IBDP Scholarship Programme

NEW! IBDP Scholarships for 2021/22. Now open for applications again!

St. Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia is offering International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) scholarships to deserving students entering Year 12 in August 2021. In line with our school values and traditions, the school is offering this unique scholarship to provide talented and capable students who wish to embark on the IBDP the opportunity to be a part of the school, to flourish under the guidance of its teachers, and to develop as Lasallian leaders. Our scholarships are awarded based on a combination of both merit and means-tested outcomes.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a 2-year educational programme primarily aimed at students aged 16-18. Success in the IBDP offers students the opportunity to gain access to the best universities in the world. From our first graduated cohort, 3 students obtained 44 out of 45 points with over 30% of them scoring 40 points and above. In terms of our scholars, 46% of them went on to receive scholarships from foreign universities. SJIIM had equally good IBDP results in 2019 and 2020, with the top students scoring 44 points while our school’s overall average IBDP points across the three cohorts thus far have been 36.8, amongst the highest in Malaysia.

Amongst the notable universities that our IBDP alumni have been accepted to are: the New York University Abu Dhabi, Imperial College London, University of Pennsylvania, University of British Columbia, Tsinghua University, London School of Economics, Yale-NUS, Nanyang Technological University and Osaka University.

We are now inviting suitably qualified students from different high school backgrounds including from the IGCSE, SPM and MYP, as well as other equivalent courses, to apply for our IBDP scholarships. SPM/IGCSE students who are taking their exams in November 2021 may also apply for our August 2021 scholarships, should they be able to provide evidence of strong academic performance which will give an indication that they will be able to do well in the IBDP.

Our merit-based and means-tested scholarships cover between 25% and 100% of the full IBDP tuition fees for 2 years. Applicants are expected to be able to provide evidence of good academic performance and demonstrate active participation and leadership in co-curricular activities (music/sports/art) and service activities. Boarding spaces may be available subject to approval from the Scholarship Board and the applicant providing evidence that it is required.

Applications close on 29 th January 2021. Full applications, including all relevant documents, are to be emailed to: scholarships@sji-international.edu.my

All successful applicants will be required to take part in a Lasallian Immersion programme during August 2021 as part of the scholarship programme. Flight costs will need to be borne by the student’s family while the cost of the trip will be subsidised by SJIIM based on the quantum of the scholarship received.

Timeline of events:

  • Applications close on Friday, 29th January 2021.
  • Scholarship tests will take place on Friday, 19th February 2021.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified on Friday, 26th February 2021.
  • Shortlisted applicants will attend a selection interview during the week of 1 March 2021.
  • Applicants can expect to know the results by Friday, 5th March 2021.
  • Participation in the Lasallian camp is expected for all new scholars in August 2021.

To access the application form please download the editable PDF document here:

Scholarship Application Form

To find out more about the IBDP Scholarship, please click here for our IBDP Scholarship Handbook:

IBDP Scholarship Handbook

“If I were to pick one characteristic that a school ought to have, it would be this – it would have students who love to enter its gates.” John Marcus Liew Jin

“I am very grateful to have been offered a scholarship to further pursue my studies in SJIIM. It does not only provide me with the opportunity to study the vigorous yet prestigious IB Diploma Programme, but has also given me a chance to continue being a part of this warm community.” Ter Shin Huey

“Anyone can be a potential scholar with SJIIM and we just have to take that leap of faith and apply for the scholarship. Without a doubt, this is one of the best choices I have made and I am thankful to all the students, teachers and staff of the school who have made my school life in SJIIM so memorably amazing.” Ng Siew Zhang (Emily)

“I’ve always wanted to pursue the IBDP programme and SJIIM granted me the opportunity to do so with this scholarship. I know that my 2-year-journey here will definitely be an incredible one, thanks to my friends and my amazing teachers. My time here at SJIIM has been so fruitful and I wouldn’t trade it for anything else in the world.” Bryan Tan Chee Koon

Read more about our scholar’s reflection:

The SJIIM IBDP Scholarship Programme - Hear from our scholars themselves!