Top 10 Full Scholarships to Study in University Abroad or Locally after SPM

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    Scholarships for Malaysians to Study Abroad

    If you have dreams of studying abroad after SPM, then do note that there are full scholarships for SPM leavers that sponsor your pre-university studies (typically in Malaysia), followed by your undergraduate studies in top universities around the world.

    In this article, we have compiled a list of the top full scholarships that Malaysians could consider after SPM, to help you get an overview of the academic requirement (i.e how many As in SPM you need to qualify for these scholarships), the field of study and the pathway to study overseas.

    1. JPA Scholarship – Program Penajaan Nasional (PPN)

    • Academic Requirement: SPM 9 A+ including Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Inggeris, Matematik, Sejarah, Matematik Tambahan, Fizik, Kimia and Pendidikan Islam / Pendidikan Al-Quran Dan As-Sunnah / Pendidikan Syariah Islamiah / Pendidikan Moral AND A- for any remaining subjects i.e. straight As for SPM
    • Field of Study: Engineering, Science & Technology, Computer Science, Economics
    • Pathway: Complete a pre-university programme in Malaysia and then study abroad in top 10 universities in the UK or US respectively.

    More details available here.

    2. JPA Scholarship – Program Khas Jepun Korea Jerman Perancis (JKJP)

    • Academic Requirement: SPM 5 A+/A in i.e. Bahasa Melayu, Matematik, Matematik Tambahan, Fizik and Kimia, plus at least A- in English and Sejarah subjects.
    • Field of Study: Engineering, Science & Technology, Social Science
    • Pathway: Complete a special study programme locally and then pursue your undergraduate studies abroad in Japan, South Korea, France or Germany.

    More details available here.

    3. MARA Scholarship – Program Khas JPA MARA (PKJM)

    • Academic Requirement: SPM 5 A+/A in i.e. Bahasa Melayu, Matematik, Matematik Tambahan, Fizik and Kimia, plus at least A- in English and Sejarah subjects.
    • Field of Study: Engineering, Science & Technology, Social Sciences
    • Pathway: Enrol into a special study programme consisting of pre-u studies followed by degree studies abroad in Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom or United States

    This scholarship is for Bumiputera Malaysians only. More details available here.

    4. Bank Negara Kijang Scholarship

    • Academic Requirement: SPM 8 A+/A
    • Field of Study: Economics, Accounting, Finance, Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science, Law and Computer Science
    • Pathway: Complete your pre-university studies in 1 of 7 approved institutions in Malaysia and then study abroad or locally in an approved university in UK, US, Australia or Malaysia for your undergraduate degree

    More details available here.

    5. ASEAN Scholarship

    • Academic Requirement: Good results in SPM/O-Level
    • Field of Study: Singapore-Cambrige GCE A-Level
    • Pathway: Study overseas directly in Singapore, where you will complete your Pre-University studies in one of the Singaporean Junior Colleges and then continue your undergraduate degree in a Singaporean university (provided that the scholarship is renewed after pre-university).

    More details available here.

    6. PETRONAS Scholarship – PETRONAS Education Sponsorship Programme (PESP)

    • Academic Requirement: SPM 8As with minimum 4 A+
    • Field of Study: Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Computing, Actuarial Science, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Psychology and more
    • Pathway: Complete a 24-months pre-university programme in Malaysia and then proceed to study overseas e.g. UK for your undergraduate course.

    More details available here.

    7. Shell Malaysia Scholarship

    • Academic Requirement: SPM/O-Level 8 A+/A
    • Field of Study: Engineering (Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Petroleum, Electrical & Electronics, Environmental, Sustainable) | Sciences (Geology, Geosciences, Geomatics, Geophysics, Data Science) | Commercial (Business & Management, Digital Marketing)
    • Pathway: Enrol into an A-Level programme at selected boarding institutions and then study overseas for your undergraduate degree.

    More details available here.

    8. Yayasan Khazanah Global Scholarship

    • Academic Requirement: SPM/O-Level 8 A+/A including Bahasa Melayu, English, History and Mathematics.
    • Field of Study: Preference for Accounting, Economics, Finance and Investments, Public Policy and Political Science. Accepted fields include Business (e.g. Finance, Accountancy Law, International Business, Actuarial Sciences), Engineering (e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering), Life Sciences (e.g. Biotechnology) as well as other disciplines / courses that are non-traditional / niche-area subjects that are critical to the development of the nation.
    • Pathway: Complete your A-Level programme at Yayasan Kolej UEM followed by undergraduate studies abroad in UK, US or Australia (University of Melbourne only).

    More details available here.

