Yayasan Bank Rakyat Scholarships 2017

Scholarship Info

PPBU is offered to tertiary level education from Skills Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree, Professional, Master’s Degree, and Doctorate and PHD to deserving Malaysians. Its aim is to aid the social and economic development of Malaysians by enabling bright but needy students to receive undergraduate education at local Public OR Private Higher Learning Institutions and Training Institutes in the country on a full-time basis.
PPBU is offered to applicants who have gained admission and are in their first year of study in Higher Learning Institutions and Training Institute recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, the Private Education Department and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and the National Vocational Training Council (NVTC). PPBU provides educational assistance for undergraduate study in a wide spectrum of academic and practical subjects which in the opinion of members of the Board of Trustees of YBR are best oriented towards the social and economic development needs of country and the community.


May 01, 2017


Is open to the poor and underprivileged Malaysians regardless of race, religion, ethnicity and is qualified to a full-time study at local Public OR Private Higher Education Institutions and Training Institute recognized by the Government of Malaysia.

General Requirements
  • Malaysian citizen 
  • NOT less than 18 years old during application and accepting the study offer. 
  • NOT exceeding 30 years old upon graduation for Malaysia Skills Certificate, Diploma and Bachelors Degree. 
  • NOT exceeding 45 years upon graduation for Masters Degree.
  • and NOT exceeding 50 years upon graduation for Doctorate & PHD.
  • Not a bankrupt.
  • Confirmation of admission from the public OR private University OR Training Centre.
  • Applicants must have a savings account with Bank Rakyat with a minimum of RM100 account balance.
  • Only fields of studies which are recognized by the Public Services Department (JPA) / Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) / Malaysian Vocational Training Council (NVTC) / Government Agencies (Malaysia) concerned and acknowledged by the Board of Trustees of YBR.

Specific Requirements
  • for Doctorate / PHD the qualified applicants must hold a Masters Degree qualification with CGPA of 3.00 and above. 
  • for Masters Degree, applicant must hold a Bachelor's Degree with CGPA of 3.00 and above. 
  • for Degree, applicants must hold a Diploma OR STPM (Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia) with CGPA 3.0 and above OR - STAM equivalent to STPM OR - Matriculation / Foundation Study of at least CGPA 3.00 and above. 
  • for Diploma, the applicant must have SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) qualification with a minimum grade of 5A. 
  • Applicants who attended training in Malaysian Skills Certificate (SKM) recognized by the National Vocational Training Council (NVTC) should at least have attained OR currently holding level 2 OR – other Skill Certificate need at least a passed in their SPM (with 2 Credits and Bahasa Malaysia subject).<



Preferred Discipline

Priority is given to the following fields of study:

I.     Accounting
   II.   Banking
   III.  Business Management
   IV.   Human Resources
   V.    Economy
   VI.   Media Communication
   VII.  Law
   VIII. Actuarial Science
* * Level of education is from Bachelor Degree and Masters Degree.

How to Apply

Click here to learn more about the PPBU (Local) 
Step 1: All applications must be made online at
Step 2: Before making application, the applicant is required to get an offer of admission to an IPTA/IPTS
Step 3: Applicants are required to REGISTER an account on the YBR website to fill-out the application form.
Step 4: After filling out the E-Form, applicants are required to print the document for personal reference.
Step 5: After the closing date of the application, applicants are required to answer a general knowledge quiz.
Step 6: All successful PPBU applicants will be announced on YBR's official website and the offer letter will be posted. 

Contact Info

Address: Yayasan Bank Rakyat, 8th Floor, Tower 1, Menara Kembar Bank Rakyat,
No.33, Jalan Rakyat, 50470, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +603 2612 9600