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CIMB ASEAN Scholarship Awards for Undergraduates

CIMB ASEAN Scholarship Awards
Closing Date
12 June 2016

CIMB ASEAN Scholarship Awards
CIMB Group is inviting applications for the inaugural CIMB ASEAN Scholarship, open to citizens of five ASEAN countries i.e. Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Cambodia, which are also CIMB’s core operating countries.

The scholarship is for full time undergraduate studies at any reputable university in the world. Applicants should have excellent academic results for their pre-university examinations/assessments (e.g. Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia, A-Levels, International Baccalaureate or their equivalent in their respective countries) and have applied for their preferred university (they should have received an unconditional offer at the time of the award).

A unique value proposition of this scholarship is that scholars, throughout their undergraduate studies will be exposed to programmes and initiatives that will not only help them in their studies, but also help prepare them to be career-ready with CIMB. Over and above the financial support, scholarship recipients will:
  • be paired with a banker-buddy working in CIMB
  • enjoy networking opportunities with CIMB senior management
  • participate in CIMB ASEAN-related programmes
  • be involved in CIMB’s corporate social responsibility initiatives
  • have opportunities to do research at CIMB
  • have internship opportunities
  • be employed by CIMB via The Complete Banker ProgrammeTM
  • CIMB Group will give out 20 scholarships in 2016.
CIMB ASEAN Scholarship Coverage
The CIMB ASEAN Scholarship is a full scholarship award covering all academic fees including registration, tuition and examination fees, book allowance, as well as other expenses such as accommodation, airfare, travel documents and other related expenses.

Field of Studies
The CIMB ASEAN Scholarship will sponsor studies that are relevant to the banking and financial industry. The list below is not exhaustive. If your chosen discipline is not listed, just tell us why your discipline is relevant.
  1. Business / Management
  2. Accounting 
  3. Banking / Islamic Banking
  4. Finance / Islamic Finance
  5. Economics
  6. Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  7. Risk Management
  8. Political Science / International Relations / International Organisations
  9. Psychology (non-clinical)
  10. Computer Science / Information Technology / Digital Media
  11. Mathematics / Actuarial Science / Operations Research / Statistics 
  12. Communication Studies / Media Studies 
  13. Law
  14. Engineering
Scholarship Eligibility
To apply for the CIMB ASEAN Scholarship, you must:
  • Be a citizen of one of these countries: Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand or Cambodia.
  • Be aged 24 or below.
  • Academic excellence at pre-university exams/ assessments; the assessments may be country-specific/ local or foreign/ international. Indicative only: 3 A-Levels that include two distinctions.
  • Have applied for undergraduate studies at a reputable university anywhere in the world. You must have an unconditional offer from the university by the time the scholarship is awarded. 
  • Have excellent results at the undergraduate level if you are already in your first or second year of university.
  • Not a holder of any other scholarship or grants that come with contractual obligation on the part of the applicant.
How to Apply CIMB ASEAN Scholarship
Application must be submitted online via the following link.
Apply for CIMB ASEAN Scholarship 2016
The information you provide will only be used for the purpose of evaluating your application for the CIMB ASEAN Scholarship. Do not submit copies of certificates, offer letter, commendation letters or any other document at this moment. Only applicants who are shortlisted for the next round of assessment will be required to produce the original copies of relevant documents.

Important information regarding submission of your application
  1. You must register via the system using your email address before you can start filling up the form. Please do not register more than once.
  2. The online application system allows you to save your application along the way. You will only need to click ‘Save and go to next’ button at the bottom of the page to save the completed sections. You may log in again using your registered email ID and password to continue later.
  3. Ensure that you click ‘Submit’ when you have completed your form. Otherwise, it will remain as draft and will not be considered as submission.
  4. The closing date for application is 12 June 2016.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who can apply for the CIMB ASEAN Scholarship?
Citizens of any of these five ASEAN countries: Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Cambodia. You have to be aged 24 or below, and have an unconditional offer for undergraduate studies by the time the the scholarship is awarded. Those in their first or second year of university studies may also apply.

2. Do I need to have been accepted by a university to apply?
Not necessarily, but you must have an unconditional offer by the time the scholarship is awarded.

3. How do I apply?
All applications must be done online via the dedicated online application site and submitted before closing date of 12 June 2016. Click here to apply.

4. How will I know whether I am shortlisted?
We will notify shortlisted applicants for further assessment and/or interview, by the end of June 2016. No notification will be sent to applicants who are not shortlisted. Please ensure that all contact details provided in your application are accurate. If you are shortlisted, we will get in touch with you via your email. Therefore, please check your email from time to time.

5. Can I appeal if I am not shortlisted?
No, all decisions of the selection committee are final.

6. I missed the application deadline. Can I submit my application manually?
No. Only applications submitted by 12 June 2016 will be accepted. Any applications made after the deadline will not be considered.

7. What is the coverage of the CIMB ASEAN Scholarship?
The CIMB ASEAN Scholarship is a full scholarship award covering all academic fees including registration, tuition and examination fees, book allowance, as well as other expenses such as accommodation, airfare, travel documents and other related expenses.

8. If I do not complete the programme or fail to obtain the undergraduate degree, do I need to repay CIMB Group?
Yes, you will need to repay all expenditure borne by CIMB Group.

9. Will I be bonded with CIMB Group upon graduation?
Yes, you will be bonded with CIMB Group – one year for every year of study locally (candidate’s home country), and two years for every year of study outside the candidate’s home country.

10. I have family members working in CIMB Group; can I apply for the scholarship?
Yes, you can apply for the scholarship as long as you meet all the eligibility criteria.

11. If I have enquiries, who can I contact?
You may email us at [email protected]