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KPMG ASEAN Scholarship 2020

Sponsored by: KPMG
Deadline20 March 2020
Organisation TypePrivate Sector / Organisation
Fund TypeScholarship
Study Local or Abroad?Local & international

About KMPG ASEAN Scholarship

Established in 2015, the KPMG ASEAN Scholarship is a regional scholarship program for Malaysian young undergraduates who are looking to get a great start in their careers with a professional services firm. This program is supported by KPMG offices in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam and Cambodia. At the heart of KPMG are our people. We are constantly on the look-out for bright and talented people like you, because we know you have the potential and the ability to change the future for the better. Your dreams and your ambitions will have a place to flourish at KPMG because we are interested in stretching your potential and accelerating your professional success. As a KPMG ASEAN scholar, you can look forward to diverse learning and development opportunities and cross-border exposures through a structured program which consists of three pillars:

Professional Development
To help you build core competencies and skills and develop professionally through induction programs, structured internships in regional firms and mentorships by Partners, amongst other people development initiatives.

Strategic Engagement
To help you build breadth and depth of knowledge across sectors and borders through interactions with KPMG leaders who will share valuable insights about their careers and outlook of the various industries and countries.

Social Connection
Be part of the dynamic ASEAN network where you will get to know and interact with fellow ASEAN scholars who will be future leaders in different KPMG firms.


Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for the KPMG ASEAN Scholarship, you should be:

A self-motivated achiever with a consistent and strong academic track record of excellence in the following:

  • We are looking for 1st or 2nd year undergraduates with proven and consistent academic track record.
  • Students who possess excellent communications skills, enthusiasm and maturity.
  • Students with ‘ASEAN’ and ‘GLOBAL’ mindset.
  • Students who are actively involved in sports and co-curricular activities.
  • Bachelors Degree or Diploma with a minimum CGPA of 3.5 or 2nd Upper Class or other equivalent qualification.
  • SPM with a minimum 6As.
  • Excellent command in English and writing skills .
  • Eligible only for Malaysian citizen.


What is unique about the KPMG ASEAN Scholarship program?

KPMG is the first of the Big 4 professional services firms to provide a regional scholarship program which will give the ASEAN scholar the opportunity to experience working in different countries when they are in universities and early in their careers.

The KPMG ASEAN scholarship is all about you. Because we recognise that young aspiring people like you have great dreams and ambitions, we invest through our Scholarship program to develop your personal and professional capabilities to help you reach your potential as leaders and responsible corporate citizens.

As a fresh graduate, you will be exposed to a wide variety of professional offerings in audit, tax and advisory services. You will also be given opportunities to train or work overseas.

What are some of the qualities that KPMG looks for in their scholars?

We are looking out for well-rounded individuals who possess excellent interpersonal skills, a high degree of emotional maturity and with global mindset. Our scholarships are offered to those with a strong focus to make their mark in a professional services firm.

What do we provide during the course of KPMG ASEAN Scholarship program?

The KPMG ASEAN scholarship program is a holistic program that looks into the financial, skills, development, mentoring and coaching needs of each individual scholar.

Financial support for ASEAN scholars is provided through:

  • Tuition fees grant of RM12,000 per annum (with 2-year bond)
  • Allowance for overseas internships

To help our scholars ease into the corporate world, we will see to that they have access to experienced managers and partners who can serve as their coaches and mentors while they are still in university and when they join us as colleagues.

To broaden their horizons, our scholars will be offered two internships with our member firms – one with the local member firm and another with a member firm in ASEAN.

The goal is to provide our scholars the platforms, network and support to excel and work towards achieving their personal and professional goals and aspirations.

What can I look forward to upon joining KPMG after graduation?

You secure an employment opportunity with KPMG Malaysia upon graduation. The vacancy is subject to approval and availability during the time of application.

You will be given excellent learning and development opportunities and unrivalled industry exposure. You will be mentored by senior members of staff and management to ensure that your welfare and development remains a priority to us throughout your career.

You can also look forward to rapid career advancement in the firm. You will start as an Associate and make your way up to Senior Associate, Assistant Manager, Manager, and eventually, Executive Director or Partner of the firm. At every step of the way, we will provide the necessary learning and guidance through structured learning and milestone programs, excellent industry exposure and mentoring to ensure that you obtain the maximum benefits of our scholarship program. 

Is there a bond if I am awarded the scholarship?

We know that successful candidates want to develop a great career with us and are expecting you to be committed for at least 2 years after graduation. 

During this time, they will participate in programs designed to expand their horizons, allow them to explore the opportunities that await, excel in the professional field and grow as leaders and responsible corporate citizens. 


How is the application process like?

The application period for Year 2020 begins from 3 February 2020 through 20 March 2020.

Please click here to apply.

Process Period
Online Application February to March
Shortlising & Interview March to April
Confirmation of scholars & Award Ceremony (for successful scholars) April



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