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Biasiswa Yayasan KLK 2016

Yayasan KLK, a foundation established by KLK, offers scholarships to high-achieving young Malaysians who are studying or have gained a place at any Malaysian institutions of higher learning. Upon graduation, scholars may be offered the opportunity to work in KLK or its business units.

While undergoing tertiary education, scholars’ academic performance is monitored and they are expected to undergo practical training within the Group. Such monitoring is necessary as it ensures only the best talents are subsequently recruited to continue the Group’s tradition of leadership excellence.

For information and apply please visit here: http://www.klk.com.my/scholarships/klk-scholarships/



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UEM Group Scholarship Programme


UEM Group Scholarship Programme is an annual initiative that supports the nation’s objectives of creating elite scholars and serves as a talent supply chain in developing future leaders for the country.

Scholarship For SPM leavers
Undergo a pre-university programme at Kolej Yayasan UEM (KYUEM) in Lembah Beringin, before furthering studies at a reputable university overseas locally, including foreign universities located in Malaysia.

Scholarship For STPM/Matriculation/Foundation leaver
Undergraduate studies at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) – All Branches, University Teknologi Petronas (UTP), Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) and Multimedia University (MMU). Others will not be considered.

In nurturing our scholars, leadership training and development activities with job attachments within the UEM Group of Companies are provided throughout the programme and within the bonded period.


For more info, please visit HERE

​​Yayasan TM Talent-A 2/2016


Scholarship for Public Institution of Higher Education and Polytechnics

Yayasan TM invites qualified Malaysians student from Public Institution of Higher Education and Polytechnics to apply for scholarships to pursue studies:


*This full-time scholarship application is opened to students not including TM Group employees.

For more info and apply, please visit HERE

School of Mathematical Sciences FAQ

1) Where is the location of School of Mathematical Sciences?

The School of Mathematical Sciences is the nearest school to the Sungai Dua gate. (Outside this gate, you have various food restaurants and bus stop) Basically, it is very convenient to locate the School of Mathematical Sciences.


The School of Mathematical Sciences


From ground floor to second floor is the School of Mathematical Sciences (The ones painted in grey) whereas from the third floor to seventh floor is the School of Computer Sciences. The main office is located at the ground floor.


2) Difference between Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics?

In Pure Mathematics, we are interested in theoretical mathematics. Pure Mathematics studies the theories and proofs of the existence of these theories that builds up the field of Mathematics.

In Applied Mathematics, we will also study theoretical mathematics but not so much in depth into it as the title suggests, we are more inclined towards the application of the theories. We apply these mathematical theories into solving real-world problems.


3) What are the courses offered from the School of Mathematical Science?

The School of Mathematical Sciences offers 5 courses, namely:

(i)         Pure Mathematics

In Pure Mathematics, we are interested in theoretical mathematics. Pure Mathematics studies the theories and proofs of the existence of these theories. You will be studying programming such as C++, MATLAB, and etc.
(ii)        Applied Statistics

Applied Statistics focuses on statistics stuffs like data and decision making. Remember your hypothesis testing? It is a lot on that too. Undergraduates will also be looking at the theory of probability, decision making, prediction as well as a lot on analysis. You will also study programming such as C++, MATLAB and so on.
(iii)       Operational Research

Operational research (OR) encompasses a wide range of problem-solving techniques and methods applied in the pursuit of improved decision-making and efficiency, such as simulation, mathematical optimization, queueing theory and other stochastic-process models and many more. Operational researchers faced with a new problem must determine which of these techniques are most appropriate given the nature of the system, the goals for improvement, and constraints on time and computing power.

(iv)       Mathematical Modelling

Mathematical modelling is the process of using various mathematical structures – graphs, equations, diagrams, scatterplots, tree diagrams, and so forth – to represent real world situations. Meaning, undergraduates in this course will use mathematical structures to transform problems into mathematical representation and solve it, therefore trying to solve the problems that occur.

(v)       Mathematics and Economics

This course offers you two major namely Mathematics and Economics. These 2 courses are interrelated with each other as the things you learn in Mathematics can be applied into Economics and vice versa. This course is almost like Actuarial Science, just that it is not as in depth as Actuarial Science. You will be studying about Mathematics as well as Economics.


