scholarships

ASEAN (the Association of South East Asian countries) is a diverse collection of cultures, languages and stories. Since its inception in 1967 with an initial five member countries, ASEAN’s since expanded membership has been working together to bridge the differences in culture, language and religion to create a unified economy of over 640m people. In the spirit of ASEAN, we believe that diversity is a strength, and providing opportunities to brightest young minds of ASEAN means uplifting social progress not just for our own countries, but for our neighbours too in the spirit of Prosper Thy Neighbour espoused by ASEAN.

While opportunity gaps are usually complicated and can take many forms, one of the most common education opportunity gaps in ASEAN is the lack of financial resources of lower-income households that give higher-income families an advantage when it comes to doing well in school. The inability of families to pay for test-preparation, tutoring or extra-curricular activities often contribute to lower academic achievement.

Education and lifelong learning are important tools for breaking the cycle of exclusion, poverty, domestic violence and family breakdown.

This programme is not intended to define what the opportunity gap is. It is aimed at closing this gap.

The ECM Libra Foundation’s Close The Gap Scholarship Fund is a multi-million dollar scholarship fund for academically and culturally gifted students in ASEAN to live up to their academic potential. Full and partial scholarships are available to students from Year 7 onwards to attend Epsom College in Malaysia - the only international campus of the prestigious Epsom College in the UK.

Located on a 50-acre campus in Bandar Enstek, Negeri Sembilan, ECiM represents British education with a global outlook. Its students have been accepted to the best universities in the world, including Stanford, Cambridge, The University of Tokyo, LSE, Imperial College and many more. We’re confident that our ASEAN bright sparks will be able to excel in this personalised, driven environment.

SCHOLARSHIPS

ASEAN Bright Sparks - A-Level Full Scholarship

The Bright Spark Full Scholarship is available for the 18-month A-Level Programme at ECiM. Students must have excellent straight-A results, show extra-curricular achievement and must display a genuine need for financial support.

January 2021 Epsom College in Malaysia Tuition & Boarding Fees - 18 month A-Level Programme

School & Boarding FeesRM 156,000
The full scholarship covers all school and boarding fees, and includes 6x return flights to and from Kuala Lumpur, with the generous support of AirAsia.

● Have completed SPM or the local equivalent.
● Achieved straight As in all SPM subjects or local equivalent
● Must be a resident or citizen of ASEAN countries
● Must be at least 16 years of age, below 20 years of age.
● Have had a leadership role in an extracurricular activity
● Meet the financial eligibility criteria of total household income below USD1,500 a month
Complete the application form via the ECM Libra Foundation website, which is to be accompanied by:
● A personal statement of not more than 300 words
● A copy of your most recent academic results
● A copy of your extra-curricular achievements (if any)
● At least 1x teacher’s recommendation
● Parent’s monthly income statement for the last 3 months. Please redact sensitive information.


ASEAN Bright Sparks - IGCSE Full Scholarship

The IGCSE Full Scholarship is available for the Year 10 & 11 Programme at ECiM. Students must have excellent straight-A results, show extra-curricular achievement and must display a genuine need for financial support.

2020/2021 Epsom College in Malaysia Tuition & Boarding Fees - Year 10 & 11

School & Boarding FeesRM 140,000
The full scholarship covers all school and boarding fees, and includes 6x return flights to and from Kuala Lumpur, with the generous support of AirAsia.

● Have completed PT3 or the local equivalent.
● Achieved straight As in all PT3 subjects or local equivalent
● Must be a resident or citizen of ASEAN countries
● Must be at least 14 years of age, below 18 years of age.
● Have had a leadership role in an extracurricular activity
● Meet the financial eligibility criteria of total household income below USD1,500 a month
Complete the application form via the ECM Libra Foundation website, which is to be accompanied by:
● A personal statement of not more than 300 words
● A copy of your most recent academic results
● A copy of your extra-curricular achievements (if any)
● At least 1 teacher’s recommendation
● Parent’s monthly income statement for the last 3 months. Please redact sensitive information.


ASEAN Partial Academic Scholarships

Partial Academic Scholarships are available for Year 7 - 13 students.

2020/2021 Epsom College in Malaysia Tuition & Boarding Fees

Year 7 - 9Year 10 - 11Year 12 - 13
School Fees (per year)RM 87,135RM 92,025RM 92,035
Boarding Fees (per year)RM 50,400RM 50,400RM 50,400
Partial scholarships will cover up to 50% of school and boarding fees, and 6x return flights a year to and from Kuala Lumpur is part of the scholarship, with the support of AirAsia, and will be decided by the ECM Libra Foundation scholarship committee.

● Have completed UPSR/ PT3/ SPM or the local equivalent
● Have excellent academic results
● Must be a permanent resident, expatriate or citizen of ASEAN countries
● Must be meet the age criteria
Complete the application form via the ECM Libra Foundation website, which is to be accompanied by:
● A personal statement of not more than 300 words
● A copy of your most recent academic results
● A copy of your extra-curricular achievements (if any)
● At least 1x teacher’s recommendation

ASEAN Leadership Scholarships

Partial Leadership Scholarships are available for Year 7 - 13 students who have leadership, sports, music or entrepreneurial talent.

2020/2021 Epsom College in Malaysia Tuition & Boarding Fees

Year 7 - 9Year 10 - 11Year 12 - 13
School Fees (per year)RM 87,135RM 92,025RM 92,035
Boarding Fees (per year)RM 50,400RM 50,400RM 50,400
Leadership scholarships will cover up to 50% of school and boarding fees, and includes 6x return flights to and from Kuala Lumpur, with the generous support of AirAsia. Scholarship amount will be decided by the ECM Libra Foundation scholarship committee.

● Have completed UPSR/ PT3/ SPM or the local equivalent
● Have good academic results
● Excel in sports at a state or national level / have an active leadership role in a community organisation / is creative and possesses an active interest in entrepreneurship.
● Must be a permanent resident, expatriate or citizen of ASEAN countries
● Must meet the age criteria
Complete the application form via the ECM Libra Foundation website, which is to be accompanied by:
● A personal statement of not more than 300 words
● A copy of your most recent academic results
● A copy of your extra-curricular achievements
● At least 1x teacher’s recommendation