Saturday, July 12, 2008

Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Scholarship for Master's and PhD

Thanks to my blog readers for highlighting this.


New Straits Times, July 10, 2008


KUALA LUMPUR: If you are a Malaysian under the age of 30 and wish to pursue your master and doctorate degrees, you are eligible to apply for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong scholarship with the Public Service Department (PSD).

Only 12 candidates -- six each for master and doctorate programmes -- would be given the scholarship to earn their degrees from local universities, Ivy League universities abroad or accredited institutions of higher learning, PSD said in a statement yesterday.

The scholarships are for those who plan to pursue their studies in science and technology, economics and law. Priority will be given to applicants who have earned cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.75 or first- class degrees.

"Applicants must also be active in co-curricular or community activities or have produced creative and innovative works, fluent in more than one international language and have secured places in the universities," the statement said.

Short-listed candidates will will go through a stringent selection process, including an interview. The closing date for applications is Aug 6.

Successful candidates will be bonded to render their services in Malaysia for not less than five years and those who study abroad must return home.

The application form can be downloaded from or For more details, call 03-88853419       


Anonymous said...

What will happen to the sponsored student who wants to stay abroad for few more years for exposure? He/she will have to pay back?

Chen Chow said...

Am not sure. You might want to check with the scholarship provider.

Good Luck!