Yayasan Sime Darby Undergraduate Scholarship (Local)


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Full Scholarship

Scholarship details


Yayasan Sime Darby invites qualified students who will commence their undergraduate programmes in September 2020 after completing their STPM or Foundation/Matriculation studies as well as those who are in their first year of undergraduate studies to apply for education sponsorships to pursue undergraduate studies at recognised Malaysian academic institutions approved by YSD.

We are looking for well-rounded Malaysian candidates who have attained excellent academic achievement, demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and potential and devoted time to make an impact to communities through their extra-curricular activities.


Applicant must meet all the below requirements

  • Applicants for this programme must fulfill the following requirements:
    1. Malaysian;
    2. Aged 25 or below;
    3. STPM/Pre-University/Foundation/Local Matriculation/Diploma (minimum CGPA of at least 3.30); or 3A’s for A-Level programme;
    4. Total monthly gross household income of RM10,000 and below;
    5. Active participation in extra-curricular activities, sporting events and community service;
    6. Strong leadership qualities through various leadership positions held in school and societies.
  • Important note: Interested candidates who are in their first year (semester 1 & semester 2) at top local universities are encouraged to apply

Below is a list of local universities, endorsed by YSD for the scholarship programme: 

1. Universiti Malaya (UM)

2. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

3. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

4. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

5. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

6. Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)

7. Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

8. Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP)

9. Taylor’s University Malaysia

10. Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)

11. Monash University Malaysia

12. Multimedia University (MMU)

13. Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM)

Preferred Discipline

Scholarships will be offered to candidates who are inclined to pursue the following fields of study, subject to university’s admission offer:

Business related courses:

1. Economics
2. Finance
3. Business Studies
4. Digital Marketing
5. Communications
6. Sales and Marketing
7. Psychology
8. Human Resources
9. International Business and Trade
10. Accounting

Engineering and Sciences related courses:
1. Mechanical/ Civil/ Electrical /Electronic/ Mechatronic/ Automotive Engineering
2. Actuarial Science
3. Mathematics/Statistical/Data Science
4. Agriculture Science
5. Environmental Science
6. Plantation Technology
7. Computer Science
8. Environmental, Health & Safety
9. Landscape Architecture
10. Quantity Surveying
11. Landscape Architecture
12. Plantation Management
13. Architecture
14. Town Planning
15. Information Technology (Drones & Big Data)

Note: Scholarships for courses other than those mentioned above are not available.

  • Accounting & Business
  • Engineering & Architecture
  • Maths,Sciences & Technology
  • Accounting & Business
  • Engineering & Architecture
  • Maths,Sciences & Technology
  • Accounting & Business
  • Engineering & Architecture
  • Maths,Sciences & Technology
  • Accounting & Business
  • Engineering & Architecture
  • Maths,Sciences & Technology
  • Accounting & Business
  • Engineering & Architecture
  • Maths,Sciences & Technology
Amount Info

The full scholarship covers tuition fees, a living allowance, books allowance and computer allowance.

Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to undergo a Scholars Development Programme and experience work exposure through internships at Sime Darby Companies i.e. Sime Darby Plantation Berhad, Sime Darby Property Berhad and Sime Darby Berhad.

Note: The scholarship will only cover expenses incurred after the award to recipients (i.e. upon execution of the scholarship agreement).

Upon completion of studies, scholars will be required to serve Sime Darby Companies for 2 to 6 years, depending on the value of the scholarships. 

How to apply for Yayasan Sime Darby Undergraduate Scholarship (Local)

Learn how you can apply now

Applications open on 5 March 2020 and close on 23 March 2020 (5.00PM).

Please submit the completed application form, (with all relevant supporting documents) via:

i. Email to [email protected] (Subject email: Scholarship Application Form)

Eg; Scholarship Application Form


ii. Hard copy submission to YSD mailing address:

Education Sponsorship Team
Yayasan Sime Darby
Block C, Level 2, Plantation Tower
No. 2, Jalan PJU 1A/7, Ara Damansara
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia


i) University Person In Charge or Bahagian Hal Ehwal Pelajar (HEP) **for selected university ONLY

a) IIUM : 017-345 6229 / 03- 6421 6321 - Dr Nurbaiduri Ruslan of Office of Industrial Links of IIUM or email to [email protected]
b) UM : 03 - 7967 6996 – En Faiz Yusoff or email to [email protected] / 012-432 0242 – En Firdaus (for Special Needs Scholarship Programmes)
c) UPM : 0164112554 – Puan Shahirah Muhammad Suliman
d) UiTM : 03 5544 3545 – Pn Hasliani or email to [email protected]
e) UKM : 03 8921 4700 Pusat Hal Ehwal Pelajar (HEP-UKM)

Due to the recent evolvement of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus), the health and safety of our applicants remain our top priority. As such, we DO NOT ACCEPT WALK-IN form submission. Apologies for the inconveniences caused.

Contact Info

For more information, please contact:


Level 9, Menara Sime Darby,
Oasis Corporate Park, Jalan PJU 1A/2, Ara Damansara
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan


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