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Outstanding school-leavers encouraged to take advantage of Curtin Malaysia Foundation Scholarships

Miri – 22 March 2018 – High achieving and academically meritorious students from top-performing secondary schools in Miri Division are encouraged to apply for Curtin Malaysia Foundation Scholarships to undertake one-year Foundation programs at Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) in 2018.

The generous full and partial scholarships amounting to RM3 million are being offered to acknowledge the significant support and encouragement of the local community in the lead up to Curtin Malaysia’s twentieth anniversary year next year

Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) school leavers with outstanding results, especially, should take the opportunity to apply through their school principals or counsellors before the extended deadline of 20 April 2018, which coincides with the extension of the university’s Foundation program intake to the same date.  

Upon successful completion of their Foundation year, the students will be able to pursue world-class degrees with Curtin Malaysia - the largest international campus and global hub in Asia of Curtin University, a premier Australian university ranked in the top one percent of universities globally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

According to Curtin Malaysia’s Pro Vice-Chancellor, President and Chief Executive Professor Mienczakowski, the Curtin Malaysia Foundation Scholarships are specifically designed to further improve access and equity for high achieving students from lower socio-economic backgrounds to high quality tertiary education at Curtin Malaysia.

“We want to give deserving students who might not have the financial means the opportunity to get a world-class education and globally-recognised Curtin degrees with us. They will also get the opportunity to study in a unique international and cross-cultural environment with domestic students from all over Malaysia, and international students from over 50 countries,” said Professor Mienczakowski.

He added that, as by far the highest globally-ranked university in Borneo and as a global university which is consistently ranked amongst the leading one percent of universities worldwide, Curtin wants to reward academically outstanding local students, to help them realise their potential, get a world-class qualification, graduate with high practical employability, and achieve their career and life ambitions.

Over 100 full scholarships and 80 partial scholarships will be awarded to students of top-performing schools achieving good results in the SPM. Special provisions will be made for eligible students of rural secondary schools, who will all get full scholarships.

The scholarships will be for study in the Foundation in Commerce, Foundation in Engineering and Science and Foundation in Arts (Media) courses taught at Curtin Malaysia’s Faculty of Business, Faculty of Engineering and Science and Faculty of Humanities, respectively. All are recognised and approved by the Ministry of Higher Education.

Eligible candidates must be nominated by, and apply through, their school principals or counsellors, and application forms have distributed to the respective schools. All required documents should be attached with the application forms and the candidates must attend selection interviews called by the university. 

Applications must reach Curtin Malaysia no later than 20 April 2018. School representatives requiring more information or assistance regarding the scholarships can contact marketing officer Stevenson Tan at 019-885 6076 or by email to

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Curtin Malaysia Foundation Scholarships a passport to a world-class Australian education right here in Borneo.