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16 Jun 2022

Your Ultimate Guide to JPA Scholarships 2022

Are you a top scorer for SPM 2021?

Here’s some good news — the government has recently announced the return of the highly coveted JPA Scholarships 2022, rewarding you for all your hard work and the challenges you’ve managed to overcome during a tumultuous year of studies.

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

#1. Program Khas Lepasan SPM (LSPM) Dalam Negara 2022

What It Is

The Program Khas Lepasan SPM Dalam Negara scholarship by JPA is open to all SPM 2021 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 20 – 26 June 2022
  • Closing date is 26 June 2022 (Sunday) at 5pm
  • You’ll need to print out the Program Khas Lepasan SPM Dalam Negara 2022 confirmation slip as proof that submission has been made
  • Selected candidates will be required to attend the Student Assessment Centre (SAC)

Results will be announced on the JPA website by 29 July 2022 (Friday).

Pro Tip: Scored 9A+ for SPM? Drop us a note with your SPM 2021 results and we can expedite your application!

#2. Program Penajaan Nasional (PPN) 2022

What It Is

This scholarship programme is reserved for the cream of the crop of SPM students, and only students who are listed on the JPA website are eligible.

Recipients of this scholarship will be funded to pursue A Levels at Kolej Yayasan UEM (KYUEM) before continuing their undergraduate degree in a top 10 UK or US university 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:
    • Engineering (e.g. Aerospace Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering, Security Engineering, Biomaterials Engineering)
    • Science and Technology
    • Social Science (limited to Political Science / International Relations, Finance / Banking, Accounting / Tax, Economics, Psychology)
    • Creative Industry (limited to TV / Film Production, Advertising, Art Design, Animation and Digital Content, Visual Arts, Creative Writing)
  • 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 29 July 2022 (Friday).

#3. Program Khas Jepun, Korea, Perancis dan Jerman (JKPJ) 2022

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
  • You must meet the minimum entry requirements that are based on your chosen field of study and preparatory institution

Application Process

Results will be announced on the JPA website by 29 July 2022 (Friday), 5pm.

#4. Program Khas JPA MARA (PKJM) 2022

What It Is

The Program Khas JPA MARA is specifically for Bumiputera students who scored well in their SPM and are planning to pursue their studies in engineering, science and technology, social science and medicine. This programme grants you the opportunity to study locally and abroad in Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA and India.

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:
    • Japan Academic Programme: Engineering, Science and Technology, Social Science
    • New Zealand Twinning Programme: Social Science (Accounting, Economics, Finance, Actuarial Science)
    • United Kingdom Academic Programme: Engineering, Social Science
    • USA Academic Programme: Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), Data Science), Economics
    • India Special Programme: Medicine
  • This sponsorship is in the form of a convertible loan
  • You must meet the minimum entry requirements that are based on your chosen field of study and preparatory institution

Application Process

Results will be announced on the MARA website by 29 July 2022 (Friday).

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 4 – 7 July 2022 and will be held at various interview zones.

All JPA Scholarships for 2022 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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