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JPA Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine Scholarship

Closing Date
4 July 2011 (Update: Closing date has been extended to 15 July 2011)

In recognition of its commitment to attracting physicians, specialists and researchers – including Malaysian citizens working abroad – the Malaysian government has made a profoundly generous offer of support to attract the best and brightest students to Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine. The government will provide funds to eligible Malaysian students entering this programme - Perdana University Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), 5 years.

Public Service Department of Malaysia (Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam, JPA) has agreed to sponsor up to 50 full tuition scholarships with a living expense budget for selected Malaysian students. Please note that if you are applying to JPA for a scholarship that YOU MUST ALSO submit a separate application form for admission to PUGSOM.

Not more than 20 years old on 1 January 2011 Posesses a full SPM certificate that qualifies the candidate for …

PTPTN Withholds Loans To 152,000 Non-performing Students

TEMERLOH, June 24 (Bernama) -- The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) has withheld loans to 152,000 students for scoring a Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) of 2.0 and below.

Its chairman, Datuk Ismail Mohamed Said said the students, who obtained poor results, had received loans totalling RM632 million.

He said they used to excel in their studies but for some reasons their performance deteriorated and they failed to obtain above 2.0 SGPA in the second semester.

"But if they are able to get above 2.0 SGPA in the next examination, the loans will be released," he told reporters after presenting loans to 100 public and private universities students from the Kuala Krau parliamentary constituency in Jengka near here tFriday.

Ismail said so far the PTPTN had approved loans amounting to RM38.69 billion for 1.75 million students and waived loan repayments totalling RM277.99 million for 9,545 students who graduated with first class honours last year.

Of the 132,810 …

Maybank Scholarship Programme (Overseas)

The Maybank Scholarship Programme aims to provide full sponsorship for high quality students in local and foreign premier universities. It is part of the Group’s human capital development strategy to ensure a pool of leaders who can help Maybank achieve its vision as a regional financial services leader.

Closing Date
30th June 2011

Full sponsorship (tuition fees, accommodation, laptop and allowances)Employment with Maybank after studies.Requirements
Not more than 23 years of ageObtained admission to or currently pursuing full-time degreeObtained minimum 3 As or its equivalent in STPM/Foundation/Pre-U or minimum CGPA of 3.50 in UniversityLeadership experience in at least 3 co-curricular activities (high school onwards)Individuals with high energy and who aspire to seek challenging and rewarding career upon graduationApplicants must not be a recipient of any other scholarship or award from other organizations/foundations.Field of Studies
Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing,…

Lee Yan Lian Charitable Foundation Local Scholarship

Closing Date
30 June 2011

Applications from needy families Applications is currently pursuing / or will pursue any courses at undergraduate level at local institution of higher education
How to Apply
Send a written application including STPM results, local public university acceptance letter (can be submitted later), financial background and a recent passport-sized photograph to:
Lee Yan Lian Charitable Foundation
c/o S.E.A. Housing Corporation Sdn. Bhd.
14th Floor,
Lee Yan Lian Building
Jalan Tun Perak
50050 Kuala Lumpur.

PTPTN: Terms, Suspencion and Termination of Loan

Announcement on June 17: The Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) will automatically withdraw loans from students scoring Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) lower than 2.0.

Terms of Loans
Students are eligible to apply for education loans if they fulfill the following conditions:
Malaysian citizens;Not exceeding 45 years of age on date of application;Passed Malaysia Certificate of Education (SPM) with credits in any 3 subjects;Passed SPM for Community College Certificate and Polytechnic Diploma graduates with CGPA 3.0 and above;IPTA/IPTS/Polytechnic students must register to pursue courses approved by the IPT Management Department (IPTA/IPTS)/Polytechnic Management Department and Community College of the Ministry of Higher Education;IPTS students must obtained the Accreditation Certificate from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). The course and Accreditation Certificate approval period must still be valid on the date of application;All students must possess entry requireme…

PTPTN: How to close SSPN account?

The National Education Savings Scheme (Skim Simpanan Pendidikan Nasional, SSPN) was designed especially by the National Higher Education Fund Corporation to enable guardians or parents to save for the purpose of the higher education of their children. Previously, it was compulsory to open an SSPN account to apply for Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) study loan. This rule has been abolished since two years ago.

Update 14/9/2011: SSPN account is compulsory again to apply for PTPTN from 2012 onwards.

But for those who have opened and deposited money into the SSPN account, how would one close the SSPN account and get back the money deposited? Personally speaking, the whole process is very troublesome and frustrating and might even take up to a few months to close it and get back the money especially if you apply for the matching grant (Tuntutan Geran Sepadan).

The documents that you need to prepare to close your SSPN account:
SSPN account closing formCopy of depositor…