Education is a fundamental building block for individual opportunity and economic growth.
We have and will continue to play our part in realising the country's aspiration of producing world-class human capital that will chart the future of Malaysia through our scholarship programme.
Our commitment to help providing access to quality education is relentless and this is being translated into actions through our scholarship programme as well as various education-based initiatives in partnership with other parties.
The country's future lies in the hands of our young generation. We take pride in identifying, nurturing and realizing the education dreams of high potential Malaysian students who come from diverse backgrounds and different parts of the country - from the small town of Baling in Kedah all the way to Kudat, the northern tip of Borneo.
Over the last 22 years, more than 486 students have benefited from our scholarships. In 2017, Yayasan UEM offered 35 scholarships in various disciplines.
Learn more about our scholarship programme and how to apply for it.
A campus packed with facilities and services away from the city's hustle and bustle that will help you build a solid foundation in preparing for the undergraduate life. Established in 1998, Kolej Yayasan UEM (KYUEM) is a premier residential college specialising in providing top quality Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) A-Levels education.
The success of our students is testament of the quality of education that we provide at KYUEM. Over the years, they have won international accolades including being named 'Top in the World' in several subjects and they are now alumni of prestigious universities around the globe.
A few years ago, we came across the story about two siblings in Dungun, Terengganu. One of them attended the morning school session while another one went for the afternoon session. Sometimes, the latter arrived late at school because he had to wait for the former to come home first so that he could take his shoes and uniform.
We have not turned our back since listening to this story and that was how our annual Back-to-School programme came about in 2013. This initiative, which provides uniforms, shoes, stationary and books to underprivileged students whether in the city, semi-urban and rural areas, has brought smiles to the faces of over 56,000 recipients around the country.
The culture of excellence should not go unnoticed, but instead be celebrated. This award - a testament of close industry-academia partnership nurtured by Yayasan UEM over the years, was introduced to recognise and reward the efforts and exceptional achievement of students in the selected fields of study from six leading local universities namely Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM).
Good deeds begin at home. Through UEM Study Grant, we provide financial assistance for children of eligible employees across UEM Group of Companies, allowing them to pursue tertiary education in any full-time course at a public or private college or university or even at a vocational or technical institute.
Under-performing schools should be given more attention, even more so considering that over two thirds of students in these schools across Malaysia come from challenging socio-economic background.
This reality forms the basis of our partnership with PINTAR Foundation. Several intervention initiatives have been implemented at 37 adopted underperforming PINTAR schools, which include tuition classes, English literacy programme for teachers, environment awareness and smart learning.
These initiatives will help develop the entire ecosystem holistically, which will create a positive impact on the students' learning experience.
It is estimated that 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that do not yet exist. Against this backdrop, exposing our students to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related programme and robotics real-world application is key to meeting the challenges of our times.
Several digital education initiatives have been carried out at selected schools to help the students prepare for this fast-changing landscape. We are also a supporter of the national-scale initiative such as the My Digital Maker Fair.
While tuition is a choice to complement formal education provided in schools, it is often seen as a luxury to underprivileged families and students living in rural areas. As part of our efforts to help narrow the education gap between urban and rural students, Yayasan UEM had in 2018 and 2019 struck a partnership with Yayasan Pelajaran MARA where we covered the cost of tuition for 2,100 students from 10 different states in Malaysia who needed the extra classes in key subjects such as Mathematics and English.