CIMB ASEAN Scholarship
We believe your future is our investment.

An ASEAN citizen 27 years old and below in possession of an offer for degree or master study from a reputable university.


Applications for CIMB ASEAN Scholarship 2021 are closed. Please watch out for announcements on our next intake in Mar/Apr 2022.

Everyone deserves an opportunity to pursue what they love doing. How many have the option?

At CIMB, we are committed towards helping young talent in need to realise their dreams.

Going beyond financial support, our ASEAN Scholarship programme provides exciting professional development and a mentor support system designed to empower the region's young talent to turn their lives around and make a difference for those around them.

Congratulations to our 13 new CIMB ASEAN Scholars 2021! 

Welcome onboard, we are excited to see your growth progress and achievements through this journey ahead

The Scholarship Award:
  • Career mentoring
    Direct access to our friendly team of mentors that coach and support our scholars throughout the programme
  • Career experience and opportunities
    A chance to launch your career with CIMB. Internships and post-graduation employment opportunities included
  • Full scholarship coverage
    Our funding includes our scholars’ tuition fees, living allowances, insurance and other related fees
  • Global networking opportunities
    Immerse yourself in CIMB’s ASEAN culture through our regional events. Network with colleagues from across the globe and speak to senior leaders
  • CIMB cultural assimilation
    Benefit from our integrated development programmes designed to turbocharge your personal and professional skills

Eligibility and Scholarship Coverage

The CIMB ASEAN Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional students from ASEAN countries in which CIMB has a presence. We are looking for individuals fuelled to go beyond the ordinary.

In recognising the evolving nature of the banking industry, CIMB welcomes applicants from a wide variety of academic disciplines. We have previously sponsored applicants studying Computer Science, Data Science and Psychology, apart from degrees traditionally associated with a career in banking. For example, Accounting, Economics, Finance.

Basic eligibility:

    • A citizen of either Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam or Philippines.
    • 27 years old and below
    • Applicant with minimum of 1 full academic year remaining.
    • In possession of an excellent academic track record and active in curricular activities. 
    • Non-recipients of any other scholarship or grant, with a contractual obligation on the part of the applicant.
Selection Criteria

The assessment process is as follows:

All applications are screened to ensure that the basic eligibility criteria is fulfilled.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to partake in CIMB online assessments.


Shortlisted applicants will meet with a panel of interviewers.


Shortlisted applicants will participate in our CIMB ASEAN Scholarship Virtual Assessment.


Shortlisted applicants will undergo a final interview with CIMB Group’s senior management team.

The selection of suitable candidates for the CIMB ASEAN Scholarship will be based primarily on the following:

    • The next generation of change-makers.
      You must not only be able to adapt easily to change, we want you to embrace it and thrive in a synergistic environment.
    • A strong ability to communicate your thoughts is key. 
      Candidates are expected to be able to listen with empathy and communicate with impact.
    • A strong academic track record and an active participation in extracurricular activities.
      We prioritise individuals with robust leadership, team work and interpersonal skills.
    • The ability to think without the box.
      Individuals that can demonstrate creativity and innovativeness in providing solutions and solving real problems.

CIMB Group reserves the right to amend these criteria from time to time.
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