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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

abroad.

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

its equivalent.

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

Federal scholarships.

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

stated.

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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