PROGRAM BURSARY PELAJAR CEMERLANG SPM TAHUN 2011 TAJAAN KEMENTERIAN PELAJARAN MALAYSIA
Pelajar-pelajar cemerlang lepasan SPM 2011 yang memperoleh sekurang-kurangnya 9A+ akan ditawarkan secara automatik penajaan di bawah Program Bursary Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia bagi mengikuti pengajian peringkat persediaan di dalam negara.
Pelajar yang layak boleh membuat semakan dan pengemaskinian profil pelajar Program Bursary mulai 16 April 2012 di laman sesawang KPM. Untuk maklumat lanjut, sila layari www.moe.gov.my atau hubungi talian help desk 03-8321 7086 atau emel pertanyaan kepada firstname.lastname@example.org
DPM: Bursaries for all students with 9A+ and above in SPMPETALING JAYA: All 1,609 students who obtained 9A+ and above in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2011 will be automatically offered Education Ministry bursaries (dermasiswa) for local pre-university courses.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that these students will then be eligible for local or overseas scholarships for their tertiary studies from 2014 onwards if they meet the required criteria.
“For the Overseas Degree Programme Scholarships (Biasiswa Program Ijazah Luar Negara, PILN), students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.5 or its equivalent in their pre-university studies.
“Students who wish to pursue medicine, dentistry and pharmacy (overseas) must have unconditional offers of admission from any of the top 10 universities in the world, based on the list below.
“For other fields of study, students must have unconditional offers of admission from any of the top 50 universities in the world (as determined by the ministry),” he said in a statement on Tuesday.
The bursaries will cover costs for either the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM), matriculation studies, the International Baccalaurate (IB), A-Levels, or other foundation courses provided by the Higher Education Ministry.
Students can check details of the bursaries and update their student profiles at www.moe.gov.my from April 16 onwards.
Muhyiddin who is also the Education Minister, said that the top 50 students in the SPM 2011 will be offered scholarships under the National Scholarship Programme (Program Biasiswa Nasional, PBN).
“Sponsorship for the top 50 SPM 2011 students, or the creme de la creme based on the ministry's list, is for tertiary study at the top universities in the world and is based on academic merit.
“Selected candidates will be offered scholarships for their foundation and undergraduate studies for the fields of their choice in local and foreign universities, subject to the conditions set the Public Service Department (PSD),” he said.
Selection for the 2014 PILN is divided into four categories; scholastic ability (20%); ethnic population (60%); Sabah and Sarawak bumiputra (10%); and the socially disadvantaged (10%).
Students' co-curricular participation, socio-economic backgrounds, and interviews will be taken into account alongside their academic ability with the weightage for these criteria varying according to the four categories outlined above.
Muhyiddin said scholarship candidates will also be assessed by the Student Assessment Centre (SAC) during their interviews.
“The SAC is a more comprehensive selection and assessment method based on determined competencies including interest, behaviour, leadership, patriotism, creativity, endurance, and confidence.
“The assessment panel is made up of Government officials from various races, professions and job grades,” he said.
Students who have completed their pre-university studies this year are also eligible for PSD scholarships.
Muhyiddin explained that the PSD will offer 10,300 scholarships to students who have completed their pre-university studies to pursue their undergraduate degrees at recognised local public and private tertiary institutions.
“The Government will spend a sum of RM2.12bil this year to pay the cost of students' tertiary education in local and foreign universities,” he said.
Muhyiddin added that a total of 300 students will be sponsored by the PSD for engineering courses in Japan, Korea, France and Germany.
Source: The Star Online
Automatic bursary for academic high achievers 9A+ and abovePUTRAJAYA: ALL 1,609 students who scored 9A+ and above will automatically be offered a bursary for pre-entry university programmes before pursing their first degree at local or foreign universities.
The bursary will be offered for pre-entry university programmes include the Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia, matriculation programmes under the Education Ministry, foundation programmes under the Higher Education Ministry and the International Baccalaurate (IB) or A-Level.
The bursary will be offered to students who have secured a place at government-endorsed institutions offering pre-entry university programmes.
A total of 1,020 students scored 9A+, 10A+ (492 students), 11A+ (90 students) and 12A+ (7 students) for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2011.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also the Education Minister, said students who completed their pre-entry programmes will continue to be sponsored for the first degree beginning 2014 provided they achieve a CGPA of at least 3.5 and have secured places at local and foreign universities for studies recognised by the Public Services Department (PSD).
He also announced that the government will also offer scholarships to 50 SPM top achievers to undertake further studies at Ivy League universities overseas recognised by the government.
The selected candidates will be the creme de la creme chosen by the Education Ministry based on their academic merits.
The Ivy League universities include Oxford University, Cambridge University, Imperial College and University College London (all in the UK) and Harvard University, John Hopkins University, Stanford University, Yale University, University of California Los Angeles and Duke University (in the US).
"Selected candidates will be offered a scholarship from the preparatory stage to the first degree, subject to the conditions set and the Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) recognition of students' choice of studies at the foreign universities," he said in a statement issued today.
Muhyiddin said the Cabinet agreed that the government, through the Ministry of Education and the PSD, to continue the sponsorship of outstanding students to pursue their studies at home and abroad this year.
He said the government is aware that some students, who had produced excellent results during the examination, were not able to secure the sponsorships as competition is intense.
He said at the same time, the government too has limitations financially as the cost of education continues to rise.
Students can go to www.moe.gov.my to review and update the profile under the bursary programme beginning April 16 2012.
Source: New Straits Times
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