4) How many units should be accumulated for graduation?

Courses Type Pure Mathematics Mathematics & Economics Other Applied Mathematics Courses
Core T 71 units 75 units 75 units
Minor M 20/0 units 20/0 units
Elective E 12/32 units 32 units 12/32 units
University U 20 units 20 units 20 units
Total Minimum Units 123 units 127 units 127 units


5) What is the language used in teaching and learning?



6) What are the programming language that will be taught?

Some of the programming language that will be taught are C++, MATLAB, AutoCAD, Mathematica and many more.


7) What is our future prospect?

Bank officers, Stockbroking Executives, Statisticians, Teachers, Lecturers, Quality Assurance Engineers, Systems Engineers, Investment Analysts, Administrative Officers, Planning Officers, Quality Control Officers, Production Engineers, Research Officers and many more.


8) Do we have internship and industrial training?

In School of Mathematical Sciences, internship and industrial training are optional and not granted any units and grades for graduation but are strongly encouraged to undergraduates.


9) How are course registration done?

For first year first semester, undergraduates will register the courses manually at the office of School of Mathematical Sciences. Starting from second semester, undergraduates will register courses online via www.campusonline.usm.my


10) What is Dean’s list and what’s the requirement of dean list?

A Dean’s list is a category of students in a university who achieve high grades during their stay in an academic term or academic year. The minimum requirement of earning Dean’s list is stated as below:

-CGPA above 3.5, and

-Accumulated units above 14 in one semester.


11) Do we have to buy or reference books or textbooks?

It depends on the decision of lecturer. If you are lucky, your direct senior might give you free notes and reference books!


12) How are the lecturers and seniors?

Most of the seniors of the School of Mathematical Science are friendly and helpful. They are more than willing to assist should there be any doubts. Some of the lecturers are nice and they are willing to go the extra mile for his/her students.


13) What minor can we take?

In School of Mathematical Sciences, you can choose to take a minor in any of the schools in USM. Mostly, undergraduates of School of Mathematical Sciences will minor in Management, Psychology, Computer Science, Economics or Islamic Studies. This applies to all courses under the School of Mathematical Sciences except for Mathematics and Economics as this is a Double Major course, so undergraduates for this course are not allowed to take minor.


14) When can we take minor?

Usually, you can start taking your minor subjects during your second semester in your first year. (With exclusion to the undergraduates of Mathematics & Economics)


15) What is the attire for attending lectures and tutorials?

Undergraduates are not allowed to wear shorts, slippers, short skirt, singlet, and any other dress codes that are deemed inappropriate to attend classes.


16) What are the facilities provided in the School of Mathematical Sciences?

Following are the facilities provided in the School of Mathematical Sciences:

(i)         Water dispensing machine

(ii)        Drinks vending machine

(iii)       Computer labs

(iv)       Open study area

(v)       Tutorial rooms

(vi)       Lecture hall

(vii)      Toilets

(viii)     WiFi (USMSecure)


17) Are the undergraduates qualified to take actuarial exams?

You can take actuarial exams regardless of what course you’re taking. With the modules in USM, you can possibly take Exam P and Exam FM only.


18) How to get to the School of Mathematical Sciences?

Undergraduates can hop onto Bus AC, Bus B, Bus C, Bus D and drop at Fajar Harapan bus stop. The school is just opposite the bus stop of Fajar Harapan .


19) What is Mathematics Society? Are undergraduates compulsory to join?

Mathematics Society is a society under the School of Mathematical Sciences. All undergraduates in the School of Mathematical Sciences are automatically members of Mathematics Society. Undergraduates are not made compulsory to join the activities of Mathematics Society, but are strongly encouraged to participate as participants or organizing committee of these activities.


20) Is Mathematics all about calculation?

If you think a student of the School of Mathematical Sciences is all about calculations, then you are wrong! Mathematics is, in fact, not calculation. It is a language of communication. You will realise that you will need to start reading Mathematics reference books or notes provided by your lecturer and understanding the theories in order to sit for your exams. The myth of mathematics is just about calculation is long gone once you are a student of the School of Mathematical Sciences.


