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14 FULL-COVERAGE Scholarships Worth Considering Apart From JPA!

Updated 23 Nov 2018 – By Caitlyn Ng


Malaysian students looking to pay for their tertiary education would have already heard of financial programmes such as JPA, PTPTN and MARA. Perhaps the most famous one is JPA, which not only provides full coverage on your tuition fees, it also gives you the opportunity to study overseas. The thing is, it’s also one of the most difficult to get accepted into.

Don’t worry though if you didn’t make the JPA list, there are plenty of other pre-university and undergraduate scholarship providers available! Some of them have capped values per year, which means you’d still have to fork out money if your course is more expensive. Then there are those which are full scholarships i.e. no cap on the value.
 
We decided to provide a list below of just SOME of the full-coverage scholarship programmes which you can consider applying for:
 

1) Bank Negara Malaysia Scholarship Programme (The Kijang Scholarship) – Pre-University

  • Location: Locally and overseas
  • Courses: Economics, accounting, finance, actuarial science, law and computer science
  • Universities: At top universities per the Bank’s list of approved universities
  • Basic criteria: Not exceeding 19 years of age on 1 July 2019
  • Type of coverage: Unspecified
 

2) Bank Negara Malaysia Scholarship Programme – Undergraduate (Honours)

  • Location: Locally and overseas
  • Courses: Economics, accounting, finance, actuarial science, law and computer science
  • Universities: At top universities per the Bank’s list of approved universities
  • Basic criteria: Not exceeding 25 years of age on 1 July 2019
  • Type of coverage: Unspecified
 

3) Biasiswa Tunku Abdul Rahman (BTAR)

  • Location: Locally only
  • Courses: Any course at Bachelor’s Degree level
  • Universities: Applicable for both IPTA and IPTS
  • Basic criteria: Citizen of Malaysia and not more than 25 years of age at the closing date
  • Type of coverage: In accordance to the current approved amount
 

4) Gamuda Berhad Scholarship

  • Location: Locally and overseas
  • Courses: Engineering; quantity surveying/building surveying/construction management; technical sciences (geology, geometrics); township & urban; architecture/landscape architecture; property & real estate management; accounting/finance/business IT; human resource/psychology
  • Universities: Applicable for both IPTA and IPTS
  • Basic criteria: Malaysian citizen between the ages of 17 and 23
  • Type of coverage: Full tuition fees and living expenses
 

5) Shell Malaysia Scholarship Programme

  • Location: Locally and overseas
  • Courses: Various courses in the fields of engineering, sciences, commercial
  • Universities: Prestigious colleges and universities
  • Basic criteria: Not presently holding other scholarships/loans; prior to application, ensure eligibility to work in the country where the scholarship programme is offered
  • Type of coverage: Unspecified
 

6) The Star Education Fund

  • Location: Locally
  • Courses: Variety of courses such as fashion design technology, accountancy, mass communication, economics, computer science (games & interactive media), petroleum/mechanical/civil engineering, business with law, etc
  • Universities: Some of the best educational institutions per The Star’s approved list
  • Basic criteria: Malaysians not more than 25 years of age
  • Type of coverage: Full coverage of tuition fees
 

7) Yayasan TM (Telekom Malaysia)

  • Location: Locally and globally
  • Courses: Various courses in the fields of information technology, management, cinematic arts and engineering
  • Universities: MMU (locally); Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Korea, Canada (globally)
  • Basic criteria: Not more than 21 years old
  • Type of coverage: Covers tuition fees, books and apparatus, stipend, computer allowance and practical allowance
 

8) UEM Group Scholarship Programme (Undergraduate)

  • Location: Locally
  • Courses: Various courses in the fields of business, built environment, engineering, IT and computer related
  • Universities: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) - All Branches
  • Basic criteria: Malaysian citizens
  • Type of coverage: Academic expenses including tuition and examination fees, insurance, as well as allowances for books, computer and subsistence
 

9) Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) Global Scholarship Award

  • Location: Locally
  • Courses: Applicant’s selection of courses EXCEPT for pharmacy, dentistry, medicine and any other course unrelated to PNB
  • Universities: Successful candidates will be studying at local preparatory colleges determined by PNB prior to pursuing undergraduate studies at overseas universities, and subject to PNB’s approval
  • Basic criteria: Age not exceeding 19 years
  • Type of coverage: Unspecified
 

10) Jeffrey Cheah Foundation-Sunway Group Scholarship

  • Location: Locally and globally
  • Courses: Various courses in the fields of engineering, business/management, health sciences
  • Universities: Sunway University, Monash University, other local public and international universities
  • Basic criteria: Malaysian citizens below 21 years of age
  • Type of coverage: In addition to tuition fees, accommodation and a stipend to cover basic living expenses, candidates will be offered development opportunities such as internships and mentoring, and will be placed in Sunway Group of companies upon completion of their studies
 

11) Yayasan Sime Darby Pre-University Scholarship Programme

  • Location: Locally
  • Courses: Various courses in the fields of business-related as well as engineering and sciences
  • Universities: Kolej Yayasan UEM (Lembah Beringin)
  • Basic criteria: Malaysian citizens below 18 years of age
  • Type of coverage: Full scholarship includes tuition fees, board and lodging, books allowance
 

12) Yayasan Sime Darby Undergraduate Scholarship Programme

  • Location: Locally
  • Courses: Various courses in the fields of business-related as well as engineering and sciences
  • Universities: Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Taylor's University
  • Basic criteria: Malaysian citizens below 25 years of age
  • Type of coverage: Full scholarship covers tuition fees, living allowance, books allowance and computer allowance
 

13) Yayasan Khazanah (Watan Scholarship Programme)

  • Location: Locally
  • Courses: Foundation and undergraduate
  • Universities: At top universities per list of approved universities
  • Basic criteria: Not exceeding 18 years of age for the foundation programme; not exceeding 21 years of age for the undergraduate programme
  • Type of coverage: Full scholarships are offered which include full academic fees, living expenses, accommodation as well as development and training support
 

14) Sin Chew Daily Education Fund

  • Location: Locally
  • Courses: Various courses in the fields of business-related, IT, arts & design as well as engineering to name a few
  • Universities: Some of the top tertiary education institutes in the country including Brickfields Asia College, Help University, KDU University College, Multimedia University, Segi University & College, Sunway College & University, Taylor’s University, University of Nottingham, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) to name but a few
  • Basic criteria: Malaysian citizen born on or after 1 January 1993
  • Type of coverage: Full tuition fee waivers for the academic course selected

So there you have it, bright young scholars, a quick guide that lists out all the other providers that have really comprehensive scholarship programmes available. Some of them not only cover your tuition fees and living expenses, but they also give you a monthly allowance and the chance to be placed in their company upon completion of your studies!
 
What are you waiting for? The opening dates for these are coming up, and we wish you the best of luck in getting the scholarship of your choice!
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