Sunday, April 26, 2015

My AIESEC Exchange to Sao Carlos, Brazil

Testimonial: AIESEC Exchange to Sao Carlos, Brazil

Guest post by Zhi Kai Chong (submit your guest post and get featured here)

31st December 2014, I started my exciting journey to Brazil under the Global Community Development Project by AIESEC. The six-week exchange was a life-changing experience that broadened my knowledge and opened myself to the world. I will elaborate and evaluate my exchange experience from two perspectives; the cultural aspect and the project.

South America is a land that not many of us have explored. Viewing exchange as an opportunity for me to step out of my comfort zone, I decided not to choose ‘conventional’ AIESEC exchange countries like China and Taiwan. Selecting Brazil as my destination of exchange allowed me to challenge language barrier and experience culture shock, which in turn made me learn Portuguese and understand cultures on the other side of the world.

After looking through the AIESEC platform, I was interested in the Smarketing Project, which aimed to promote and raise awareness about community organizations via marketing strategies. My application was successful and I matched with AIESEC Sao Carlos, in a town named Sao Carlos in the state of Sao Paulo.

I was nervous before my trip to Brazil, as it was my first time travelling alone and out of Asia. Worried that I could not make it there, I finally survived my journey, thanks to the friendly Brazilians who helped me in buying bus tickets, who showed me the way, and who became my translators. During the first few days of my stay, I missed home very much and couldn’t wait to return to Malaysia. But eventually I got used to the town and people, and I started to enjoy my experience.

Under the Smarketing Project, I worked in a kindergarten, aiming to help the organization to achieve greater publicity through various creative approaches. The kindergarten, Nave Sal da Terra (translate: Salt of the Earth), was a kindergarten with about 200 children, receiving exchange participants from 2 projects, namely Smarketing and Gira Mundo Project. The vast number of lively children gave exchange participants from Gira Mundo a great opportunity to educate and play with the kids. For Smarketing trainees, we worked in a separate office in the downtown of Sao Carlos.

However, things did not proceed smoothly. Although the office was comfortably set up, I and other project trainees were unable to communicate effectively with the kindergarten workers. Not only there existed language differences, the organization did not truly value our voluntary contribution, probably due to the perception that the exchange trainees were not well-trained. A spate of problems arose because we did not know how to implement the proposed marketing plans, largely in terms of administration procedures. Hence, I decided to lodge my unpleasant experience to AIESEC Sao Carlos, and they transferred me to a new organisation.

At the new organisation, Estrela da Manha (translate: The Morning Star), I worked with another 2 trainees from Peru. The workers there were approachable and were more willing to assist us in bringing the most of our exchange program. At that point in time, marketing plans were difficult to be implemented too, because I was left with 3 weeks of project duration, so I only drafted some marketing plans for the organisation in the foreseeable future. Most of the time, I played with infants of age 2-5 (not children, it is an infant house) and assisted teachers from all aspects. Unlike teenagers or school students, we could not draft any teaching or activity plans to teach the babies because they were too young to learn anything.

Despite the negative issues in my project, during the exchange period, there were definitely memories worth reminiscing. I planned on weekdays on places to travel, and I travelled during weekends with other AIESEC members or exchange participants. The Iguasu Falls, which is situated at the borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, is just too amazing to visit. During the exchange period also, I met many exchange participants from various countries, Russia, Switzerland, Lebanon, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Mexico and Bolivia, just to name a few. The opportunity to gather under the same roof and work together as a team is indeed a great exposure. The friendship ties that were formed during my exchange are for life. I could not envision myself few months back to have acquaintances all across the world today.

Looking back, I see changes in myself as a consequence of the exchange. I see myself more as a global citizen, being not only able to learn diverse cultures, world history and issues happening around the globe, but also get to know my own country and culture better through cultural sharing sessions! Throughout the exchange period, I strived to learn Portuguese, which is something completely different from my field of study. I was proud to be able to comprehend basic day-to-day conversations at the end of the day. I also learnt the meaning of lifelong learning.

