There are more than 30,000 places available for certificate, diploma and degree programmes under Majlis Amanah Rakyat's (MARA) July intake nationwide this year.
MARA director-general Datuk Ibrahim Ahmad said MARA this year also offered educational opportunities to around 2,000 students to pursue higher education abroad in various strategic courses.
"Among the courses are Engineering, Economics and Accountancy," he told reporters after launching the Sabah-level 2013 MARA Education Carnival in Tawau, Tuesday.
Earlier in his speech, Ibrahim said since its inception 47 years ago, a total of 687,249 students had successfully completed their studies at MARA Education Institutions such as Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL), German Malaysian Institute (GMI), MARA College, MARA Professional College, Poly-Tech MARA College, Maktab Rendah Sains MARA (MRSM) and GiatMARA (vocational training centre)
Since its inception, more than 500,000 students received MARA's education sponsorship, more than 200,000 students obtained business loans from MARA from 1951 to 2012 and 150,000 MARA students received entrepreneurship training, he added.