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Pre-France program for Malaysian students in Engineering

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23 Jun 2024
Application deadline


This training program in engineering for Malaysian students after SPM is sponsored by the governmental agencies JPA and Mara. 


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Tuition fees + living expenses

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • living expenses


Engineering training program sponsored by JPA (Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam) and Mara (Majlis Amanah Rakyat).

After completion of their SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia), students follow a 13-months pre-university course in Malaysia (French and scientific classes) and spend 4 months in a French host family in order to improve their French. Then they integrate a French university in a DUT (University Technology Degree) program. Divided into groups according to their specializations, students are tutored during their first year in the DUT before they join the regular classes with French students for the 2nd year. Once they achieve their DUT, students can futher their studies in an engineering school.

Applicable programmes


The scholarship covers the tution fees and living expenses during the whole duration of studies in Malaysia and in France.


  • Scholarships are awarded on academic criteria: very good SPM results are required.
  • Knowledge of French is not required, as the programme includes a language training in Malaysia.
  • Different specializations are offered for the DUT.
  • Malaysia follows the British system: students finish their secondary studies with the SPM or O-level. To be eligible to enter a French university, Malaysian students have to follow a preparation course or pre-university course, in order to reach the same level as the French baccalaureate.
  • Selection at the SPM level.
  • Students with high academic standing.
  • Mastering French language is not required, the students selected will learn French during the pre-university course.
  • Students who fail have to reimburse the scholarship.
  • Students sponsored by JPA will have to accept the job offers from JPA once they graduate. If JPA hasn't proposed any job offers within 6 months of graduation, students are free to work in the company of their choice.

Scholarship requirements


Engineering & Technology





Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

23 Jun 2024

Applications are to be made online for the JPA and Mara, after the results of the SPM are published.

Individual students have to contact MFI (Malaysia France Institute, UniKL) and they have to apply directly to MFI.


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