Next, I see greater independence in myself. I planned my own trips, I did my own house chores, and I learnt to settle problems on my own. Months away from home made me feel like a grown up. From the project itself also, I did learn something - to manage expectations. Although the marketing side of the project did not work well, I somehow enjoyed playing with kids. I explored something that I thought I would not like to do, and the kids actually taught me back something. I saw them played, fell down, cried, but stood up again and again to smile. Isn’t this what we should practice in life when we are faced with difficult times? It was not completely bad at all to not be able to hone my marketing skills!

Of course, during the course of taking care the kids, I understood how not to work in a company. I better appreciate the importance of people, communication and culture in bringing an organization to greater heights. These exposure allowed me to better prepare myself as part of the future workforce in society.

To sum it up, my exchange is extremely satisfying. I embraced different social culture, met acquaintances and travelled to many amazing attractions. I am also proud to say, I have travelled to South America and have introduced Malaysia at a global level, much more than the just the name of Kuala Lumpur. Despite the ups and downs, it is a big YES from me to endorse an exchange. I will definitely go for an exchange again if time permits. Because exchange is done in a different country, one can experience different culture and way of life. Going for an exchange also serves a noble purpose to volunteer and make an impact in a community, making ourselves outstanding as a global citizen. It was a great way to kick start 2015.

Signing off,
Zhi Kai Chong

AIESEC in Malaysia, Sunway:

4 DAYS LEFT TILL APPLICATIONS CLOSE FOR EXCHANGE!
Malaysia AIESEC Exchange Programme Application

Directly impact communities and at the same time discover yourself and your leadership style!

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Deadline: 30 April 2015 (Thursday) | 2359 HRS


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Sunday, March 15, 2015

5 Definite Ways to Secure a Scholarship

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  1. 16 March 2015: PETRONAS Scholarships 2015 / UTP Scholarships
  2. 16 March 2015: Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) Scholarship Awards (Biasiswa Suruhanjaya Sekuriti)
  3. 17 March 2015: Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) Overseas Scholarship Programme
  4. 22 March 2015: The Star Education Fund Scholarship Awards
  5. 22 March 2015: UEM Group Berhad Overseas Scholarship Programme
  6. 25 March 2015: Nanyang Siang Pau Scholarships (南洋商报大专奖学金计划)
  7. 27 March 2015: Sri KDU International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme Scholarship Award 2015
  8. 30 March 2015: Shell Malaysia Scholarships (Overseas / Local)
  9. 30 March 2015: Yayasan Pahang Scholarship: Biasiswa Kecemerlangan Menteri Besar (BKMB) Pahang
  10. 31 March 2015: Singapore's ASEAN Scholarships for Malaysians: Pre-University One Scholarships
  11. 31 March 2015: Elena Cooke Education Fund 2015
  12. 2 April 2015: Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) Pre-University Scholarship Programme (Local)
  13. 2 April 2015: Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) Undergraduate Scholarship Programme (Local)
  14. 7 April 2015: Genting Malaysia Scholarship Award
  15. 10 April 2015: Kuok Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships for Malaysian & Singapore Public Universities
  16. 14 April 2015: IJM Scholarship Award Programme
  17. 15 April 2015: Tuanku Abdul Rahman Scholarship (BTAR)
  18. 15 April 2015: Lion-Parkson Foundation Scholarships 2015
  19. 17 April 2015: Agrobank Scholarship Award Program 2015
  20. 25 April 2015: PIDM Undergraduate Scholarship Programme
  21. 25 April 2015: Great Eastern Supremacy Scholarship Awards
  22. 30 April 2015: Yayasan Wah Seong Scholarship Awards 2015
  23. 30 April 2015: Penang Future Foundation Scholarship
  24. 30 April 2015: GAMUDA Scholarship Awards
  25. 30 April 2015: Bangsar Village Kids for Kids Scholarship Awards 2015
  26. 5 May 2015: MREPC Scholarship Awards 2015
  27. 1 June 2015: Hong Leong Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Programme
  28. 30 June 2015: Education Ministry Bursaries (Bursary Pelajar Cemerlang SPM Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia KPM)
  29. 36 Scholarships for IPTA Undergraduate Students
  30. Throughout the year: Intel Malaysia Scholarships
More scholarship openings available at 50+ Most Prestigious Scholarships for STPM & SPM Leavers (Biasiswa Pelajar SPM & STPM).

