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Scholarship of Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam

Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam
Public Service Department
The Public Service Department (JPA) Local & Overseas Sponsorship Programmes

Public Service Department (JPA)

JPAN Scholarship

Address : Unit Tawaran, Bahagian Biasiswa dan Latihan, Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam Negeri, Bangunan Perindustrian, Tingkat 3, Beg Berkunci 2076, 88999 Kota Kinabalu.
Tel : 088-288400

Public Service Department (JPA) Local and Overseas Sponsorship Programmes

Every year, the Government offers thousands of scholarships to excellent Malaysian students through the PUBLIC SERVICES DEPARTMENT (JPA) to pursue their studies at either local or foreign higher educational institutions at Diploma and Bachelor's degree levels. The various JPA sponsorship programmes are:

JPA Local Sponsorship for Diploma and Bachelors Degree Programmes

Under the local programme, JPA offers scholarships to students who have successfully obtained admission to the following 3 types of higher educational institutions for Diploma and Bachelor's degree programmes:

Fund Type
Scholarship and loan
Scholarships are being awarded to excellent local students in fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Engineering and Science and Technology.
Scholarships are also awarded to excellent students in the Ministry of Education's polytechnics.
Loans are being given only to students in local polytechnics.
At the moment, the Training Division also sponsors overseas students who face financial problems. However, the loan being given is only to support their tuition fees.

Public Service Department (JPA)
Level 4, 5 & 6, Block C1, Parcel C, Federal Government Administrative Center, 62510 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Tel: 03-88853049
Fax: 03-88892170
Penajaan Luar Negara -
Penajaan Dalam Negara -

Malaysian citizens;
Has been offered a place in a local university, UITM or polytechnic.
Not above 26 years for Diploma course.
Not above 36 years for First Degree and Advanced Diploma courses.
Not above 45 years for Government Officers.

How To Apply
Application forms for students in local universities can be collected from the Student Affairs Department or also can be download at

Time of application
6.1 Tawaran permohonan pinjaman akan dibuat 3 kali setahun. Tarikh tutup permohonan yang ditetapkan adalah pada :-
15 Februari
15 Julai
15 Oktober

Guide to Applicant :

The award of scholarship is based on the applicants' academic achievement and other criteria. Below are some criteria that would be considered in the application:

1 Participation in co-curricular activities
2 Performance during the interview
3 Socio-economic status and family's background

Sponsorship Type 1 Sponsorship Type 2 Sponsorship Type 3
Sponsorship for
Diploma Courses
at Polytechnics
Sponsorship for
Diploma & Bachelor's Degree Courses
Sponsorship for Oversea Bachelor's Degree Programmes at Oversea


Sponsorship Type 1
JPA Sponsorship for Diploma Courses at Polytechnics

Sponsorships are given for Diploma programmes offered by Polytechnics, Ministry of Higher Education, subject to the following conditions:
1 Must be a Malaysian citizen
2 Open to all students possessing Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) only
3 Not older than 19 years old
4 Already registered for year 1 of the programme at the polytechnic
5 Possess at least Grade 6C in Bahasa Malaysia and at least 4B in 6 subjects

Application Procedure (Online only)

All applications must be done online through the websites or after an announcement is made in the newspaper stating that the respective polytechnics are open for applications (usually in the month of July each year).

The application form is free.

All enquiries or applications should be addressed to:
Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA)

Bahagian Latihan
Aras 5, BlokC 1, Parcel C,
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Perseku+uan
62510 Putrajaya

(u.p. Unit Latihan Sebelum Perkhidmatan - Dalam Negeri)
Tel: 03-8885 3000 / 8885 3049
Fax: 03-8881 0745 / 8889 2171

2 Sponsorship Type 2

JPA Sponsorship for Diploma & Bachelor's Degree Courses at Universities

The areas of discipline offered by universities and identified for JPA sponsorship are:

  Discipline Example of Courses
1 Critical Courses Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy.
2 Pure Sciences Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Life Sciences.
3 Applied Sciences Veterinary Science, Agriculture, Forestry, Biotechnology/Food Science, Fishery/Marine Science, Environmental Science, Applied and Physical Science and Computer Science.
4 Professional Arts Economics/Agribusiness, Business Management/Public Administration, Accounting/ Finance, Law, Quantitative Studies, Management, Library Science & Information.
5 Arts Arts and Social Science, Development Science, Psychology, Counselling, Communication, Humanities/Society.
6 Technology Engineering, Built Environment/ Architecture, Land Surveying/ Quantity Surveying, Housing, Building and Planning.
7 Islamic Studies Syariah and Usulluddin.

Below are the scholarship application guidelines for those who have gained admission to pursue a Diploma or Bachelor's degree at a university:

1 Must be a Malaysian citizen
2 Opened to year 1 students who have been accepted by the abovementioned universities.
3 Not older than 19 years old for Diploma programmes
4 Not older than 24 years old for Bachelor's degree programmes
5 SPM results - Grade 2A for at least 7 subjects
6 STPM results - at least Principal B in 4 subjects
7 Diploma - minimum 3.30 CGPA score
8 STAM results - at least 4 Mumtaz and 5 Jayyid Jiddah
9 Passed the matriculation examination by the Ministry of Education/University's Foundation Studies and score at least 3.30 CGPA


Sponsorship Type 3

JPA's Overseas Sponsorship for Bachelor's Degree Programmes

The Public Services Department (JPA) also offers overseas Bachelor's degree sponsorship programmes for students with outstanding SPM results to pursue critical courses at renowned foreign universities. The selected recipients who must be below 18 years old will undergo locally-conducted preparatory courses for about one to two years. JPA- sponsored students who pass the preparatory course with distinctions and have been offered a place in any of the top universities in US, Britain or Australia listed by JPA will be given a full scholarship.

Application Form

The application form can be downloaded from JPA websites at or from the day of the official announcement of SPM results.

For more information, please contact:
Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam

Bahagian Latihan
Aras 4, 5 & 6, Blok C1, Kompleks C
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Perseku+uan
62510 Putrajaya
(u/p : Program Ijazah Luar Negara)
Tel : 03-8885 3397
Faks:03-8889 2170
Email :


JPA Loan Schemes for Tuition Fees at Foreign Universities

JPA provides study loans under the concept of 'cost sharing' where it can provide up to a maximum of RM200,000 per student for tuition fees abroad.

For further enquiries, please contact:

Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam
Bahagian Latihan
Aras 5, Blok C1, Kompleks C
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
62510 Putrajaya
Tel :03-8885 3386
Faks :03-8889 2170
e-mail :

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