CIMB ASEAN Scholarship


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As one of ASEAN’s leading financial institutions, CIMB is committed to championing the growth of the region, through the role they play in nurturing the next generation of talent in South East Asia. Going beyond financial support, the scholarship programme consists of exciting professional development opportunities and a mentor support system designed to nurture our undergraduate scholars into becoming the next cadre of change-makers.

The CIMB ASEAN Scholarship 2020 application is now open from 16 March - 30 April 2020.


Applicant must meet all the below requirements

The CIMB ASEAN Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional undergraduate students from ASEAN countries in which CIMB has a presence. We are looking for individuals fuelled to go beyond the ordinary.

In recognizing the evolving nature of the banking industry, CIMB welcomes applicants from a wide variety of academic disciplines. We have previously sponsored applicants studying Computer Science and Engineering, apart from degrees traditionally associated with a career in banking. For example, Accounting, Economics, Law, Finance.

General Requirement:

  • Aged 24 years
    and below
  • Monthly household income of not more than RM15,000 per month (for Malaysian applicants).
  • A citizen of either Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam or the Philippines
  • Already accepted or expecting acceptance to pursue their undergraduate studies starting in 2020 within any academic discipline at a reputable university. University students with a minimum of 2 more years of undergraduate study are also encouraged to apply.
  • In possession of an excellent academic track record and active in curricular activities
  • Non-recipients of any other scholarship or grant, with a contractual obligation on the part of the applicant

What they are looking for in a candidate: 

  • The next generation of change-makers.
    Candidates must not only be able to adapt easily to change, but they also want candidates to embrace it and thrive in a synergistic environment.
  • A strong ability to communicate your thoughts is key.
    Candidates are expected to be able to listen with empathy and communicate with impact.
  • A strong academic track record and active participation in extracurricular activities.
    They prioritize individuals with robust leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to think without the box.
    Individuals that can demonstrate creativity and innovativeness in providing solutions and solving real problems.

Preferred Discipline
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance 
  • Law
  • Others (any academic discipline in any reputable university in the world)
Amount Info

The CIMB ASEAN Scholarship is a full scholarship award covering all academic fees, including registration, examination and tuition fees, as well as book allowance. Other miscellaneous expenses related to accommodation, airfare, visa/travel documents will also be included.

How to apply for CIMB ASEAN Scholarship

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All applications are to submitted online via the dedicated online application site before the 10th of April. Click on the link above to apply.

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