21) Can we get enough sleep?

Unless you choose to do your tutorials or assignments last minute, there’s ample time to sleep.


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Main Campus Co-Curriculum

USM Logo (1)


  1. WCC103 – Catan Asas
  2. WCC105 – Gamelan
  3. WCC107 – Gitar
  4. WCC108 – Jazz Band 1
  5. WCC208 – Jazz Band 2
  6. WCC308 – Jazz Band 3
  7. WCC109 – Koir
  8. WCC110 – Kraftangan
  9. WCC115 – Tarian Moden
  10. WCC116 – Tarian Tradisional
  11. WCC117 – Teater Moden
  12. WCC118 – Wayang Kulit Melayu
  13. WCC119 – Senaman Qigong Asas
  14. WCC219 – Senaman Qigong Pertengahan
  15. WCC120 – Canting Batik
  16. WCC121 – Seni Khat
  17. WCC122 – Seni Memasak
  18. WCC123 – Silat Cekak Malaysia 1
  19. WCC223 – Silat Cekak Malaysia 2
  20. WCC323 – Silat Cekak Malaysia 3
  21. WCC124 – Kompang Berlagu
  22. WCC125 – Seni Wau Tradisional
  23. WCC128 – Kraftangan (Sulaman)
  24. WCC130 – Seni Fotografi SLR Digital
  25. WSU101 – Isu Kelestarian
  26. WEC101 – Pengucapan Awam


  1. WSC105 – Bola Tampar
  2. WSC106 – Golf
  3. WSC108 – Karate 1
  4. WSC208 – Karate 2
  5. WSC308 – Karate 3
  6. WSC110 – Memanah
  7. WSC111 – Ping Pong
  8. WSC112 – Renang
  9. WSC113 – Senamrobik
  10. WSC114 – Skuasy
  11. WSC115 – Taekwondo 1
  12. WSC215 – Taekwondo 2
  13. WSC315 – Taekwondo 3
  14. WSC116 – Tenis
  15. WSC119 – Badminton
  16. WSC122 – Selaman Scuba
  17. WSC123 – Kriket
  18. WSC124 – Sepak Takraw
  19. WSC125 – Futsal
  20. WSC126 – Bola Jaring
  21. WSC127 – Pengurusan Acara 1
  22. WSC227 – Pengurusan Acara 2


Rancangan Pakaian Beruniform Bersenjata (PACKAGED WITH 6 UNITS FOR 6 SEMESTERS)

  1. Palapes Tentera Darat
    WTD102 – Palapes Tentera Darat Peringkat Rendah
    WTD202 – Palapes Tentera Darat Peringkat Pertengahan
    WTD302 – Palapes Tentera Darat Peringkat Tinggi
  2. Palapes Tentera Laut
    WTL102 – Palapes Tentera Laut Peringkat Rendah
    WTL202 – Palapes Tentera Laut Peringkat Pertengahan
    WTL302 – Palapes Tentera Laut Peringkat Tinggi
  3. Palapes Tentera Udara
    WTU102 – Palapes Tentera Udara Peringkat Rendah
    WTU202 – Palapes Tentera Udara Peringkat Peertengahan
    WTU302 – Palapes Tentera Udara Peringkat Tinggi
  4. Suksis (KOR Sukarelawan Polis Siswa / Siswi)
    WPD101 – Suksis Peringkat Rendah
    WPD201 – Suksis Peringkat Pertengahan
    WPD301 – Suksis Peringkat Tinggi


  1. Kumpulan Latihan Kelanasiswa Malaysia
    WLK102 – Latihan Kelanasiswa Malaysia Peringkat Pertama
    WLK202 – Latihan Kelanasiswa Malaysia Peringkat Kedua
  2. Pasukan Ambulans St. John
    WJA102 – PasukanAmbulans St. John I
    WJA202 – PasukanAmbulans St. John II
  3. Pasukan Bantuan Kecemasan Bulan Sabit Merah
    WBM102 – Latihan Bantuan Kecemasan Bulan Sabit Merah Peringkat Pertama
    WBM202 – Latihan Bantuan Kecemasan Bulan Sabit Merah Peringkat Kedua
  4. SISPA (Siswa / Siswi Pertahanan Awam Malaysia)
    WPA102 – Sispa Peringkat I
    WPA202 – Sispa Peringkat II
  5. Rancangan Khidmat Masyarakat
    WKM102 – Khidmat Komuniti
    WKM202 – Khidmat Komuniti


