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Scholarship Terms and Conditions

Before submit the scholarship application, please ensure that you are aware of:

  1. Type of Scholarship that you would like to apply
  2. Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Scholarships Brochure 2022

Online Scholarship Application

Please note that the ACTUAL RESULTS for student with IGCSE qualification that we refer to is the Statement of Results or the final Certificate issued by the following examination board:

  • Cambridge Assessment International Examination (CAIE)
  • AQA
  • Pearson

Therefore, please note that online/statement of results stated as ‘Provisional Results Information’ will NOT be accepted for scholarship application.

We understand that some schools will only be receiving the Statement of Results/Certificate 2-3 months later. Your respective school will contact you to collect the Statement of Results/Certificate when it is ready. That is fine as our deadline policy is ‘2 weeks from the release of the actual results’.

Therefore, you have 2 weeks from the time you receive the Statement of Results/Certificate to submit your scholarship application to Scholarship Unit.

MARA Graduate Excellence Programme (GrEP) 2020

MARA offers education loans in the form of convertible loans for Post Graduate levels (Master’s Degree and Doctor of Philosophy) at leading Institutions of Higher Education locally and abroad to outstanding graduates in fields that have a significant impact on national employment needs.

Specifically for post-Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree students to further their studies in Master’s and Doctoral degrees in fields and universities set by MARA.

Master Programmes
Master in Health Science
Master in International Hospitality Management
Master in Medical Science
Master in Public Policy
Master in Sustainable Development Management
Master of Arts in Creative Arts and Media
Master of Arts in Visual Communication and Media Studies
Master of Human Resource Management
Master of Marketing
Master of Science in Actuarial Science
Master of Science in Computer Science (by Research)
Master of Science in Information Systems
Master of Science in Life Sciences
Master of Science in Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy Programmes
Doctor of Philosophy (Business)
Doctor of Philosophy (Computing)
Doctor of Philosophy in Biology
Doctor of Philosophy in Creative Arts and Media
Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematical Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science


  1. The applicant is Malay / Bumiputera and Malaysian citizen.
  2. Either the mother OR father is Malay/ Bumiputera and is a Malaysian citizen.
  3. Applicant age limit requirements :-




    Master’s Degree


    Not more than 40 years


    Not more than 35 years

    Doctor of Philosophy


    Not more than 45 years


    Not more than 40 years

  4. Graduated at the First Degree / Master’s Degree level with outstanding academic achievement.
  5. Study in the current year.
  6. Applicant / Mother / Father / Guardian are not included in MARA’s blacklist or legal action.
  7. Applicants do not receive financial/ sponsorship assistance from any agency for the same degree (double sponsor).
  8. The courses enrolled in are courses recognized by the Malaysian Government and the Professional Body of Malaysia.
  9. Has never been terminated by any sponsor for disciplinary action that is unlawful and has no criminal record.
  10. Free from chronic illnesses / infectious diseases / diseases that require follow-up treatment and are able to study until completion.
  11. Obtain release / deferment of service contract or repayment of loan from other sponsor bodies (except MARA) for previous study (for those applicable).
  12. Students must have completed their First Degree / Master’s Degree at the time of application.
  13. This application is open for full-time coursework or research or mix mode.
  14. MARA employees and MARA subsidiaries are not eligible to apply for this loan.
  15. Subject to the current policies and conditions in force.


Education Level


Academic Qualification & Requirement

Master’s Degree


Possess a Bachelor's Degree recognized by the government with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or its equivalent.


  • Possess a Bachelor's Degree recognized by the government with a minimum CGPA of 3.75 or its equivalent.
  • Obtain IELTS 6.5


Doctor of Philosophy


Possess a Master’s Degree recognized by the government with a minimum CGPA of 3.50 or its equivalent.


  • Possess a Master’s Degree recognized by the government with a minimum CGPA of 3.50 or its equivalent.
  • Obtain IELTS 6.5

Applicants who do not meet the CGPA requirements as stated are eligible to be considered, if they have work experience in a related field for at least three (3) years.

1. Applicants who are currently studying or are about to begin their studies before or have obtained an official offer letter from the university.
2  Applicants who are currently studying must have at least 1 year of remaining study term for Master's Degree and 2 years of PhD.
3. Applicants who plan to study locally must obtain an offer of study from the Institutions.
4. Applicants must not already possess the same for which they are applying.
5. The courses applied must possess accreditation from the Public Service Department (PSD).
6. Application is open to full time study only.

a) The disbursement of loan will be suspended in a particular semester due to any of the following reasons:
i. Poor academic performance - average semester result CGPA below 3.0
ii. Deferment of studies
iii. Change of course to other programme which is not listed under MARA’s approval

a) The loan will be terminated if a student fails to continue in the programme of study as stipulated in the loan agreement.

b) Student’s who wish to cancel the loan throughout the study period have to complete the “Borang Pembatalan Perjanjian” available on the MARA website.

c) When the loan is terminated, student is required to repay the loan amount taken during the duration of study.

d) A written appeal must be submitted to MARA if the student is unable to repay the loan amount taken during the duration of study.

e) MARA reserves the right to terminate or withdraw the loan offer at any point in time if the information is false or inaccurate.

a) Students who wished to transfer/change programme must complete the “Borang Permohonan Pertukaran Kursus” and submit to Registry staff for verification before send to MARA for approval.

b) Change of course to other programme which is not listed under MARA’s approval will results in study loan termination.

For further information, please contact us at
Should you require further assistance, please contact our GCLU staff in charge.
Staff in Charge Contact Number Email Address
Puan Norlela Abdul Rahman 019-3783800
Encik Muhammad Haidi Othman 013-3924212

  • 01 April 2022 – 15 April 2022
  • 22 August 2022 – 05 September 2022