Scholarship Talent Attraction and Retention (STAR)

Hi JPA scholar!

Please be informed as directed by JPA, starting in 2022 employment regulation process for JPA scholars is no longer through the STAR portal. To fulfilling the bond contract, you need to update your employment status in the MySELF Portal at

If you need further clarification on your bond status, you may contact the person in charge of JPA En. Zulkifli Bin Zainal Abidin at or

Connecting to Students

Employers that are participating in the ETP or a National Key Economic Area (NKEA) may apply to be part of the STAR initiative. There is currently no cost to the company to participate.

Serving Your Bond

JPA Scholars who have not been offered employment by the Government (including recruiting authorities other than Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam (SPA)) after graduation are eligible to participate in the STAR initiative. To participate in the initiative as a STAR Scholar, kindly sign up with JPA & SPA first before applying.