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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: August, September, October 2017
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers scholarships for post-graduate studies and research to Malaysian nationals for the academic year 2017/2018.August, September, October 2017
- Deadline: 15 October 2017
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering scholarships for post-graduate studies and research to Malaysian nationals for the academic year 2017/2018.15 October 2017
- Deadline: 27th October 2017
The underlying aim of the Alice Smith School Scholarship Scheme is to benefit bright post-SPM Malaysian students with limited financial means by providing them with up to two and a half years of Sixth Form fees. In return, the selected scholars will ...27th October 2017
- Deadline: 22 September 2017
The Government of Japan offers the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Young Leaders' Programme (YLP) each year for Malaysian nationals to apply. Interested applicants are advised to read the guidelines carefully. Unless stated otherwise, scho...22 September 2017
- Deadline: 7 November 2017
Chevening is the UK government's global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding professionals from your country and beyond to pursue a one-year masterâ€...7 November 2017
- Deadline: January Intake: 13 October 2017 (early bird) & 8 January 2018 || February Intake: 8 January 2018
Creativity has its rewards! Apply this scholarship today, one of the first scholarships in Malaysia that reward those who have talents in the area of writing, design, painting, photography, videography, public speaking and any other creative talent o...January Intake: 13 October 2017 (early bird) & 8 January 2018 || February Intake: 8 January 2018
- Deadline: Ongoing
AISM is offering a limited number of fee-reduction scholarships to deserving, high achieving Malaysian students who are not currently enrolled at Australian International School, Kuala Lumpur aged 11 to 17 years, eligible for entry into Year 5 to Yea...Ongoing
- Deadline: 19th October 2017
The Jardine Foundation is now open for applications from students who are applying to the selected Colleges at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge for the academic year commencing in 2018.19th October 2017
- Deadline: 30th September 2017
Scholarship eligible for Malaysian full time student pursuing a Bachelorâ€™s Degree and already gained acceptance into Malaysia Universities (IPTA/IPTS). Preference will be given to students from IPTA.30th September 2017
- Deadline: Dibuka Sepanjang Tahun
Pemohon mestilah terdiri daripada pegawai/ kakitangan awam yang berkhidmat di Jabatan/ Agensi di bawah Pentadbiran Kerajaan Negeri Selangor, Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan (PBT) dan Badan-badan Berkanun Negeri Selangor yang berpotensi dan berkelayakan untuk...Dibuka Sepanjang Tahun
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.