KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 (Bernama) -- Twelve Yang di-Pertuan Agong
scholarships are on offer this year, to candidates excelling in science and
technology, economics and law, at masters and doctorate (PhD) levels, locally or
The scholarships were divided into six each for masters and doctorate, the
Civil Service Department (JPA) said in a statement here today.
"Priority is given to students who achieve excellent academic grades at
undergraduate and masters level, and also exhibit extraordinary abilities such
as gift for languages, active in social work, creative, innovative and who have
secured a place at a local or world-renowned university," it said.
The candidate must be Malaysian, aged 30 years and below on the date of
commencing the degree and have a degree or masters recognised by the government,
with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.75, first class honours or
The shortlisted candidates would go through a selection process which
included an interview, said JPA.
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It added, the recipients would be bonded to serve a minimum of five years in
Malaysia, upon completion of their degrees.
"Therefore, they are required to come home after graduating."
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong scholarship offers higher funding, as compared to
For example, the monthly cost of living allowance in New Zealand is NZD2,174
(RM5,420) while the Federal scholarship provided NZD1,449 (RM3,612). In
Australia, it was AUD2,070 (RM6,662) as compared to AUD 1,380 (RM4,430), it
Candidates would also receive other related allowances and have their fees
paid directly to the university, said the JPA.
The application is open from between July 11 and 18. It can be submitted
through www.jpa.gov.my or http://esila.jpa.gov.my.
Details may be obtained through 03-88853436/3892/3564 or at Bahagian
Pembangunan Modal Insan, Level 5, JPA from 8am to 5pm.
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