Bank Negara scholarship open for candidature
The Bank Negara scholarship is back for the academic year 2011/2012. The scholarship offers a series of funding for pre-university, undergraduate and postgraduate programs available locally as well as in overseas institutions.
The pre-university studies include Cambridge A-Level, American Foundation Program and South Australian Matriculation. The undergraduate and programs are applicable for both local and foreign universities. The field of studies include economics, actuarial science, accounting, banking and finance, corporate finance, information technology (IT), shariah law, mathematics and Islamic banking.
Generally, to apply for this coveted Bank Negara scholarship, one needs to possess a good command of English. He needs to be a flexible and a good team worker. Additionally, he must possess an excellent track record of both academic and co-curricular achievements. Depending on the specific program scholarship applied, certain academic merits and marks are to be met.
To apply, the candidates need to register at the Bank Negara career page.
Each of the scholarship application needs to be enclosed with a resume, academic results (certified copies), letter of recommendation (from previous or current university), and a one-page abstract of proposed research (for postgraduate scholarship).
The closing date for three of the scholarships – undergraduate, master and PhD is on 20 March 2011, whereas the pre-university scholarship ends on 29 March [update: The Bank Negara scholarship for the mentioned year is now closed].