Bumiputera students offered special scholarship at Swinburne

Swinburne University campus in Kuching.

KUCHING: Swinburne Sarawak, in partnership with Yayasan Sarawak, is providing a special scholarship programme for eligible Bumiputera students who enrol in its education programme.

The Yayasan Sarawak BP40 Bursary Scheme , limited to only 100 students, allows students to continue their education at the foundation, diploma, or degree levels at subsidised tuition fees.

“Students who receive the BP40 scheme would be glad to know that the total tuition fees at Swinburne throughout the duration of their study are as low as tuition fees at any public universities (IPTA) in Malaysia,” it said in a statement.

For example, the total fee for a one-year Swinburne Foundation Studies programme in business, design, information technology or engineering is approximately RM5,500 only, which is a 70% reduction from the original programme fee.

It explained that after the students had received the BP40 bursary, they could apply for a Yayasan Sarawak loan, which provides them with an allowance of RM4,000 per year.

It explained that after the students had received the BP40 bursary, they could apply for a Yayasan Sarawak loan, which provides them with an allowance of RM4,000 per year.

“Students can actually commence their programme at Swinburne with zero payment.

“On top of that, students who graduate with CGPA 3.0 and above, and CGPA 3.5 and above are entitled to 50% and 75% rebate on their loan respectively,” it said.

A recipient of the BP40 scheme Puteri Arissa Abree said, the bursary has enabled her to accomplish much of what she never thought possible.

“On top of gaining quality Australian education, I can also take any of the professional courses offered by Swinburne Sarawak for example, the ACCA Professional Level examination papers or the CPA Professional Examinations, while studying for my Bachelor’s degree,” said the second-year Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) student.

For second-year Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) student Amraphel Wilson, the BP40 scheme has helped him and his family in many ways as both his parents are retirees.

“The bursary offers great financial support and allows me to pursue my dream of getting an Australian Bachelor’s degree at an affordable cost. I am very grateful for the opportunity to pursue the programme of my choice and to study at Swinburne,” said Amraphel.

For details on the BP40 Bursary Scheme, visit swinburne.edu.my/BP40-en, contact Swinburne’s Education Counsellor via WhatsApp at 019-819 6353 or email to study@swinburne.edu.my.

For more information about Swinburne Sarawak, visit its website www.swinburne.edu.my, Facebook page (@swinburnesarawak), Instagram (@swinburnesarawak), Twitter page (@Swinburne_Swk) or YouTube channel (Swinburne Sarawak).