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1 AMMA Foundation Study Loan
2 Bakun Charitable Trust
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4 The Public Service Department (JPA) Local & Overseas Sponsorship Programmes
5 Biasiswa Kerajaan Negeri Sabah Scholarship (For Degree Student Only)
6 The Public Service Department (JPA) Local & Overseas Sponsorship Programmes
7 Pinjaman Latihan Kemahiran
8 Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) Study Loan
9 MARA Scholarship Programs
10 Ministry of Higher Education - Scholarship Division
13 PTPTN - Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional
14 The Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) Education Fund
16 Yayasan Khazanah Global Scholarship
17 Yayasan Sabah Group
18 Yayasan Sarawak Study Loan
19 Yayasan Tunku Abdul Rahman scholarship
20 YPPB Yayasan Peneraju Pendidikan Bumiputera scholarship

Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) Study Loan

Finance Type : LOAN
Loan Amount : The loan covers tuition fees and allowance, the amount of which depends on your financial background.
Academic Qualification : SPM/STPM
Type of Study :  
Age Limited : Only Bumiputera students are eligible


The MARA Loan programme applies to students who plan to join any private institution for '3+0' programmes. Students must apply to the respective institution before applying for the loan.

Eligibility criteria
The loan only applies to Malay and Bumiputera students who are financially needy and who are not more than 40 years old. In addition, applicants must maintain their CGPA of 2.5 and above to be eligible to apply for the loan.

Loan coverage
The loan covers tuition fees and allowance, the amount of which depends on the student's financial background .

How to apply
Upon receiving an offer letter from the respective institute, students can request the application form from MARA at:

Ibu Pejabat MARA

21, Jalan Raja Laut
50609 Kuala Lumpur

Tel : 03-26915377
Fax : 03-26913620

MARA Study Loan is also available for selected diploma and degree programmes at Taylor's University

Pinjaman Latihan Kemahiran 
JPA/MARA Overseas Study Scholarships  
Ministry of Education 
Perdana Scholarship 
Public Service Department (JPA) 
Yayasan Tunku Abdul Rahman Education Loan 

MARA Loan are NOW AVAILABLE for following programme:


Foundation in Business Information Technology

Diploma in Information Technology

Diploma in Business Administration

Diploma in Accounting

Diploma in Hotel Management

BA (Hons) in Business Administration

BA (Hons) in Business and Accounting

BA (Hons) in Business and Marketing

March 06, 2010 23:19 PM

Scholarship Scheme For Outstanding MARA Students - Shafie

BANGI, March 6 (Bernama) -- Students who obtain cumulative grade points average (CGPA) of 4.0 each semester will no longer have to pay back their Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) loans effective this year.

Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said this was an incentive to MARA students to be more excellent in their respective fields.

"This is one of the incentive programmes at the MARA level specifically for students who are successful in the disciplines they are pursuing," he said at a press conference after a gathering between the Ministry and Mara-sponsored students 2010, here Saturday.

He said that for the whole of 2009, about 10 Mara students achieved 4.0 in their CGPA.

He said this incentive was open to all MARA-sponsored students in local and foreign universities.

The minister said MARA had also taken the initiative to implement the Excellent Scientists Programme (ESP) in collaboration with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) to churn out graduates with professional status obtaining the highest degree before the age of 30.

This initiative covers the preparation stage, first degree, Master of Science degree and subsequently the Doctor of Philosophy.

"We want to see that the disciplines they are pursuing are based on our country's requirement as well as the sectors which are in line with the New Economic Model that we want to achieve," he said.





MARA Scholarship Programs

1) MARA Study Loan Scheme

2) JPA/MARA Overseas Study Scholarships 


MARA Study Loan Scheme was first introduced in 1966 when Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) was formed. The financial assistance was then given out in the form of full scholarships. From 1968, the financial aid for college was divided into 2 types. MARA scholarships with a 25 % repayment and MARA study loans with a 100 % repayment.

From 1 January 1985 until 31 December 1997, the financial aid was in the form of convertible loans. Students who obtained good grades upon graduation were eligible to apply to convert their MARA study loans to MARA scholarships.

