- 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: 20 May, 4 July, 9 September 2022The most prestigious scholarship offered at UOW Malaysia KDU. It provides full tuition waiver and every year, only a few distinguished students are awarded with this scholarship.20 May, 4 July, 9 September 2022
- Deadline: 20 May, 4 July, 9 September 2022Hope Bursary is awarded to deserving candidates who require financial aid to pursue higher education.20 May, 4 July, 9 September 2022
- Deadline: 20 May, 4 July, 9 September 2022The Driving Dreams Scholarship is awarded to students who have outstanding sports achievement at State and National levels, or have demonstrated outstanding leadership ability through active participation in co-curricular activities, social services ...20 May, 4 July, 9 September 2022
- Deadline: 6 June, 12 Sept 2022Monash University Malaysia is offering the JCF-Monash Equity Scholarship 2022 to Malaysian citizen OR Malaysian permanent resident who wish to pursue education in all undergraduate courses except Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine and...6 June, 12 Sept 2022
- Deadline: 17 August 2022The High Achievers’ Scholarships (HAS) are available on an automatic basis to all academically-qualified students who are applying for entry onto the Foundation and Undergraduate programmes at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.17 August 2022
- Deadline: 20 September 2022MRC is inviting students to apply for scholarships to pursue either undergraduate studies or the Professional Graduateship of Rubber Technology. If you have a good track record of academic and extracurricular accomplishments, and above all, the PASSI...20 September 2022
- Deadline: 15 September 2022Eligible to new applicants for first semester of Master programme only.15 September 2022
- Deadline: 30 September 2022Yayasan KLK, a foundation established by KLK, offers scholarships to high-achieving young Malaysians who are studying or have gained a place at any Malaysian institutions of higher learning. Upon graduation, scholars may be offered the opportunity to...30 September 2022
- Deadline: During Orientation Week OnlyMAHSA University hereby offers the MAHSA University Scholarship to the Student subject to the terms and conditions stated hereinafter.During Orientation Week Only
- Deadline: 1 November 2022Chevening is the UK government’s international scholarships programme. Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and partner organisations, we offer awards to study in the UK for one year on a fully funded master’s degree course.1 November 2022
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.