Sources: Pusat Rancangan Ko-Kurikulum Official Website http://kok.usm.my/


School of Biological Sciences FAQ


School of Biological Sciences FAQ

  1. Where is the school situated?

The school of Biological Sciences is located in between the lecture halls’ complex STUVW and the School of Chemical Sciences. If you are coming from the grand hall Dewan Tuanku Syed Putra (We call it DTSP), you can reach the school from the second library along the pathway by your left, before you reach the Dewan Kuliah foyer. Key item to remind you to turn to the pathway, the vendor machines and atm machines! It is generally situated in the center of the university’s compound, we can easily reach to other facilities and places!

  1. Can our buses reach the school?

There is no bus stand outside the school, but there is a bus stand at our Chemical Store and another bus will stop at lecture halls’ complex STUVW. Our school situated just walking distance from the two spots. Laboratory? No worries, there is another bus stand nearby it and the school of Housing, Building and Planning.

  1. Breakfast? Lunch hour? Where to go to have meal nearby the school? Any nice food nearby?

Live a healthy lifestyle, we advise you to take meals on time. There are a few cafeteria nearby, for instance the Bakti Permai hostel’s cafeteria, Pi’qapen nearby Lecture Hall U, Fajar Harapan hostel’s cafeteria, Kafe Siswa (or we called it the Bird Nest), wide variety of food…. And DESSERTS! *ps: different cafe have different ‘famous’ cousine, so do go explore and leave your comment!

  1. Job prospect? What can i do with my degree?

Besides lecturer, actually there are a lot more job opportunities related to our studies, could be in the laboratories as researcher, in the field such as agricultural pest supervisor, consultant, or in medical field as medical assistant, or work with the government as project consultant, forestry officer, department of Environment officer, or in tourism field as tourism officer or tour guide. There are a few USM graduates now working in World Wildlife Fund too! There are a lot more job opportunities for us to be exposed, be open and do some research!

  1. Can I use my biology degree to reenter University after I graduate for another course?

That’s for sure. The degree is recognised in local public and private institutions, as well as institutions overseas.

  1. What is the difference between pure bio students and applied bio students?

The difference between the pure and applied bio courses is that pure courses is more towards theory while applied science is more to application of the theory. For instance, Botany and Agrobiology. Both courses study plants, but Agrobiology is study on crops, while Botany course focuses physiology, morphology, anatomy and taxonomy in theoretical view. Pure sciences requires in-depth study, thus students tend to further studies, while applied sciences more on practical part, hence more job opportunities for the graduates. Pure bio during third year of study will have their major in either Botany, Zoology or Microbiology, while applied bio students will choose among Biotechnology, Agrobiology, Aquatic Biology, Environmental Biology, and Vector and Parasites.

  1. Can I do credit transfer to another university to study later on ?

Yes. However, we need to check with our school’s officers and academic advisor as different terms are used in the course naming. Hence, some credit transfer can be made if the scope and topic is the same and agreed by the dean.

  1. Is there a Twinning programme ?

Yes there is. You have to go to the International Office to ask for the proper procedures, then get the permission from the dean. Do some research, as some foreign universities require some basics in foreign language and check is that possible to do credit transfer. If credit transfer is allowed then you can proceed, or extend for another semester to graduate, and please do check with the scholarship contract if there’s any to avoid contract being breached.

  1. What is the minimum point to get 1st class? What if I get 1st class honoured?

In order to get honoured as first class degree holder, you have to maintain your cumulative grade point average, or CGPA at or above 3.67 over 4.00 by graduation. Well, being honoured first class you can fully waive your ptptn loan and might get higher chances to be employed and better salary (of course, your extra-curricular activities’ involvement and your performance play important role too!) .

