Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) for the first time is offering RM1mil worth of scholarship to students of higher education institutions (IPTs) to further their studies in September.
UiTM Vice-Chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Azraai Kassim (pic) said the scholarships, provided from the university’s endowment fund, would allow 52 students to continue their studies in bachelors and masters degrees, as well as at the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) level.
He said the fund was established under the name “Kumpulan Wang Endowmen UiTM (UITM Endowment Fund)” on Feb 26, with contributions from the corporate sector, alumni and individuals, to assist high-achieving students in furthering their studies.
“The UiTM Endowment Scholarship programme is open to all high-achieving students in any field with a minimum 3.50 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) for local students and 3.75 CGPA for international students.
“Throughout the duration of study, the recipients will be given a monthly allowance, tuition fees and necessary expenses. Applications will be opened in August,” he said in a statement here Friday (May 22).
Azraai said the scholarships will be allocated to 40 Bachelors Degree students, and three Masters Degree and PhD students each.
The remaining six slots are specifically for excellent international Masters and PhD students, to enable them to pioneer certain research fields.
“The bestowing of scholarships to Masters and PhD international excellent students aims to spur UiTM’s agenda in pioneering specific research areas such as industrial technology, logistics, transportation, innovation and social creativity,” he said.
He added the initiative is also part of the institution’s effort to become a world renowned university in five years, in line with its UiTM Strategic Planning Plan 2025. – Bernama