Here’s what’s new with JPA Scholarships 2021

Are you one of the top scorers in SPM 2020?

Here’s some excellent news: the government has announced the reinstatement of the highly coveted JPA Scholarships 2021, thanking you for all of your hard work and overcoming the hurdles you faced during the pandemic.

The important details of the JPA Scholarships that you can apply for are listed below.

#1. What Is The Program Khas Lepasan SPM Dalam Negara 2021?

JPA’s Program Khas Lepasan SPM Dalam Negara scholarship is offered to all SPM 2020 students who have a minimum score of 9A+, regardless of the number of topics they have taken.

If you meet the required grades stipulated by JPA, the scholarship will cover your preparatory studies (e.g. foundation, pre-university) and will be extended to your undergraduate degree. You have the option of attending local public universities, government-affiliated universities, or private institutions.

What You Should Know

  • Only local institutions will be covered by the scholarship (options are available for both public and selected private institutions)
    A Levels, Australian Matriculation, STPM, Matrikulasi, Asasi, and Foundation are examples of applicable pre-university courses.
  • You are not permitted to self-fund your preparatory courses because this is a packaged scholarship program; if you do, you will not be given a degree scholarship.
  • Those who fail to complete their preparatory course OR who do not get the minimum marks specified by JPA will be dropped from the sponsorship program.
  • This sponsorship comes in the form of a loan that can be converted into equity.

Procedure for Submitting an Application

  • From June 14 through June 23, 2021, applicants can apply online on the JPA’s official website.
  • The deadline is Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at 5 p.m.
  • As evidence of submission, you’ll need to print the Program Khas Lepasan SPM Dalam Negara 2021 confirmation slip.
  • Selected candidates will be asked to participate in an online Student Assessment Centre (SAC) program.

By 5 p.m. on July 30, 2021, the results will be posted on the JPA website.

#2. Program Penajaan Nasional (PPN) 2021

What Does It Mean?

This award is only available to the finest of the best – 316 of the best SPM 2020 students as determined by JPA.

This scholarship will allow recipients to study A Levels at Kolej Yayasan UEM (KYUEM) before continuing their undergraduate studies at one of the world’s top ten UK or US universities.

What You Should Know

Recipients will spend two years in Kolej Yayasan UEM (KYUEM) doing preparatory coursework (i.e. A Levels).
The following fields of study must be pursued by the recipients:

  • Nanotechnology
  • Neurotechnology
  • Digital Technology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Computer Science (limited to Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Data Science, Robotics, Big Data)
  • Economics & Econometrics (e.g. Applied Economics, Macroeconomics)
  • Geology
  • Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry

    You will only be supported to study at one of the top ten universities in the United Kingdom or the United States. You may still be sponsored to study at a local university if you do not win admission to these universities but fulfill the minimal academic requirements for your A Levels results.
    This sponsorship comes in the form of a loan that can be converted into equity.

Procedure for Submitting an Application

From June 14 through June 23, 2021, applicants can apply online on the JPA’s official website.
The deadline is Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at 5 p.m.
Selected candidates will be asked to participate in an online Student Assessment Centre (SAC) program.

By 5 p.m. on July 30, 2021, the results will be posted on the JPA website.

#3. Khas Jepun, Korea, Perancis, and Jerman (JKPJ) Program 2021
What Does It Mean?

This scholarship is for you if you want to study engineering, science and technology, or social science in Japan, Korea, France, or Germany.

Successful candidates will complete preparatory courses in their home country before continuing their study in one of the locations indicated above.
What You Should Know

Depending on the subject of study and destination country, recipients will attend preparatory studies at selected institutions in Malaysia.

You have the following choices:

  • Engineering: Japan, Korea, France, Germany
  • Science and Technology: Korea, Germany
  • Social Science: France

This sponsorship comes in the form of a loan that can be converted into equity.

Requirements for Admission

You must have scored at least: in Engineering and Science & Technology courses.

  • A- in English and History, and A+/A in Bahasa Melayu, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.

In order to take Social Science courses, you must have at least:

  • A- in English and History, and A+/A in Bahasa Melayu, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, and any two additional subjects.

Procedure for Submitting an Application

From June 14 through June 23, 2021, applicants can apply online on the JPA’s official website.
The deadline is Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at 5 p.m.
Selected candidates will be asked to participate in an online Student Assessment Centre (SAC) program.

By 5 p.m. on July 30, 2021, the results will be posted on the JPA website.

What is the Student Assessment Centre (SAC) and what does it do?

All JPA scholarship candidates who have been shortlisted will be required to attend the Student Assessment Centre (SAC). The SAC’s major goal is to make sure that JPA chooses the top scholars for this program.

The SAC is set for July 5–9, 2021, and will be held entirely online.

For the year 2021, all JPA Scholarships are “Convertible Loans.”

All JPA scholarships are convertible loans, as they have been in prior years (pinjaman boleh ubah). This effectively indicates that the scholarship is a loan that can be turned into a full or partial scholarship.

The convertible loan model operates as follows:

  • Full scholarship (no loan repayment): If you serve as a public servant in the civil service upon graduation
  • 25% loan repayment: If you work in a Government-Linked Company (GLC) upon graduation
  • 50% loan repayment: If you work in a company in the private sector in Malaysia upon graduation
  • Full loan repayment: All other situations

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