Scholarships

Scholarships

We offer bond-free scholarships to help bright and talented youths from tertiary education institutions pursue their academic dreams. As an OCBC scholar, you will take on an internship and experience what it’s like to be a part of the OCBC family.

At OCBC Bank, our philosophy is to nurture talented and outstanding individuals by providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities to help develop their full potential through quality education. Since the 1970s, the OCBC Public Scholarship has been providing financial assistance to help bright and promising youths in achieving their ambitions.

Apart from financial assistance to support both tuition fees and daily living expenses, we also provide our scholars with priority internship opportunities to gain hands-on experiences while working on projects. Take a sneak peek at our day-to-day operations and leap at the chance to network with our professionals. We engage our graduating scholars in Career Conversations as we understand the importance of being prepared when you enter the workforce.

The scholarship is open to students who have gained admission or are eligible for admission into first year full-time undergraduate studies at selected Malaysian universities. We also welcome first year students of these universities to apply.

If you have excellent STPM/Matriculation results with leadership and extra-curricular records, and are enrolling for a full-time undergraduate course, we invite you to apply today.

Who are we looking for?

  • Malaysian citizen
  • Minimum 7As in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM); or 5As in Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
  • Minimum 2As in Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM); or 2As in GCE A-Level
  • Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.50 in Matriculation/Foundation Studies
  • Minimum CGPA of 3.50 for existing first year undergraduates
  • Holds  leadership positions in extra-curricular activities, societies and clubs in school/university
  • Possesses a dynamic personality with excellent communication and critical thinking skills
  • Must not be a recipient of any other scholarship or award from any other organisations and/or institutions
  • Family household income of below RM 5,000 monthly

Preferred Disciplines

  1. Accountancy and Finance
  2. Economics
  3. Business Administration
  4. Arts and Social Sciences
  5. Computer Science and Information Technology
  6. Mathematics and Statistics
  7. Actuarial Science
  8. Engineering
  9. Law

What’s in it for you?

Beginning 2016, two categories of scholarship are offered. The annual value of each is as follow: 

  • RM12,000 per year per student who has gained admission into a selected Malaysian public university
  • RM23,000 per year per student who has gained admission into a selected Malaysian private university

The scholarship is tenable for the minimum period required to complete a course leading to a first degree - subject to consistent and excellent academic performance.

Bond

All candidates will be required to avail themselves for employment at OCBC Bank. However, if for any reason the Bank decides this is not needed, or is unable to employ the candidate, it will duly release him or her from this requirement.

To apply for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Complete the application form that can be downloaded HERE
  • Prepare an essay of 800 words on the topic below:


"Have you been in leadership positions in school/university? If yes, what are the biggest challenges you have faced and what have you learned from it?"


  • Ensure all documents required are submitted along. You can download the scholarship checklist HERE

Application and Enquiries


Please send in completed application form, essay and supporting documents (as listed in the scholarship checklist) to us before or latest on 30 June 2017 to the address below:

OCBC Public Scholarship MALAYSIA
Human Resources
OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad
5th Floor, Wisma Lee Rubber, 1 Jalan Melaka, 50100 Kuala Lumpur

Attention: Eileen Saw

For enquiries, email us at MYScholarship@ocbc.com.

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview session.