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21 Jun 2021

Here’s the Latest on JPA Scholarships 2021

Are you a top scorer for SPM 2020?

Here’s some good news — the government has recently announced the return of the highly coveted JPA Scholarships 2021, rewarding you for all your hard work and the challenges you’ve managed to overcome during a tumultuous pandemic.

Here’s a rundown of the key details of the JPA Scholarships that you can apply for.

#1. Program Khas Lepasan SPM Dalam Negara 2021

What It Is

The Program Khas Lepasan SPM Dalam Negara scholarship by JPA is open to all SPM 2020 students who have scored a minimum of 9A+ regardless of the number of subjects taken.

The scholarship will cover your preparatory studies (e.g. foundation, pre-university) and will be extended to your undergraduate degree if you meet the required grades set by JPA. You can choose to study at local public universities, government-linked universities or selected private institutions.

What You Need to Know

  • The scholarship will cover your studies at local institutions only (options are available for both public and selected private institutions)
  • Applicable pre-university courses include A Levels, Australian Matriculation, STPM, Matrikulasi, Asasi and Foundation
  • As this is a packaged scholarship programme, you are not allowed to self-fund your preparatory studies; if you do, you will not be offered a degree scholarship
  • Those who do not manage to complete their preparatory course OR did not score grades higher than the minimum set by JPA will be terminated from the sponsorship programme
  • This sponsorship is in the form of a convertible loan

Application Process

  • Application can be made online through JPA official website from 14 – 23 June 2021
  • Closing date is 23 June 2021 (Wednesday) at 5pm
  • You’ll need to print out the Program Khas Lepasan SPM Dalam Negara 2021 confirmation slip as proof that submission has been made
  • Selected candidates will be required to attend the Student Assessment Centre (SAC) programme that will be held online

Results will be announced on the JPA website by 30 July 2021, 5pm.

Pro Tip: Do you qualify for the JPA Program Khas Lepasan SPM Dalam Negara 2021? Email your SPM 2020 results to [email protected] and we can expedite your application!

#2. Program Penajaan Nasional (PPN) 2021

What It Is

This scholarship programme is reserved for the best of the best — 316 of the top SPM 2020 students as selected by JPA.

Recipients of this scholarship will be funded to pursue A Levels at Kolej Yayasan UEM (KYUEM) before continuing their undergraduate degree in the top 10 UK or US universities in the world.

What You Need to Know

  • Recipients will undergo preparatory studies (i.e. A Levels) in Kolej Yayasan UEM (KYUEM) for a duration of 2 years
  • Recipients are must pursue one of the following fields of study:
    • Nanotechnology
    • Neurotechnology
    • Digital Technology
    • Biological Sciences
    • Computer Science (limited to Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Data Science, Robotics, Big Data)
    • Economics & Econometrics (e.g. Applied Economics, Macroeconomics)
    • Geology
    • Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
  • You will only be sponsored to study in the top 10 UK or USA universities in the world. If you do not gain admission to these universities but meet the minimum academic grades for your A Levels results, you may still be sponsored to study at a local university.
  • This sponsorship is in the form of a convertible loan

Application Process

Results will be announced on the JPA website by 30 July 2021, 5pm.

#3. Program Khas Jepun, Korea, Perancis dan Jerman (JKPJ) 2021

What It Is

If you are looking to pursue engineering, science and technology or social science in Japan, Korea, France and Germany, then this scholarship is for you!

Successful candidates will attend preparatory studies locally before pursuing their tertiary education in the above-listed countries.

What You Need to Know

  • Recipients will undergo preparatory studies at predetermined institutions in Malaysia depending on the field of study and destination country
  • Your available options are:
    • Engineering: Japan, Korea, France, Germany
    • Science and Technology: Korea, Germany
    • Social Science: France
  • This sponsorship is in the form of a convertible loan

Entry Requirements

For Engineering and Science & Technology courses, you must have scored at least:

  • A+/A in Bahasa Melayu, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry; and
  • A- in English and History

For Social Science courses, you must have scored at least:

  • A+/A in Bahasa Melayu, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics and any 2 other subjects; and
  • A- in English and History

Application Process

Results will be announced on the JPA website by 30 July 2021, 5pm.

What is the Student Assessment Centre (SAC)?

Shortlisted candidates for all JPA scholarships will be required to attend the Student Assessment Centre (SAC). The main purpose of the SAC is to ensure that JPA selects the best scholars for this programme.

The SAC is scheduled for 5 – 9 July 2021 and will be held online.

All JPA Scholarships for 2021 are “Convertible Loans”

As with the previous years, all JPA scholarships are in the form of convertible loans (pinjaman boleh ubah). What this means is that the scholarship is essentially a loan that can be converted to a full or partial scholarship.

Here’s how the convertible loan model works:

  • Full scholarship (no loan repayment): If you serve as a public servant in the civil service upon graduation
  • 25% loan repayment: If you work in a Government-Linked Company (GLC) upon graduation
  • 50% loan repayment: If you work in a company in the private sector in Malaysia upon graduation
  • Full loan repayment: All other situations

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