5 Definite Ways to Secure a Scholarship

by Diviya (a Petronas scholar)

Imagine this:
“ Random person: Hey girl ah, finish SPM now doing what..?”
“You: Dunno la, see first. Never get any scholarship..’

And imagine this:
“Random person:   Hey girl ah, finish SPM now doing what..?”
“You: Oh, I got a scholarship from...to do....”

Okay now, which is better? The first scene or the second? I would say second. It’s always great and prestigious to say that you got a scholarship. If you have always feared interviews for a scholarship, then fear not. You have come to the perfect place. Keep reading, and you’ll know why.

Ladies and gentleman, here let me present to you, *drum rolls please*,

5 definite ways to secure a scholarship. (note that these ways have to start since high school, not just before a scholarship interview)

Apply for Malaysia Scholarships

1. Be legendary!

Remember that you aren’t the only one applying for a scholarship. Thousands of students are too. Here’s your chance to show what you’ve got. Show off your talents and potentials. Collect as much certificates for participations in your high school year. Every scholarship agent wants to sponsor an all rounder student. It means nothing if you have 9A+ ++ but zero participations in other activities. Join as many activities as you can, be a leader (class monitor, prefect, president, secretary), join competitions (debate, drama, public speaking).  Try to join International or National Level activities. It gives you so much more credit!

2. Get good grades in your TRIAL examination

Most people take trial exams for granted. People, you must know that some scholarships require you to hand in your trial examination, eg: ASEAN Scholarship. It comes to no avail, if you have Straight A’s for you SPM but, very less A’s for your trial.

3. BE CONFIDENT!

Gain as much confidence as you can in your high school years. You wouldn’t want your scholarship interview to be the first time you have ever spoken in public. Try debating or public speaking. It helps you be super confident, smart, eloquent and fluent in English. On your scholarship interview day, DO NOT BE NERVOUS. Although sometimes being nervous is inevitable, you have to fake confidence. Don’t errr..err.. It shows how incompetent you are. Use proper English (it doesn’t matter if your English is not that good, you don't have to use bombastic words, idiomatic phrases. Just proper grammar) Don't laugh or smile too much in an interview.

4. DRESS FOR SUCCESS.

When going for an interview, always DRESS for success. Depending on which interview you are attending, you have to be dressed suitably. For example, I wore a blazer and slacks to my Petronas Interview but for my JPA Interview, I wore a baju kurung. First impressions does make a big deal.

5. PREPARE FOR THE INTERVIEW

You have to know about your sponsor (eg: Petronas, Bank Negara, Maybank, JPA) Just in case, they ask about their CEO or their Chairman, you have to know the answer. And make sure you read about the course you are applying for. They WILL ask you about your course. If you’re choosing chemical engineering, make sure you KNOW about it.  Most interviews have solo interviews, group interviews, IQ tests, Maths & Science tests. You have to be prepared. Read about it on the internet (most seniors write about their experiences online) Know the current issues. And develop fast thinking skills. Most likely your assessors will ask questions and you have to answer them quickly. Dont take way too long to think. You have to be fast and clear and loud.

Here you go people! 5 definite ways to secure a scholarship! Good luck and all the best to everyone who’s going to any interview! Hopefully you guys will get it! :D

Diviya (@heyheyitsdiv) is a 19 year old girl, with an extreme passion for oratory, writing and reading. She received the Petronas Scholarship for the May Intake 2014. She spent 11 years in a Convent school and comes from the town of Muar. She aims for precision and leadership and has a keen eye for socializing and meeting new people.


