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Application for the Challenge is now CLOSED.

The Tun Ismail Ali Challenge is a two-day residential challenge that aims to provide undergraduates with a platform to express their ideas and creativity in solving policy issues related to the macroeconomy and the financial sector. During the challenge, participants will not only be exposed to the processes of policy making in relation to real-life policy issues, but also be given the chance to engage with experts of the field!

The challenge will take place in Bank Negara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur on 18th – 19th July 2018. For more information on the challenge, check out the format of the challenge.


The Challenge is open to undergraduates pursuing a degree in economics or related degrees from both foreign and local universities who have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies by mid-2018.


The Tun Ismail Ali Challenge will be accepting both INDIVIDUAL and TEAM applications (THREE participants to a team).

Team applicants will be accepted as a team, while individual applicants who are accepted will be teamed up with two other successful individual applicants to form a team of three.

Even if you are applying in a team, each team members will have to apply separately, but with a common team name for team identification.

You may access the application form here. The application requires:

Please read the Tun Ismail Ali Challenge Terms and Conditions carefully before applying for the Challenge. By applying, it is implied that you have read, understood and agreed to comply with the terms and conditions.

The application opens on 25 April 2018 and closes at 5pm Malaysian time on 22 June 2018. 


The winning teams will be awarded cash prizes, as below:

  • Champion: RM 10000
  • 1st Runner-up: RM 5000
  • 2nd Runner-up: RM 3000

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