Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship


The Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship is an undergraduate degree scholarship open to high-potential, deserving students with a strong ambition to contribute to the development of Malaysia.

As the Scholarship focuses on holistic development and value-based excellence in experience, recipients of the Scholarship Tunku Scholars will undergo a 2-year leadership programme to initiate change as young leaders in their communities and their country.


Financial Support

The Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship provides elaborate financial support in the following areas:

1. University Fees

  • Full sponsorship of tuition fees in any MQA-accredited public or private university in Malaysia.

2. Monthly Allowance

  • Living allowance will be provided monthly throughout the scholarship.

3. Annual Allowance

  • Professional development allowance for Scholars’ self-improvement. This fund can also be utilised for community projects (see below). Stationery and book allowances are also provided.

4. One-Off Allowance

  • To cover other forms of expenses such as laptop purchase, thesis cost, formal clothes or flights (for flights between East and West Malaysia only).


All recipients of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship will undergo a 2-year leadership development programme:

  • Conferences & Workshop
  • Development Projects
  • Mentoring

Eligibility Requirements

General Criteria

The  scholarship is open to both prospective and current students of any MQA-accredited course in a public or private university in Malaysia

  • For students who have yet to start their degree: Will complete your pre-university studies and start your degree by March 2025.
  • For students enrolled in a degree programme: Have at least two years left to complete your studies.

*Applicants who have just finished their pre-university programme will be given a conditional offer subject to them receiving an offer to study at a MQA-recognised local university (public or private).

Priority will be given to candidates who:

  • Have overcome or are currently overcoming difficult life challenges.
  • Demonstrate leadership potential and embody YTAR's values.
  • Candidates from challenging backgrounds, such as Persons with Disabilities (PWD), candidates from rural communities and candidates from families with an income of below RM4,850 a month.

Applications for the 2024 Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship will open on 8 February and will close on 8 April 2024.

How to Apply:

All applications must be submitted through our online application form via the link https://www.tfaforms.com/5107160