Malaysian Public Service Department UK & US Scholarship/Loan (Deadline: 21 Mar. 2019)


This is a scholarship/loan for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) school leavers to pursue higher education at top universities in UK and US. . Students will undergo foundation studies before continuing at undergraduate level in these countries.

Fields of Study:

  • Technology (Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Neurotechnology, Green Technology, Digital
  • Technology), Agriculture & Forestry, Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Economics & Econometrics, Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences, Mineral & Mining
  • Engineering, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.

Institutions of Study:

Foundation Studies at Kolej Yayasan UEM (KYUEM, Lembah Beringin) for 2 years before proceeding to top UK/US universities as listed on QS World University Rankings/THE World University Rankings


  • Malaysian aged 18 years old (19 years with Remove class) or below on 31 December 2018;
  • Open to students from  government schools, special schools, private schools and individual SPM candidates;
  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with 9A’s in Bahasa Melayu, History, English, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and 2 other subjects;.
  • Good health;
  • Not receiving any other financial assistance/sponsorship from other agencies for the same course. 

Value of Award & Conditions:

This is a loan which can be converted to scholarship based on the following conditions:

  • Full scholarship for candidates who serve the Malaysian Public Service Department on completion of studies;
  • 25% repayment for candidates who serve Government linked companies on completion of studies;
  • 50% repayment for candidates who serve the private sector in Malaysia on completion of studies;
  • Full repayment for candidates who do not fulfil any of the above conditions.

Candidates who fail to gain admission at top UK/US universities will be channelled to study locally under the sponsorship of Public Service Department.

Application & Enquiries:

For more information and online application, log on to For enquiries, please tel: 03-8885 3297. Short-listed candidates will be called to attend a competency assessment.


Written by:
Ms Wee Hui Bieh, AFMSA, Mar. 2019 

Information Source:
Public Service Department website

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