Scholarships for Diploma programs


Scholarships for Diploma programs

Diploma Entrance Bursary

Qualification Value of Scholarship
All Diploma programmes

15% off total tuition fees

Diploma Pathway Bursary

Qualification Value of Scholarship
Students progressing from a Swinburne Sarawak diploma programme

15% off first-year degree tuition fees

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.

Automatic Consideration

You do not need to submit a separate application for these scholarships. Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice, and when we assess your course application we will automatically assess you for a Swinburne Sarawak scholarship. Visit our How to Apply page for course application details.

*Other scholarships may require a separate application form. Please refer to individual scholarship information.

Financial aid

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.

Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN)


  • The loan is applicable for Malaysian Diploma students only
  • Must have sat for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysian (SPM) examination and obtain Credit for BM
  • You must have at least 1 year (2 semesters) of study left upon application

Before applying, YOU MUST:

  1. Purchase PTPTN Pin Number – from the PTPTN website: https://www.ptptn.gov.my/elmas-pin-purchase-web/#/ or from Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN). The PTPTN No. is only valid within 6 months from the date of purchase.
  2. Open a CIMB account – for loan disbursement by semester and must be under applicant name.
  3. Open an SSPN account at https://www.ptptn.gov.my/esmas-open-acc-web/#/– or at the PTPTN branch with minimum amount of RM 20.00.

Once you have done the above, you can apply for the PTPTN Study Loan online at https://www.ptptn.gov.my/gateway/.

Application Period
Semester 1: From 1st until 31st January
  From 1st until 28/29th February
Outcome of application: After the 7th of each application month
Semester 2: From 1st until 31st August
  From 1st until 30th September
Outcome of application: After the 7th of each application month

Kindly log into your PTPTN account to check the approval and download the agreement forms.

Once your PTPTN Application is approved:

  1. Download and print 2 complete set of agreement forms (single sided printing).
  2. Attach a photocopy of your Diploma offer letter.
  3. Please bring the agreement forms to Financial Advisory and Insurance, StudentHQ for our Executive to sign and stamp as witness
  4. You will need to purchase two (2) 'setem hasil', for RM10.00 each, for your agreement forms. The link to purchase the LHDN e-stamping can be found here.
  5. Once you've done all of the above, you will need to submit the agreement to PTPTN within 14 days from the approval date.

Biasiswa Pinjaman Pelajaran Yayasan Sarawak


  • Must be a Sarawakian
  • Must have sat for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysian (SPM) examination and obtain Credit for BM.
  • Applicable for all Diploma Courses
  • Must have received a Letter of offer from Swinburne Sarawak
  • Subject to terms and conditions stipulated by Yayasan Sarawak

Application process

Step 1: Register for Yayasan Sarawak account — to upload applicant's IC for registration on the Yayasan Sarawak website: Yayasan Sarawak

Step 2: Once done with the registration. Applicant can proceed to apply for Skim Biasiswa Pinjaman Pelajaran Dalam Negara — to upload all the supporting documents on Yayasan Sarawak website.

  • Offer letter from Swinburne University of Technology
  • PTPTN Offer Letter (if applicable)
  • BP40 Eligibility Letter (if applicable)
  • Both parents latest pay slip (if applicable)
  • Guarantors' latest pay slip (if parents are not guarantors)
  • income tax form / Government Pensioner Slip / verified letter for parents not working (if applicabble)
  • SPM certificate
  • Applicant's Birth Certificate
  • Applicant's IC (Front & Back)
  • Parents' IC (Front & Back)
  • Guarantors' IC (Front & Back)
  • Parents' Death Certificate (if applicable)
  • Parents' divorce certificate (if applicable)
  • Applicant's bank account details

Step 3: Submit your proof of online application "Student Interactive system page" to Financial Advisory via Servicedesk or submit the hard copy to Financial Advisory and Insurance at StudentHQ.

Note: Your application is subjected to the approval and at the discretion of Yayasan Sarawak.



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