Sabah State Government Scholarship


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Full Scholarship

Scholarship details


The Ministry of Higher Education is inviting Malaysian citizens who are from Sabah and the Federal Territory of Labuan to apply for the Sabah State Government Scholarship. Applicants parents who were either born in or originate from Sabah and the Federal Territory of Labuan are invited to apply.

Level of Study:

  • Diploma
  • Bachelor Degree

Applicant must meet all the below requirements

Diploma Criteria:

  • The applicant must not exceed 20 years old.
  • Passed the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and obtain at least 7A including Bahasa Melayu and subjects related to the course to be followed. Passed the English subject with honours if the applicant is applying to universities that use English as the intermediate language.

Bachelor Degree Criteria:

  • The applicant must not exceed 25 years old.
  • Passed the Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum CGPA of 3.33. These qualifications must be obtained with a one-time examination or an equivalent qualification.
  • Pass Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) with at least a Jayyid.
  • Completed a diploma programme with a minimum CGPA of 3.5.
  • Pass in Matriculation with a minimum CGPA of 3.5.
  • Pass in Foundation with a minimum CGPA of 3.5.

Medical, Dental and Pharmacy Fields:

  • For Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy courses, applicants must have attained a minimum CGPA of 3.8 in STPM/Diploma/Matriculation. The scholarship is offered exclusively for Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) in the country.
  • Applicants who are studying in Institutions of Higher Learning (IPT), except for medicine, dentistry and pharmacy must achieve at least a CGPA of 3.5 in order to proceed with Diploma and Bachelor Degree.
Preferred Discipline

Fields offered under Diploma:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Agriculture
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Pure Science / Natural Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Health Sciences / Livestock
  • Information Technology
  • Property Development
  • Building Surveying
  • Accounting

Fields offered under Bachelor Degree:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Accounting
  • Aquaculture
  • Dentistry
  • Economics
  • Forestry
  • Pharmacy
  • Fishery
  • Engineering
  • Agriculture
  • Health Science / Livestock
  • Medicine
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Communications
  • Psychology
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Environmental Science
  • Music
  • Marine Biology
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Biotechnology
  • Education
  • Food Science & Technology
  • Islamic Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Architecture
  • Plantation Management
  • Information Technology
  • Real Estate Management
  • Building Surveying
  • Business Administration
  • Law

How to apply for Sabah State Government Scholarship

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Applications must be made online by visiting the official scholarship website from 26 March 2019 onwards. You may click on the link above to be directed to the website. The applicant must register an active personal email.

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