Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Scholarships for Diploma programs

Diploma Entrance Bursary


  • Admission into Swinburne’s diploma program.


  • For students who enrolled into Swinburne’s Diploma program. 
  • Bursary will be offered for a maximum of five (5) semesters only.


  • RM1,000 per semester.

General Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions are applicable across the range of awards and bursaries offered by Swinburne Sarawak only:


  • The availability of award/bursary is subject to a pre-determined quota set by the university
  • The award/bursary is only valid for studies at Swinburne Sarawak
  • The awarding of the award/bursary is conditional upon payment of full term fee
  • The offer of an award/bursary shall be based on the official academic results obtained in a single sitting
  • All awards/bursaries are to be given as course tuition fee rebate only and cannot be exchanged for cash
  • Award/bursary recipients must continue to study full-time throughout the award or bursary period
  • Students enrolled into any of the University’s Master by Coursework programs and who are studying part-time is eligible to apply for the Master by Coursework Bursary and/or the Alumni Bursary.
    • Part-time studies at the postgraduate level are for Malaysian students only.
  • The award recipient shall maintain a full study load in each term.
  • Award or bursary recipients shall contribute to Swinburne Sarawak’s activities including participation in promotional activities as and when required, during their period of study
  • Successful applicants will be notified via an award/bursary offer letter
  • The award or bursary is not-transferable
  • The award or bursary shall be forfeited if the student withdraws from the course or transfers to Swinburne Australia
  • Once the award/bursary is forfeited, it shall not be reinstated
  • The award/bursary shall be forfeited if the student fails to abide by the rules and regulations of Swinburne Sarawak
  • A student is entitled to only one award or bursary
  • A student who has been awarded an award and/or bursary by Swinburne Sarawak or any other institution shall not be eligible for another award or bursary
  • Unless otherwise approved, each student is only entitled to one award/bursary/financial assistance scheme/promotional benefits offered by Swinburne Sarawak and its group at any one time. In the event that the student qualifies for more than one award, he/she must choose which of these he/she wishes to apply and accept
  • Approval must be obtained from the Registrar of Swinburne Sarawak for leave of absence. The award shall recommence once the recipient resumes his/her studies at Swinburne Sarawak. Failure to obtain approval for leave of absence shall result in the forfeiture of the award
  • Only completed application forms received by the closing date will be entertained
  • Swinburne Sarawak shall not be responsible for any application form that is misplaced, lost or failed to reach the designated department of Swinburne Sarawak
  • Swinburne Sarawak reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of the award/bursary as and when required without prior notice. All decisions of Swinburne Sarawak including those on matters not covered above are final and binding.
  • All decisions made by the Swinburne Sarawak Award Committee are final. Appeals will not be entertained.

Application Procedure

Application forms can be obtained from:

– Marketing and Recruitment Office
– studentHQ, Swinburne Sarawak
– Swinburne Sarawak website: www.swinburne.edu.my/scholarships/
– Appointed student recruitment representative

  • The application form must be completed and signed. Incomplete application form or those containing incorrect information will be rejected
  • All the required documents listed under Document Checklist in the award/bursary application form must be certified as true copies and submitted together with the form.

Financial aids

The financial aids listed below are for reference only. The availability of the respective financial aids is at the discretion of the provider. For more information, details of each financial aids, application procedure and closing dates, students are advised to inquire with the financial aid provider directly.

Astro Scholarship Award

Biasiswa Y.B. Menteri Pendidikan Tinggi (Atlet Cemerlang IPT)

EPF Withdrawal Scheme


  • EPF members and/or children of EPF members
  • Applicable for degree and Postgraduate by Coursework courses
  • Applicants are to liaise directly with the nearest EPF office


The scheme allows members to use their savings in Account II of their Employees Provident Fund (EPF), to fund their own education or that of their children, at higher learning institutions either locally or abroad.

Application forms can be obtained from any EPF office. For certification/confirmation and relevant documents required, please refer to studentHQ, Swinburne Sarawak.


  • Up to the total tuition fee, or entire balance in Account II, whichever is lower
  • Members may apply for withdrawal in each academic year provided there are sufficient funds in Account II

Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN)


  • Must be a Malaysian
  • Applicable for degree courses except for double degree courses
  • Must have received a Letter of Offer from Swinburne Sarawak
  • Must be a full-time student
  • Subject to terms and conditions as stipulated by PTPTN

Value of Award

  • The value of the loan is dependent on the student’s family income
  • Details can be obtained from www.ptptn.gov.my

Application Procedure

  • A Personal Identification Number (PIN) is required before applying for the loan online. The PIN is valid for six months and can be purchased at Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN)
  • Applicants must open a personal account with CIMB bank. The account will be used by PTPTN to disburse of the loan
  • Applicants must open a Skim Simpanan Pendidikan Nasional (SSPN) account at the nearest PTPTN branch or any participating bank. The SSPN account is for the repayment of the PTPTN loan
  • Supporting documents are to be submitted only after the application is successful.

Application Date and Announcement of Results

For each term, there are two closing dates:

  • For Semester 1, the closing dates are 30th January and 28th February
  • For Semester 2, the closing dates are 31st August and 30th September

Results of the loan application is made available seven working days after the closing dates.