Student Sponsorship Programme

Overview

The MICPA Student Sponsorship Programme (SSP) was developed by the Institute to provide accredited accounting degree students with a headstart in pursuing a professional qualification.

A tripartite collaboration between the Institute, participating employers and universities, the SSP opens the doors for chosen students to undertake 2 out of 5 modules of the MICPA Programme (i.e. Taxation (TAX) and Accounting & Reporting (FIN) modules) in the final year of a 4-year undergraduate degree, and continue to pursue the remaining 3 modules upon graduation and commencing full-time employment, sponsored by the participating employer.

Under the SSP, employers will assess and interview eligible accounting degree students from accredited participating universities with a 4-year accounting degree programme, with the view of offering successful applicants a sponsorship grant to undertake the MICPA Programme whilst still in university.

In return, the student will serve the employer as an intern for a period of at least 6 months and most importantly, continue to serve the employers after the completion of their degree programme for a minimum period of at least 3 to 4 years. The terms and conditions of sponsorship will be stipulated in a sponsorship contract or letter of undertaking to be mutually agreed by both the employer and the student.

 

Video Clip


Our very first SSP candidate from UMT – Franklin Shepherdsen sharing his views on MICPA’s Student Sponsorship Programme (SSP) and why it is his preferred choice.


Watch Leanne Lau, a UM graduate and MICPA candidate talk about the SSP. Currently working at one of the Big 4 accounting firms, Leanne commenced the SSP while in her final year of her Bachelor of Accounting degree.


Azriana Azreen, a MICPA SSP candidate shares her thoughts on starting her professional accreditation early via the SSP.

Indicate your interest to participate by completing the SSP application form. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get a headstart in obtaining your Certified Public Accountant (Malaysia) and Chartered Accountant (ANZ) titles.

 
Key Benefits

The Institute believes the SSP to mutually benefit all stakeholders involved as:

  • employers get the first pick of top accounting students and are able to invest in grooming them;
  • students are supported in their professional development and accorded the security of a job after graduation;
  • universities are boosted by the success stories of their students.
Gold Medal Winners’ Testimonial

The SSP is very beneficial to undergraduates as you would be able to start your professional examination during your final year of university. Studying two papers in advance would be easier as you would have a fresher memory on technical knowledge gained at university and you would be able to secure your internship and future employment with a well-known employer.

Low Choon Wei
Gold Medal Winner of MICPA’s Financial Accounting & Reporting Module
Employee of PwC
Bachelor of Accounting Graduate, Universiti Malaya (UM), Malaysia

Student Testimonial - Low Choon Wei

Despite having long hours and a heavy workload working in an audit firm, I think this was also a contributing factor to my completion of the Programme. The fact that almost everyone is in the same boat as you (working and pursuing a professional qualification), the firm understands and accommodates longer study leave for exams. There are also many accounting resources within the firm available for reference and peer study groups.

June Tai
Gold Medal Winner of MICPA’s Management Accounting & Analysis, Taxation and Financial Accounting & Reporting Modules
Employee of PwC
Bachelor of Accounting Graduate, Monash University, Malaysia

Student Testimonial - June Tai

Pursuing a professional programme whilst working full time is not an easy task. However, it is extremely rewarding in the long run as it will help you develop as a person and also as a professional. In addition, the final outcome is satisfying and worth it. Do not give up and be prepared to take up the challenge. As the saying goes, “no pain, no gain”!

Claire Ng
Gold Medal Winner of MICPA’s Management Accounting & Applied Finance Module
Employee of Ernst & Young
Bachelor of Accounting Graduate, Monash University, Malaysia

Student Testimonial - Claire Ng
Participating Employers

Students interested in the SSP can choose to apply to the following participating employers. MICPA will facilitate the application process between candidates and employers.

Employers interested to participate in the SSP can refer here.

Participating Universities

Students enrolled in 4-year Bachelor of Accounting degree programme from the universities listed below are eligible to apply for the SSP. A general requirement is a minimum CGPA of 3.35 and minimum MUET of Band 3.

  • International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Multimedia University (MMU)
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)
  • Universiti Malaya(UM)
  • Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
  • Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)
  • Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
  • Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) – Sg. Long Campus
How Do I Join?

Please contact MICPA’s Marketing Department for more info or DM us on our social media channels.
You may download the communications pack for SSP here.

FAQ

Why do students choose to undertake the SSP?

  • Achieve competitive advantage through SSP
  • Statistically, SSP candidates achieved higher pass rates in examination compared to working students
  • The job market is increasingly competitive especially with recent economic uncertainty: candidates under SSP secure a job before leaving university
  • Graduates are able to better focus on career development after early completion of the MICPA Programme

When do I join the SSP?

  • Students apply to join the SSP at least 3 months before internship / commencement of Year 4 (whichever comes first). The Institute will assist the students to secure an internship placement as part of the SSP.
Student Sponsorship Programme (SSP) Brochure