OCBC PUBLIC SCHOLARSHIP

Enabling bright and promising youths in achieving their ambitions

Why you will love this:

Pursue your undergraduate studies in your desired field, alongside meeting the Bank’s needs.

Opportunities to gain first-hand working experience in a bank through our curated internship programmes.

Eligibility

Malaysian citizen.

Excellent academic and co-curricular activities record.

Dynamic personality with excellent communication and critical thinking skills.

INTRODUCTION

The OCBC Bank culture rests on nurturing and developing outstanding individuals through quality education, and providing them challenging – and rewarding – opportunities to grow to their fullest potential.

Apart from the financial aid we provide to cover tuition fees and daily living expenses, we offer our scholars internship opportunities to gain hands-on working experience.

The scholarship is open to students who have gained admission or are eligible for admission into their first year full-time undergraduate studies at all public and private universities recognised by the Government of Malaysia.

First year students from these universities are also welcome to apply.

We invite you to apply for a scholarship with us if you:

  1. Attained excellent Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) or Matriculation results.
  2. Are actively involved in extra-curricular activities.
  3. Possess leadership qualities.
  4. Are enrolling for a full-time undergraduate course.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

What you will receive as an OCBC scholar

  • Each student who has gained admission into a recognised Malaysian public university will receive a scholarship valued at RM12,000 per academic year.

  • Each student who has gained admission into a Malaysian private university will receive a scholarship valued at RM23,000 per academic year.

  • Internship opportunities with OCBC Bank to gain first-hand working experience.

Criteria to apply

  • A Malaysian citizen who has gained admission (or is eligible for admission) into their first year full-time undergraduate studies.

  • A minimum of 7As in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM); or 5As in Unified Examination Certificate (UEC).

  • A minimum of 2As in Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM); or 2 As in GCE A-Level.

  • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.30 in Matriculation/Foundation Studies.

  • A minimum CGPA of 3.30 for the existing first year undergraduate studies.

  • 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 other scholarship(s) or award(s) from any other organisations and/or institutions.

  • Family household income of no more than RM7,000 per month.

How to apply

  • 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: 30 June 2022.

      Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview session. 

      For more information, email us at  MYScholarship@ocbc.com.

Additional information

  • Applicants 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.

  • OCBC Bank welcomes applicants intending or currently pursuing relevant courses or field of study that meet the Bank’s needs to qualify for the scholarship.

  • Applicants must meet the minimum requirement of CGPA 3.30 every semester for continuation of the scholarship.

  • Applicants are not allowed to switch courses mid-way. They are required to reimburse the Bank if they choose to switch courses mid-way.

  • Applicants can take part in the student exchange programme but subjected to approval. However, the cost of the exchange program will not be covered as part of the scholarship.

  • Applicants are subject to avail themselves for employment at OCBC Bank upon course completion. However, if the Bank decides otherwise, it will duly exempt the candidate from meeting this requirement.

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

Testimonials

Zahratul Husna Na’aim
Bachelor of Accounting,
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Scholarship Recipient Year, 2018/2019

Zahratul Husna Na’aim
Bachelor of Accounting,
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Scholarship Recipient Year, 2018/2019

“OCBC offers much more than just monetary support. OCBC has given me moral support throughout my studies and provided me with internship opportunities that are aligned to my preferences and availability.”

Leanne Lim Mei-Wern
Bachelor of Information Technology,
Universiti Malaya (UM)
Scholarship Recipient Year, 2017/2018

Leanne Lim Mei-Wern
Bachelor of Information Technology,
Universiti Malaya (UM)
Scholarship Recipient Year, 2017/2018

“Receiving a scholarship from OCBC is truly a blessing as the bank provides many benefits to their scholars during their studies and even upon graduating. My wellbeing and welfare were well taken care of; the Bank even offers us a career path with them.”

Kho Mei Lan (Shirley)
Bachelor of Finance,
Universiti Malaya (UM)
Scholarship Recipient Year, 2016/2017

Kho Mei Lan (Shirley)
Bachelor of Finance,
Universiti Malaya (UM)
Scholarship Recipient Year, 2016/2017

“OCBC’s scholarship attracted my attention as recipients were given the opportunity to focus on their studies without having to worry about financial constraints; they are also given the chance to complete their internship with OCBC Bank. The opportunity to kickstart your career with a foreign bank will provide you with a wider scope of knowledge and exposure.”