The Fellowship is an award-winning Leadership Development Programme with a heart.

Join a global community of leaders on a 2-year quest to transform underprivileged communities through education.

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Why join the Fellowship?

Hear what our Fellows have to say.

"I have learned more things

in this 18 months as a teacher than I have in the past years of my life."

- Juan Magrita, 2016 Fellow

"It was completely out of my comfort zone… but it was totally worth it…

I would come home feeling contented, every day."

- Bernard Ow, 2017 Fellow

"I was blessed with a good education,

and I want the same for every student in Malaysia."

- Najwa Huda, 2017 Fellow

What's in the Fellowship?

On our programme, Fellows learn through direct involvement in a broad variety of roles and responsibilities.

Here’s a snapshot of the journey:
Year 1


Your journey starts with two months
of intensive residential training
that prepares you to be
a leader in the classroom.


You will be placed in a
high-need school to teach full-tme
for at least two years,
working collaboratively with
other teachers, your principal,
and community leaders.

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Throughout the two years, you will
grow alongside and learn from
other Fellows, while leveraging on
each other's strengths to create
collective impact in your community.
Year 2

05 Completing your PGDE


During the Fellowship, you will study towards a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) which qualifies you to continue your career in teaching after the two years.

06 Initiatives


Plan and implement initiatives beyond your classroom - work with your students to find solutions to the challenges in your school or the
local community.

07 Networking


You will not be taking on the challenges alone. Connect with leaders from the public and private sectors to create greater impact in your school and community.

After the Fellowship

After completing the 2-year Fellowship,
our Fellows become Alumni.

Armed with the insight and experience of two years on the Fellowship, our Alumni continue working to solve education inequity, both directly and indirectly, through their careers in various sectors.

Learn more about our Alumni



Did you know?

The CIMB Fusion programme allows Fellows who have completed their 2 years of teaching to explore the banking industry in their 3rd year.

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Fresh graduates and working professionals are welcome to apply.
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

    • Be a Malaysian citizen
    • Be aged 32 years or younger
    • Possess a minimum grade of credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu
    • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in any non-education discipline
    • Not possess an Education Qualification to teach in public schools
    • Have a strong academic track record (Minimum CGPA of 3.0 / 2nd Class Upper or equivalent

The Application Process

The process from your initial online application until your assessment centre should take between 6-7 weeks.
Your progression through the next stages is dependent on the time of year.

Online application

1. Online Application

Fill in the form and submit your resume along with a few personal reflections.

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Phone interview

2. Phone Interview

Let us get to know you better through a conversation with one of our interviewers.

Assessment centre

3. Assessment Centre

Prepare and teach a sample lesson to a mock class, participate in a group discussion and attend a one-on-one interview.

Online application

4. Ujian Kelayakan Calon Guru (UKCG)

Conducted by the Ministry of Education. Shortlisted candidates must be in Malaysia to sit for this exam.

This takes place from February onwards. Arrangements can be made for overseas candidates.

Online application

5. Rancangan Orientasi Sekolah (ROS)

Candidates shadow a Fellow for a week to gain practical experience and insight into classroom learning.

This takes place during May-September. Arrangements can be made for overseas candidates.

Online application

6. Pre-Service Programme (PSP)

Candidates attend a residential training institute to develop core leadership, hone teaching skills and prepare for the Fellowship.

This takes place from late October until December.

Start your application now!


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