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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 July 2017
The U.S. Embassy offers grants to Malaysian institutions, organizations and individuals to assist in organizing cultural programs and activities for Malaysians. These programs include American Studies, performing arts, entrepreneurship, empowering wo...31 July 2017
- Deadline: 02 July 2017
IJM Scholarship is offered to help develop, nurture and raise excellent talented Malaysians of the future. Through this scholarship, aspiring young Malaysians are given the opportunity to develop their full potential, fulfill their aspirations, and c...02 July 2017
- Deadline: 14 July 2017
KUOK FOUNDATION BERHAD invites application for the Undergraduate Awards 2017 (Private Universities / Colleges) from Malaysian students applying for or currently pursuing full time undergraduate studies.14 July 2017
- Deadline: 19 Jun 2017 (Isnin) jam 5.00 petang
Permohonan Bagi Program Ijazah Dalam Negara (PIDN) Bagi Tahun 2017 akan dibuka mulai 13 Jun 2017 (Selasa) jam 9 pagi hingga 19 Jun 2017 (Isnin) jam 5.00 petang19 Jun 2017 (Isnin) jam 5.00 petang
- Deadline: 14th June 2017
The Alice Smith School is pleased to offer a limited number of Reach for the Stars Scholarship open to all SPM and (I)GCSE students. Benefits include up to 50% reduction in tuition fees in addition to the waiver of enrolment fee and building fund con...14th June 2017
- Deadline: 30 June 2017
PPBU is offered to tertiary level education from Skills Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree, Professional, Master’s Degree, and Doctorate (PH.D) to deserving Malaysian. Its aim is to aid the social and economic development of Malaysians by en...30 June 2017
- Deadline: 30 June 2017
The Asian Institute of Technology invites applications for BRIDGEX Postgraduate Scholarship for Structural Engineering Program. The Scholarship is open to the students of any nationality but Malaysian nationals are preferred to pursue the postgraduat...30 June 2017
- Deadline: Ongoing
This financial assistance programme was established by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). Asasi Financial Assistance 2017 is for the target group of students who fall in the B40 and M40 and have joined an Asasi programme, with a family income o...Ongoing
- Deadline: 30th June 2017
A programme specially designed for those interested in pursuing a post-graduate degree/diploma (in any field of your choice), whether it’s online, in a local university or even overseas! Talk to us now to find out how you can gain the upper hand fo...30th June 2017
- Deadline: 30 July 2017
The SEAMEO SEARCA Graduate Scholarship (2018-2019) are full Master's and PhD scholarships that are open to nationals of SEAMEO member countries who are regular employees of academic or research institutions or government agencies.30 July 2017
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.