SPM Graduates: Secure Your Future with These Top 2023 Scholarships

Looking for a scholarship to apply for with your SPM 2022 results? We’ve compiled a list of scholarships and financial aid here.

Updated 14 Jun 2023


Are you an SPM 2022 student who has recently received your results? Congratulations!

If you've scored well in your SPM exams and are now considering various scholarship options, we've got your back. 

We have compiled a list of some of the most prestigious and sought-after scholarships in Malaysia. Most of these scholarships will cover not just your foundation / pre-university studies but your degree as well. What's more, some may even cover your studies abroad.

Before we dive into the details, let's address some important considerations first.

#1. Essential consideration points

a. When is the deadline?

Most of these scholarships won’t stay open for long so speed is key. One thing to keep in mind is that the application period usually closes a couple of weeks after SPM results are released so be sure to apply as soon as possible.

b. Is it applicable to your field of interest?

Some scholarships only cover certain fields of study, so do make sure you’re applying to one that covers your interests. This is particularly relevant for scholarships related to certain industry-specific companies like PETRONAS and Shell.

c. Is it bonded?

Another important factor you should consider is whether the scholarship is bonded or not. A bonded scholarship usually comes with a stipulation that you must work with the scholarship provider for a set amount of time. This is something to consider if you would like to keep your employment options open.

#2. External scholarships for SPM 2022

Now that that is out of the way, here’s a list of 2023 scholarships from numerous scholarship providers that you can apply for.

  1. JPA Program Khas Lepasan SPM Dalam Negara (Deadline: 16 Jun 2023)
  2. JPA Program Penajaan Nasional (Deadline: 16 Jun 2023)
  3. JPA Program Khas Jepun, Korea, Perancis dan Jerman (JKPJ) (Deadline: 16 Jun 2023)
  4. Program Khas JPA MARA (PKJM) 2023 (Deadline: 16 Jun 2023)
  5. Petronas Education Sponsorship Programme (Deadline: 16 Jun 2023)
  6. Shell Malaysia Scholarship (Deadline: 25 Jun 2023)
  7. Yayasan Telekom Malaysia Future Leaders Scholarship (Deadline: 20 Jun 2023)
  8. Bank Negara Malaysia Kijang Scholarship (Deadline: 16 Jun 2023)
  9. Yayasan UEM Undergraduate Overseas Scholarship (Deadline: 21 Jun 2023)
  10. Khazanah Global Scholarship (Deadline: 15 Jun 2023)
  11. Khazanah Watan Scholarship Programme (Deadline: 15 Jun 2023)
  12. Yayasan TNB Prime Scholarship (Deadline: 16 Jun 2023)
  13. Hong Leong Foundation Scholarship (Deadline: 30 Jun 2023)
  14. The Star Education Fund Scholarship Awards (Deadline: 23 Jun 2023)
  15. Sin Chew Daily Education Fund Scholarship (Deadline: 21 Jun 2023)
  16. PNB Overseas Scholarship (Deadline: 15 Jun 2023)
  17. Program Asasi Kolej Mara Scholarship (Deadline: 30 Jun 2023)
  18. Program Diploma Kolej Professional MARA Scholarship (Deadline: 30 Jun 2023)
  19. MARA Young Talent Development (YTP) Programme (Deadline: 19 Jun 2023)

(Some scholarships may not be open yet. We will update this list from time to time.)

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    Dzulfazreena Dzulkefli

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