Yayasan Sime Darby invites qualified SPM 2020 leavers to apply for education sponsorship to pursue foundation studies locally, leading to undergraduate studies in the United Kingdom / United States.

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 to the community through their extra-curricular activities.
  • 1) Eligibility and Minimum Requirement
    Applicants for this programme must fulfil 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 OR Latest Examination Result;
    4. Total monthly gross household income of RM11,000 and below;
    5. Active participation in extra-curricular activities, sporting events and community service;
    6. Strong leadership qualities through various leadership positions held in school and societies
  • 2) Accepted Fields of Study
    Scholarships will be offered to candidates who are inclined to pursue the following fields of study, subject to university’s admission offer:

    Business related courses:

    a. Economics
    b. Business Studies / Finance
    c. Digital Marketing
    d. Psychology
    e. Human Resources
    f. International Business (Marketing / Trading)

    Engineering and Sciences related courses:

    a. Mechanical/ Civil/ Electrical /Electronic/ Mechatronic/ Chemistry / Food Technology/ Chemical Engineering
    b. Agriculture Science
    c. Quantity Surveying
    d. Landscape Architecture
    e. Plantation Technology and Management
    f. Architecture
    g. Town Planning
    h. Information Technology (Drone & Big Data)
    i. Genetic & Plant Breeding / Plant Nutrition
    j. Biology / Microbiology

    Note: Scholarships for courses other than those mentioned above are not available.
  • 3) Appointed Academic Institution
    Below is the list of academic institutions accepted by YSD for the scholarship programme:

    Foundation studies (2 years):

    1. Kolej Yayasan UEM

    Undergraduate studies at Top Universities in the United Kingdom:

    Undergraduate studies:

    United Kingdom

    1. Imperial College London
    2. King’s College London
    3. London School of Economics
    4. Oxford University
    5. University of Bristol
    6. University of Cambridge
    7. University of College London
    8. University of Edinburgh
    9. University of Manchester
    10. University of Warwick

    United States of America

    1. Carnegie Mellon University
    2. Columbia University
    3. Cornell University
    4. Harvard University
    5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    6. New York University (NYU)
    7. Princeton University
    8. Stanford University
    9. University of California, Berkeley
    10. University of Chicago
    11. University of Pennsylvania
    12. Yale University

  • 4) 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 studies.

    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.
  • 5) Service Bond Period
    Upon completion of foundation and undergraduate studies in the United Kingdom or United States, scholars will be required to serve Sime Darby Companies for 6 years.
  • 6) Scholarship Application
    Please complete the application form in our website by clicking the button below:

    Applications for YSD Scholarship Programmes are currently closed.

    Thank you.

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Last Updated:
27 Apr 2021
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