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Tzu Chi Higher Education Scholarship

 

Commencing with its Mission of Charity, Tzu Chi has been focusing on providing financial aid to the underprivileged families, as well as, study grants to needy students. Along the way, it was discovered that a child’s education is deeply affected by the family’s financial standing. Many children need to work to help support the family’s livelihood, thus lack motivation to continue with their studies. It is also common for the children to take up odd jobs or as labourers upon completion of their secondary school education; and some lose their ability to work due to accident at the workplace, thus becoming Tzu Chi’s care recipients. Tzu Chi Foundation deeply feels for the children, who achieved outstanding performance academically but had to give up the opportunities for further studies due to their family’s financial situation.

Tzu Chi is an organization that values humanistic spirit. It also aims to care for the underprivileged group and help to elevate the overall level of education among the people. Hence, since January 2017, it has introduced a study grant and a scholarship to help students, who need financial assistance to complete their tertiary education, and to assist them in their enrolments into Diploma and Degree programmes offered by Tzu Chi University or Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology in Taiwan. Details of the study aid are as follows:

Application Criteria

  • A Malaysian citizen.
  • Aged between 17 and 23 at the time of application.
  • Must have resided in Malaysia for the last 12 months and with a permanent mailing address in Malaysia (P.O. Box excluded).
  • Not involved in any criminal activities or bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Obtained a minimum 5Cs in SPM or 4cs in UEC or CGPA3.0 in STPM/Matriculation/ A-Levels/Foundation/Diploma/1st Degree.
  • A credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia and English.
  • Received an offer of admission for an approved undergraduate degree programme from Taiwan’s Tzu Chi University or Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology.
  • Able to communicate, read and write effectively in English and Chinese languages.
  • Applicant must not be a recipient of any other financial aid from other organization(s) or foundation(s).
  • Application may be submitted based on the academic results of the latest semester (for Matriculation/Diploma/A-Levels/Foundation/1st Degree) or trial examination (for SPM/UEC/STPM).
  • Participation or involvement in Tzu Chi’s activities will be positively considered.

General Conditions of Award

  • Scholar must be enrolled in an approved full-time undergraduate degree programme in Taiwan’s Tzu Chi University or Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology. It is the responsibility of the Scholar to secure and confirm admission to the institution.
  • Scholar must follow the approved programme and abide by the rules, regulations and codes of conduct of the institution.
  • Any suspension from the institution will result in immediate suspension of the award.
  • It is the responsibility of the successful candidate to apply for entry visa and perform any medical examinations required.
  • Scholar must maintain satisfactory progress in the chosen programme and be in good standing in accordance with the stipulations of the institution and host country. The Foundation reserves the full right to review from time to time the granting or continuous granting of the award.
  • Scholar is not allowed to undertake any paid employment during his/her tenure without a written approval from the Foundation.

Expectations of a Tzu Chi Study Grant/ Scholarship Recipient

  • Scholar is expected to satisfy all course work, examination and/or dissertation requirements, and meet requirement of minimum GPA of 3.30 (or equivalent) in every semester.
  • The bursary award will be revoked in the event that the Scholar fails to fulfilthe above requirements for TWO(2) consecutive semesters; and the Scholar will thereafter need to indemnify the Foundation in FULL for all earlier expenditure.
  • ONE (1) time allowance may be given to the Scholar if he/she fails to meet the requirements during the tenure of the scholarship.
  • No deferment is allowed during the tenure of the bursary award without a written permission from the Foundation.
  • Scholar may not change or substitute the course applied for except with written permission of Foundation.
  • In any event, the granting or continuation of the bursary award shall at all times be subjected to the periodic review by the Foundation, which may involve regular visits to the home of the Scholar.
  • All decisions made on matters related to the bursary awards are at the discretion of the Foundation, and are deemed final.

Qualification of Guarantors/ Surety

  • Guarantors must be MALAYSIAN CITIZENS aged between 21 and 55 years old, with a permanent address in Malaysia (P.O.Box excluded).
  • Guarantors must not be involved in any criminal activities and/or bankruptcy proceedings.
  • The applicant’s spouse shall not be a guarantor.
  • A guarantor’s gross monthly salary (from a confirmed employment)/monthly income shall not be less than RM3,000.
  • No employee of the Foundation or member of a committee formed by the Foundation can act as a guarantor.
  • No guarantor may act for two or more applicants at any one time.
  • The Foundation reserves all rights to reject any guarantor without specifying any reasons.

Preferred Fields of Study for the Award

  • Department of Communication Studies – Tzu Chi University, Taiwan
  • Department of Social Work – Tzu Chi University, Taiwan
  • Department of Information Technology and Management – Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Important Notes

  1. Only candidates who meet the minimum criteria specified are eligible to apply.
  2. Meeting the minimum criteria does not automatically guarantee the applicant’s success in being granted the bursary.
  3. All applications will be evaluated and short-listed by the Foundation. The Foundation reserves the right to revise the criteria from time to time.

Type of Scholarships - Study Grant

  • This bursary award is to provide opportunities to Malaysian students with good results to pursue tertiary education.
  • The bursary award will cover course fees for undergraduate degree programsat Taiwan’s Tzu Chi University or Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology.
  • Taiwan Buddhist Tzu-Chi Foundation Malaysia (“the Foundation”) reserves the right to review the value, length and terms & conditions of the award at any time and from time to time.
  • Upon successful completion of the course, the Scholar is required to fulfil a service bond with the Foundation or any of its nominated entities for a period of up to 4 years.

Amount of the Award

  • This grant is limited to course fees only for students pursuing their full-time undergraduate degree programs at Taiwan’s Tzu Chi University or Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology, at a maximum of TWD110,000 p.a.

Bonding Period

  • A 3-year or 4-year service bond along with the provision of a guarantor/surety is required from the bursary award recipient.
  • Commencement, entity and venue of service will be confirmed upon completion of the course.
  • However, employment with the Foundation or its entities is not assured. 

Type of Scholarships - Scholarship

  • This scholarship award is to provide opportunities to Malaysian students from low-income families (Total monthly household income not more than RM3,000) and with good results to pursue tertiary education.
  • The scholarship award will cover tuition fees, accommodation, health insurance, living and book allowances for undergraduate degree programmes at Taiwan’s Tzu Chi University and Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology.
  • Taiwan Buddhist Tzu-Chi Foundation Malaysia (“the Foundation”) reserves the right to review the value, length and terms & conditions of the award at any time and from time to time.
  • The Scholar is required to fulfil a service bond with the Foundation or any of its nominated entities for a period of up to 6 years.

Amount of the Award

  • This scholarship award aims to cover costs of living and tuition fees for students pursuing their full-time undergraduate degree programs at Taiwan’s Tzu Chi University or Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology, at a maximum of TWD200,000 p.a.

Bonding Period

  • A 6-year service bond along with the provision of a guarantor/surety is required from the scholarship award recipient.
  • Commencement, entity and venue of service will be confirmed upon completion of the program.
  • However, employment with the Foundation or its entities is not assured.

Application

  1. The application shall be made in the form prescribed by the Foundation and subject to Terms and Conditions. The application form and procedures can be obtained from the Foundation’s Secretariat at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall, Lot 359, Jalan Kepong, 52000 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-62563820; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. These can also be obtained from www.tzuchi.my
  2. The duly completed application form, together with the requisite documents, shall be submitted to the KL Tzu Chi Jing Si Hall OR email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before 16th  June, 2017.
Further enquiries, please contact
Ms. Chong Sok Fong
Phone: 03-62563820
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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