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  1. The aim of sponsorship is to help potential and qualified bumiputera students especially in need of financial assistance to study at Higher Education Institutions in the fields of Science, Technology, Professional, Expertise and Business Management as well as other areas identified by MARA from time to time.
  2. The rate of MARA education loan is determined according to the conditions set by the Public Service Department (PSD) but subject to financial provisions stated by MARA.
  3. MARA-sponsored studies are strictly for bumiputera candidates in accordance with the Council of Trust for the Indigenous People Act 1966.

General Conditions of  MARA Study Loan Assistance

Candidates must be Malay / Malaysia Bumiputera citizens

  1. Financial assistance has never been terminated or withdrawn by any sponsors due to disciplinary action.
  2. Given relief of contract / repayment by sponsors from previous programmes.
  3. Must be given study leave without pay / release from positions / written permission from the employer for those who are working.
  4. Certified by a qualified doctor to be healthy and normal.
  5. Undergoing a full-time programme in the country or overseas.
  6. Meet the requirements in terms of family socio-economic status as stated.
  7. Age requirements for every programme applied are:




Diploma Not more than 35 years -
Degree Not more than 40 years 30
Masters Not more than 45 years 35
PhD Not more than 45 years 40