Khazanah Cambridge Scholarship 2012

The Khazanah-Cambridge Scholarship provides financial sponsorship to Malaysians who plan to study for an undergraduate and postgraduate degree at the University of Cambridge.

The Khazanah-Cambridge Scholarship, established in 2009, is jointly sponsored by Yayasan Khazanah, the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and the Malaysian Commonwealth Studies Centre.

Khazanah Nasional

The Khazanah-Cambridge Scholarship is a leadership development programme that is aimed at building Malaysia’s future leadership talent. Recipients of this scholarship are expected to not only demonstrate academic excellence, but also develop their leadership skills through training and participation in a number of activities.

Terms and Conditions


  • The scholarship is open to Citizens of Malaysia who will be applying to, or who have already secured a conditional or unconditional offer to admission into the University of Cambridge
  • Possess strong leadership skills and active participation in extra-curricular, social or voluntary activities.
  • Applicants must have a consistent and outstanding academic achievement record.

Undergraduate Studies Conditions

    • Below 20 years of age
    • Must have an excellent academic track record, with an actual or predicted minimum of 3 As, or show evidence of excellent performance throughout their pre-university studies
    • Must apply to pursue a full-time residential degree

Postgraduate Studies Conditions

  • Below 40 years of age
  • Must have a First Class or a Second Class (Upper) honours degree, or where there is a point system, a minimum CGPA of 3.5, or its equivalent. For those applying for a doctoral degree with a research Masters degree, they must show an excellent report for their thesis. In the event that formal qualification has yet to be conferred, applicants must show evidence of excellent performance throughout their studies.
  • Must apply to pursue any one of the following full-time residential courses of study:
    • Research leading to the PhD degree
    • Two-year MSc and M. Litt.
    • One-year postgraduate courses (e.g MPhil, LLM, MBA etc)

Scholarship Details

The scholarship will cover for the full duration of the course of study, and provides for tuition fees, monthly living expenses, return air passage and other provisions, such as book allowance, establishment and end of study allowances.

Scholars of the programme will undergo an enriching personal journey, and will also be part of a cadre of future leaders that will be groomed to eventually lead Malaysia’s government-linked companies (GLCs). It is a career-long journey that offers Malaysia’s top talents an opportunity to realise their full potential in the transformation of Malaysia’s GLCs into globally competitive corporations.


Closing Date

  • The closing date for Khazanah Cambridge Scholarship Programme application is 1 April 2012.
  • If applicant did not receive any information by 11 April 2012, please consider your application is unsuccessful.

Important Dates

Dates Activities
1 April 2012 Closing Date
11 – 12 April 2012 1st stage : Reasoning Ability Test
23 – 26 April 2012 2nd : Competency Assessment & Interview
8 May 2012 3rd : Interview with Senior Management for Undergraduate
9 May 2012 3rd : Interview with Senior Management for Postgraduate
15 May 2012 Final stage : Interview with Board of Trustees


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