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MyBrainSc, PTPTN Discounts, Book Voucher & More in Budget 2018

Published by Afterschool.my on Oct 31, 2017, 07:46 am

The Government has recently released Budget 2018 and the goodies inside. Students will be thrilled to find out the couple of perks in the education sector. We know you want to know the ‘real deal’ (education) so we’ll just get straight to the point...and may we say that some of them are pretty exciting!

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1) The Public Service Department (JPA) under the Higher Education Ministry will be giving away RM2.2 billion worth of scholarships.

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Find out the list of JPA scholarships in 2017

2) Public universities will be receiving RM400 million worth of research bursary. Universiti Malaya will be receiving special allocations to propel it to be the top 100 global universities.

3) RM61.6 billion will be distributed accordingly to help students’ education development, training, skills and talents.

Highlights

MyBrain Programme

The ‘MyBrain Programme’ is back once again, giving an opportunity to both graduates and working adults to pursue their postgraduate (Masters & PhD) in public universities for free! RM90 million is allocated to 10,600 deserving candidates to further their studies. Candidates can apply directly to the university. Below is a list of the courses, requirements, fees and the application form to all public university’s postgraduate programme.

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Universiti Malaysia Terengganu

Universiti Tun Hussein Onn 

Universiti Teknikal Malaysia 

Universiti Malaya

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 

Universiti Putra Malaysia

Universiti Teknologi MARA

Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris 

Universiti Malaysia Sabah 

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak 

Universiti Utara Malaysia 

Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia 

Universiti Malaysia Pahang 

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia 

Universiti Sains Malaysia 

Universiti Malaysia Perlis 

Read more on MyBrainSc Scholarship here

Book Voucher

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You will be pleased to find out that the RM250 book voucher will continue next year. All university and Form 6 students are eligible to receive it. Those of you who did not receive KADS1M this year can have high hopes for the next one. Click here to view the full list of KADS1M discounts.

PTPTN Discount

And the moment you’ve all been waiting for…drumroll please….

PTPTN borrowers will receive an extended discount period to repay their loans till December 31, 2018. Students will receive a 15% discount upon full payment, 10% discount upon paying half of the loan and 10% discount using direct debit from your salary.

How To Get a 10% Discount From PTPTN in 14 Easy Steps 

Source: The Star Online 

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