At OCBC Bank, our philosophy is to nurture talented and outstanding individuals by providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities to help develop their full potential through quality education. Since the 1970s, the OCBC Public Scholarship has been providing financial assistance to help bright and promising youths in achieving their ambitions.

Apart from financial assistance to support both tuition fees and daily living expenses, we also provide our scholars with priority internship opportunities to gain hands-on experiences while working on projects. Take a sneak peek at our day-to-day operations and leap at the chance to network with our professionals. We engage our graduating scholars in Career Conversations as we understand the importance of being prepared when you enter the workforce.

The scholarship is open to students who have gained admission or are eligible for admission into first year full-time undergraduate studies at all public and private universities recognised by the Government of Malaysia. We also welcome first year students of these universities to apply.

If you have excellent STPM/Matriculation results with leadership and extra-curricular records, and are enrolling for a full-time undergraduate course, we invite you to apply today.

  • Deadline: 30 June 2022
  • For undergraduate studies at local public and private universities (IPTA & IPTS)
  • Annual value of the scholarship:
    • RM12,000 per academic year per student who has gained admission into a recognised Malaysian public university
    • RM23,000 per academic year per student who has gained admission into a recognised Malaysian private university



  • Minimum 7As in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM); or 5As in Unified Examination Certificate (UEC).
  • Minimum 2As in Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM); or 2As in GCE A-Level.
  • Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.30 in Matriculation/Foundation Studies.
  • Minimum CGPA of 3.30 for existing first year undergraduates.
  • 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 any other scholarship or award from any other organisations and/or institutions.
  • Family household income of no more than RM7,000 monthly (Family household income refers to both parents’ income only)


More info on OCBC's website here.