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Petronas Education Sponsorship Programme, Malaysia


2011-09-17 10:09:55 Scholarships Today

PETRONAS offers academic sponsorships to deserving students every year under its Education Sponsorship Programme. Since 1975, PETRONAS has sponsored more than 30,000 scholars under this programme, making PETRONAS one of the major education corporate sponsors in Malaysia. Through this programme, young Malaysians have been able to pursue higher education in Malaysia and abroad, thus contributing to the pool of professional manpower required to spur the development of the company, industry and nation.

Sponsorship Programmes Every year, PETRONAS offers academic sponsorships to deserving students for studies in secondary schools and institutions of higher learning. More than 19,000 students have benefited from PETRONAS' tertiary education sponsorship programmes at the Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels, while more than 11,000 secondary school students have received sponsorships. Sponsorships are awarded to students who have obtained excellent results in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations for undergraduate studies at established universities, both in Malaysia and overseas. Students can choose to pursue technical and non-technical courses that are relevant to the industry. Scholarships are also offered to Malaysian secondary school students.

Foreign University Sponsorship (INCLUDING BRANCH CAMPUSES IN MALAYSIA) Education sponsorships offered under the overseas programmes are awarded to outstanding Malaysian students who are interested in pursuing tertiary studies in Engineering, Applied Science, Accountancy, Business Administration and Economics. For foreign university sponsorship programmes, sponsored students are required to complete an18-24 month pre-university programme (A-Levels / International Baccalaureate) in Malaysia and must obtain outstanding results to qualify for entry into a foreign university. Students pursuing our foreign university sponsorship programme in a Malaysian branch campus are required to complete a 12-18 month Foundation Programme in the campus before advancing to undergraduate studies.

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS Sponsorship Sponsorships are available for Malaysian students to pursue degree courses in engineering and Information Technology at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP). Sponsorship will be granted based on

Information Technology at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP). Sponsorship will be granted based on merit that includes excellent SPM results. Students are required to complete a 12-month Foundation Programme at UTP before advancing to undergraduate studies.

Malaysian University Sponsorship Students who are studying in Malaysian public universities may also apply for sponsorship if they are pursuing undergraduate courses in Engineering, Applied Science, Accountancy, Economics and Information Technology. Eligibility for sponsorship is based on merit that includes excellent Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) / Matriculation / Diploma results.

Sponsorship Application Information PETRONAS invites applications from outstanding candidates to pursue undergraduate programmes in various technical and non-technical courses at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS or Foreign Universities/ Branch Campuses in Malaysia. To qualify, you must have sat for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination and achieved excellent results. You must also demonstrate strong personal qualities such as leadership, drive and teamwork. Shortlisted candidates will undergo the PETRONAS EduQuest Camp for final selection.

The online application will reopen in 2012 for SPM 2011 candidates.

Source http://www.petronas.com.my/education/petronas_sponsorship/sponsorship_programmes.aspx