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Four JPA Scholarships to Continue for 2016

by on February 3, 2016 | Top Stories

Based on the Budget 2016 revision that was announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on 28 January 2016, four Public Service Department (JPA) sponsorship programmes will continue for 2016.

Program Biasiswa Nasional

Top 20 SPM students will be able to pursue their studies at leading universities abroad

Program Penajaan Bursary (BURS)

744 students to pursue undergraduate studies at public and private institutions of higher learning in Malaysia

Note: This scholarship is open only to recipients of the KPM Bursary 2013 and 2014. Registration for this scholarship begins on 10 February 2016.

Program Khas Kejuruteraan Jepun, Korea, Perancis dan Jerman (JKPJ)

200 students will get to study special engineering programmes in Japan, South Korea, Germany and France

Program Ijazah Dalam Negara (PIDN)

8000 scholarships for students to pursue undergraduate studies in the country

Source: Public Service Department of Malaysia,

Four JPA Scholarships to Continue for 2016 -

In addition, other programmes that will continue are:

  • MyBrain15
  • Academic Training Scheme for Bumiputera (SLAB)
  • Academic Training Scheme of Public Higher Education Institutions (SLAI)
  • National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN) – RM5bil is allocated for undergraduate study loans

Although the government has reintroduced these four JPA scholarships programmes, competition will be stiff as the number of awards for each programme has been reduced. Also, many other scholarship programmes have been put on hold.

Updates on these scholarships can be found on JPA's website while online applications must be made at

Interested in other scholarships you can apply for? Check our updated list here.

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