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TESP / STEP Sponsorship and Excellence Programme

Applications for MARA Education Loan Year 2024 are now open for all new  Foundation / Matriculation / Diploma / A-level / International Baccalaureate (IB) / STPM / STAM leavers who are pursuing their Bachelor Degree studies at APU. Application are also applicable & open for students who are currently in their 1st or 2nd year (not applicable for students in their final year) of selected Undergraduate Bachelor Degree programmes at APU.

For more information, kindly email to mara@apu.edu.my.

MARA Education Loan Terms and Conditions

  • Bumiputera & Malaysian citizen.
  • The applicant's age limit on 31 December 2024 is a minimum of 17 years and below 40 years old.
  • The applicant/ parents/ guardian is not blacklisted by MARA or in the action of the MARA Act.
  • Student with scholarship/ loan coverage by any Organization/Body is not eligible to apply.
  • Programme duration must be more than 1 year (final year students are not eligible to apply).
  • Registered and started the intake.
  • Loan is only available & applicable for Bachelor Degree programmes that are approved by MARA.
  • Socio-Economic Status of Family (SES) with Annual Taxable Income of RM150,000 – RM250,000.

Academic Requirement

Entry Level

New Student

Current Student

Asasi / Matrikulasi / Persediaan / Diploma

  • CGPA > 3.00
  • CGPA > 3.00 for previous/ current semester.


  • 6 points in 3 subjects including Mathematics grade C
  • Memperolehi sekurang-kurangnya 6 mata dalam 3 subjek termasuk subjek Matematik sekurang-kurangnya Gred C.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

  • 24 points including Matematics with 4 points
  • Memperolehi sekurang-kurangnya 24 mata termasuk Matematik sekurang-kurangnya 4 mata.

Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) 
(exam candidates Year 2020 – 2022)

  • CGPA > 3.00

Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) 
(exam candidates year 2020 – 2022)

  • Minimum Jayyid (Good)

SPM:  credits in Bahasa Malaysia and pass in Sejarah

Mara Loan Approved Bachelor Degree Programmes @ APU

Course Name

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Management with a specialism in Digital Leadership


Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Business Management


Bachelor of Accounting and Finance (Honours)


Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Actuarial Studies


Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with a specialism in Investment Analytics
Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with a specialism in Financial Technology


Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Honours


Bachelor of Mechatronic Engineering with Honours


Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering with Honours


Bachelor of Computer Engineering with Honours


Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology


Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Software Engineering


Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science


Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology


Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science with a specialism in Data Analytics


Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science (Cyber Security)


Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) (Artificial Intelligence)


Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Multimedia Technology with a specialism in VR/AR


Fatin Maisarah Binti Marzuki
BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance (Forensic Accounting)

Being in APU is absolutely wonderful. It feels like you are a part of something big and exciting!

The best part of it all, is that you are in an international environment where you can see students from different walks of life and they come from different background , education and culture.

Not only do you get education but also, experiencing and learning other cultures.

At APU, you are not here just to get an education only, you are here to create a story for yourself.

Muhammad Khairul Azzrie Bin Kamaruddin
BA (Hons) in Information Technology (Business Information Systems)

‘I am very grateful to MARA for providing my tertiary education loan in Asia Pacific University for my Bachelor of Science (Hons) Information Technology Specializing in Business Information System. Besides loan for my tuition fees, MARA also provides monthly living allowance which helps to reduce parent's burden during my study years.

It was a great experience to study in APU as it has  a great mixture of international & local students which promotes different culture and harmony among us as we may group up with international students during classes and assignments.

Karin Fam
BSC (Hons) in Software Engineering

‘My time in APU was  truly international. I entered the Software Engineering degree programme expecting just an education, but I left with lifelong friends from all over the world. The lecturers are experienced and will go the extra mile to help you (if you just reach out to them!) not just in class, but even for extra-curricular activities! Even with the limited facilities and space that we had back in the TPM campus (back in my day we didn't have the much-talked-about new campus), the university and student associations did a great job organizing a plethora of events that are always welcoming for newbies.

APU also prepares you for life after uni by organizing many career fairs within the campus itself, where you can even have interviews with recruiters without even leaving the campus grounds. The exposure to the working world within the campus was valuable, and many of my friends and I were recruited before even graduating. I got a great first job experience at Quintiq (now known as Dassault Systemes) thanks to APU, and since then I was fortunate enough to be offered the CTO role at MyBump Media, an adtech startup.

Emranhelmie Bin Buhari
B.Eng (Hons) in Mechatronics Engineering

‘Mechatronics programme at APU offers a lot of hands-on activities such as manufacturing production (CAD/CAM), group design product and investigation in engineering. All mechatronics engineering students at APU get to put the theory into practice application during the hands-on session.

The studies work with the same components, systems, and technology that today’s professionals are working with in the field of mechatronics as well as the hands-on experience truly assist the student to have knowledge about the real industry. Hence, this programme offers student a confidence and experience that needed when come in the real world of engineering industry.

Mechatronics studies in Asia Pacific University are interesting and fun fields that will engage student's minds and knowledge during the four years of study engineering’.


For more information please contact us:

Tel: 03-89961000 | Email: mara@apu.edu.my