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Hong Leong Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Programme

Hong Leong Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Programme
Closing Date
1 June 2015

Hong Leong Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Programme
This non-bonded scholarship has traditionally been the backbone of the Foundation to benefit Malaysian students from low-income families and it was primarily the reason the Foundation was set up. The Foundation believes that providing scholarships is about providing opportunities - giving a chance to students to have the higher education necessary to come into their own and be the next generation of leaders and captains of industry.

Apart from financial assistance, the Hong Leong Foundation Scholarship Programme also offers opportunities for industrial training at relevant group subsidiary companies. Throughout the tenure of the scholarship, the Foundation will also organise various enrichment programmes such as leadership or motivational camps, talks, seminars, factory tours, career development day, etc. for the benefit of scholars.

You are allowed to change course midway during your studies but make sure to notify Hong Leong Foundation in writing with supported documents.

The agreed-upon scholarship payment will be banked into the student’s Hong Leong Bank account (for public institution students) or paid directly to the institution (for private institution students) once a year. Our scholars are required to submit their invoice and receipt to Hong Leong Foundation for administrative purpose.

Hong Leong Foundation scholarship is NOT a loan so you don’t have to pay anything back.

Our scholarship is non-bonding, which means that there is no obligation to serve the Group after your graduate. However, you are welcome to explore employment opportunities with the Group upon graduation.

Courses/Fields of Study 
The scholarship is awarded for ANY course or field of study as long as it is a full-time Undergraduate Studies (1st degree course) or Diploma Course at recognised public and private universities and colleges in Malaysia. Those pursuing STPM, A-Levels, Matriculation, Foundation, Pre-U, and equivalent courses are not eligible.

Academic Requirements
SPM : Minimum 8As
UEC : Minimum 6As
STPM / Matriculation / A-Level / Foundation / Diploma / Degree : Minimum CGPA of 3.5

Who can apply?
  • It is open to Malaysian citizens aged between 17 - 25 years, who have sat for the SPM/STPM/UEC examination in 2014.
  • Those who've just completed their Matriculation, Pre-U, Foundation and Diploma courses, as well as those awaiting to pursue or currently doing their Diploma or Degree programme in any recognised local colleges and universities can also apply.
  • The scholarship is only for full time courses conducted in Malaysia only.
  • Those with physical disability and impairment (with OKU status) are especially encouraged to apply and shall be given special consideration to application.
How to Apply?
Apply online.

If you have not received offer letter from a university or college yet, you may apply first and any offer of scholarship to you by Hong Leong Foundation prior to receiving your official offer letter from your university/college will be regarded as "provisional offer". You may send the official university/college offer letter to us prior to the interview, or bring along on the interview day itself. Application should be based on your first choice of course/field of study and institution applied to.

Scholarship Amount
Undergraduate studies at local universities -- RM 8,500/= p.a.
Diploma/Advanced Diploma courses at local institutions -- RM 6,000/= p.a.
Undergraduate studies at local private universities -- up to RM 24,000/= p.a. ("3+0" degree programmes on full-time and on-campus basis)

Selection Criteria
Candidates will be evaluated based on their academic performance, financial needs, family background and circumstances, merits, leadership qualities and etc.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified (usually through email and telephone) for an interview. If you do not hear from the Foundation after mid of June 2015, you may consider your application unsuccessful.

If you are shortlisted, you will be informed of the interview date. Please make sure that the phone number you provide and your email address is correct!

The interview for short-listed candidates will be held at Wisma Hong Leong, Kuala Lumpur. The interview session itself will last between 20 to 30 minutes. In addition, candidates will have to complete an essay on site. Please plan to arrive early for your interview session.

Number of scholarships offered may vary slightly each year depending on various factors, but it will be usually between 60 to 80 awards a year.

The Hong Leong Foundation Secretariat at [email protected]