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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: 3 December 2017
The second series of Young Environmental Research Grant, (YERG 2017) is now open for applications. The Young Environmental Research Grant (YERG) is an initiative by the Malaysian Nature Society funded by HSBC to inoculate a sense of appreciation and ...3 December 2017
- Deadline: 17 December 2017
As part of APU's long term mission & vision, we consistently aim to provide access to world-class education to a broad spectrum of Malaysian students. As part of our continuous efforts to provide better opportunities to pursue higher education at...17 December 2017
- Deadline: Ongoing
International Medical College(IMC) is offering a FULL 3-YEAR SPONSORSHIP & SCHOLARSHIP with GUARANTEED EMPLOYMENT to pursue Diploma in Nursing at IMC.Ongoing
- Deadline: 30 November 2017
APG Marketing and Management Sdn Bhd is a marketing management company specializing in managing developers’ projects, include sales planning, promotional strategies, training & development. APG group is committed to nurturing 100 team leaders w...30 November 2017
- Deadline: 30 November 2017
The Fellowship is an award-winning Leadership Development Programme with a heart. Join a global community of leaders on a 2-year quest to transform underprivileged communities through education.30 November 2017
- Deadline: 31st Dec 2017
Secure Your Future Educational Goals With Your Mid-year Results! INTI understands the importance of providing a scholarship to deserving students. INTI believes that everyone should have an equal opportunity for a brighter future regardless of financ...31st Dec 2017
- Deadline: 15th December 2017
Commencing with its Mission of Charity, Tzu Chi has been focusing on providing financial aid to the underprivileged families, as well as, study grants to needy students.15th December 2017
- Deadline: 31st January 2018
Application for Global Leader Scholarship 2018 September intake for Department of Global Business now open till 31st January 2018.31st January 2018
- Deadline: 31 December 2017
Malaysian Financial Planning Council is offering the MFPC Scholarship 2018 to eligible & deserving candidates to attain their educational goals, meet their professional objectives and succeed to their fullest ability.31 December 2017
- Deadline: January 2018 intake: 1 Dec & 17 Nov 2017 | May 2018 intake: 6 Apr & 23 Mar 2018 | July 2018 intake: 1 Jun & 18 May 2018 | September 2018 intake: 3 Aug & 20 July 2018
The UCSI University Trust Graduate Scholarship is offered to qualified Malaysian and International candidates enrolled in any of the Master's degree or Doctorate programmes at UCSI University.January 2018 intake: 1 Dec & 17 Nov 2017 | May 2018 intake: 6 Apr & 23 Mar 2018 | July 2018 intake: 1 Jun & 18 May 2018 | September 2018 intake: 3 Aug & 20 July 2018
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.