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The Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship

Sponsored by: Yayasan Tunku Abdul Rahman
Deadline8 April 2024
Organisation TypePrivate Sector / Organisation
Fund TypeScholarship
Study Local or Abroad?Local

The Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship is an undergraduate degree scholarship open to high-potential, deserving students with a strong ambition to contribute to the development of Malaysia.

As the Scholarship focuses on holistic development and value-based excellence in experience, recipients of the Scholarship—Tunku Scholars—will undergo a 2-year leadership programme to initiate change as young leaders in their communities and their country.

The Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship is anchored and built on three pillars:

Inclusive Approach

The Scholarship focuses on identifying, selecting and empowering students from diverse backgrounds in Malaysia, particularly those from underrepresented communities to foster a united community of Tunku Scholars.

Comprehensive Allowance

The Scholarship provides full coverage of tuition fees, monthly and yearly allowances to reduce barriers and ensure students thrive in university.

Holistic Development

Scholars will undergo a 2-year leadership development programme to prepare them as ambassadors of our values and to serve Malaysia.

General Criteria

The  scholarship is open to both prospective and current students of any MQA-accredited course in a public or private university in Malaysia.

  • For students who have yet to start their degree: Will complete your pre-university studies and start your degree by March 2025.
  • For students enrolled in a degree programme: Have at least two years left to complete your studies.

Applicants who have just finished their pre-university programme will be given a conditional offer subject to them receiving an offer to study at a MQA-recognised local university (public or private).

Priority will be given to candidates who:

  • Have overcome or are currently overcoming difficult life challenges.
  • Demonstrate leadership potential and embody YTAR's values.
  • Candidates from challenging backgrounds, such as Persons with Disabilities (PWD), candidates from rural communities and candidates from families with an income of below RM4,850 a month.

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