- Scholarships Explained!
Below is our latest list of available scholarships offered by private and public organisations in Malaysia. Most of the scholarships are offered only to Malaysians while others includes scholarships for international students.
Scholarship / Fund / Loan
- Deadline: 22 November 2019
MMU President Scholarship offer full scholarship to High Achieving Malaysian Students which excel in SPM, STPM, A-Levels, Foundation and Matriculation. The Scholarship recipients must maintain CGPA of 3.0 throughout their duration of study.Expiring Soon22 November 2019Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 30 September 2019 / 31 December 2019
Applications are invited for the Peninsula International School Australia Scholarships Programme which are awarded to outstanding students with exemplary academic achievement.30 September 2019 / 31 December 2019
- Deadline: 14 February 2020
The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) is offering two International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) Scholarships for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) leavers. Scholarships are inclusive of full tuition and external examination fees.*14 February 2020
- Deadline: 28 February 2020
The YH2 Capital Scholarship programme is launched in 2019 and is fully funded by the Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of YH2 Capital Management Pte. Ltd. in Singapore. The programme offers one fully funded, bond-free Scholarship each year for undergraduate st...28 February 2020
- Deadline: 29 Februari 2020
Sukacita Jabatan ini mempelawa pegawai-pegawai Kumpulan Pelaksana (Persekutuan) yang berminat untuk memohon kemudahan Program Penajaan Kumpulan Pelaksana (PPKP) bagi mengikuti pengajian di peringkat Sijil dan Diploma TVET, Diploma serta Ijazah Pertam...29 Februari 2020
- Deadline: 30 November 2019 / 30 April 2020
The Malaysia Global Leaders Scholarship is an exciting opportunity for high achieving students from Malaysia to further their studies in UQ’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law.30 November 2019 / 30 April 2020
- Deadline: 15 November 2019 / 30 April 2020
This scholarship will provide financial support to Malaysian students who commence a postgraduate program in 2020.15 November 2019 / 30 April 2020
- Deadline: 29 March 2020 / 3 July 2020
In order to support more Malaysian students to study in the UK, the British Council, together with 9 UK universities, has launched the GREAT Scholarships 2020 – Malaysia campaign.29 March 2020 / 3 July 2020
- Deadline: 15 November 2020
Taylor's invites the best students in Malaysia to join. Open to all SPM students (midterm/trial/forecast results) and IGCSE students (actual/forecast results).15 November 2020
- Deadline: Ongoing
Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia invites application from Malaysia Citizens for Educational Loans to pursue full-time courses at local universities. For IPTA & IPTS recipient is restricted to the course attended has been accredited by MQA.Ongoing
Financial Aid Providers
In Malaysia, the sponsors of financial aid come from various categories. These include scholarships and loans offered by the government, non-governmental organisations, the private sector, government-linked companies and trade associations.
Types of Financial Aid
Higher education is one of the most important investments you will make in your lifetime. With the increasing cost of education, planning ahead is essential to finance your education. So what are some options you can explore? Here are some common ways students seek financial aid.
Scholarships are monetary awards given based on academic or other achievements and are non-repayable, which means you won't have to pay the money back. Scholarships are awarded by the government, non-government organisations, corporations and independent foundations.
You may have heard people using the terms 'scholarship' and 'bursary' interchangeably, however, bursaries are usually non-competitive and automatic, and often based on financial need without emphasis on academic standing.
Grants are similar to scholarships and also don't have to be repaid. The difference is that grants are often need-based while scholarships are usually merit-based. Grants are also given to students who carry out academic research projects.
- Education Funds
Education Funds are Scholarships or loans provided by the Government / foundation / private educational institutions / financial institutions to reduce the burden of financing a student's education expenses, whether locally or overseas.
- Tuition Fee Waiver or Discount
Many private higher education institutions in Malaysia offer partial or full tuition fee waivers or discounts based on merit (e.g. academic, sports, leadership roles). Recipients are often required to maintain a minimum CGPA to continue enjoying the tuition fee waiver.
- Unit Trusts & Insurance Schemes
These are typically investment schemes that parents undertake for several years to secure financial funding for their child's higher education.
Loans are financial obligations that must be repaid. Loans are mostly provided by private sector or government bodies.
Financing for Higher Education
The cost of tertiary education does not come cheap, but it is a lifetime investment for your future. Therefore whether your parents can afford your entire or partial cost of tertiary education, you are advised to go through this pathway in order to be competitive in your career advancement. If your family cannot afford the cost, you may work while studying part-time or look for some forms of scholarship, study grant, loan or other sources of financial aid to help you to pay for your education.
Read the article on Scholarships & Study Loans for Higher Education here.