The OCBC Bank culture rests on nurturing and developing outstanding individuals through quality education, and providing them with challenging – and rewarding – opportunities to grow to their fullest potential. Apart from the financial aid we provide to cover tuition fees and daily living expenses, we offer our scholars internship opportunities to gain hands-on working experience. The scholarship is open to students who have gained admission or are eligible for admission into their first year of full-time undergraduate studies at all public and private universities recognized by the Government of Malaysia. First-year students from these universities are also welcome to apply.


We invite you to apply for a scholarship with us if you:

  • Attained excellent Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) or Matriculation results.

  • Are actively involved in extra-curricular activities.

  • Possess leadership qualities.

  • Are enrolling for a full-time undergraduate course.



Closing Date: 30th June 2024

Criteria to apply:

  • A Malaysian citizen who has gained admission (or is eligible for admission) into their first year of full-time undergraduate studies.

  • A minimum of 7As in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM); or 5As in Unified Examination Certificate (UEC).

  • A minimum of 2As in Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM); or 2 As in GCE A-Level.

  • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.30 in Matriculation/Foundation Studies.

  • A minimum CGPA of 3.30 for the existing first-year undergraduate studies.

  • Holds leadership positions in extra-curricular activities, societies, and clubs in school/university.

  • Possesses a dynamic personality with excellent communication and critical thinking skills.

  • Must not be a recipient of other scholarship(s) or award(s) from any other organisations and/or institutions.

  • Family household income of no more than RM7,000 per month.

How to apply:

  • Download the scholarship application form here.

  • Complete the OCBC Public Scholarship Application Form - Tab: Part 1-Application Form.

  • Prepare an essay of 800 words - Tab: Part 2-Essay.  
  • Go through the checklist and prepare copies (softcopies) of all the required documents - Tab: Part 3-Checklist.
  • Email the completed spreadsheet (Parts 1,2 and 3), and the scanned copies of the required documents to MYScholarship@ocbc.com.

  • Name the subject as 2024 OCBC Public Scholarship Application – (Your name).

  • Ensure all the required documents are in place.

  • Application opens from 1st January 2024 - 30th June 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview session. For more information, email detail to   MYScholarship@ocbc.com.



Additional Information:

  • Applicants do not need to be accepted into a university at the time of application. However, applicants must provide the university offer letter at the time the scholarship is awarded.
  • OCBC Bank welcomes applicants intending or currently pursuing relevant courses or fields of study that meet the Bank’s needs to qualify for the scholarship.

  • Applicants must meet the minimum requirement of a CGPA of 3.30 every semester for the continuation of the scholarship.

  • Applicants are not allowed to switch courses mid-way. They are required to reimburse the Bank if they choose to switch courses mid-way.

  • Applicants can take part in the student exchange program but are subject to approval. However, the cost of the exchange program will not be covered as part of the scholarship.

  • Applicants are subject to avail themselves of employment at OCBC Bank upon course completion. However, if the Bank decides otherwise, it will duly exempt the candidate from meeting this requirement.

  • The scholarship is tenable for the minimum period required to complete a course leading to a first degree. This is subject to consistent and excellent academic performance.