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Grab Malaysia launches GrabVarsity to engage undergraduates

CarSifu logo CarSifu 13/3/2018

KUALA LUMPUR: Grab Malaysia, Southeast Asia’s leading e-hailing transportation and mobile payments platform, has launched GrabVarsity – a tertiary student engagement programme.

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Designed for students from institutions of higher learning, GrabVarsity is a first-of-its-kind programme in Malaysia.

GrabVarsity can be accessed via, and comprises four pillars:

– GrabVarsity Rewards: A university student-based reward programme with exclusive, curated benefits including offerings from Shopee Malaysia, iflix, Photobook Worldwide, Honor, Digi and Pizza Hut.

– Transport Partner: Grab tries to ease traffic congestion within and around the university with designated pick-up and drop-off areas whilst providing exclusive promo codes for events such as convocations, sports day, or festivals.

– Hands-on Learning Opportunities: Students can apply for apprenticeship placements at Grab Malaysia.

– Bridging Income Opportunities: A short-term, student-only Grab driver programme to earn supplemental income.

At the launch of GrabVarsity, Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education, said, “For our young ones to survive and succeed in this fast changing global economy, it is imperative for them to develop time and financial management, and entrepreneurship skills. Therefore, the Ministry is always supportive of initiatives from corporate companies that enable students to not only gain a degree, but also gain real-life experience that can help them carve a better future. We hope that there will be more world class businesses such as home-grown Grab, who will take up this challenge and impact students in a very real and tangible manner.”

Sean Goh, country head of Grab Malaysia, said “We at Grab, are acutely aware of the role we play not just in moving the nation forward in transport and payments, but also in developing the country’s young minds. Learning and innovation is central to Grab’s culture and we are always on the lookout for initiatives that allows us to solve local problems whilst giving back to our community. With GrabVarsity we are helping to create an ecosystem that goes beyond ride hailing benefits as we help bring meaningful long-term impact to tertiary students via economic opportunities to compliment their passion for learning.”

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