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Thursday, March 05, 2015

How to Enter the Professional World after Studying Abroad

How to Enter the Professional World after Studying Abroad

Guest post by Jessica Barden (Share you education tips with 30,000+ Malaysian students)

Professional World Dressing Man
Every student becomes nervous when we talk about their plans to enter the professional world for a secure career. This is because in order to live a peaceful professional life people need to develop professional skills. If you’re a final year student of a foreign study program and aiming to learn professional skills then you’re at the right spot. Have a look at the information shared below to successfully satisfy your potential employers with proficient skills.

Learn How to Work With a Team

In order to work in any workplace people need to develop the ability to work in a team. Nobody can work alone to fulfil the goals of an organisation. Therefore you will need to learn the best ways to deal with different people while achieving the common goal of an organization. If you want to meet all your workplace challenge successfully then you must work with a team. This is why employers today loves to hire individuals who can cooperate with others to accomplish business goals.

Develop Strong Communication Skills

It is important for people to have a strong command on verbal as well as written skills to communication with everyone in a well manner. Communication skills would not only assist you in writing a resume or cover letter but also allow you to communicate in the organisation every department appropriately. If you want to enhance the chances of getting hired then you must develop your communication skills to inspire your potential employer.

Use Computer & Internet

Nowadays more than 80% of offices are using computers to accomplish their workplace targets. If you want to be a part of 21st century modern workplace, then you must learn how to use computers to accomplish any task. According to a recent survey based report it is proved that people who have proficiency in computing easily get their first job. Thus ensure to learn computer from any friends or institution to impress your potential employer with information technology knowledge.

Stand Up To Meet Challenges

When a person enters in a professional world s/he needs to tackle a number of issues to be successful. Usually students face a number of issues in their academic semester so that they can accomplish workplace semesters successfully as well. If you love to encounter semester challenges easily then you can also accomplish your workplace goals successfully.

Increase Your Social Interaction

According to a recent survey outcome it is released that students who love to study alone, also enjoy working alone in an office. If you’re also ranked among individual who feel comfortable to work without speaking to anyone during large spans of time then you must increase your social interaction. This is because when you step in a professional world you have to work with a group of people to accomplish a specific target. Therefore enjoy occupying with others as much as possible to easily fit in large groups of professional people.

Add Information Absorption Skills

The second factor that you will need to consider to work with a peace of mind is the information absorption skills. This information absorption skill will allow you to absorb new information in a speedy manner. It is seen that people who have excellent information absorption skills always come up with the effective solutions easily and quickly without relying on others. If you want to be a part of a leading firm of your field, then you should improve your analytical skills.

Build Problem Solving Approach

Every person has different approaches to face different kind of challenges. Basically there are two types of problem solving approaches that are to think or feel. People who prefer to think rather than to feel always learn about the pros and cons of a decision from every possible angle before implementing it. While people who rely on their feeling, only consider how a decision will make them feel. Employers always promote employees who are better thinkers. So, if you’re aiming to work at the leading position then you have to think at 360 degrees before acting on anything.

Organise Yourself

Last but not the least, the way to organise every task is also an important factor to work in a professional world. It is not only the way we organize our work in a to-do list, but also the information we organised in our minds.  Our thought process plays a key role in how we work in a workplace. Whether you want to be a part of a popular firm, or you want to set up your own business, you will need to organise yourself completely to be successful person.

Don’t just read the information shared in the above passage instead shares it with your friends to raise their knowledge as well.

Jessica Barden is a proficient writer and content manager of a renowned academic cancelling firm. Currently, she is facilitating students who say her to write my essay at Writing Bunch to grow their career in the right direction with professional guidance.


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Saturday, February 28, 2015

KPM Bursary & JPA Scholarships 2015

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JPA Scholarships 2015 (Biasiswa JPA)

JPA Scholarships 2015 (Biasiswa JPA)
Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) invites eligible candidates to apply for the engineering special programme to pursue studies in Germany, France, Japan and Korea.

This scholarship is for 2014 SPM Leavers who wish to pursue their engineering studies in Germany, France, Japan and Korea.

Successful candidates will be required to attend a preparatory course in colleges set in the country before pursuing studies abroad.

