Students who made it to the Foundation Studies program from the first year of Bachelor will be appointed as an Officer Cadet and eligible for funding from the Ministry of Defence as follows:
UPNM Cadet Officers will be paid on a monthly basis in accordance with existing policies and regulations that are applicable and subject to the ATM.
A fixed additional payment of RM80.00 monthly will be given throughout studies, clothing allowance and other additional payment are also given based on current merit.
A benefit and subject to supporting parties.
Is fully borne by Ministry of Defence
Candidates sponsored by the Ministry of Defence who pass the academic studies and military training will be awarded a Bachelors Degree and short-term commission. After the commission, they will serve as Officers with the rank of Second Lieutenant in the three Malaysian Armed Forces.
Civilian students are allowed to apply for scholarship/ charity scholarship/ loan or other financial aids from qualified organizers. Sponsorship and loan requirements as well as rules are subject to particular parties. Some of the sponsors that can bear the study costs at UPNM are as follows:
National Higher Learning Fund Board or Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN)
Public Service Department or Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA)
State Educational Trust Fund or Tabung Amanah Pendidikan Negeri
Employee Provident Fund
Yayasan Tenaga Nasional
Ministry of Youth and Sports
State Religion Council
Military training is compulsory to all UPNM students.
Civilian undergraduates are obliged to register under the Reserve Officer Training Unit or PALAPES. They will be given allowance and other privileges during military training.
Civilian undergraduates who successfully complete their studies up to Bachelors Degree level will be commissioned as Junior Lieutenant in the Reserve Battalion after military training.