Yayasan Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship  (Deadline: 31 May 2020)


Yayasan Tunku Abdul Rahman (YTAR) is a non-government organisation established in 1966 by Utusan Melayu (Utusan Malaysia). It began as a fund from the cumulative contributions of Malaysian leaders who were passionate about helping students from less fortunate backgrounds. While this began initially to help the poorer Malays, the fund quickly grew to include the other races in Malaysia, in remembrance and honour of YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first Malaysian Prime Minister who had united Malaysians.

YTAR initially began by granting education loans. In 2006, it was replaced by Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship.


  • Malaysian Citizens;
  • Have completed pre-university studies or undergraduate students with at least two years remaining to complete;
  • Receiving an offer of study from an MQA (https://www2.mqa.gov.my/mqr/)-recognized local public or private university;
  • Have financial difficulties, especially with household monthly income of less than RM4,000;
  • Have overcome or currently overcoming difficult life challenges, show leadership and strong character and with good academic results.

Application & Enquiries:

For further information and application online, refer to https://www.yayasantar.org.my/.

Due to the Movement Control Order (MCO), candidates can use documents which have not been certified; 3 months of bank statements to show financial standing; and academic results of the previous semester if exams have been postponed due to MCO. For any enquires, telephone +603-2283 6063 or email admin@yayasantar.org.my.


Written by:
Ms Wee Hui Bieh, AFMSA, May 2020

Information Source:
Yayasan Tunku Abdul Rahman website

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