Yayasan Tenaga Nasional (YTN) Scholarship Interview Experience - Second Round
Well here we are again people. Congratulations on making it to the second round of the selection process. Just so you know, this is the final round and there the results would be out after this. Now let’s get back to business. The second round of the selection process is ‘the interview’. It will be held in the Bangunan Yayasan Tenaga Nasional inside the Uniten, Bangi compound. Students who made it to this round will be divided into many groups with 10 people in each. Your interview dates will depend on the state you come from.
So on that morning, I found myself registering at the YTN office in Uniten, Bangi. Upon registration, I was given the number four, which means I would be the fourth one to be interviewed. All ten of us were brought into a briefing room and a slide show was played. One of the facilitators explained about the countries that we were bound to (Germany, USA, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia) and the courses offered. Immediately after that, the first student was called. This went on for about 40 minutes before my name was called.
I nervously walked into the room and found myself facing the Pengarah Yayasan Tenaga Nasional himself accompanied by two other facilitators. My documents were then seen by him and I was asked some questions about my family background and if any of my siblings were already YTN scholars. Then came the serious questions. “What do you think about Malaysia’s development in terms of renewable energy?”, “Can you compare us with countries like Netherlands and Germany?”, “What do you think about Malaysia harnessing nuclear energy to power the industries in the country?”. Once I cleared those, he asked, “what country would you like to study in and why?”. I gave my best at that one and thanked him when I was done. FINALLY! I was the then wished good luck and told that the results will be out in about one month. And so it did. Good luck everyone! Just stay calm and it is very much possible.