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CIMB ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship 2017

CIMB ASEAN Scholarship 2017
The closing date for application is 7 April 2017.

CIMB ASEAN Scholarship 2017

CIMB Group is inviting applications for the 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).

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

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 2017.

Fields of Study

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. Computer Science / Information Technology / Digital Media
  10. Mathematics / Actuarial Science / Operations Research / Statistics 
  11. Communication Studies / Media Studies
  12. Law
  13. Engineering

Eligibility and Scholarship Coverage

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.
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.

How to Apply CIMB ASEAN Scholarship?

Application must be submitted online via the following link.
Apply for CIMB ASEAN Scholarship 2017

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.

Selection Process & Criteria

The assessment process comprises three stages as follows:

Stage 1: All applications will be screened to ensure that all eligibility criteria are met.
Stage 2: Shortlisted applicants will go through online assessments.
Stage 3: Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by a panel of interviewers.
Stage 4: Shortlisted applicants will undergo a 2-day-1-night boot camp.
Stage 5: Shortlisted applicants will undergo a final interview with the top management of CIMB Group.

The selection of suitable candidates for the CIMB ASEAN Scholarship will be based primarily on the following:
  • Excellent results at pre-university exams/ assessments (and with an unconditional offer to a good university at the point of award)
  • Excellent results in university exams, if you have enrolled
  • Track record of achievements in extra-curricular activities, and other personal achievements.
  • Results of the online assessments, boot camp and interviews that reveal leadership and teamwork qualities, interpersonal skills, high energy level, and personal attributes such as a strong desire to learn and succeed.
CIMB Group reserves the right to amend these criteria from time to time.

Important information regarding the selection process:

We will only notify shortlisted candidates for Stages 2 onwards. To facilitate the notification process, applicants must ensure that all contact details provided in the application form are accurate and updated. If you are shortlisted, we will get in touch with you via email. Therefore, please check your email from time to time.