JPA Bursary Programme (Dermasiswa B40)


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2019 SPM candidates are invited to apply for sponsorship under the JPA Bursary Programme (Dermasiswa B40). The programme targets students pursuing diploma-level in institutions identified from the background of low-income families, the B40s will receive aid in terms of scholarship.

The objective of the programme is to help students from low-income families to pursue higher education, especially in the field of TVET and professional certificates with high prospects for the industry.

For the year 2020, sponsorships involved are in courses offered by Public Universities, Politeknik, and Institut Kemahiran Awam. 


Applicant must meet all the below requirements

General Requirements

  • Malaysian citizen
  • Sat for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination in 2019 for the first time
  • Age has yet to reach 19 years on the date of application (20 years for transitional students)
  • Not blacklisted by the PSD or are under JPA lawsuit
  • Not accepting financial / sponsorship assistance from any agency for the same study
  • Household income is RM4,359.00 per month and below

Specific Requirements

i. For Public Universities / Politeknik:

  • Sat for SPM in 2019 and earn credits for Bahasa Melayu and History subjects and get at least grade C in any of the three (3) other subjects taken; and
  • Has been given an offer letter and has started their studies at the institution.

ii. For Institut Kemahiran Awam (National Youth Skills Institute (IKTBN) / MARA Skills Institute / MARA High Skills College / Community College / High Technology Training Center (ADTEC) / Japan-Malaysia Technical Institute (JMTI))

  • Sat for SPM in 2019 and earned grade B for Bahasa Malaysia and History and obtained at least grade C in any one (1) other subject taken; and
  • Has been given an offer letter and has started their studies at the institution.
Preferred Discipline
  • Various
  • Courses NOT covered by this sponsorship include education, nursing, courses that require students to take piloting license and professional courses such as ACCA, LINUX and CLP.

How to apply for JPA Bursary Programme (Dermasiswa B40)

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Applications are OPEN online at eSILA Portal http://esilav2.jpa.gov.my for 14 days from 13 July 2020 from 9 a.m. to 19 July 2020 at 4.30 p.m.

Questions about the sponsorship programme and problems regarding technical issues can be made by calling 03-88853297 / 3553 / 3387 (3 lines) on every working day from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

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