IT has been a rewarding experience to be able to interview and award the Star Education Fund scholarships to the outstanding scholars who come from challenging socio-economic backgrounds, some from single parent families, but with dreams of getting a better education. We are so glad we could help a few of them achieve that, and will continue to do so in the years to come.

Assoc Prof Dr Mabel Tan

President and CEO

UCSI College

The University of Nottingham Malaysia is proud that we are able to work with the Star Education Fund and provide scholarships to a significant number of high achievers. With our support, and that of The Star, these deserving students are able to study at one of the world’s leading institutions, which would not otherwise be possible. This year we awarded RM1,046,300 which supported eight students.

It is not just a numbers game though. Working alongside the Star Education Fund, we are able to work with committed students and feel as if we are making a real difference.

We are one of the biggest supporters of the Star Education Fund. It has been a pleasure working with The Star and we look forward to working with them in the coming years.

Prof Graham Kendall Provost and Chief Executive Officer

University of Nottingham Malaysia and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of University of Nottingham

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) has been a partner of the Star Education Fund since 2004. The 15-year partnership has been a fruitful one as we can extend our helping hand to needy students to pursue tertiary education and change their lives.

Over the years, we have assisted close to 300 students.

We appreciate that we can take a proactive role as the selection of recipients is jointly made by TAR UC and Star Education Fund officials. Many of our scholars who have graduated are doing well in their careers in Malaysia and abroad.

Prof Dr Lee Sze Wei


Tunku Abdul Rahman

University College

Monash University endeavours to make an impact both locally and internationally. We are committed to maximising the potential of everyone in the global community we serve and welcome shared ambitions. The Star Education Fund paves the way for us to join forces by promoting top-class education in Malaysia.

Two scholarships were awarded this year to Goh Kai Zhi and Loh Eng Hou from the School of Arts and Social Sciences and School of Science, respectively.

“Goh Kai Zhi is the kind of student Monash looks for. Independent, showing resolve, determination and perseverance in the face of hardship. Passionate about the world around him and willing to go the extra mile through his environmental conservation and other voluntary work to help bring about change. Academically impressive, making him a well-rounded student who we believe will gain from his studies at Monash and add more achievements to his name.” - Prof Helen Nesadurai, Head, School of Arts and Social Sciences.

“The School of Science is proud of the achievement of Loh Eng Hou who has been awarded the Star Education Fund. Eng Hou has started his first-year study in the Bachelor of Medical BioScience since July 2019. We learnt that he loves doing volunteering work, especially working with children with special needs. He has a keen interest in Science, and the award has allowed him to experience state-of-art technology and how Science transforms our life.” Assoc Prof Emily Goh Joo Kheng, Head, School of Science.

I hope we can continue working together as partners to achieve more than what can be done alone by providing equal opportunity for all.

Prof Andrew Walker President and Pro Vice-Chancellor Monash University Malaysia

RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus is delighted to be once again partner with the Star Education Fund in the provision of a full-fee scholarship to study medicine in Ireland and Penang. This scholarship gives an opportunity for a young person who may otherwise not be able to pursue their dream of becoming a doctor to gain a high quality medical education in a world recognised institution.

The recipient for the RUMC Star Education Fund 2019 scholarship, Wee Jing Yu, follows in the path of the previous recipient in demonstrating both her motivation to pursue a career in medicine and her academic excellence. We wish her well in her studies.

Prof Dr David Whitford President and Chief Executive Officer RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus

GROUNDED in our belief that education is a great engine for social mobility and economic growth, we dedicate a sizeable proportion of our resources to support deserving students achieve their academic and professional aspirations.

Our partnership with the Star Education Fund is a strategic one that is based on a strong foundation of common values and the shared belief that Malaysian youth deserve the best educational opportunities that will enable them to unleash their full potential and be fit for the future.

Prof Mushtak Al-Atabi

Provost and CEO

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

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