Scholarships SPM Leavers Should Know About


If you’ve just completed your SPM and did really well, rest assured that you are not short of options when it comes to financial assistance and scholarships to fund your further studies. Here’s a list of scholarships available to help put you on the path to further success!


1. ASEAN Scholarships for Malaysia: Pre-University One Scholarships

This scholarship is given to Malaysian students who have performed exceptionally well in the SPM examinations and wish to enter Singapore schools at the Pre-University 1 level under the ASEAN Scholarships. Applicants are expected to be proficient in English and active in co-curricular activities. Details on applications can be found here.


2. MyBrainSc Scholarships

The MyBrainSc Scholarships programme caters to Malaysian Science stream students who are pursuing pure science courses at undergraduate (and postgraduate (full-time)) level in Malaysian public universities (IPTA) and the world’s top universities. Find out more here.


3. IJM Scholarships

IJM Scholarships offer students looking to venture into a career in civil and mechanical engineering and quantity surveying a chance to fulfil their dreams. Successful scholars will be bonded to IJM for a stipulated period immediately upon the completion of their studies and are expected to serve as employees of IJM or any of its subsidiaries. Get the details here.


4. Genting Malaysia GENM Scholarship Awards

The Genting Malaysia Scholarship Award (GENM Scholarship) offers financial assistance to young Malaysians for undergraduate studies in the following fields (among others): Leisure & hospitality, parks & recreation science, event management, finance/accounting, business/marketing, engineering (electrical/ mechanical/civil) and Information Technology. Find out more here.


5. Khazanah Global Scholarships

The Khazanah Global Scholarships programme is a premier scholarship programme sponsored by Yayasan Khazanah that offers scholarships to Malaysian all-rounders who are planning to, or are currently pursuing, their undergraduate or postgraduate studies at top foreign universities. As a Khazanah scholars under this programme, you will be provided with leadership training and job attachments at leading organisations in Malaysia to hone your leadership qualities. Find out more here.


6. Khazanah Watan Scholarship Programme

The Khazanah Watan Scholarship Programme is open to SPM leavers with outstanding academic track records. Scholars are encouraged to helm and participate in research initiatives to advance research and innovation at universities and transform GLCs into competitive businesses locally and internationally. More information can be obtained here.


7. Public Service Department (PSD) sponsorships

Financial assistance by the Public Service Department (PSD) comes in the form of convertible loans under the Special Programme for studies in Japan, Korea, France and Germany. This sponsorship programme is open to all SPM leavers who are interested in the following fields of study: Engineering, science and technology, and social science. Students will be sponsored to attend preparatory courses before pursuing their first degree or diploma in those countries. Get the details here.