- 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: 22 Mei 2018 (Selasa) jam 5.00 petang
Permohonan adalah dipelawa kepada calon-calon yang sedang mengikuti pengajian di peringkat ijazah pertama. Pelajar akan ditaja di peringkat ijazah pertama di Universiti Awam, Politeknik Premier dan Government Linked University (GLU) yang telah diteta...Expiring Soon22 Mei 2018 (Selasa) jam 5.00 petangExpiring Soon
- Deadline: 31 May 2018
Edinburgh Business School and The 30% Club are delighted to announce that for a second year, a full tuition scholarship to attend the part-time MBA programme at the Heriot-Watt University Malaysia campus, will be offered to an entrepreneurial woman.Expiring Soon31 May 2018Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 31 May 2018
Penang Medical College RCSI & UCD Dublin Scholarships for the September 2018 Intake for both Malaysian and International students is now open.Expiring Soon31 May 2018Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 8 June 2018
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...8 June 2018
- Deadline: 17 June 2018
ULDP is designed for Malaysian undergraduates who are eager to learn and have the desire to take the lead. Applications are now open.17 June 2018
- Deadline: 21 June 2018
Funds eligible Malaysian 25 years old or younger to undertake full-time undergraduate studies at public and private universities (IPTA & IPTS) in Malaysia.21 June 2018
- Deadline: 25 June 2018
The programme is intended to reach out to deserving Malaysians who are in need of financial aid to pursue their education.25 June 2018
- Deadline: 29 June 2018
The Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) Education Fund Scholarship Awards 20I7 is now open for application for Malaysian citizens applying for undergraduate degree courses related to the construction industry at all local public universities ...29 June 2018
- Deadline: 30 June 2018
OCBC offers bond-free scholarships to help bright and talented youths from tertiary education institutions pursue their academic dreams. As an OCBC scholar, you will take on an internship and experience what it’s like to be a part of the OCBC famil...30 June 2018
- Deadline: 30 Jun 2018 (Sabtu) jam 5.00
Program Penajaan 9A+ (P9A+) tahun 2018 merupakan penajaan kepada pelajar cemerlang lepasan Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) tahun 2017 yang memperoleh keputusan A+ dalam sekurang-kurangnya sembilan (9) mata pelajaran tanpa mengambil kira gred mata pela...30 Jun 2018 (Sabtu) jam 5.00
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.