- 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: 31 March 2020
Offered to “budding potentials” from the age of 18-25, recommended from children welfare homes, NGOs or poor communities.Expiring Soon31 March 2020Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 5th April 2020
Since its inception, the Shell Malaysia Scholarship Programme has benefitted more than 1500 students in pursuing their educational aspirations and provided a unique entrance into the energy industry.Expiring Soon5th April 2020Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 31 March 2020 / 7 April 2020
KUOK FOUNDATION BERHAD invites applications for the following scholarships / awards from Malaysian citizens applying for or currently pursuing full time undergraduate studies in the academic year 2020/21.Expiring Soon31 March 2020 / 7 April 2020Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 14 April 2020
The programme is intended to reach out to deserving Malaysians who are in need of financial aid to pursue their education.14 April 2020
- Deadline: 15 April 2020
Going beyond financial support, our ASEAN Scholarship programme provides exciting professional development and a mentor support system designed to empower the region's young talent to turn their lives around and make a difference for those around the...15 April 2020
- Deadline: 30 April 2020
This scholarship will provide financial support to Malaysian students who commence a postgraduate program in 2020.30 April 2020
- Deadline: 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 April 2020
- Deadline: 30 April 2020
The King Henry VIII College Commonwealth Scholarships are awarded to students on merit. The Head and Governors of the school aim to attract the highest calibre students from Commonwealth countries around the world to King Henry VIII College, Malaysia...30 April 2020
- Deadline: 4 May 2020
The ASEAN Scholarships for Malaysia are tenable for studies at Secondary 1, Secondary 3, or Pre-University 1 in selected Singapore Secondary Schools or Junior Colleges, leading to the award of the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education ...4 May 2020
- Deadline: 17 May 2020
Yek Min Ek Foundation was founded in 1984 by the respected late Tan Sri Dato Sri Yek Min Ek, who was the past chairman for over 3 decades to assist needy students with good result to further their studies irrespective of their race or religion. Since...17 May 2020
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.