Scholarship Program

The SmartEdu Scholarship Program embeds the objective of encouraging bright Cambodian high school students, particularly those students who are struggling financially, to pursue their university education.


The SmartEdu University Student Development Program, or USDP in short, aims to nurture values as well as critical competencies; equipping young Cambodians with skills needed by resilient corporate leaders of the future.


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Can I apply for this scholarship if I am a student who re-sat my exam this year?

You are not eligible to apply.

How long is the duration of this scholarship?

This scholarship is provided to support students throughout the duration of their university course. The scholarship duration may be 4 or 5 years depending on the degree and major chosen by the applicants.

Is there a cap to the number of scholarships per year?

For the time being, there will be 20 successful scholarship applicants who will be chosen annually.

Will the successful applicants be bonded to Smart Axiata?

Within 3 years after graduating, the scholars will have to work for Smart for at least 1 year. The terms and salary will be agreed based upon the ability of the scholar. Furthermore, successful applicants will be offered internship opportunities at Smart during their scholarship.

What will be the selection process for this scholarship?

All applicants will go through a first round of shortlisting based on the criteria set jointly by Smart, MoEYS and MPTC. The shortlisted applicants will be invited for a face-to-face interview with the joint-committee who will then decide the final list of scholars.

Can I apply for this scholarship if I am a Grade A or B student who passed the secondary (grade 12) examination in a previous year?

Only students who sat for the national exam that most recently concluded are eligible for the scholarship i.e. high-school graduates from other years will not be eligible to apply for this year’s scholarship.

What does the whole scholarship consist of?

Successful applicants will be provided with up to 15,000 USD for the whole duration of his or her tertiary education, depending on the duration of the chosen major or degree course.

Is this scholarship applicable for all degree courses?

Applicants are free to choose any degree or major that they want to pursue at any state or public university except the University of Health and Sciences. The total duration of their chosen degree course must be no longer than 5 years.

What are the most important dates or milestones that I need to take note of?

Application start date: 11th September 2019 
Application deadline: 6th October 2019
Face-to-face interviews: 16th - 17th October 2019
Announcement of successful applicants: 21st October 2019
Note: Smart reserves the right to amend any of the dates above due to unforeseen circumstances

How do I apply for this scholarship?

You may apply online via “click here”.

You may also download the application from via “click here” or obtain the hardcopy form from any Smart Shop and NIPTICT (for NIPTICT applicants only). All offline application forms are to be submitted to Smart HQ only. 

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