    9. Yayasan UEM Scholarship

    • Academic Requirement: SPM 7 A+/A
    • Field of Study: Business (Finance/Business Management/Accounting/Economics), Engineering (Civil/Mechanical/Electrical), IT and Computer Related (Computer Science, Computer System and Networking, Software Engineering, Data Science, Data Engineering), Actuarial Science
    • Pathway: Complete your A-Level programme at Yayasan Kolej UEM and then study your undergraduate degree abroad in UK or US

    More details available here.

    10. Yayasan Sime Darby Scholarship

    • Academic Requirement: SPM 7 A+/A
    • Field of Study: Business (Economics, Business Studies / Finance, Digital Marketing, Psychology, Human Resources, International Business, Marketing / Trading), Architecture & Built Environment (Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Town Planning), Engineering (Mechanical/ Civil/ Electrical /Electronic/ Mechatronic/ Chemistry / Food Technology/ Chemical Engineering), Agriculture Technology (Agriculture Science, Plantation Technology and Management, Information Technology in Drone & Big Data, Genetic & Plant Breeding / Plant Nutrition, Biology / Microbiology)
    • Pathway: Complete your A-Level programme at Yayasan Kolej UEM and then proceed to study abroad in approved universities in UK or US for your undergraduate studies

    More details available here.

     

    Other Notable Malaysia Scholarships For SPM Leavers

    Below is a list of other scholarship providers that offer full scholarships to Malaysian students that you may want to consider to further your studies locally or abroad: 

    1. Nursing Full Scholarship (by various sponsors)

    • Academic Requirement: SPM 5Cs in Science or Art Stream, i.e. including Bahasa Melayu, Mathematics, Science / Biology / Chemistry or Physics.
    • Field of Study: Nursing
    • Pathway: Foundation in Science followed by a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in Malaysia OR Diploma in Nursing in selected institutions in Malaysia or Singapore. 

    More details available here.

    2. Sarawak Energy Scholarship

    • Academic Requirement: SPM 8As (trial results are accepted), STPM/Foundation/Diploma holders with CGPA 3.30 including first-year degree students.
    • Field of Study: Engineering, Information and Communications Technology, Law, Accounting, Commerce and Finance.
    • Pathway: Foundation studies (for SPM applicants) followed by Undergraduate studies in local public or private universities in Malaysia or abroad.

    More details available here.

    3. Malaysian Rubber Council Scholarship Awards

    • Academic Requirement: Outstanding SPM and STPM results including first/second-year degree students.
    • Field of Study: Various fields including Engineering, Computing & IT, Business, Accounting, Environmental Science, and Polymer Science & Technology.
    • Pathway: Undergraduate studies in local public or private universities in Malaysia.

    More details available here.

    4. Lion-Parkson Foundation Scholarship

    • Academic Requirement: Outstanding Diploma, STPM or equivalent Pre-University results.
    • Field of Study: Not specified.
    • Pathway: Undergraduate degree studies in local public or private universities in Malaysia.

    More details available here.

    5. Yayasan Bank Rakyat

    • Academic Requirement: Various academic level accepted.
    • Field of Study: All fields of study except for Medicine and Aviation.
    • Pathway: Many study paths available including Skill Certificate, Skill Diploma, Diploma all the way to PhD in Malaysia.

    This scholarship is open to poor and underprivileged Malaysians. More details available here.

    6. Yayasan Peneraju

    • Academic Requirement: Various academic level accepted.
    • Field of Study: Various fields
    • Pathway: Many study paths available including undergraduate studies, vocational studies or professional certifications in Malaysia.

    This scholarship is for Bumiputera Malaysians only. More details available here.

    7. CIMB ASEAN Scholarship

    • Academic Requirement: Excellent track record in current undergraduate studies
    • Field of Study: Banking-industry related
    • Pathway: For students to continue their studies in their current degree/masters programme locally or overseas.

    More details available here.

    8. Hong Leong Foundation Scholarship

    • Academic Requirement: SPM/STPM School Leavers or current university/college students
    • Field of Study: Any
    • Pathway: For students to begin or continue their studies in Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Degree in Malaysia.

    This scholarship is for applicants with total monthly household income of below RM5,000. More details available here.

    9. Khazanah Watan Scholarship

    • Academic Requirement: SPM/O-Level 8 A+/A including Bahasa Melayu, English, History and Mathematics.
    • Field of Study: Business, Engineering, Life Sciences as well as other courses/disciplines that are relevant
    • Pathway: Foundation studies followed by Undergraduate studies in leading local universities in Malaysia.

    More details available here.

    For more information about scholarships in general and explore our entire scholarship database, check out https://unienrol.com/scholarships