Deadline of JPA Scholarships application
10 March 2015

Who is eligible for JPA Scholarships (Biasiswa JPA)?
The eligility criteria for this scholarship is summarised as below:
  •     Malaysian citizen;
  •     Not more than 19 years of age (20 years old for Remove Class students);
  •     Having good health and not suffering from critical illnesses such as hepatitis, AIDS, HIV, etc.; and
  •     Obtained at least A- grade in eight (8) of the following subjects:
    •         Malay language;
    •         History;
    •         Islamic Studies or Al-Quran and As-Sunnah Education or Syariah Islamiah Education or Moral Education;
    •         English language;
    •         Physics;
    •         Chemistry;
    •         Mathematics;
    •         Additional Mathematics; and
    •         at least A- grade in any one (1) subject.

How to apply JPA Scholarships (Biasiswa JPA)?
The application will be opened on 4 March – 10 March 2015 only. Kindly visit www.jpa.gov.my to apply.

For more information or question regarding JPA scholarships 2015, contact penawaranlsp@jpa.gov.my or 03-8885 3670 / 3398 / 3564 / 3489 on every working day from 9.00am to 4.30pm.

KPM Bursary 2015 (Tawaran Bursary Biasiswa Pelajar Cemerlang SPM 2014)

KPM Bursary 2015 (Tawaran Bursary Biasiswa Pelajar Cemerlang SPM 2014)
Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia (KPM) will be offering automatic bursary to Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2014 candidates who obtained outstanding results of 9A+ and above to undergo preparatory courses before continuing their undergraduate studies in local or foreign universities.

This KPM Bursary will cover costs of pre-university studies such as Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM), matriculation studies, the International Baccalaurate (IB), A-Levels, or other foundation courses provided by the Higher Education Ministry.

KPM Bursary Closing Date
30 June 2015

Eligibility Criteria for KPM Bursary
  •     Malaysian citizen;
  •     Not more than 18 years of age (19 years old for Remove Class students) on 31 December 2014;
  •     Obtained 9A+ and above in SPM 2014; and
  •     Enrolled in one of the following preparatory courses:
    •         Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM);
    •         Matriculation;
    •         Foundation courses provided by IPTA;
    •         International Baccalaurate (IB);
    •         A-Levels

How to Apply KPM Bursary
  •     The Online Application System of KPM Bursary (Sistem Aplikasi Online Bursary) for SPM 2014 candidates will be activated on 4 March 2015;
  •     Outstanding SPM 2014 candidates who got 9A+ and above are required to check and update their details in the system at www.moe.gov.my.

All enquiries regarding KPM Bursary 2015 (Tawaran Biasiswa Pelajar Cemerlang SPM 2014) should be channeled to 038321 7086 or email at bt.bursary@moe.gov.my.


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Friday, February 27, 2015

Top 8 Survival Tips for International Students in Malaysia

Guest post by Edith Hayden (Share you education tips with 30,000+ Malaysian students)

Being an international student in Malaysia, remember a few vital things. It is alright to be nervous when you’re abroad for higher studies. People get the jitters even while applying to universities in their homeland. Mingling with new people, trying different things, and forming a new pack—everything initially blends into a spine-tingling, throat-parching moment of apprehension.

But after meeting the other freshman students, you’ll be able to cast aside the stress and explore the enjoyable side of being one of the international students in Malaysia. This article throws light on the simple ways to make your academic life abroad pleasant and fruitful.

International Students Study in Malaysia
International Students Studying in Malaysia / PicCredit

1. Pack wisely.

Prepare to meet a lot of people. Tons of international students flock to Malaysia each year, providing you a multi-ethnic atmosphere to live in. In 2010, a survey conducted on 199 institutes in Malaysia revealed that 86,923 students in those institutes hailed from Iran, Indonesia, China, Nigeria, Yemen and other countries. This will allow you to thrive and expand your outlook. Make friends that are worth sticking to till the final year. Alumni network in a cosmopolitan setting as such has a lot of benefits.

