IB Scholarships for SPM Leavers

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The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) offers two International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) Scholarships for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) leavers.
Scholarships are inclusive of full tuition and external examination fees.*

If you are a Malaysian SPM leaver who wants to experience an exceptional International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma education at one of Malaysia’s leading international schools, then now is the time to apply! ISKL is offering two IB Diploma Scholarships for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) leavers. The two-year IB Diploma scholarship program is open to all current year Form 5 students. 

With a 30-year IB pass rate of 97%, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a cornerstone of the academic experience at ISKL, providing a challenging two-year pre-university curriculum that leads to a qualification recognized by the world’s leading universities. Oxford, Princeton, Harvard, Yale, and the London School of Economics are just some of the prestigious universities ISKL’s Malaysian IB Scholarship recipients have attended.

2022 IB Scholarship Recipients
Rhenu Arivananthan and Delphine Thompson 2022 IB scholarship recipients.


Please fill up the inquiry form below, and please ensure that you select “ISKL IBDP Scholarship (SPM leavers)” under the Additional Information section when filling in the form.


Step 1

Complete the online application and submit your Letter of Interest/Personal Statement to the Admissions office by October 31, 2022.

Step 2

Selection exams for shortlisted candidates will be held on November 21, 2022.

Step 3

Panel Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on January 13, 2023.

Step 4

Successful candidates will be contacted by end of January 2023.

Step 5

Scholarship recipients & families are invited to the Certificate Award Reception on February 20, 2023.


The scholarship candidates will begin school in August 2023 continuing through to June 2025. The scholarship is equivalent to a two-year study of the International Baccalaureate Diploma program at the International School of Kuala Lumpur.  The IB Scholarship Award covers the following:

Application Fees
The Society for ISKL Membership Fee
Registration Fees
School uniforms
Tuition and Enrollment Fees
School lunch
IB Exam Fees
Cost for participation in the IASAS sports/activities
Calculator (loaned)
Optional field trips
School-issued laptop (loaned)
Busing is provided upon consultation with the bus contractor and depending on the bus routes and available seats
Global Action Program (ISKL will only cover the destination with the lowest cost)


All submissions need to be made online through ISKL’s Admissions Open Apply system.

  • Personal statement from the applicant
  • The candidate must demonstrate an appropriate scholastic level. Candidates must submit a copy of their report cards, school records/transcript from the past 3 years, including current year, with completed application forms.
  • Teacher recommendations
  • Extracurricular involvement
  • Previous commitment to community service
  • Completed ISKL Application for Admissions online form
  • Upload a photocopy of the applicant’s Malaysian identity card
  • Upload a recent passport-size color photo of the applicant
  • Successful candidates: Student Health Form, parts of which are to be completed by a doctor

*Terms & Conditions apply