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Our Programmes

Our Programmes

Our programmes focus on empowering high-potential and under-represented students to access higher education through our flagship programmes targeting 3 crucial milestones in their young adulthood.


Closing The Gap

A 2-year mentoring programme that focuses on providing secondary school students from under-represented households with the skills, knowledge, and mindsets to enter ambitious universities.

Closing The Gap

Transitioning into Higher Education

The Gap

Secondary school students from under-represented backgrounds face monumental barriers to gain access to higher education. At the Foundation, we acknowledge that these barriers can look like the lack of skills, knowledge, opportunities, and adequate financial means.


Initially, an independent programme,  Closing The Gap (CTG) was acquired by the Foundation in 2019 to bridge the higher education access gap. 

CTG supports secondary school students from under-represented backgrounds through a structured mentoring programme that equips them with the mindset, skills and knowledge to reach their higher education aspirations. 

What Do We Focus On?

The Closing The Gap programme focuses on equipping Scholars with the necessary mindset, skills and knowledge to access higher education. 



Scholars build resilient mindsets which are important in tackling challenges and raise their self-confidence to achieve ambitious goals.


Scholars hone skills and competencies that will allow them to thrive in higher education such as communication and research.

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Scholars expand their knowledge about pathways beyond secondary school and how they could prepare for them effectively. 

How Do We Do It?

Our structured programme ensures our Scholars receive bespoke support that is crucial for their growth and sets them up for success at higher education institutions. 


Each Scholar is assigned a personal Mentor who will guide them in navigating through their higher education planning and personal growth for 2 years. Our Mentors are volunteers from diverse professional and academic backgrounds.

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Workshops & Camps

Scholars will attend immersive workshops and camps to equip them with the skills, network and knowledge necessary to succeed beyond secondary school.

Development Opportunities

Scholars may access additional enrichment opportunities such as internships, job shadowing stints or other external programmes to supplement their personal growth.


Thriving in Higher Education

Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship

The Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship is a comprehensive undergraduate degree scholarship open to all Malaysians—especially under-represented youth—with a strong commitment to contribute to the development of Malaysia. 

The comprehensive Scholarship focuses on developing young Malaysians through a compulsory 2-year leadership development programme.  

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What's in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship?

The Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship provides a comprehensive allowance package as well as a 2-year leadership development programme to empower them to thrive in university and beyond. 


Comprehensive Allowance

All Tunku Scholars will receive full coverage of tuition fees, monthly and yearly allowances to reduce barriers and ensure students thrive in university.

Leadership Development Programme

All Tunku Scholars will undergo a 2-year Leadership Development Programme which includes leadership conferences, developmental opportunities and mentorship.

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Leadership Development Programme

At the Foundation, we seek to create impressionable Tunku Scholars who will become impactful changemakers in society. The Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship's Leadership Development Programme is anchored by and built on three pillars: Ethics and Values, Community Leadership, and Employability.

Ethics and Values

Inculcating values inspired by Tunku in order to build honourable and compassionate leaders- personally and professionally.


Community Leadership 

The development of service-mindedness to give back to the community in an impactful manner. All Scholars will execute a community service project that will benefit their community within the duration of the leadership programme. 


The nurturing of talent and skillsets to transition into diverse career pathways in the workforce.


Succeeding in Society


The FutureReady programme aims to empower the  youth from under-represented communities to thrive in today’s competitive graduate job market.

In collaboration with Accenture Malaysia, FutureReady upskills students in key areas to ensure a successful career in the professional services industry.


The FutureReady programme uses three main concepts in our professional upskilling process: Define, Refine, and Shine.

What Do We Focus On?

The FutureReady programme is designed to support students in enhancing their professional skillsets through workshops, mentorship and presenting a solution pitch. 



Participants will learn professional skillsets in project management, problem solving and pitching through sessions led by industry consultants and practitioners. 


Participants will gain access to mentorship, guidance, and networking opportunities with seasoned corporate professionals in the consulting industry.


Solution Pitch

Participants will present a solution pitch based on simulative case study to a panel of judges—the best pitch is awarded with an education grant.

How Do We Do It?


Participants are individually trained on fundamental consulting skills and knowledge.



Participants are challenged to come up with an innovative business solution to solve a case study.


All teams will pitch their case study solutions to a live panel of judges.

Other Programmes

Succeeding in Society

Other Programmes

Besides the 3 main flagship programmes, here are some of the other ways we work to empower high potential, deserving students: 

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The Pingat Tunku Award recognises exceptional public university graduates who have showcased academic excellence, leadership and a strong commitment to shaping a better Malaysia.

Create More Nation Builders.
With Us.

Together, we can empower and support a new generation of Malaysian leaders in shaping a better future for themselves and for all communities as a whole.


Become A

A sponsorship of RM120,000 allows a Tunku Scholar to achieve their educational dreams and contribute meaningfully to their communities.

Make A

Support a Scholar’s higher education journey or stretch your ringgit further by contributing to our endownment fund.

With Us

Accelerate the development of our Scholars by providing personal development, career and networking opportunities.

Should you and/or your organisation be interested in partnership opportunities with the Foundation, you may speak to us here:

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