Kinabalu International School is proud to offer a limited number of scholarships to deserving students, who can demonstrate outstanding academic ability, aptitude and potential.

Successful scholarship candidates will enjoy the opportunity to experience and benefit from a rigorous international education in a culturally diverse environment.

Scholarship candidates are expected to show a record of excellent academic success, leadership potential and the ability to contribute to the school as a whole, together with an exceptional attitude to their studies.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Scholarships are awarded in the following categories: 

Year 8 Academic Excellence
For students eligible to join Year 8 in the 2018-19 academic year. Students may join in Term 1 (August) or Term 2 (January). Students would normally fall into the age range of 12-13 years, as of the 1st September 2018 (born 01/09/05 to 31/08/06).

Sixth Form Academic Excellence
For students applying to join our A Level programme, commencing in August 2018, who have completed their IGCSE, SPM or equivalent examinations (or will have completed them by August 2018).

WHO CAN APPLY?

  • Students of all nationalities
  • Prospective and existing students of KIS
  • Students who have an outstanding academic record and a strong command of written and spoken English
  • Students who are passionate about learning
  • Scholarships are not available to students whose fees are normally paid for by a sponsoring company

TERMS

  • Scholarships will provide for a reduction of between 25 to 75% in the termly school tuition fee
  • The School Application Fee of RM800 applies to all prospective students submitting a Scholarship application
  • Scholarship students are expected to pay the Refundable Deposit and termly Development Fund Levy in full
  • Scholarship students will be entitled to a discount on the Registration Fee (RM 1,000) and Capital Fee (RM 8,000) at the same percentage as the scholarship offered
  • Any incidental education expenses throughout the school year, such as Accident Insurance, educational visits, textbooks (Years 12 & 13 only) and exam fees (Years 12 & 13 only), extra-curricular activities etc. will need to be paid for by the student
  • Year 8 Academic Excellence Scholarships are initially awarded until the completion of Year 9, with the potential for continuation into the 2-year IGCSE programme
  • Sixth Form Academic Excellence Scholarships are awarded for the duration of the A Level programme (2 years)
  • All scholarships will be reviewed on a termly basis to ensure that attainment, commitment and behaviour are being maintained at the standard expected of an academic scholar. Scholarship awards may be withdrawn at any time if the student does not maintain the expected standards. At least one formal warning in writing will be given to the student and parents prior to the withdrawal of a scholarship. The scholarship will be immediately withdrawn in the event of late payment of any school fees
  • The scholarship is not transferable and may only be taken up in the year offered.

HOW TO APPLY

Year 8 Academic Excellence

1.Complete the KIS Scholarship Application Form and the school application form

2. Write an essay (maximum of 600 words) on the following topic: My World in a Day. Describe a day in your life explaining your opinions, thoughts and feelings about the world around you, and how current issues affect your thinking.

3. Copies of the applicable supporting documents listed below:

  • School reports from the last 2 years
  • Latest examination results, verified by the current school
  • Copies of Awards and Certificates for academic and co-curricular achievement
  • Passport sized photo of student and parents (external applicants only)
  • IC / passport copies for student and parents (external applicants only)

4. A supporting letter from the candidate’s parents which outlines why their child is a good candidate for the scholarship and why a scholarship will benefit the family financially

5. Payment of RM800 non-refundable School Application Fee if you have not already applied to the School.  

Sixth Form Academic Excellence 

1 Complete the KIS Scholarships Application Form

2 Write a Personal Statement of a maximum of 600 words. The statement should outline the applicant’s interests and achievements, and provide some indication of what they can bring to KIS.

3 Copies of the applicable supporting documents listed below:

  • School reports from the last 2 years
  • SPM / IGCSE results (predicted or actual)
  • Copies of Awards and Certificates for academic and co-curricular achievement
  • Passport sized photo of student and parents (external applicants only)
  • IC / passport copies for student and parents (external applicants only)

4. A supporting letter from the candidate’s parents, which outlines why their child is a good candidate for the scholarship and why a scholarship will benefit the family financially

5. Payment of the RM800 non-refundable School Application Fee, if you have not already applied to the School.

Applications should be submitted to the School Office or emailed to admissions@kis.edu.my by 2pm on Thursday 29th March, together with payment of the School Application Fee (if applicable). 

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE

Following the closing date of 29th March 2018, applications will be long-listed by the Principal and Head of Secondary and successful long-listed candidates and their parents will be invited to attend an Assessment Day on Saturday 5th May 2018.

During the Assessment Day candidates and their parents will be invited into the school to attend a presentation and tour of the school (for prospective students only). Scholarship candidates will then sit a number of assessments throughout the morning.

The assessments will be marked and reviewed by the Principal and Head of Secondary. Successful short-listed students will then be invited to an interview during the week commencing 14th May 2018.

By Friday 18th May 2018, offers for scholarships will be made to the successful candidates. Parents are requested to confirm acceptance of the scholarship by Friday 25th May 2018.

SUMMARY OF KEY DATES:

  •  Thursday 29th March 2018 – Deadline for applications 
  • Saturday 5th May 2018– Assessment Day for long-listed students (and attending parents)
  • Week commencing 14th May 2018 – Interviews for short-listed candidates
  • Friday 18th May 2018 – Offers made
  • Friday 25th May 2018 – Deadline for acceptance of offers