ASEAN-Maybank Scholarship Programme

The ASEAN-Maybank Scholarship programme is a partnership between Maybank Foundation and the ASEAN Secretariat. It is one of the ASEAN-level initiatives undertaken by Maybank Foundation, a newly accredited ASEAN entity, with the aim to “promote an innovative ASEAN approach to higher education”, which is one of the strategic measures listed in the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Blueprint 2025.

The scholarship programme is designed to provide young, talented and deserving ASEAN nationals with full scholarships to pursue their undergraduate programme at a prestigious university outside their own countries, but within the ASEAN region, and in the process promote intra-ASEAN integration.

“We are proud to partner with ASEAN to deliver this ASEAN-Maybank Scholarship programme. This is our way of investing in the future generation through education. It also aligns with our mission to humanise financial services and support one of our four sustainability commitments of improving the lives of one million households across ASEAN by 2025.”
Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Zamzamzairani
Maybank Chairman

The first intake of scholars under the ASEAN-Maybank Scholarship programme will be in 2022, and through ASEAN Foundation and in cooperation with the ASEAN University Network, the focus will initially be on placing selected scholars in top public universities in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines and gradually expanding it to the remaining ASEAN countries. The ASEAN University Network membership currently stands at 30 member universities in the 10 ASEAN Member States with its Secretariat based at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.


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The regional scholarship programme will help contribute to the aspirations of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Blueprint 2025, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 4, 10, and 17) to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education, and simultaneously be in support of Maybank Group’s goal to “improve the lives of 1 million households across ASEAN by 2025” as one of its sustainability commitments.


04 Quality Education
10 Reduced Inequality
17 Partnership For The Goals


To be eligible for the ASEAN-Maybank Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of any of the 10 ASEAN member states.
  • Possess excellent academic qualifications and is active in extracurricular activities.
  • Choose a field of study listed among the approved disciplines of the programme.


Potential scholars will undergo a rigorous selection process. Maybank Foundation & ASEAN Foundation will jointly screen shortlisted candidates and make the final selection for approval.

The scholarship package includes:

  • Fully paid tuition fees.
  • Allowance for monthly stipend + accommodation.
  • Settling-in allowance.
  • Return economy class air passage.
  • Subsidised medical benefit (out-patient) and accident insurance coverage and other incidental expenses.

Development Programmes & Internship:

Recipients of the ASEAN-Maybank Scholarship will have the chance to experience thrilling internship opportunities. Scholars can have internship and holiday break assignment programmes at the ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN Foundation, and Maybank offices regionally, as well as participate as volunteers in Maybank Foundation’s existing flagship programmes regionally.


Upon graduation, scholars will serve a 3-year bond at either Maybank, the ASEAN Secretariat, or ASEAN Foundation.

Sponsored Programmes Include:

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Management
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science
  • Risk Management
  • Social Work