2. Communicate as much as you can.

Being an International student, you are bound to stir people’s curiosity and tackle questions about your background, schooling etc. Smile to people, be polite, exchange Facebook IDs and have an “ais kacang” when you’re having a discussion. The syrup-topped ice will act as a coolant any time the fellow-freshman dealings bog you down. And remember, it is OK to share your canteen table with strangers as long as they seem polite and safe.

3. Steer clear of substance abuse.

Malaysia has strict rules against illicit drug use and it may even attract death penalty. So, avoid it at any cost.

4. You are not alone.

Remember, your fellow students are also on the same footing here. Don’t hesitate to say hello and get assistance as long as you need to get used to the local markets and food habits. You may feel a little alienated being around locals ceaselessly speaking “Bahasa Malaysia”.

But, do your bit to fit in. Show interest in what they’re talking about. English is known to all and they will smoothly interact with you. Sharply contrasting many other more anglicised neighbouring countries, most locals here openly exhibit emotions. Expect simple, clear-cut answers when you’re talking to your new friends around the academic neighbourhood.

5. Take a break.

The country has a plethora of stunning tourist spots. So, when your head is heavy with assignments and you need to soothe your nerves, go out. Try the moist rainforests, long beaches, caves, mountains and waterfalls which are not more than a few hours away from the major universities.

The diverse geography draws travellers from all over the world and you will enjoy special holiday-break privileges just a stone’s throw away. When you are tired of dealing with too many project papers, permit yourself for a cool escape to Langkawi’s white sands. You can also sail across the tropical islands in Kota Kinabalu for an unforgettable vacation.      

6. Save more.

Living cost is relatively inexpensive compared to countries like USA, Australia and UK. But big cities also offer sky-high luxury and expensive hotels which you should reasonably brush aside considering your college tuition fees and off-campus living costs.    
 
The transport fare, local restaurants, mini markets to malls, Malaysia offers great options for international students. With a $40 dollars-a-month gym subscription and $50 USD transport passes, an international student in Malaysia can enjoy quality living without burning a hole in the pocket. In a regular, low-cost restaurant, $3 USD can bring you 2 square meals. Surfing net would not require more than $20USD a month.  

Start to invest. This is mandatory for all university students to allocate at least $15 USD per month as health insurance which includes hospitalisation and medical treatment when necessary.
In a nutshell, the money required for basic things as food, clothes and lodgings ranges between $3000 to $4000 dollars. This applies to both on-campus and off-campus living costs which ensures better savings for future.

7. Keep your humour alive and kicking!

Laughter doesn’t need a language.  It is the best remedy for any moment of awkwardness. This will also provide a comic relief to your struggle and occasional sense of isolation. Even if a taxi-driver refuses to turn on the meter, don’t argue. Shrug it off with humour and check another one. If wearing shorts be a magnet for a lot of shooting stares, respect local sensibilities and be careful next time. Just a drizzle of light-hearted humour can ward off many stern looks.

8. Tingle Your Taste-buds

Malaysia offers a wide gamut of multi-national delicacies as Malay, Chinese and Indian dishes. An international student in Malaysia shouldn’t miss out on Bakuteh( Simmered Pork-ribs), Hokkien mee( Chinese yellow noodles) and Fresh River Prawns. Even street-side eateries offer light, healthy and delicious options to pick from. If you’re an avid western foodie, McDonalds, KFC, Subway and Burger King can satiate your appetite in major cities.

Diverse cultures, luscious landscapes, affordable tuition fees, and lavish food options, an international student in Malaysia truly has reasons to rejoice and say “Terima kasih”!

Edith Hayden is a marketing research analyst currently working with an essay review and analysis companies providing students with education tips and tutorials.


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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Top 50+ Malaysia Scholarships 2015 Openings for STPM & SPM 2014 Result Holders - Apply Now!

