QUOTE(snowz28 @ Mar 5 2014, 03:25 PM)
I read about pages saying that there's this bond with the gouvernent for Jpa scholars.
It works as when the JPA scholar completed his/her degree, it is a must to work for the gouvernment for 4-6 years right after graduation.
If he/she refuses, then the sponsored amount for the previous studies will have to be returned as well. Is that true???
Furthermore. I'm interested to know how Jpa scholarship works. As in the pros and cons.
And also testimonies from Jpa scholars
Any replies are much appreciated. Thank you!
I was a scholarship recipient under Program Ijazah Luar Negara. My contract says I am to serve a six-year bond.
Did everything that was required of me, lapor diri then registered with SPA, went to an SPA interview and didn't get selected. I was also automatically registered for the TalentCorp STAR program as I was still unemployed three months after graduation.
Now my degree is in a very specialised course and there isn't a position in any government bodies save for DCA (then again you still need some sort of aircraft maintenance licence, which I don't have). I am currently looking for opportunities in the private sector, and should I manage to secure employment, as long as the company/organization is registered with TalentCorp, I'm good to go, and you will then have to remain with said company for as long as your bond is.
From my PoV, pros of JPA scholarship, well, it's a
, timely allowance
, not sure about other scholarships' selection process but I felt the JPA interview was fairly easy, they are quite tolerant if you have a change of heart and wanna change course, I had a friend who switched from Mech Eng. to Maths, no problems.
Cons, at the end of each academic year you will have to mail (yes, snail mail
) the JPA branch in whatever country you're in the transcript of the year's exam results, which I found to be a bit vexing
, some people complain about the allowance, but it depends on your lifestyle really, I lived lean, so it's always more than enough. Lastly, as with all Government sponsorships, you have to attend BTN