MELAKA, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) has allocated RM10 million for its Kesidang Scholarship programme, which will be offered over the course of five years to individuals who wish to pursue their studies at the university, including those from troubled nations such as Palestine.
Its vice chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Massila Kamalrudin said the scholarship covers tuition fees for students pursuing diploma and postgraduate degrees at the university.
“The Kesidang Scholarship, which is internally funded by UTeM, is one of the university's initiatives to assist local and foreign students, such as those from Palestine, who are unable to continue their studies at UTeM on humanitarian grounds.
“So far, we have received two applications from Palestinians for the Kesidang Scholarship,” she told reporters here today.
Under the programme, eligible students will receive scholarships of between RM35,000 and RM45,000 each, depending on their level of study.
Massila said students who obtained the scholarship were also welcome to work at UTeM upon completion of their studies, depending on the vacancies available.
Meanwhile, she said the university, through Yayasan Canselor UTeM, is also providing financial support to eligible students under the Anak Emas UTeM programme in an effort to increase its student enrollment rate.
She said that the programme would provide students with pocket money in addition to tuition fees throughout their duration of study.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency