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Applications for 2024 King’s scholarship programme to open from March 4-29 — PSD

PUTRAJAYA, March 4 — The Public Service Department (PSD) has invited qualified Malaysian citizens to apply for the 2024 King’s Scholarship beginning today.

It said the programme was a highly prestigious government-sponsored scholarship for pursuing Master’s and PhDs in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), economics, law, Islamic finance or artificial intelligence at institutions of higher learning both locally and abroad.

“Applicants can complete the application form online through the portal from March 4, 2024, until 29 March 2024,” said the PSD in a statement here today.

It said the completed application form together with relevant supporting documents must reach the PSD before or on April 5, 2024, either by hand delivery or post.

Among the eligibility requirements for the scholarship is the candidates should be Malaysian citizens aged below 35 on January 1, 2024.

Other requirements include excellent academic results, with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 3.75, or first-class or its equivalent at the Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree level.

Another condition is the candidates have been offered full-time studies or have started full-time studies in the year of the offer, at institutions of higher learning listed by the PSD.

“Candidates at the Master’s level are required to prepare a research paper or dissertation, as only the research mode is allowed,” read the statement.

Active in creative and innovative works such as writings and designs or technology and so on, is an advantage for Master’s Degree candidates, and mandatory for PhD candidates.

Priority would also be given to candidates active in co-curricular activities or community activities.

According to the PSD, only applications that met the requirements and passed further screening by the department would be shortlisted to attend the interview.

Further information regarding the scholarship can be obtained by visiting or calling 03-8885 3053/ 3879 on weekdays from 9am to 5pm or by emailing [email protected].

— Bernama

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