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Top Malaysia Scholarship Offers 2015 (Tawaran Biasiswa) and Closing Dates

1) 27 February 2015: Yayasan Tenaga Nasional (YTN) Scholarships & Convertible Study Loans
Discuss YTN scholarship with other applicants here / read more about YTN scholarship interview experience here
Yayasan Tenaga Nasional (YTN) Scholarships

2) 28 February 2015: Biasiswa MyBrainSc Scholarship 2015
Ask question on MyBrainSc scholarship here
Biasiswa MyBrainSc Scholarship 2015

3) 9 March 2015: Kuok Foundation Berhad Singapore Polytechnics Diploma Awards
Ask question on Kuok Foundation Berhad Singapore Polytechnics Diploma Awards here
Kuok Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Awards

4) 10 March 2015: PSD Scholarships for Engineering Programmes Abroad (Biasiswa JPA Untuk Lepasan SPM 2014)
Discuss JPA scholarship with other applicants here / read more about JPA scholarship interview experience here
Biasiswa JPA untuk Lepasan SPM: Permohonan Tajaan Program Khas Jepun, Korea, Perancis dan Jerman

5) 10 March 2015: Bank Negara (Pre-University) Kijang Emas & Kijang Scholarships
6) 10 March 2015: Bank Negara Malaysia Undergraduate (Honours) Scholarship Awards
7) 10 March 2015: Bank Negara Postgraduate Scholarships (Master and PhD)
Discuss Bank Negara scholarships with other applicants here / read more about Bank Negara scholarship The Kijang Academy experience here
Bank Negara Malaysia Scholarships

8) 13 March 2015: Sin Chew Daily Education Fund 2015
Sin Chew Daily Education Fund

9) 15 March 2015: Yayasan Khazanah Global Undergraduate Scholarship Programme
10) 15 March 2015: Yayasan Khazanah Watan Undergraduate Scholarship Programme
11) 15 March 2015: Yayasan Khazanah Cambridge Undergraduate Scholarship Programme
Yayasan Khazanah Nasional

12) 15 March 2015: Maybank Foundation Scholarship & Sponsorship Awards 2015
Discuss Maybank Foundation scholarship with other applicants here / read more about Maybank Foundation scholarship interview experience here
Maybank Foundation Scholarship & Sponsorship Awards 2015

13) 15 March 2015: Program Pembiayaan Pendidikan Peneraju Tunas Potensi
Program Pembiayaan Pendidikan Peneraju Tunas Potensi

14) 16 March 2015: PETRONAS Scholarships (Program Penajaan Pendidikan PETRONAS Untuk Lepasan SPM 2014)
Discuss PETRONAS scholarships with other applicants here / read more about PETRONAS Youngstar Day experience here
Program Penajaan Pendidikan PETRONAS Untuk Lepasan SPM 2014

15) 16 March 2015: The Star Education Fund: Scholarship Awards 2015
Discuss The Star education fund with other applicants here / read more about The Star education fund interview experience here
The Star Education Fund Scholarship Awards 2015

16) 16 March 2015: Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) Scholarship Awards (Biasiswa Suruhanjaya Sekuriti)
Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) Suruhan Sekuriti Scholarship Awards

17) 17 March 2015: Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) Overseas Scholarship Programme
Ask question on PNB scholarships here
Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) Scholarship Programme

18) 22 March 2015: UEM Group Berhad Overseas Scholarship Programme
UEM Group Berhad Overseas Scholarship Programme

19) 25 March 2015: Nanyang Siang Pau Scholarships (南洋商报大专奖学金计划)
Nanyang Scholarships (南洋商报大专奖学金计划)

20) 27 March 2015: Sri KDU International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme Scholarship Award 2015
Sri KDU International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme Scholarship Award 2015

21) 30 March 2015: Shell Malaysia Overseas Undergraduate Scholarship Awards 2015
22) 30 March 2015: Shell Malaysia Local Undergraduate Scholarship Awards 2015
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Shell Malaysia Undergraduate Scholarship Awards 2015

23) 30 March 2015: Yayasan Pahang Scholarship: Biasiswa Kecemerlangan Menteri Besar (BKMB) Pahang
Biasiswa Yayasan Pahang Scholarships

24) 31 March 2015: Singapore's ASEAN Scholarships for Malaysians: Pre-University One Scholarships
Singapore ASEAN Scholarships for Malaysia

