For meritorious students who desire the opportunity to Study, Create and Inspire

At Charterhouse Malaysia we recognise that human intelligence is broad. It is not limited just to academic intelligence but also includes social and emotional intelligence. It includes the ability to think deeply and evaluate that thinking, to grasp new situations quickly and, most importantly, to be able to assess personal abilities. Our unique Spectra Smarts programme aims to develop a student’s full range of potential, ensuring that they are well equipped to make their mark in the world.

Our students are encouraged to think and learn independently by engaging in projects in the local community. By devising innovative solutions to social issues, they not only build confidence and leadership skills, but also a deeper sense of social responsibility.

The A Level Scholarship programme is available to meritorious students who desire the opportunity to Study, Create and Inspire at Charterhouse Malaysia, and, who will set a positive example to the academic and communal life of the School, through their enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity, drive and compassion.

What is the Charterhouse Malaysia Scholarship?

A full or partial scholarship offered by Charterhouse Malaysia for students to pursue the two-year A Level programme, including the International Project Qualification.

What does the full Charterhouse Malaysia Scholarship cover?

It covers the full cost of tuition. It does not cover:

  • Textbooks
  • Stationery
  • Personal computer
  • Travel expenses to and from school
  • Additional costs for educational visits (residential or day)
  • Miscellaneous expenses.

In cases of demonstrated hardship, some students may be offered help with additional expenses. This is decided on an individual case by case basis and is by no means guaranteed to be included with every full scholarship place.

What does the partial Charterhouse Malaysia Scholarship cover?

It covers between 25% and 75% of the tuition fees, as determined by the Scholarship Committee. The inclusions and exclusions are the same as for the full scholarship.

Who should apply to be a Charterhouse Malaysia Scholar?

Charterhouse Malaysia’s full and high partial scholarships are aimed at meritorious applicants from within Malaysia. All applicants are chosen on merit regardless of nationality, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or religion.

A meritorious applicant is one who can demonstrate high academic achievement coupled with a history of commitment to personal growth, service of others, student leadership, involvement in the life of the school and their community and the potential to be transformative. Applicants must demonstrate their potential to study, create and inspire and that they share the Charterhouse personality traits of perseverance, responsibility, moral courage, open-mindedness and kindness.

The minimum academic expectations are 7 or 8 A/A* at IGCSE, SPM or equivalent.

What is the Charterhouse Malaysia Scholarship process?

Step One

Gather as much information as you can, independently, about the school, Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia (if relocating from overseas).  This could be through use of the internet, speaking to agents or from existing students and parents.

Step Two

Complete an Enquiry Form. Once we receive your enquiry a member of the admissions team will contact you to arrange an opportunity for you to speak with them or a member of the academic leadership team to answer any questions you may have about the school and the Scholarship process.

Step Three

Complete an application form and submit with all of the supporting documentation. Once an application form has been filled in the admissions team will arrange for the Scholarship Committee to review the application.  Supporting documentation:

  • Personal Statement/Letter of application
  • Chronological list with brief description of achievements/activities participated in, both in and out of school covering:
    • Academic
    • Sport
    • Arts – performing and creative
    • Leadership
    • Community service
    • Personal interest
  • Provide a confidential reference from the applicants existing school. The reference must include commentary on the applicants’:
    • Actual and Predicted grades
    • Academic strengths and areas for development
    • Contributions to the life of the school with specific examples that demonstrate character, growth mindset, initiative, collaboration, leadership and future potential
    • Contributions to the wider community outside of the school that again demonstrate character, growth mindset, initiative, collaboration, leadership and future potential
    • Information about personal interests, ambition, career objectives, character, behaviour
    • Statement on safeguarding
  • School reports from past two years

Step Four

Scholarship Day. All Scholarship candidates selected by the Scholarship Committee will be invited to attend a day at the school undertaking various activities.

  • CAT4 test
  • Critical thinking and team building activity
  • Individual Student and Parents Interviews with the Scholarship Committee
  • Lunch with all applicants, Academic Leadership, Charterhouse staff and alumni.

Step Five

The Scholarship Committee will review all applications and decide on the awards. The decision will be communicated to the parents and students in writing.

Step Six

Students who are offered the scholarship will need to formally accept the award before the end of April 2022. They will then be considered enrolled. Please do note that the scholarship award may be withdrawn if the actual examination results of the scholar elect do not meet the standard anticipated.