The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport in Cambodia has announced a major commitment to supporting exceptional students and students with disabilities by awarding nearly 9,000 scholarships for the 2023-24 academic year.

Scholarship Breakdown:

  • Total Scholarships: 8,816
  • Scholarship Types:
    • General: 5,594
    • Female Priority: 1,156
    • Economically Disadvantaged: 1,519
    • Remote Areas: 547
    • Subject-Specific: Outstanding students in mathematics, physics, and Khmer literature
    • Students with Disabilities: Enrolled in Grade 12 and passed high school diploma exams


  • Dates: Applications accepted between July 22 and August 9, 2024.
  • Locations: Applications submitted at the education department in the capital and provinces where students pursued high school studies.
  • Required Documents:
    • Scholarship application
    • Recent 4cm×6cm photo
    • Receipt copy with photo
    • Additional application for poor priority candidates (economically disadvantaged)
    • Individual certificate (for exam-focused candidates only)
    • Residence record copy certified by authorities

Specifics for Students with Disabilities:

  • Enrolled in Grade 12 during the 2023-24 academic year
  • Applied for scholarships at their high schools
  • Passed the high school diploma exams

Impact of Scholarships:

  • Provides financial assistance to students who face financial challenges and desire to pursue higher education.
  • Encourages students from diverse backgrounds to pursue studies in various fields.
  • Supports the development of skilled professionals in key areas such as mathematics, physics, and Khmer literature.

Challenges and Future Considerations:

  • Some students may still face financial barriers despite scholarship opportunities.
  • The ministry might consider increasing the number of scholarships available in the future.

Students interested in applying for scholarships should visit the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport website for further information.

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