IBDP Scholarship Programme

IBDP Scholarships for 2020/21. (Status Update: Applications closed for 2020/21)

St. Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia is offering International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) scholarships to deserving students entering Year 12 in August 2020. 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 and to flourish under the guidance of its teachers. 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 2018 graduated cohort, 2 students obtain a result of 44 out of 45 points with over 30% of the cohort 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 with the top student scoring 44 points while our school’s overall average IBDP points of 37.5 was one of 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, Nanyang Technological University and Osaka University.

We are now inviting suitably qualified students from different high school backgrounds including from the IGCSE and SPM, as well as other equivalent courses, to apply for our IBDP scholarships. SPM/IGCSE students who are taking their exams in November 2020 may also apply for our August 2020 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.

Merit-based Scholarships:  

Our merit-based and means-tested scholarships cover between 25 – 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.

For more information and to download the application form, please visit the PDF links below:
Applications close on the 1st of February 2020. 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 Camp in the Philippines in August 2020 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 Saturday, 1st February 2020. (Extended to 7th February 2020)
  • Scholarship tests will take place on Friday, 14th February 2020.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified on Monday, 24th February 2020.
  • Shortlisted applicants will attend a selection interview on Wednesday, 26th February 2020.
  • Applicants can expect to know the results by Wednesday, 4th March 2020.
  • Participation in the Lasallian camp in August 2020.

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

Read more about our scholar’s reflection:

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