Financial aid available for TAR UC students

A TAR UC student, Lee Rong Cherng, has benefitted greatly from the financial assistance.

KUCHING: Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) has various kinds of financial aid for students during these trying times.

The Prihatin Flexi Payment Plan, introduced in 2021, provides greater flexibility in the payment of first semester fees.

Students only need to make an initial payment of RM263 to begin their tertiary education at TAR UC.

The balance can be paid by instalments up to Week 5 or 9, depending on the intake.

This is offered to students who have received offer of admission for Foundation, Diploma and Bachelor degree programmes for May/June/September/November 2021 intakes.

For Foundation students of May/September 2021 intake, they can pay their semester fees in instalments as TAR UC’s way of helping them as they are not eligible for PTPTN.

In addition, needy students can obtain financial assistance via TAR UC Student Loan Fund. To date, there are 42 interest-free revolving student loan funds that qualified students can apply for. The loan covers the entire tuition fees of the recipients.

Since 1979, 13,293 loans close to RM43 million have been disbursed.

Apart from this, there are scholarships/bursaries available for qualified students.

These include The Star Education Fund, Sin Chew Daily Education Fund, Nanyang Tertiary Education Fund, TAR UC-TAA Scholarship, TAR UC-TAA Scholarship (Top Glove), TAR UC JINBODHI Bursary, TAR UC Sports Scholarship and Bursary for State/National Players.

There are also many other external scholarships and grants provided by corporations and organisations namely Kuok Foundation Study Grants, OSK Foundation Scholarship, CIMB Asean Scholarship and Lion-Parkson Foundation Scholarship, to name a few.

For high-achieving students, they can benefit from TAR UC Merit Scholarship. The scholarship covering up to 100 per cent waiver of tuition fees will be awarded automatically based on academic merit.

Since 1997, 26,366 students have been awarded the merit scholarship amounting to some RM138 mln.

TAR UC also offers financial incentives such as sibling discount as a form of additional support to parents with two or more children studying at TAR UC.

Under the sibling discount, students registering for the first time and with sibling(s) who are full-fee-paying student(s) in the same semester, may be eligible for a discount of RM1,000 off their first semester tuition fee. 

Among the many recipients of TAR UC financial aid is Lee Rong Cherng, a Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons) student who comes from a single parent family.

Application for May/June/September/November 2021 intakes are now open. For more information about TAR UC痴 financial aid and programmes, log on to

TAR UC Open Day is from May 7-June 20, 10am- 5pm, every Friday to Sunday, before the release of SPM results and every day, once SPM results are released.

Applicants who submit their applications online by April 30 will receive a RM60 waiver of processing fee. SPM trial exam results are accepted for May/June 2021 intake.