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Full List of JPA Scholarships to Watch Out For

Published by Afterschool.my on Nov 04, 2020, 04:25 pm

While there are plenty of scholarships available in Malaysia, there’s only a few that’s immensely popular among students.

The JPA scholarships.

Jabatan Perkidmatan Awam (JPA) offers a number of sponsorship programmes and scholarships for both undergraduate students and postgraduate students. Here, we list all sponsorships and scholarships offered by JPA that you NEED to know.

 

Program Dermasiswa B40

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.

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.

To apply, here are the general requirements:

  • Malaysian citizen
  • Sat for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination of the previous year 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

 

Program Ijazah Dalam Negara (PIDN)

For this programme, candidates will be sponsored for their first undergraduate programme in public universities, politeknik premier and government linked universities (GLU) as stated by in terms of a convertible loan.

This sponsorship programme generally covers Engineering & Technical, Social Science, Clinical & Health, Architecture, Science and Veterinary fields. Although, in 2020, all fields of study are sponsored by PIDN in EXCEPT the following:

  • Education
  • Aviation-related fields that require students to obtain an aviation license
  • IPTA / IPTS franchise programmes
  • Twinning / dual award / double degree programmes in other institutions except those allowed (UKM-UDE and UMP-HsKA)
  • Nursing, semi-medical and pre-service programmes
  • Programmes associated with professional certificates such as ACCA
  • Part-time / distance learning / online programmes

We’ll update about the sponsored courses, don’t worry!

 

Program Penajaan Nasional (PPN)

PPN is a sponsorship programme whereby candidates selected will be offered a sponsorship in the form of a convertible loan (PBU) to pursue a preparatory course geared towards a First Degree, subject to the conditions set.

To be eligible,

  • The candidate is a citizen of Malaysia
  • Candidates must have good health
  • Mother and / or father and / or family members not blacklisted by JPA or are in litigation JPA
  • Candidate does not receive financial support / sponsorship of any agency or to the same study
  • Must obtained at minimum 9A+ for the listed subjects and for the remaining subjects must be graded A-

 

Program Khas Jepun, Korea, Perancis dan Jerman (JKPJ)

The sponsorship programme is open to all SPM students who are interested to pursue engineering, science and technology (S&T), and social science in Japan, South Korea, France or Germany. Students will be sponsored as they attend the preparatory programmes before continuing their studies at the diploma or degree level in the selected countries.

The general requirements are:

  • Malaysian citizen;
  • Applicant must have good health
  • Sat for SPM for the first time in listed year
  • Has not reached the age of 18 years (19 years for transition students) during the SPM exam
  • Is not blacklisted by the JPA or in litigation by JPA 
  • Applicant is not receiving financial support/sponsorship by any agency of the same level of education.

Sponsored courses and the designated country are as follows:

  • Engineering: Japan, South Korea, France, and Germany
  • Science and Technology: South Korea, Germany and China
  • Social Science: France

 

Program Pelajar Cemerlang

Students are invited to apply for the JPA-sponsored degree students to continue their studies at masters and doctoral degrees in various fields at universities identified by the Public Service Department (PSD). This programme is also in the form of a convertible loan (PBU).

Sponsored fields are Engineering & Technical, Social Science, and Science & Technology (S&T). Below are the general requirements as well as the specific requirements:

General

  • Malaysian citizen is not more than 26 years of age for Master's degree studies and 30 years of age for PhD level of studies on the year of application
  • Students were JPA/ PSD sponsored students at the stage of their first degree
  • Students who are eligible to apply are students who graduated with their first degree from the listed year until the closing date of this application for this sponsorship where it is intended allow time for students achieve enrolment in Bachelor's degree or Doctorate level
  • Students have received conditional / unconditional offer from university and pursuing studies on a full-time basis. The list of universities can be found on Lampiran A
  • Students must have graduated in fixed time and never had any extension during their first degree.
  • The Masters Degree program applied is not rated the equivalent of a Bachelor’s Degree for the purpose of selection into the Public Service Department. For example, the Government has set that the Master of Engineering (M.Eng) qualification from the universities in the United Kingdom considered at the same level as a Bachelor’s Degree or RIBA Part II for the study of architecture whereby it is considered equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree and not a Master’s.
  • Have at least 9 months remaining for Masters programme or 24 months for a PhD programme.

Specific Requirements

  • Obtained First Class Degree or minimum CGPA of 3.75 or equivalent during the first degree or Masters level, inside the country or abroad.
  • Non-sponsored fields of study are Medical, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Education, Nursing, courses that require students to take flight licenses and professional courses such as ACCA, LINUX and CLP.

 

Program Khas Lepasan Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia Dalam Negara (PKLSPM)

This is a sponsorship programme in the form of a convertible loan (PBU), offered to top SPM students to continue their studies within the country.

To be eligible, students must obtain 9A+’s for their SPM, regardless of the number of subjects. The general requirements are:

  • Malaysian citizen
  • Applicant must have good health
  • Sat for SPM for the first time in the listed year
  • Has not reached the age of 18 years (19 years for transition students) during the SPM exam;
  • Is not blacklisted by the JPA or in litigation by JPA; and
  • Applicant is not receiving financial support/sponsorship by any agency of the same level of education.

For public universities, all courses are sponsored under PKLSPM EXCEPT for Education, Aviation-related fields, Twinning / dual award / double degree, Nursing, semi-medical and pre-service programmes, and professional courses.

Meanwhile for private universities, only Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Engineering, Science & Technology (S&T), and Social Science fields are sponsored.

 

Biasiswa Yang Di-Pertuan Agong

The most prestigious scholarship in Malaysia, this scholarship is offered to postgraduate students who are pursuing their Master and PhD in the fields of Law, Economy, Science and Technology (S&T), and Islamic Finance.

Candidates must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Age not exceeding 35 years
  • Obtained a CGPA of 3.75 for their bachelor’s degree (for Master students) and master’s degree (for PhD students)
  • Active participation in co-curricular/community work
  • Mastered more than one international language
  • Obtained a place in Universiti Penyelidikan Tempatan /Top Worldwide Universities as approved by JPA.

 

And there we have it! Remember to bookmark this page as we update upcoming deadlines.

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