields:
- Engineering
- Business management
- Health sciences

Deadline:
Application opens from 11 March to 17 May 2020

Offers:
Tuition fees, accommodation, and a stipend to cover basic living expenses.

Criteria:
- Minimum CGPA 3.30 or equivalent in STPM, foundation, matriculation, or pre-university.
- Applicants must have secured an unconditional/conditional offer from the university.
- Will be placed in Sunway Group of companies upon graduation.

Further details can be found here.

5. Petronas Education Sponsorship Programme

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Region:
Local at Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) or overseas universities

Courses:
Pre-university and undergraduate

Universities:
- UTP: Complete one-year foundation programme at UTP prior to undergraduate degree.
- Overseas universities: Complete up to two years of pre-university in Malaysia prior to pursuing undergraduate degree overseas.

Petronas seeks to sponsor students to pursue higher education in oil and gas-related fields:
- Accounting
- Actuarial science
- Computer science
- Economics
- Law
- Mathematics
- Psychology
- Sociology
- Statistics
- Engineering
- Geology/Geophysics
- Petroleum geoscience

Deadline:
To be announced

Offers:
Full tuition fees, board and lodging, and book allowance.

Further details can be found here.

6. Shell Malaysia Scholarship Programme

Region:
Local and overseas

Courses:
A-Levels and undergraduate

Universities:
A-Levels at Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar, where performing scholars will then stand a chance to pursue their studies at prestigious colleges and universities locally and overseas in the following fields:
- Engineering (mechanical, civil, chemical, petroleum, and electrical & electronics)
- Sciences (geology, geosciences, geomatics, and geophysics)
- Commercial (human resources and business & management)


Deadline:
Application opens from 1 March to 5 April 2020

Offers:
Full tuition fees, board, lodging, and book allowance

Criteria:
Minimum 8As (A/A+) in SPM

Further details can be found here.

7. Sin Chew Daily Education Fund

Region:
Local

Courses:
Pre-university and undergraduate

Universities:
37 participating local colleges and universities can be found here

Deadline:
Application opens from 3 February to 19 March 2020

Offers:
Full tuition, excluding living expenses

Criteria:
Application requirements are different for each institution

Further details can be found here.

8. The Star Education Fund Scholarship Awards

Region:
Local

Courses:
Pre-university and undergraduate

Universities:
30 participating institutions can be found here

Deadline:
Within two weeks after the release of SPM or STPM results

Offers:
Full or partial tuition fees

Further details can be found here.

9. Yayasan Khazanah Scholarships

Region:
- Khazanah Watan Scholarship Programme (Local)
- Khazanah Global Scholarship (Overseas)

Courses:
Pre-university and undergraduate

Universities:
A-levels in Kolej Yayasan UEM (KYUEM), Lembah Beringin before furthering studies in this list of universities, local or abroad, approved by Yayasan Khazanah in the following fields:
- Accounting
- Economics
- Finance & investments
- Public policy & political science
- Business
- Engineering
- Life sciences

Deadline:
Application opens from 5 March to 23 March 2020

Offers:
Full academic fees, living expenses, accommodation, as well as development and training support.

Criteria:
- Minimum of 8As (A/A+) in SPM.
- Minimum 3As for STPM or CGPA 3.50 for pre-university, diploma, foundation, or matriculation.
- Recipients will be required to serve Khazanah Nasional or other approved organisations for a duration equal to the study period.

Further details can be found here.

10. Yayasan KLK Scholarship

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Region:
Local

Courses:
Undergraduate

Universities:
Local public or private universities in Malaysia in the following fields:
- Agricultural sciences
- Sciences (chemistry and biotech)
- Engineering (chemical, mechanical, civil, and electrical & electronics)
- Accountancy
- Information technology
- Architecture
- Real estate management
- Town & regional planning

Deadline:
Applications open in August 2020

Offers:
- Public institutions - RM10,000 per academic year
- Private institutions - RM17,000 per academic year

Criteria:
- Minimum 2As or CGPA 3.50 in STPM, A-Levels, or foundation.
- Must have a confirmed placement from institutations of higher learning.
- Scholar must serve a three-year bond with the KLK Group upon graduation.

Further details can be found here.

11. Yayasan Sime Darby

Region:
Local and overseas

Courses:
Pre-university and undergraduate

Universities:
Two-year foundation in Kolej Yayasan UEM before undergraduate studies in business or engineering and sciences at one of the 10 partnering universities in the United Kingdom listed here.

Deadline:
To be announced

Offers:
Full tuition fees, boarding, computer allowance, shipping allowance, and flight tickets for the beginning and end of studies.
- Recipients also have the opportunity to experience their Scholars Development Programme and internships at Sime Darby Companies.

Criteria:
Scholars will be required to serve Sime Darby Group of Companies for five to six years after graduation.

Further details can be found here.

12. Yayasan Tenaga Nasional

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Region:
Local

Courses and Universities:
- Foundation at Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN).
- Undergraduate at local public universities in the fields of engineering, accounting, and data science & analytics.

Deadline:
Not specified but currently open for applications

Offers:
Scholarship and study loans

Criteria:
Minimum A in English and Mathematics and a minimum 4A- in other subjects.

Further details can be found here.

13. Yayasan TM Future Leaders Scholarship

Region:
Local and overseas

Courses and universities:
Undergraduate

Deadline:
Application dates and more information will be issued in local newspapers upon the release of SPM and STPM results.

Offers:
Full tuition fee, a monthly stipend, and books and apparatus allowance.

Criteria:
Scholars have a contractual agreement to serve TM upon graduation.

Further details can be found here.

14. Yayasan UEM Scholarship

Region:
Local and overseas

Courses:
Pre-university and undergraduate

Universities:
Pre-university at Kolej Yayasan UEM (KYUEM) in Lembah Beringin, before furthering studies at renowned top international universities.

Deadline:
Application opens from 5 March to 23 March 2020

Offers:
Covers tuition and examination fees, insurance, laptop, and book allowance.

Criteria:
- Minimum 7As (A+/As) in SPM.
- The successful applicant, upon graduation, shall be bonded to Yayasan UEM for a maximum of five years.

Further details can be found here.

15. YTL Foundation Scholarship Programme

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Region:
Local

Courses:
Undergraduate

Universities:
Local public or private universities in Malaysia in the following fields:
- Engineering (civil, electrical, and mechanical)
- Quantity surveying
- Construction project management
- Finance and business
- Art and design
- Accounting
- Computer science

Deadline:
Application ends 31 March 2020

Offers:
Full tuition fees, living expenses, and book allowance.

Criteria:
- Minimum 8As in SPM, or minimum 4As or CGPA 4.00 in STPM, matriculation, or foundation.
- Scholars will be required to serve a bond for YTL Group after graduation.

Further details can be found here.

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