  1. When can we start to take our minor papers?

For certain minor courses such as Management, we can take starting first semester. Some papers only taught in either semester one or two of the academic year, so please be cautious!

  1. What are T,E,M, and U papers?

They stands for the basic or core courses “Teras”, “Elective” courses, “Minor” courses, and “University” courses. It can be found in the programme guidebook, so no worries as you will be briefed on the distinct courses during the orientation week or the Program Siswa Lestari USM.

  1. What is unit? What to do with it?

Units, is just another term as credit hours in other institutions. You need to accumulate certain amount of units in order to graduate.

  1. By taking biology course, can I be a doctor?

Absolutely no. You should take Medical or Health Sciences instead of Biological Sciences. However, by majoring in Microbiology you can still be vaccine researcher or medical assistants that works in the hospital.

  1. Where to get the reference books? Campbell? Pearson Longman?

During first few lectures, your lecturer will show you the reference books to be used for the semester. By that time, you can go to the bookshop in the school, which we call “ko-op”. Most of the books are available there as lecturers will order for you. There is another bookstore at Sungai Dua shoplots, Pustaka Union. Campbell and Pearson can be your reference, wide range reading enhances understanding and helps in memorising the concepts!

  1. What minor courses we can take?

In the programme guidebook that will be given during the orientation week, there is a list of papers you can take and minor courses that fits well with our school’s timetable for our core courses. Hence, you can take any minor programme as long as the lectures’ time does not clash. You can get the timetable for the minor course papers and the packages from the office of the school that offers the course.

  1. Do we need to bring original certificates? Need to be certified?

If you’re applying ptptn, you don’t need to bring the original copy of certificates. Photostated copies will do, and can be certified by USM officers. If you plan to apply for scholarships, you will have to bring along your original copies.

  1. What is BIOSOC?

BioSociety. A school’s society that have activities and bio-related events. Aimed to bring exposure and experience to bio school students.

  1. Do we need to take co-curricular activities? What are the options we have?

We have to accumulate at least 6 units for Co-curricular activities to graduate, however we can replace it with language as option course, or skills courses.

  1. Is that easy for us to buy stuffs? Or we need to buy them beforehand?

There are market and shops nearby and at a few hostels’ cafeteria. Just bring the essential stuffs you think you’ll need.

  1. Is there any scholarship offered to us?

Yes there is. You have to check out and do some researches online to look for scholarships that you’re eligible. Sometimes posters might be pasted on school’s notice boards

  1. What is a fieldtrip?

A paper compulsory for bio students. We will go to our school’s Center for Marine and Coastal Studies (CEMACS) to have our fieldtrip to study on 4 different habitat and the ecosystems. It is really fun! And it provides you an opportunity to really know which field you’re really into and interested.

  1. Academic advisor? Who are they and what are they for?

Academic advisor is lecturer that will be your mentor throughout your study life in USM. If you having doubt in course and major choosing, you can always seek advice from them! They are nice, to the ground and very willing to share their experiences.

  1. Lectures will be conducted in which language?

In English for most of the courses, except in few university courses such as Bahasa Melaysia, Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS), Hubungan Etnik and so on.

  1. Biology papers easy to score?

It depends. Investment of time and effort is crucial in order to get good result and deepen understanding.


For more information, you may further visit:

-School of Biological Sciences’ Official Webpage: http://bio.usm.my/

-School of Biological Sciences’ Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Bio.USM

Limkokwing Merit Creative Scholarship 2016

Sponsored by: LIMKOKWING University of Creative Technology

Deadline Ongoing
Organisation Type Private Higher Educational Institutions
Fund Type Scholarship
Study Local or Abroad? Local
  • Amount: 50% tuition fees
  • Bond Requirement: Two(2) years

For Diploma & Undergraduate Programs: Open to Malaysian applicants only

Duration: one (1) year (to be renewed annually based on CGPA)

  • 70% scholarship : 3.30 CGPA
  • 50% scholarship : 3.00 CGPA

Academic Results in:

Entry Level/Award 50% 70%
SPM 6 A’s to 7A’s 8 A’s to 9 A’s
‘O’ Levels 4 A’s 5 A’s
STPM 3.25 to 3.49 CGPA 3.50 to 3.74 CGPA
‘A’ Levels A,B,B A,A,B
UEC 4 A’s to 5 A’s 6 A’s to 7 A’s

Forecast result will be accepted for preliminary consideration but final results will determine eligibility.

