- 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 September 2018
Sony EMCS (M) Sdn. Bhd. is the place for talented people to bring out their creativity and technological skills to the highest potential. We place high value on diversity of skills, experience and cultural background in contributing to our dynamic, c...Expiring Soon22 September 2018Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 28th September 2018 (Friday)
The Taylor's International School Scholarships 2019 is offered to Malaysian students who are keen to enrol in Taylor’s International School Puchong in Year 6 to Year 10. This scholarship programme is awarded based on the strength of the student's a...Expiring Soon28th September 2018 (Friday)Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 28 September 2018 (Friday)
Taylor’s International School Kuala Lumpur offers a scholarship programme to Malaysian students who are keen to enroll in the School in Year 7 and Year 8. The scholarship awards are based on the strength of the student’s academic performance and ...Expiring Soon28 September 2018 (Friday)Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 28 September 2018
PPBU is offered to tertiary level education from Skills Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree, Professional, Master’s Degree, and Doctorate (PH.D) to deserving Malaysian. Its aim is to aid the social and economic development of Malaysians by en...Expiring Soon28 September 2018Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 31 May 2018 / 28 September 2018
Awarded to students with outstanding sports achievement at the State and National levels.Expiring Soon31 May 2018 / 28 September 2018Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 30 April 2018 / 30 September 2018
The Travel Grants specifically, serve the objective to enable members of the Harvard community to travel to Southeast Asia (with Malaysia as the priority) for research and study; and likewise, for scholars and practitioners on Southeast Asia studies ...Expiring Soon30 April 2018 / 30 September 2018Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 14 October 2018
The CIMB 3D Conquest is a team competition open to all young trailblazers in ASEAN countries who believe that their skills and innovative ideas can change the world of banking.14 October 2018
- Deadline: 15 October 2018
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers scholarships for post-graduate studies and research to Malaysian nationals for the academic year 2018/2019.15 October 2018
- Deadline: 5 August 2018 / 20 October 2018
Science, technology and education. The Developing Solutions Scholarship Fund will reach out to students who have the potential to make a real difference to the development and prosperity of their home countries.5 August 2018 / 20 October 2018
- Deadline: 6 November 2018 at 12:00 GMT
Applications for 2019/2020 Chevening-Khazanah Scholarships are now open!6 November 2018 at 12:00 GMT
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.