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Biasiswa Petronas Scholarship Education Sponsorship Programme

Biasiswa Petronas Scholarship Education Sponsorship Programme

Petronas Scholarship Closing Date

21 March 2019 (5PM)

Biasiswa Petronas Scholarship Education Sponsorship Programme

Since 1975, PETRONAS has awarded education sponsorships to more than 36,000 deserving students possessing high academic calibre who dare to push boundaries with a performance mindset and leadership capabilities. This continues to be pursued by PETRONAS which focuses on nurturing the right talent that will ultimately contribute to the growth of the company and the nation.

Application for the Petronas Education Sponsorship Programme (PESP) is once again open to outstanding Malaysians to pursue undergraduate studies in oil and gas related fields. Eligible candidates will be shortlisted and interviewed prior to final selection.

The sponsorship is opened for students aspiring to pursue their undergraduate studies at the higher learning institutions as follows:-
  • Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS including 1-year Foundation Programme.
  • Overseas Universities including up to 24 months at Pre-University Programme in Malaysia.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Malaysian citizens aged between 17 - 19 years old in 2019
  2. Strong leadership skills and active participation (demonstrable) in extracurricular activities
  3. Academic qualification required for the sponsored programme:
University Programmes Qualification Required
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Petroleum Geoscience
Minimum 9A- in SPM 2018, with minimum A for the following subjects:
  1. Chemistry
  2. Physics
  3. Mathematics
Overseas Universities
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Instrumentation)
  • Geology/Geophysics
  • Material Engineering/Material Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
Minimum 9A- in SPM 2018, with minimum A for Mathematics

PETRONAS YoungStars Day (PYD)

The shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend PYD at identified date and venue. During the PYD, the candidates will be assessed to measure the students’ potential via series of assessments which consist of the following:-
Phase Assessment Tool Detail
First phase (Online) Cambridge Personal Style Questionnaire (CPSQ) To assess candidates’ personality /potentials
Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) To assess cognitive abilities focusing on Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
Second phase (Interview) Student Potential Assessment (SPA) To measure leadership and interpersonal skills

Process & Schedule

Process Schedule
Online Application System opens 14 March 2019
Online Application System closes 21 March 2019
Announcement & Invitation for PETRONAS YoungStars Day (PYD) April 2019
PETRONAS YoungStars Day (PYD) April 2019
Announcement of Sponsorship Award May 2019
Reply on acceptance/rejection of Sponsorship Award June 2019

How to Apply Petronas Scholarship / Cara Permohonan Biasiswa Petronas?

  1. All applications must be submitted via online application system at
  2. NO processing fee is required for PESP application.
  3. Notification of successful candidates for the PYD will be announced via The same username and password will be required for log-in purposes.
  4. Incomplete or late application will not be processed.
  5. Applications open from 14th March 2019 and closes on 21st March 2019 (5.00 pm).
  6. Click Guideline for PESP Applicants 2019 and FAQ for your reference.