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Good News For Undergraduates!

Posted by nuruliman45 on March 31, 2009

Hear ye hear ye! Come one come all..! An offer from the Ministry of Education..!

I ran into this article from the News Straits Times online. Coincidentally I have been searching for opportunities in furthering for a masters degree. Although I won’t be graduating till another long one and a half year (my goodness, oh so long!!), but I figured I have to start early in search for whatever’s out there, just to keep my options open. For anyone else who’s also searching, well look below because here’s an option! 🙂

Call for more postgrad hopefuls

Datuk Seri Mohd Khaled Nordin says PhD candidates will be given RM20,000 relief

Datuk Seri Mohd Khaled Nordin says PhD candidates will be given RM20,000 relief

PUTRAJAYA: The response for graduates to pursue higher education with subsidised fees has not picked up much.

Since Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced last week that those pursuing postgraduate studies would be given a relief of between RM10,000 and RM20,000, only 16 people have applied.

Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Khaled Nordin said the applications were for Doctors of Philosophy programmes, which would be given a RM20,000 fee exemption. No graduates have applied to pursue their master’s degree under the scheme.

He said the government sponsorship was open to graduates who had not secured permanent jobs or workers who had been laid off.

They could apply for such programmes offered by any public higher learning institutions, the Multimedia University, Universiti Tenaga Nasional and Universiti Teknologi Petronas. Interested graduates can download application forms via
Applicants must be Malaysians who are currently undergoing graduate courses or are beginning their studies this or next year.

For the Master’s programmes, those eligible must be aged 35 and below when they start their courses, while 43 is the age limit for those interested in PhD programmes.

Those who are already being sponsored are also not eligible, unless they are on study loans or on research assistant allowances.

About 10,000 graduates interested to pursue their master’s and 500 potential PhD candidates are expected to benefit from this scheme.

The move was initiated to encourage unemployed graduates to improve and value-add themselves through higher learning, and in line with the ministry’s target of producing 60,000 Malaysians with a doctorate degree by 2023.


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