- 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: 30 November 2018
Albukhary International University believes that the power of diversity challenges the minds of our students who have great potentials. AIU aims to make university education more accessible to those with talent who may not have had the opportunity.30 November 2018
- Deadline: 30 November 2018
Awarded to citizens of Malaysia who undertake undergraduate or postgraduate coursework study in UQ’s Faculty of Business, Economics & Law (excluding the MBA).30 November 2018
- Deadline: 1 December 2018
Applications are open for our undergraduate MEng Petroleum Engineering programme (4 years) for the January 2019 intake.1 December 2018
- Deadline: 19 Disember 2018
Biasiswa ini adalah terbuka kepada semua warganegara Malaysia bagi pengajian peringkat Sarjana dan Ph.D secara sepenuh masa.19 Disember 2018
- Deadline: 31 Disember 2018
Peraduan Colgate Tabung Pendidikan 2019 ini dianjurkan oleh Colgate-Palmolive (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd dan terbuka kepada semua warganegara Malaysia yang mempunyai anak berumur 6 ke 17 tahun pada tahun 2018 dan bersekolah (kerajaan/agama) di Malaysia sahaj...31 Disember 2018
- Deadline: 18 February 2019
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.18 February 2019
- Deadline: 12 October 2018 / 16 November 2018 / 19 December 2018 / 4 March 2019 / 7 June 2019 / 24 May 2019
Support your studies with a Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus International Student Scholarship. We help students to achieve their academic ambitions and personal goals while recognising and rewarding top talent.12 October 2018 / 16 November 2018 / 19 December 2018 / 4 March 2019 / 7 June 2019 / 24 May 2019
- Deadline: 30 June 2019
Valid from 21 May 2018 to 30 June 2019.30 June 2019
- Deadline: Ongoing
In order to support more Malaysian students to study in the UK, the British Council, together with five UK universities, has launched the GREAT Scholarships 2019 – Malaysia campaign.Ongoing
- Deadline: Ongoing
The Fellowship is an award-winning Leadership Development Programme. Gain professional training and support while you expand opportunities for students in the highest-need schools.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.