Petronas Education Sponsorship Programme (PESP)


Where to Study


Study Level

Degree,Pre University


Partial Scholarship

Scholarship details


Since 1975, PETRONAS has awarded sponsorship to more than 36,000 deserving students who dared to push their boundaries academically, while possessing a performance mindset and leadership capabilities. This is PETRONAS’ way of nurturing the right talent that will ultimately contribute back to the company, industry and the nation.

Application for the PESP is once again open to outstanding Malaysians to pursue undergraduate studies in oil and gas related fields. Eligible candidates will be shortlisted and interviewed prior to final selection.

The sponsorship is open for students aspiring to pursue their undergraduate studies at higher learning institutions as follows:-

  • Universiti Teknologi Petronas: Complete 1-year Foundation Programme at UTP prior to pursuing the Bachelor’s Degree Programme
  • Overseas Universities: Complete up to 24 months of Pre- University Programme in Malaysia prior to pursuing the Bachelor’s Degree Programme overseas.

Application period: 14th – 21st March 2019


Applicant must meet all the below requirements

  1. Malaysian citizens aged between 17 - 19 years old in 2018
  2. Strong leadership skills and active participation (demonstrable) in extracurricular activities
  3. Academic qualification required for the sponsored programme:
    • UTP: Minimum 4A+, 5A- in SPM, with minimum A- in Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics
    • Overseas Universities: Minimum 4A+, 5A- in SPM, with minimum A- in Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics (for engineering courses) OR Minimum 4A+, 5A- in SPM, with minimum A- in Mathematics (for non-engineering courses)
Preferred Discipline


  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Overseas Universities:

  • Applied Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Instrumentation)
  • Geology/Geophysics
  • Material Engineering/Material Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Accounting & Business
  • Engineering & Architecture
  • Environmental & Marine
  • Law & Humanities
  • Maths,Sciences & Technology

How to apply for Petronas Education Sponsorship Programme (PESP)

Learn how you can apply now
Click here for application form

Click on the link above to be directed to the application page.


  1. Application opens from 14th March 2019 (9.00 am) and closes on 21st March 2019 (5.00pm).
  2. Application must be submitted online via the link provided above.
  3. Click Guideline for PESP Applicants 2019 on the page and FAQ for your reference.
  4. If you choose to study at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), it is COMPULSORY that you apply for university admission at UTP.
  5. Incomplete or late application will not be processed.

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