Tertiary Education Sponsorship Program (TESP)
by Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA)

Tertiary Education Sponsorship Program (TESP) by Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA)

Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) , offers the Tertiary Excellent Sponsorship Program (TESP), dedicated to SPM, Certificate and Diploma students to continue their studies to the Diploma or Degree level in the fields and institutions in the country that have been set by MARA. The Sponsorship will be in the form of a Convertible Loan which can lead to a reduction in loan amount based on academic performance and subjected to the approval of MARA.

Terms & Conditions

  • The applicant and 1 or both parents must be a Malaysian Bumiputera citizen
  • Parents/Guardians and students must not be blacklisted by MARA.
  • The applicant must not have received financial assistance or sponsorship from any agency for the same level of education.
  • The courses applicable are the courses recognized by MARA, Malaysian Government and Malaysian Professional Bodies. Applicants can find out the applicable courses via https://www.mara.gov.my/
  • Must not have records of termination of assistance by any sponsor due to disciplinary action that violates the law and does not have a criminal record.
  • Applicants must be free from chronic illnesses / infectious diseases / diseases that requires follow-up treatments and must be able to follow studies until completion.
  • Must not have received a release or postponement of service contracts or loan repayments from other sponsoring bodies (except MARA) for previous studies.
  • Socio-Economic Status of Family (SES) with Annual Taxable Income of RM180,000 & below

How do you apply?

  • Applications can be made online through the MARA Portal: https://educationloan.mara.gov.my
  • Do note that the opening of applications is subjected to MARA’s scheduling of the sponsorship for every new academic calendar
  • Applicants must first register as a new user before filling out the application. Applicants must read and understand the Application Guidelines provided before applying.
Scholarships Offered for 2024 intakes, Limited seats available

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