25) 31 March 2015: Elena Cooke Education Fund (Sunway Education Group & KBU International College)
Elena Cooke Education Fund

26) 2 April 2015: Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) Pre-University Scholarship Programme (Local)
27) 2 April 2015: Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) Undergraduate Scholarship Programme (Local)
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) Pre-University and Undergraduate Scholarship Programme (Local)

28) 7 April 2015: Genting Malaysia GENM Scholarship Awards
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Genting Malaysia GENM Scholarships


29) 10 April 2015: Kuok Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Awards: KUOK KENG KANG SCHOLARSHIPS for Undergraduate Studies at MALAYSIAN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES
30) 10 April 2015: Kuok Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Awards: KF HALF-LOAN HALF-GRANT AWARDS for Undergraduate Studies at MALAYSIAN & SINGAPORE PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES
Kuok Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Awards

31) 14 April 2015: IJM Scholarship Award Programme
IJM Scholarship Award Programme

32) 15 April 2015: Tuanku Abdul Rahman Scholarship (BTAR) 2015
Biasiswa Tunku Abdul Rahman (BTAR) Scholarships

33) 15 April 2015: Lion-Parkson Foundation Scholarships 2015
Lion-Parkson Foundation Scholarships

34) 17 April 2015: Agrobank Scholarship Award Program 2015
Agrobank Scholarship Award Program 2015

35) 25 April 2015: PIDM Undergraduate Scholarship Programme
PIDM Undergraduate Scholarship Programme

36) 25 April 2015: Great Eastern Supremacy Scholarship Awards
Great Eastern Supremacy Scholarship Award

37) 30 April 2015: Yayasan Wah Seong Scholarship Awards 2015
Yayasan Wah Seong Scholarship Awards 2015

38) 30 April 2015: Penang Future Foundation Scholarship
Penang Future Foundation Scholarship

39) 30 April 2015: GAMUDA Scholarship Awards
GAMUDA Scholarship Awards

40) 30 April 2015: Bangsar Village Kids for Kids Scholarship Awards 2015
Bangsar Village Kids for Kids Scholarship Awards 2015

41) 1 June 2015: Hong Leong Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Programme
Hong Leong Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Programme

42) 30 June 2015: Education Ministry Bursaries (Bursary Pelajar Cemerlang SPM Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia KPM)
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Bursary Pelajar Cemerlang SPM Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia

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43) May 2015: Maxis Scholarship for Excellence Awards
Maxis Scholarship for Excellence Awards

44) May 2015: The Google Anita Borg Memorial Undergraduate & Postgraduate Scholarship: Asia Pacific
The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: Asia Pacific

45) May 2015: Yayasan Bursa Malaysia Scholarships
Yayasan Bursa Malaysia Scholarships

46) May 2015: Top Glove Scholarship Fund
Top Glove Scholarship Fund

47) May 2015: The British Council IELTS Scholarships
British Council IELTS Scholarships

48) May 2015: Perdana University (JPA/PSD) Scholarship Awards
Perdana University Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam JPA Scholarship Award

49) June 2015: Loh & Loh Corporation Bhd Scholarship Programme
Loh & Loh Corporation Bhd Scholarship Programme

50) June 2015: Panasonic Scholarships for Engineering Students
Panasonic Scholarships Engineering

51) March 2015: Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad Scholarships (Biasiswa FGV)
Biasiswa Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad Scholarships

52) April 2015: MMC Corporation Berhad Scholarship Programme
MMC Corporation Berhad Scholarship Programme

53) April 2015: The 2015 ASTRO Scholarship Awards
Astro Scholarship Awards

54) April 2015: Yayasan Telekom Malaysia Talent-A Scholarship Programme (Program Biasiswa YTM Talent-A)
Program Biasiswa YTM Talent-A

55) April 2015: Samsung SMART Scholarships
Samsung SMART Scholarships

56) May 2015: AEON Malaysia Scholarship Awards

57) May 2015: United Malacca Berhad University Scholarship Awards
United Malacca Berhad University Scholarship Awards

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