PETALING JAYA: Malaysian students on the Public Service Department (JPA) scholarship will be entitled to defer returning back to the country by up to three years beginning Feb 15.
The JPA via a Facebook post (Feb 7) stated that the deferment was to allow students to pursue employment and necessary skills while being abroad.
However, it stated that application must be made for the deferment as it is not an automatic eligibility.
"It is applicable for students who are in their final year pursuing their first degree overseas. The maximum working period is set to only three years.
"They will take into account the years into the bond of service.
"Students must still continue to make repayments of their scholarship through monthly installments," the JPA said.
It added that any adjustments on repayment will be considered after the end of the deferment period.
Further inquiry and applications can be found at https://myself.jpa.gov.my/