RM5.1m 1MDB scholarship for tuition fees in Egypt

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 27 May 2010

PUTRAJAYA: Seventeen students pursuing medicine in Egypt need no longer worry about their finances, thanks to 1Malaysia Develop­ment Berhad (1MDB) which has offered RM5.1mil to sponsor their education.

Under the pilot programme, students from Sekolah Menengah Agama Negeri and Sekolah Menengah Agama Rakyat who excelled in their SPM and Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia will receive RM300,000 to cover their tuition fees and living expenses during their six-year course.

The scholarship comes from a partnership between the Government-owned strategic development company and the Islamic Development Department, which is responsible for selecting the scholars as well as monitoring and administering the scholarship.

It aims to increase the number of religious-educated professionals in the fields of science and technology.

The offer letter for the 1MDB scholarship was presented to the 17 lucky students by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is chairman of the 1MDB board of advisers in a ceremony yesterday.

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