Palan Fellowships

Overview

The Palan Fellowship is a unique programme that we implement in partnership with Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS). The fellowship offers to CUCMS students (undergraduates) who are in good academic standing, and with a demonstrated financial need.

  • Scholarships to set-off their tuition and fees
  • A salaried part-time work obligation within CUCMS.

Fellowship recipients take up assistantships within CUCMS campus and participate in the operation of the college.

Besides helping fellowship recipients financially, the programme also provides career-related skills and experience


Applying for the Fellowship

Scope

To provide scholarships to Malaysian students who are pursuing undergraduate studies at Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS), and who have a demonstrated financial need.

Fellowship Eligibility
  1. Malaysian Citizen.
  2. Full-time student of CUCMS.
  3. Have completed at least two semesters of studies in the current program at CUCMS.
  4. In good academic standing (minimum CGPA of 2.7).
  5. Recipient of Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) study loan.

In addition to the above eligibility requirements, students must report, while applying, any scholarships or fellowships received from other sources.

Academic Programmes

All undergraduate programmes (diploma and degree) are eligible.

Parental Income

Parents’ monthly gross income must not exceed RM10,000.00 per month.

Fellowship Coverage

The financial award will paid CUCMS to offset the tuition and fees of the fellowship recipient.

Assistantship at CUCMS
  1. All fellowship recipients will be required to take up assistantship within CUCMS.
  2. The assistantship will require up to 12 hours of total commitment per week.
  3. The salaries paid for assistantships will vary according to position and commitment required, as be determined by CUCMS.
Limits of Financing
  1. For medical students, the maximum support would be RM50,000.
  2. For pharmacy students, the maximum support would be RM25,000.
  3. For students pursuing all other courses, the maximum support would be RM10,000.
  4. The actual award shall vary according to the student’s financial need and the course tuition and fees.
  5. The financial award will be disbursed by semesters/terms, provided the fellowship recipient maintains a good academic record.
  6. The above award does not include any salary earned for the assistantship position.
Applying

To apply for the Fellowship, please complete the following forms and submit them in person at CUCMS:

  • Palan Fellowship Terms and Conditions
  • Palan Fellowship Application Form (available at CUCMS)
  • Check List (attached with the Form)
  • Note

    The Board of Directors of the Palan Foundation reserves the right to amend the above terms and conditions from time-to-time. The Board of Directors, too, has the right to consider applications that do not strictly meet the above terms and conditions in exceptional cases.


    Frequently Asked Questions


    Eligibility

    Who is eligible to apply?

    Students who fulfil the following requirements may be eligible for the Palan Fellowship (for the full eligibility requirements, kindly refer to the Palan Fellowship Terms and Conditions):

  • Malaysian Citizen
  • Full-time student of CUCMS
  • Have completed at least two semesters of studies in the current (diploma/degree) program at CUCMS
  • In good academic standing
  • Receiving Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) study loan
  • What is the minimum academic requirement?

    The minimum CGPA requirement for all courses is 2.7; however, the actual cut-off point could be higher, and is dependent on need and merit of qualified applicants.

    What are the eligible courses?

    All diploma and degree courses offered by CUCMS are eligible.

    Can medical students apply for the fellowship?

    Yes, medical students may apply.

    Can students who are studying at colleges and universities other than CUCMS apply?

    Not at present.

    Can students who are freshly joining CUCMS apply?

    No. The fellowship programme is open only to students who have completed at least two semesters of undergraduate studies at CUCMS.


    Financing

    What are the limits of financing?

    The financial award will be disbursed by semesters/terms, provided the fellowship recipient meets requirements. The above does not include any salary earned for the assistantship position. The limits shall be as follows, based on the course pursued by the student:

  • MBBS: max. of RM50,000
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy: max. of RM25,000
  • All other courses: max. of RM10,000
  • Will I be required to repay my scholarship?

    No. However, it is the hope of Palan Foundation that the Fellowship recipient would remain in touch with the Foundation.

    Am I required to maintain a minimum standard of academic qualification?

    Yes. Fellowship recipients are expected to maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.7, failing which they may no longer be eligible for the fellowship award or the assistantship position.