REALISING YOUR DREAMS


Application for the PIDM Undergraduate Scholarship Programme for the year 2021 intake is now open to Malaysian students applying for or currently pursuing Degree courses only. Please apply online. The deadline for submission is 3 May 2021, 6.00 pm.

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

You may submit your application prior to receiving your acceptance to one of the PIDM approved list of colleges and universities. However, any scholarship offer will be conditional upon you meeting all necessary conditions and upon securing admission into one of the eligible programmes at one of the approved colleges or universities.

How do I obtain the application form?

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We have prepared an FAQ to guide you should you have any enquiries when filling up the Application form:

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If you have any further enquiry, please direct it to  ss@pidm.gov.my or contact Ms. Beatrice Low at 03-2173 7475

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PHILOSOPHY

The Programme is intended to reach out to deserving Malaysians who are in need of financial aid to pursue their tertiary education.

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PIDM is a government authority that protects your bank deposits, takaful and insurance benefits in the event of member institution failure. As part of its mandate, PIDM also works to promote public confidence in the stability of the financial system in Malaysia.

 

WHAT DOES THE SCHOLARSHIP OFFER?

  • Up to RM20,000 a year in course fees or the actual cost, whichever is lower;
  • Up to RM2,000 in allowances for learning aids including books, computer, stationeries and other materials per semester or up to RM4,000 per year;
  • Up to a maximum of RM6,000 allowance per year or RM500 per month;
  • There will be no bond to this scholarship and the recipients are not required to repay the amount of scholarship awarded.
  • Mentoring and Coaching
    Our readily available pool of mentors, drawn from PIDM’s own workforce as well as scholars’ alumnus are available to all scholars in providing support, consistent and continuous mentoring and coaching throughout the programme. Scholars can tap and leverage on the experiences from the mentoring pool.
  • Internship Programme
    As part of the strategic design of the programme, graduates will be offered paid internship opportunities in PIDM to apply what they have learned in an operational context (subject to a minimum ‘Cumulative Grade Point Average’ (CGPA) of 3.00 or a minimum of ‘Second Class Upper’ in the final examinations).

In summary, the programme will cover the above fees and allowances up to a maximum of RM30,000 per person per annum. During the period of internship with PIDM, each recipient will receive a monthly allowance of RM1,000.

 

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

The scholarship will be offered on a yearly basis to a maximum of 20 successful applicants, to undertake up to four years of undergraduate studies locally.

This scholarship is open for application from all Malaysian students in need of funding. Students who have started their degree are also eligible to apply provided they meet the requirements.

  1. You must be a Malaysian citizen under 25 years of age (as of 1 January 2021).
  2. Applicants who have completed the Pre-University or are in the final semester of the Pre-University only will be eligible to apply.
  3. You must have good academic results in SPM (minimum 5As with credits in Bahasa Melayu and English) and STPM or A-Levels equivalent (minimum 2As). In the absence of STPM or A-Levels, the applicant should possess Pre-University entrance examination (such as, foundation, matriculation or diploma), with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (“CGPA”) of 3.50 and above;
  4. You must be a full-time student and have gained admission into any of the courses which are relevant to PIDM’s business and have been approved and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (“MQA”), in a college or university in Malaysia as approved by PIDM;
  5. Not be in a position to take on the course without financial aid or award;
  6. Not be in receipt of any other scholarship, financial aid or award from any institution, organisation or foundation;
  7. Not have been terminated from or ceased to be in receipt of any other scholarship, financial aid or award from any institution, organisation or foundation, due to disciplinary action against the applicant;
  8. Only top universities such as those that are listed in the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings (“QS”) and Times Higher Education Rankings (“THE”) will be given due consideration.
Applications will only be considered if they meet the eligibility criteria; the specific field of study and the list of colleges and universities as approved by PIDM.
 
The terms and conditions of the scholarship programme may be varied by PIDM at its sole discretion from time to time without notice. Any award of scholarship is at PIDM’s sole discretion. No appeal will be entertained.
 
 

PRE-REQUISITES AND CONDITIONS

The list of pre-requisites includes:

  1. A requirement to provide information on income for the applicant and/or parent(s);
  2. The offer of scholarship will be subject to acceptance of the terms and conditions of a scholarship agreement with PIDM;
  3. Recipients of the scholarship award will be required to fulfil conditions as set out in the scholarship agreement including, but not limited to, maintaining a minimum ‘Cumulative Grade Point Average’ (CGPA) of 3.00 or achieve a minimum of ‘Second Class Upper’ in the final examinations.
   

ELIGIBLE FIELDS OF STUDY

  1. Accounting
  2. Banking
  3. Business Administration
  4. Finance
  5. International Business
  6. Islamic Banking
  7. Financial Banking and Management
  8. Computer Science / Information Technology
  9. Economics
  10. International Financial Economics
  11. Statistics
  12. Actuarial Science
  13. Law / Shariah Law
  14. Human Resource Management / Human Resource Development
  15. Mathematics (Actuary)
  16. Risk Management and Insurance
  17. Insurance
  18. Communication
 

APPROVED LIST OF COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES

PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

  1. Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
  2. Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM)
  3. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  4. Universiti Malaya (UM)
  5. Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)
  6. Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP)
  7. Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  8. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
  9. Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  10. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  11. Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
  12. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  13. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  14. Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)
  15. Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
  16. Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
  17. Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)
  18. Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  19. Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah (UniSHAMS)

PRIVATE HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

  1. Multimedia University (MMU)
  2. Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)
  3. Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
  4. Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK)
  5. Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
  6. Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)
  7. University Kuala Lumpur
  8. Monash University Malaysia
  9. Taylor’s university
  10. Sunway University
  11. The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNM)
  12. UCSI University
  13. Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
  14. Management and Science University (MSU)
  15. Curtin University Malaysia
  16. Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus
  17. SEGI university