24 July 2017


17 CIMB ASEAN Scholars to further studies in world’s top universities 


Kuala Lumpur: Seventeen (17) outstanding students from Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand have been awarded the CIMB ASEAN Scholarship to further their studies in prestigious universities worldwide such as University of Oxford; London School of Economics and Political Science; New York University; University of Melbourne; University of California, Berkeley; and Nanyang Technological University. The second batch of scholars was presented with their scholarships by the Group Chief Executive, CIMB Group, Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul Aziz at a ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur recently. The first edition of the CIMB ASEAN Scholarship took place in 2016 when 16 students from across the region were awarded the scholarship. 


The students were selected from a total of 5,477 applicants from ASEAN countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and Cambodia. Candidates had to go through a rigorous selection process comprising an online assessment, panel interviews and a two-day boot camp. 


Group Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Group, Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul Aziz said, “The CIMB ASEAN Scholarship underscores CIMB’s commitment to nurture talent as part of our effort to support ASEAN’s future development.. This is the scholars’ first step towards building a career with CIMB, and to eventually contribute towards realizing ASEAN’s true potential as a regional economic powerhouse. Education is a gift that keeps on giving, and we believe that CIMB’s investment in education will yield valuable dividends for CIMB and for ASEAN.” 


The CIMB ASEAN Scholarship offers not only education expenses, but also a secured future career upon graduation, under CIMB’s The Compete Banker ProgrammeTM. The Complete BankerTM is a two-year management training programme, offering a comprehensive perspective of the banking Group from consumer banking, investment banking to asset management and the opportunity to build a strong foundation to be a high-performing top-class banker with a regional mindset.


The scholarship also features a unique buddy and mentor programme, supported by The Complete BankerTM alumni and key senior management staff, respectively, to guide the students and expose them to CIMB’s workings and culture from day one. 


In line with CIMB’s “Forward” brand promise, the CIMB ASEAN Scholarship is open to various disciplines, which for this year include economics, accounting and finance, actuarial science, law, civil engineering, psychology and political science