  • Should have strong co-curriculum portfolio
  • Panel interview required
  • Continuation of the scholarship is subject to meeting the minimum scholarship requirement of CGPA per exam sitting at:
    (i) 70% scholarship – 3.30 CGPA
    (ii) 50% scholarship – 3.00 CGPA

For Postgraduate Programs: Open to ALL (local & international) applicants

Duration: One (1) year (to be renewed annually based on CGPA)

For New Applicant:

  • Entry: degree holder with 3.00 CGPA minimum
  • For all Limkokwing Postgraduate programs

For Current Limkokwing of Postgraduate or External Postgraduate Students

  • Successfully completed one (1) semester of postgraduate studies at Limkokwing University or with any other accredited university and subject to verification from Limkokwing Postgraduate School.
  • Scholarship is awarded subject to meeting the minimum requirement of CGPA 3.80 per semester over a minimum of four (4) subjects
  • Requires two (2) Recommendation Letters on academic performance.

Limkokwing Alumni

  • Successfully completed their undergraduate studies with the University with a minimum CGPA of 3.00

For more information about the scholarships, please visit: http://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/academic/scholarship/.


Mudajaya Group Berhad Scholarship 2016

Deadline 30 December 2016
Organisation Type Private Sector / Organisation
Fund Type Scholarship
Study Local or Abroad? Local

Mudajaya Group Berhad is a premier conglomerate with core businesses in construction, property development, independent power production, project management services, manufacturing and trading of building materials.

Again, this year they are inviting promising undergraduates pursuing a Degree at local institutes of higher learning and who share the passion for excellence, to apply for these scholarships.

Upon graduation, successful applicants may pursue a career with the Company and be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package, as well as to be provided with management skills training to be groomed for Senior Management Positions.


  • Excellent academic results in SPM/STPM/College/University
  • A record of active participation in extracurricular activities
  • Must be Malaysian citizens
  • This scholarship is open to undergraduates from the first year to final year studies in local institutes of higher learning


  • Tuition fees : Partially supported
  • Scholarship value : RM10,000 per annum
  • Other allowances : Allowance, Training

Preferred Discipline

  • Civil Engineering
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Land Surveying
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Housing, Building & Planning

How To Apply

The Scholarship Committee
Level 11, Menara Mudajaya,
No. 12A, Jalan PJU 7/3,
Mutiara Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Deadline: December 30, 2016

For any enquiries:

  • Email : hr@mudajaya.com
  • Website: www.mudajaya.com
  • Phone number : +603 7958 7899

Tunku Abdul Rahman Study Endowment (BPTAR)


Deadline 30 September 2016
Organisation Type Government Agencies
Fund Type Scholarship
Study Local or Abroad? Local

BPTAR is reserved for students from poor families to cover the cost of living for two (2) semesters (10 months only) while pursuing a full time Bachelor’s Degree at any local university (IPTA) in Malaysia.

Application Requirements

  1. Citizen of Malaysia.
  2. A registered full-time student in any Bachelor Degree at any local university in Malaysia.
  3. Comes from a poor family.
  4. Applicants who are currently receiving other financial aid (loans) are eligible to apply.

Amount of Assistance and Payment Method

The amount of aid and the number of recipients will be determined by the YTAR Board of Trustees and channeled through the IPTA Office of Student Affairs.

Verification of Family Income

Related information of the family income must be verified by the District Head (or equivalent) or Head of Department (Employer of parent / guardian) who knows the family well.


All applications must be submitted to the University Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs).

Application Opening Date : 01 September 2016

Application Closing Date : 30 September 2016

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidates who are not contacted by the Student Affairs of their university (Hal Ehwal Pelajar) after three months from the closing date are considered unsuccessful.

For any inquiries, please contact your respective Student Affairs Office of your university.

For more information: YAYASAN TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN