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MCKL Excellence Award Scholarship 2022

Sponsored by: Methodist College Kuala Lumpur
Deadline29 November 2021
Organisation TypePrivate Higher Educational Institutions
Fund TypeScholarship
Study Local or Abroad?Local

Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL) is offering the MCKL Excellence Award Scholarship 2022 which covers up to 100% tuition fee for deserving Malaysian students, who wish to pursue studies with MCKL in Cambridge A Level, Australian Matriculation, American Degree Transfer Program, ACCA Foundation In Accountancy and selected diploma programmes.


Applicable Programmes 

The MCKL Excellence Award (“Award”) is open for application for the following MCKL Programmes (full time): 

  • Cambridge A Level; 
  • Australian Matriculation; 
  • American Degree Transfer Program; 
  • ACCA Foundation In Accountancy; 
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education; 
  • Diploma in Social Work; 
  • Diploma in E-Commerce; 
  • Diploma in Digital Marketing; 
  • Diploma in Information Technology; 
  • Diploma in Computer Science.


Award Value  

  • The Award is in the form of a full tuition fee waiver for the duration of the selected Programme at MCKL. It does not consist of any cash award or disbursement. 
  • The Award does not cover other applicable fees and/or expenses (e.g., application fee, general fees, deposits, external examination fees, books, accommodation, living expenses, etc.).


Eligibility Criteria 

  • Applicants shall be Malaysians below the age of 25 (blue identification card). 
  • Applicants shall provide evidence of academic excellence as follows:
    • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM): 8As (excluding A-); or 
    • International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE): 8As.
  • The following table is the equivalency of grades across SPM and IGCSE examinations:
SPM Grade A Cambridge IGCSE Grade A / Edexcel IGCSE Grade 7
  • For SPM results, English 1119 will not be considered in the overall SPM results. 
  • For Cambridge IGCSE results, applicants may combine results from different examination boards and multiple examination sittings provided there are no overlapping subjects and within a 12-month period.
  • Applicants shall provide evidence of excellence in personal attributes in their final two (2) years of schooling, such as leadership, notable achievements, active extra-curricular involvement, or other exemplary behaviour, attitude or self-motivation.


Documents Required

  • Applicants may apply for the Award with forecast or trial results but will be required to provide actual results to MCKL within 7 days of release thereof as proof of meeting the criteria.
  • Applicants shall submit copies of certificates, awards, commendations, references and other documents to evidence achievements, excellence and other exemplary involvement or behaviour.
  • Applicants shall submit proof of household income (Tax Return form, salary slips). Household income will be a major consideration when shortlisting candidates. If no such documents are submitted, it shall be assumed that the applicant does not come from a financially disadvantaged background and the selection weightage shall be adjusted accordingly.
  • Incomplete documents will affect the outcome of the application. 


Application Deadline 

  • Applications must be submitted to MCKL’s Enrolment and Admission Office by the following dates:
    • 29 November 2021 (for Jan / Mar / Apr / May 2022 intakes);
    • To be announced in 2022 (for Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep 2022 intakes).
  • Late applications will not be considered.


Award Disbursement 

  • Disbursement of the Award is subject to the following conditions:
    • Execution of the Scholarship Agreement by the recipient as acceptance of the Award; 
    • Completion of all enrolment and admission requirements for the MCKL Programme; 
    • Payment of all fees, deposits and other sums not covered by the Award, including a sum equivalent to the first semester’s tuition fees. 
  • The Award comprises tuition fee waiver on a semester-by-semester basis. The recipient must meet the academic and other requirements stipulated by MCKL for continued disbursement of the Award. 
  • The Award is based upon the number of subjects attempted in each semester’s final exams and is restricted to the following total number of subjects/credit hours only: 
Cambridge A Level Maximum of 4 subjects
American Degree Transfer Program Maximum of 2 years*
Australian Matriculation Maximum of 5 subjects
ACCA FIA Maximum of 7 modules**
Diploma programmes Maximum of 2.5 years or 90 cumulative credit hours, whichever comes first

*  Not inclusive of MPU subjects.    **Not inclusive of MCKL compulsory subjects.

  • The Award does not cover:
    • Subjects/Credit hours in which no examinations/assessments were attempted;
    • Withdrawn/Dropped subjects; and 
    • Repeat subjects/papers.


Maintenance of Award 

  • The Award recipients are required to maintain an academic progress of a minimum of GPA 3.20 (ADTP, A Level, AUSMAT, Diploma programmes) or an average of 70% (ACCA FIA internal assessments) for each semester throughout the Programme.
  • All Award recipients are required to pass Service Learning and Character Formation subjects in order to maintain the Award. However:
    • ADTP students are not required to take Character Formation;
    • ACCA FIA students are required to additionally pass Communication Skills.


General Provisions 

  • Applicants may apply for more than one MCKL scholarship / bursary / financial aid /discount (collectively, “award”) at any one time but will only be permitted to benefit from one award, which shall generally be the award with the highest quantum.
  • In the event a recipient is offered and accepts any scholarship, bursary, financial aid or other sponsorship for their MCKL studies from any other entity or person, (s)he shall inform the Office of the Registrar in writing within two (2) weeks of such acceptance. The Institution reserves the right to withdraw or adjust the quantum of the MCKL Excellence Award to the recipient. Recipients who fail to inform the Office of the Registrar may face disciplinary action and/or be required to reimburse the value of the Award to MCKL.
  • This Award is only valid for the duration of the enrolled Programme and does not cover any extension of the Programme beyond its minimum duration.
  • The Award may not be transferred to other MCKL programmes or deferred to other intakes except with the prior written consent of MCKL. Such consent may be withheld at the Institution’s absolute discretion.
  • In the event a recipient withdraws from the enrolled Programme at any time after acceptance of the Award (including prior to Programme commencement), all payments and deposits in connection with the enrolled Programme will be forfeited absolutely to MCKL and no refunds whatsoever shall be due to the recipient.
  • The Institution reserves the right to involve the Award recipients in various activities organised by the Institution, including interviews, MCKL events, education events, social media, photography/videos, and other promotional activities of MCKL.
  • This Award is given at the sole discretion of the Institution. Applicants are not guaranteed approval of the Award upon fulfilling the conditions set.
  • MCKL reserves the right to amend any criteria and/or terms and conditions for the Award as and when it deems necessary. The decision of MCKL on all matters pertaining to the Award is absolute and final.

Please download the application form here.


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