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3 great reasons to apply for the 2016 Astro Scholarship Programme

3 great reasons to apply for the 2016 Astro Scholarship Programme
Kick start your career with Astro!
The Astro Scholarship Programme 2016 is open to applications from today. 

This programme provides opportunities to aspiring students who yearn for success, and will facilitate their development into career-oriented and responsible individuals.

Deadline for submission of applications is on April 17, 2016.


Here are 3 reasons why you should apply:

1. Kick start your career in Astro (and be one of us!)

2. Exposure in Malaysia’s leading content and consumer group and the overall broadcast and media industry – through internship stints, potential networking sessions with our Senior Leadership Team.

3. Financial assistance to pursue pre-u, *undergrad and *postgrad programs (*selected fields) of their choice anywhere. Financial assistance for tuition fees, air travel (beginning and end of course) and living allowance


Details

Category 1: Scholarship (Pre-University / Foundation / Diploma / Undergraduate)
• Financial assistance for pre-university / undergraduate studies at local and overseas institutions of learning

• Special consideration will be given to applicants with total annual household income not more than RM 30,000


Requirements

• Malaysian citizen

• Proven active participation in extra-curricular, social or voluntary activities

• Not bonded with any other companies / institutions (excluding PTPTN & JPA)

• Willing to be bonded with Astro

• Currently enrolled in or have obtained conditional / unconditional admission to pursue a pre-university / undergraduate programme

• Consistent and outstanding academic results

• The minimum academic results required for pre-university / foundation / diploma applications is:
- SPM / O-Level - Min 8As

• The minimum academic results required for undergraduate applications are:
- SPM / O-Level - Min 8As

AND

- A-Level / STPM - Min 4As
- Australian Matriculation - Min 90.0
- Canadian Matriculation - Min 90.0
- Local Matriculation - Min CGPA 3.7
- Diploma - Min CGPA 3.7
- Foundation - Min CGPA 3.7
- ADP - Min CGPA 3.7
- IB - Min 36
- UEC - Max 5

• Certified medically fit by Astro’s panel doctors upon being shortlisted for the scholarship award

• Free from any criminal records and any serious misconduct in schools, institutions of learning or workplace

• Physically present in Malaysia to attend the required assessments in May / June


Field of Studies

• Business and Economics
• Finance and Accountancy
• Actuarial Science, Statistics and Mathematics
• Computers and Digital Technology
• Engineering (Audio, Broadcast, Electrical, Electronics & System, Mechatronic, Telecommunication, Computer)
• Communications and Public Relations
• Journalism
• Linguistics and Language Studies
• Social Sciences
• Arts and Design



Category 2: Scholarship (Postgraduate)

• Financial assistance at renowned institutions of learning for:

- MBA / Executive MBA
- Masters of Data Analytics/Science

Requirements

• Malaysian citizen
• Relevant work experience will be taken into consideration
• Not bonded with any other companies / institutions
• Willing to be bonded with Astro
• Currently enrolled in or have obtained conditional / unconditional admission to pursue an MBA / Executive MBA / Masters of Data Analytics/Science programme
• Certified medically fit by Astro’s panel doctors upon being shortlisted for the scholarship award
• Free from any criminal records and any serious misconduct in schools, institutions of learning or workplace
• Physically present in Malaysia to attend the required assessments in May / June