Application for Educational Loan Assistance Scheme opens tomorrow

|     Danial Norjidi     |

THE Ministry of Education (MoE) has announced that the application for the Educational Loan Assistance Scheme (SBPP) for the academic year 2019/2020 will commence tomorrow at 8.30am and will conclude on February 26 at 4.30pm.

According to a press release, applicants who wish to apply for SBPP must also apply for at least one programme offered by local higher education institutions via HECAS online application.

Applicants are required to submit the application form (softcopy) via email to [email protected] and all relevant hardcopy including printed SBPP and HECAS forms to Scholarship Section, Level 5, Block C MoE not later than SBPP closing date.

The press release also informs that the application for SBPP will be offered only once a year. Applicants who have not received their official results but wish to apply may submit their predicted results from the respective institutions. However, the result of the applications will be based on their actual results.

It was also shared that after announcement of SBPP application result, unsuccessful applicants who meet the entry requirement can, if they wish, send a letter of appeal to the Scholarship Section for consideration. Applicants are given three working days to send their letters of appeal.

The press release added that the application form and SBPP terms and conditions can be obtained from the MoE’s portal at Applicants can also refer to ‘Guidelines’ on the application procedures.

For inquiries, applicants can contact the SBPP Secretariats by e-mail at [email protected] or by telephone at 2380019 during office hours.