JPA Scholarship

Type Full scholarship
Study destination Malaysia
Qualifications Bachelor's Degree, Foundation / Pre-U / A-level
Applying deadline
Provider email
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Eligible nationalities Malaysia
  • Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)
  • Monash University Malaysia


The JPA Scholarship consists of 3 different options, as follows-

1. The Program Penajaan 9A+ scholarship by JPA is open to SPM students who have scored a minimum of 9A+ regardless of the number of subjects taken. The scholarship will cover local preparatory studies AND can be extended to a local degree upon meeting the required grades set by JPA.

2. The Program Khas Jepun, Korea, Perancis, dan Jerman (JKPJ) scholarship by JPA is offered to SPM 2018 students to pursue courses related to engineering, social science or science and technology in Japan, Korea, France and Germany. Successful candidates will attend a preparatory course locally before continuing on with their respective degree studies at selected institutions abroad.

3. The Program Penajaan Nasional (PPN) is the most prestigious scholarship offered by JPA, only open to the best SPM students. 411 of the nation's best students will be handpicked for the PPN, but only 20 will be selected for the scholarship.


1. Program Penajaan 9A+

Successful applicants will be selected based on these following criteria:


For Engineering and Science & Technology courses, you must have scored at least:

For Social Science courses, you must have scored at least:

You will have to take different pre-university programmes depending on which country you want to study in (e.g. Germany = A-Level, Korea = Foundation, etc.).

Successful applicants will be selected based on these following criteria:

3. PPN

Only applicable for selected fields of study at selected institutions only. Selected fields are Technology (Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Neurotechnology, Green Technology, Digital Technology); Agriculture & Forestry; Biological Sciences; Computer Science; Economics & Econometrics; Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences; Mineral & Mining Engineering;Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. Applicants will be called in for a special test, assessment and interview.

Successful applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:


Eligible students can apply online through the JPA website. Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend the Student Assessment Centre (SAC). The main purpose of the SAC is to ensure that JPA selects the best scholars for this programme.