Scholarships

Scholarships

We offer scholarships to help bright and talented youths from tertiary education institutions to 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 all public and private universities recognised by the Government of Malaysia. 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 3.30 in Matriculation/Foundation Studies
  • Minimum CGPA of 3.30 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 no more than RM 7,000 monthly

Preferred Disciplines

Courses that meet the Bank’s needs

What’s in it for you?

Two categories of scholarship are offered. The annual value of each is as follow: 

  • RM12,000 per academic year per student who has gained admission into a recognised Malaysian public university
  • RM23,000 per academic year per student who has gained admission into a recognised 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.

Application Process:

1. Download the scholarship application form HERE

  • Complete the OCBC Public Scholarship Application Form - Tab: Part 1-Application Form
  • Prepare an essay of 800 words - Tab: Part 2-Essay
  • Go through the checklist and prepare copies (softcopies) of all the required documents - Tab: Part 3-Checklist

2. Email the completed spreadsheet (Part 1,2 and 3), and the scanned copies of the required documents to MYScholarship@ocbc.com. Name the subject as: 2022 OCBC Public Scholarship Application – (Your name).

3.Ensure all the required documents are in place

4.Application deadline: 08 July 2022

Application and Enquiries

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview session.

OCBC Public Scholarship FAQs

  1. Who is eligible to apply for the OCBC Public Scholarship?
  • The scholarship is open to all Malaysian students who have gained admission or are eligible for admission into first year full-time undergraduate studies at all public and private universities recognised by the Government of Malaysia. We also welcome first year students from these universities to apply.

 

  1. What are the qualifying criteria to apply for the scholarship?
  • 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 3.30 in Matriculation/Foundation Studies.
  • Minimum CGPA of 3.30 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 no more than RM7,000 monthly (Family household income refers to both parents’ income only)

 

  1. What are the preferred field of study that qualify for the scholarship?
  • All courses that meet the Bank’s needs.

 

  1. What is the value of the scholarship?
  • RM12,000 per academic year per student who has gained admission into a recognised Malaysian public university.
  • RM23,000 per academic year per student who has gained admission into a recognised 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.
  • The scholarship covers both tuition fees as well as daily living expenses.

 

  1. Do I need to be accepted into a university to apply for the scholarship?
  • You do not need to be accepted into a university at the time of application. However, applicants must provide the university offer letter at the time the scholarship is awarded.

 

  1. How do I know if I am shortlisted?
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted to an interview session.

 

  1. What is the grade requirement to maintain the scholarship?
  • Scholars must meet the minimum requirement of CGPA 3.30 every semester for continuation of the scholarship.

 

  1. Can I switch my course mid-way?
  • Scholars are not allowed to switch courses mid-way and scholars are required to reimburse the bank.

 

  1. Does the scholarship cover student exchange programme as well?
  • Scholars can take part in the student exchange programme but subjected to approval. However, the cost will not be part of the scholarship coverage.

 

  1. Do I need to undergo my internship with OCBC Bank?
  • We provide our scholars with internship opportunities.

 

  1. Will I be bonded to OCBC Bank upon graduation?
  • You are required to avail yourself 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.

 

  1. How do I apply?
  • Please refer to the “Application” tab for application process.
  • Application deadline: 08 July 2022

 

  1. Who can I contact for enquiries?