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YSD - Pre-University Scholarship Programme (China) 2021

Sponsored by: Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD)
Deadline6 April 2021
Organisation TypePrivate Sector / Organisation
Fund TypeScholarship
Study Local or Abroad?International

Yayasan Sime Darby invites qualified SPM 2020 leavers to apply for education sponsorship to pursue foundation studies in China. 

We are looking for well-rounded Malaysian candidates who have attained excellent academic achievement, demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and potential, as well as those who devoted time to make an impact on the community through their extra-curricular activities.


Eligibility and Minimum Requirement

Applicants for this programme must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Malaysian;
  2. Age 18 years old or below;
  3. Obtained at least 7 As (A+ and A only) for SPM 2020 Trial Examination;
  4. Obtained A+ for both Additional Mathematics and Mathematics subjects for SPM 2020 Trial Examination;
  5. Candidates with Mandarin proficiency are preferable;
  6. Total monthly gross household income of RM11,000 and below;
  7. Keen to pursue foundation and undergraduate studies at selected universities approved by YSD in China;
  8. Active participation in extra-curricular activities, sporting events and community service;
  9. Strong leadership qualities through various leadership positions held in school and societies.


Accepted Fields of Study

Scholarships will be offered to candidates who are inclined to pursue the following fields of study, subject to the university’s admissions offer:

Business related courses: 

  1. Chinese Language (with Foundation studies in Economics)
  2. Chinese Language (with Foundation studies in Business Studies)
  3. Chinese Language (with Foundation studies in Finance)
  4. Chinese Language (with Foundation studies in Mechanical Engineering)
  5. Chinese Language (with Foundation studies in Electrical Engineering)

Note: Scholarships for courses other than those mentioned above are not available.


Accepted Universities in China

Below is the list of universities in China, accepted by YSD, for the scholarship programme:

Foundation studies (2 years):

  1. Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU)

Undergraduate studies:

  1. Peking University
  2. Tsinghua University
  3. Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  4. Fudan University
  5. Nanjing University
  6. Zhejiang University


Value of Scholarship

The full scholarship includes tuition fees, board and lodging, a computer allowance, shipping allowance, and flight tickets at the beginning and end of study.

Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to undergo a Scholars Development Programme and experience work exposure through internships at Sime Darby Companies i.e. Sime Darby Plantation Berhad, Sime Darby Property Berhad and Sime Darby Berhad.  

Note: Students' admission to the assigned preparatory college will be arranged by YSD. 


Service Bond Period

On completion of foundation and undergraduate studies in China, scholars will be required to serve Sime Darby Companies for 5 to 6 years, depending on the value of the scholarships. 


Scholarship Application

Please submit the completed application form, coupled with all relevant supporting documents to the following address:

Scholarship email address : [email protected]
Subject of the email : YSD (name of scholarship programme) 2021_Application form

Application for YSD Scholarship Programmes is opening from 1st March 2021 to 6th April 2021

Download application form HERE 



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