About Yayasan Sime Darby Pre-University scholarship programme (UNITED KINGDOM) 

Yayasan Sime Darby invites qualified SPM 2018 leavers to apply for education sponsorship to pursue foundation studies locally, leading to undergraduate studies in the United Kingdom.

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.

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 2018 examination;
  4. Total monthly gross household income of RM10,000 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

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:

  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Business Studies
  • Communication
  • Human Resources/ Psychology
  • International Business Trading

Engineering and Sciences related courses:

  • Mechanical/ Civil/ Electrical /Electronic / Mechatronic /Automotive Engineering
  • Actuarial Science
  • Mathematics/ Statistical/ Data Science
  • Computer Science
  • Agriculture Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Plantation Technology
  • Plantation Management
  • Environmental, Health & Safety
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Town Planning

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

Appointed Academic Institution

Below is the list of academic institutions accepted by YSD for the scholarship programme:

Foundation studies (2 years):

  • Kolej Yayasan UEM

Undergraduate studies:

  • Oxford University
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of College London
  • Imperial College London
  • London School of Economics
  • King’s College London
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Edinburgh

Value Of Scholarship

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

Recipients of the scholarship 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 the United Kingdom, scholars will be required to serve Sime Darby Companies for 5 to 6 years, depending on the value of the scholarships.

Scholarship Application

Applications open on 1 March 2019 and close on 31 March 2019

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