Our scholarship programmes provide opportunities for students with outstanding academic achievement to pursue tertiary education in public universities, selected private universities as well as top universities abroad.



Application is open to 2022 SPM candidates. Successful applicants will have the chance to study at local preparatory college(s) as determined by Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), prior to pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree overseas - subject to PNB’s approval.

1. Minimum of 8As (A+/A) in the recent SPM examination/ IGCSE.
2. Minimum of B2 in The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).


Application is only open to candidates who have secured a CONDITIONAL OFFER from specific universities in the United Kingdom (UK) or United States of America (USA) to pursue undergraduate programmes which are related to the core business of PNB.

List of universities:

United Kingdom (UK)

  • University of Oxford
  • University of Cambridge
  • Imperial College London
  • University College London (UCL)
  • London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

United States of America (USA)

  • California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  • Stanford University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Harvard University
  • Princeton University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Yale University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Columbia University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Duke University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Cornell University
  • Northwestern University

Opening date: 30 May 2023 | Closing date: 15 June 2023

Let's Hear How PNB Overseas Scholarships Have Shaped PNB Scholars' Life


Nurul Athira Alzafry Mohamed Alnassif
University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Athira, our PNB scholar, is now working as an Analyst at Strategic Investment Division. With a PNB Scholarship, Athira achieved her dreams to further her studies in the UK.

Analyst | Strategic Investments


Rose Anita Jalil
Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Rose Anita Jalil is from the second batch of the PNB Scholarship Programme. Armed with a Master’s in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Imperial College London, she returned home and started working at PNB, from making Ringgit and sense (cents) out of the financial jargons as an Analyst, all the way up to becoming the Head of the Fund Management Department today.

Head, Fund Management | Fund Management

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Mohd Hizami Mohd Iskandar
University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Hizami, who read Law at Oxford, was called to the English bar, and then did his chambering at Skrine, after which he was called to the Malaysian bar. All this became part of Hizami’s journey when he accepted the PNB Scholarship back in 2004. He pursued all his professional legal qualifications while working at PNB. Currently, he is the Principal Officer of PNB (UK) Limited at London PNB’s satellite trading platform for the European and US markets.

Vice President | PNB (UK) Limited

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Nurdina Mohd Shamsudin
University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Nurdina Shamsudin holds an Accounting & Finance degree from University of Warwick. Dina began her career at PNB’s Finance Department and over the years, has gained numerous professional accounting qualifications. She now heads the finance team at PNB Merdeka Ventures, the subsidiary tasked with developing PNB’s future home – Merdeka118, Southeast Asia’s tallest tower due to complete next year.

Assistant Vice President | PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn. Berhad

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Nurman Mohd Nawi
University of Melbourne, Australia

Nurman Mohd Nawi is a Commerce (Management and Marketing) graduate from University of Melbourne whose early stage career revolved around creating and implementing strategies to expand and improve the business operations of Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB), PNB’s unit trust management company. Today, Nurman leads the entire Marketing Department, hard at work to find the best solutions to combine the traditional and digital marketing strategies in order to better serve our 14 million unit holders.

Head, Marketing & Publicity | Marketing & Publicity