Starting from 1 January 1998, this financial aid has been given out as a 100 % loan except for loans given out under the Excellent Student Scheme where students can apply to convert their MARA study loans to MARA scholarships based on their examination results.

Education Fund Name
MARA Study Loan Scheme

Fund Type MARA Study Loan Scheme
Eligibility Bumiputera, Malaysian citizen: Definition of Bumiputera – If one of the parents is a Malay and practicing Islam or Bumiputera (aborigines/indigenous for Sabah & Sarawak) therefore his/her children are Bumiputeras. Credits in Bahasa Melayu at SPM/SPMV level.
Never been sponsored by any scholarship bodies at the same education level. Students whose scholarships have been terminated by any sponsor may apply for MARA financial assistance a year after the termination, with the condition that the students have to bear all expenses for that year and obtain excellent results.
Institutions of higher learning are recognized by Malaysian Government or private institutions of higher learning are recognized by Private Education Division, Ministry of Education.
Meet age requirements as follows:
i. Programs for SPM school leavers – 19 years and below
ii. First degree – not exceeding 30 years old
iii. Master’s degree/Medicine/Dentistry Specialization - not exceeding 40 years old
iv. Doctor of Philosophy (phD) – not exceeding 45 years old
Currently undergo courses that are of great importance to MARA.
Free from any contracts or paid leave from employer while studying except for Medical Specialization courses (For each programs sponsored, there will be other specific requirements relevant to such programs)
The Socio Economic status of the family where the annual taxable joint income of the parents or spouses must not exceed RM80,000.
How To Apply

Inquiries, please contact: Tel: (603) 26915111 ext 1400

MARA Scholarship for Bachelor of Medicine or Bachelor of Surgery
MARA scholarship is now available to students seeking to study Monash University’s Bachelor of Medicine or Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme.


• Economics
• Institute of Chartered Accountancy
• Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrative ( ICSA )
• Communication
• Management
• Business Administration
• Accountancy
• Professional Accountancy
• Agro Business
• Mass Communication
• Law
• Entrepreneur Development
• Transportation
• Biology
• Physics
• Chemistry
• Mathematics
• Life Sciences
• Statistics
• Biomedicine
• Applied Biology
• Biotechnology
• Applied/Industrial Chemistry
• Analysis
• Applied Mathematics
• Environmental / Earth Sciences
• Physical Applied Sciences
• Science
• Industrial Sciences
• Resource Development Sciences
• Food / Textile / Plastic / Rubber / Wood Technology
• Information Technology
• Actuarial Sciences
• Pharmacy
• Expertise
• Optometry
• Dentistry
• Veterinary
• Medicine
• Quality Control & Equipment
• Real Estate Management
• Evaluation
• Urban Planning
• Architecture
• Landscape
• Land survey
• Computer Sciences
• Multimedia
Time of application  
Value of award  

JPA/MARA Overseas Study Scholarships 

Fund Type



Ketua Pengarah Perkhidmatan Awam,
Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam,
Bahagian Latihan, Parcel C, Blok C1, Aras 5,
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan,
62510 Putrajaya
(U.P: Unit Latihan Sebulum Perkhidmatan



Aged between 18 and 19 (by the closing date of this application 10 days from the release of the SPM 2004 results) and who have scored at least a Grade 2A in Bahasa Melayu, History and Islamic Studies/Moral to apply for their study scholarships in the fields.

How To Apply

·          Website or . To download the application form, please visit: . On-line applications are free of charge.

·          Those applying by mail will have to purchase the printed forms from counters located at Bank Simpanan Nasional located nationwide.

Field of study

·          Medicine Dentistry/Pharmacy

·          Medicine (Middle East)

·          Science & Technology (Biochemistry, Physics, Chemistry, Food Science, Agricultural Science, Veterinarian Science)

·          Actuarial Science

·          Biotechnology

·          Computer Science

·          Architecture

·          Accounts

·          Economics

·          Engineering (Japan, Korea, Germany, France)

·          MRSM Special Programme + Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

·          Mathematics

·          Science

Time of application

10 days from the Official SPM Announcement Date.

Value of award


INDEX : Scholarships in Malaysia  September 05, 2016 10:24:31 PM

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