Awards and Bursaries

Through its Scholarship and Bursary Award Fund, DISTED College supports the education aspirations of thousands of deserving students, who otherwise will not be able to afford a quality and wholesome higher education.

With support from the Wawasan Education Foundation and the Yeap Chor Ee Charitable Trust, generous awards and bursaries are provided each year by DISTED to top academic achievers, the needy and less privileged, as well as physically challenged students.

It is the mission of the College, a Not-For-Profit institution, to help and encourage students to pursue academic excellence, leading to graduates with good knowledge, skills and positive attributes to serve the industry and community.

  1. The awards and bursaries are open to all nationalities who sat for the relevant examinations and they must be new or commencing students of the programme of study.
  2. The awards and bursaries are given based on examination results and/or need basis. All fees must be paid in the interim.
  1. All awards and bursaries are only tenable for the period of study at DISTED in Penang and recipients are not allowed to hold two (2) DISTED awards or bursaries concurrently. In the event a student is qualified for more than one award, the higher award will be given.
  2. The awards and bursaries can only be utilized to defray the fees for the programmer of study conducted at the college and is not transferable and not redeemable for cash.
  1. The awards and bursaries will take effect only after the signing of the scholarship and bursary award agreement.
  1. Any premature withdrawal from the programme of study by the recipient will result in the immediate cessation of this award. In such a case, the recipient is required to refund the college the amount of the scholarship that has been disbursed and to pay all outstanding fees due to the college within 14 days from the date of withdrawal. Any financial penalties incurred as a result of the actions or inactions of the recipient will be the sole responsibility of the recipient.
  1. Recipients’ parents or guardians are required to act as a guarantor in respect of the refund of your scholarship to the college and/or payment of any outstanding course fees due to the college in the event that the recipient withdraws prematurely from the course.
  1. Recipients must maintain continuous, full time enrollment for the entire duration of their programme. Full-time status entails enrollment in a minimum of 4 subjects or 16 credit hours during the regular semester and 2 subjects or 8 credit hours during the short semester. Reduction of course load to less than full-time status may result in withdrawal or ineligibility for this award.
  1. Changes in enrollment status after the start of the commencement may affect the status of the Award. Any changes must be made in consultation with your Head of School / Programme Coordinator, notify the Scholarship Unit and to be approved by Scholarship and Bursary Award Committee.
  1. Recipients must achieve good academic performance to maintain their awards, as mentioned in section A, B, C, D and E.
  1. Recipients must be prepared to serve in various administrative roles for 16 hours per long semester or take part in student activities specified by DISTED, if required to do so by the college.
  1. It is compulsory for recipients to attend the AWARD AND PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY at his/her own cost.
  1. All decisions of the DISTED Scholarship and Bursary Award Committee on the quantum and conditions are final and binding.
  1. Recipient who failed to fulfil the general criteria and conditions of the Awards and Bursaries Policy and proper conduct as stipulated in the student handbook may result in the suspension, termination, nullification or required to refund to the college the amount of the scholarship that has been disbursed, and to pay all outstanding course fees due to the college.
  1. The application closing date is 10 working days from the programme commencement date. Late applications will not be accepted.
  1. The application form is available at the Front Office, Admissions & Records Office, and the Scholarship Unit of the college and may be downloaded from http://www.disted.edu.my/admissions/financial-aid/awards-and-bursaries/ (Financial Aid section). abc
  1. DISTED reserves the right to amend the above conditions at any given time without prior notice.

Section B

Criteria and Conditions

  1. Degree awards are available for deserving students with good extra-curricular activities.
  1. The tuition fee waiver will be disbursed over the long semesters only.
  1. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview.

Section C

Criteria and Conditions

  1. Awarded to students with at least state level representation in sports prior to joining or while studying at DISTED.
  1. The tuition fee waiver will be disbursed over the long semesters only.
  1. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview.

Section D

Criteria and Conditions

  1. Applicants must be enrolling for any of DISTED’s degree programs (SU or HELP)
  2. No interviews required. Applicants may be called to verify their results
  3. Students may apply for the Degree Award in the subsequent year
  4. This award is only for non-DISTED students applying to DISTED’s degree programs
  5. Any other qualifications not stated in the list are welcome to apply and will be evaluated on a case to case basis

Section E


Criteria and Conditions:

  1. This scholarship is only applicable for students applying for the Diploma in Computer Science (Software Engineering stream) & Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering ONLY.
  2. Combine parental income of RM8,000 or below. Applicants must submit the following documents for verification:
    – Both parents’ payslip
    – Both parents’ Income Tax Declaration
  3. 2 A’s and above in the recent SPM/IGCSE examinations.
  4. Minimum of B in Add Maths and Modern Maths
  5. Interview required
  6. Personal statement of not more than 300 words

Disbursement Criteria:

Upon successfully obtaining the Mini-Circuits JTP Scholarship a candidate will be awarded the following:

  1. RM3,000 in tuition fee rebate for the first 4 long semesters (RM12,000)
  2. Should the student fail to complete the DCS/DEEE program within the normal stipulated time frame, the scholarship will be temporarily halted
  3. The remaining sum of RM10,500 will be disbursed upon the candidate fulfilling the following criteria:
    – Complete the Bridging Program
    – Complete a minimum of N2 in Japanese Language
    – Gain successful entry into a Japanese University

Section F

Criteria and Conditions

  1. Should students switch from 12 months to 18 months in their Pre-University programme, there will be no upgrade in the award.
  1. Should students switch from 18 months to 12 months in their Pre-University programme, the award will be downgraded accordingly.
  1. The diploma tuition fee waiver will be disbursed over the long semesters only.

Section G

Criteria and Conditions

  1. Selection is based on socio-economic background, academic achievements and extramural merits of students who are registered with the Social Welfare Department as individuals with disabilities.

Section H

Criteria and Conditions

  1. The aid is applicable to citizens and permanent residence of Malaysia ONLY.
  1. The aid is applicable for ALL programs at DISTED College.
  1. Application deadline for the aid is 15th April (Jan & March intake), 30th June (May & June intake) and 15th Oct (July, Aug, Sept intake).
  2. The aid is awarded up to a total of 10 deserving students.
  3. The aid will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee waiver during long semesters.
  4. Eligibility of the aid are as below:
    • Has obtained admission to DISTED College
    • Has not been bonded or received any form of financial assistance from any other organization
    • Household income not more than RM5000.00 per month
    • Parents pay slip (latest 3 months)*
    • Parents Income Tax Declaration (latest 2 years)*
    • 2 referees. One should be an academic able to comment on the applicant’s academic abilities while the other should be able to comment on the applicant’s financial circumstances
    • Personal statement (200 – 300 words)
    • Interview
  1. To ensure that the most deserving students are selected for the scholarship, the following attributes will be considered:
    • Academic achievements
    • Financial standing
    • Character of candidate
    • Extra-curricular activities
    • Leadership qualities
  1. Only results of the most recent sitting will be considered.
  2. The aid will only be applicable for TUITION FEES and MPU FEES ONLY.
  3. Should students defer or switch to a new program, the aid will be null and void.
  4. Recipients of this award are NOT required to perform any compulsory duties but will be required to participate in promotional activities at the discretion of the college


Enquiries: Scholarship Unit
DISTED College, 340 Macalister Road, 10350 Penang.  Tel: 04-2296580
E-mail: info@disted.edu.my       Website: www.disted.edu.my
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