- 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: 26 July 2021Kuok Foundation Berhad offers scholarships and loan-grant awards to students who are applying for or currently pursuing a first degree full-time and on-campus at any one of the Malaysian public universities.Expiring Soon26 July 2021Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 28 June, 30 July 2021For Malaysian students who are eligible for High Acheiver's Scholarship (HAS) only. Scholarships with a fee waiver of 50% or 100% off total tuition fees are available for high achieving Malaysian students who have proof of financial hardship. The sch...Expiring Soon28 June, 30 July 2021Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 28 June, 30 July 2021Heriot-Watt was the first institution in Scotland to admit women into STEM programmes. Since opening our doors in Malaysia, we’ve made it possible for women in the ASEAN region to gain access to quality teaching and learning in the field of Enginee...Expiring Soon28 June, 30 July 2021Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 30 July 2021In support of Malaysia's aspiration to have 20,000 Data Professionals by the next decade, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia has committed to provide a three-year scholarship programme for high achieving and deserving students to pursue a BSc (Hons) Sta...Expiring Soon30 July 2021Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 31 July 2021The programme is intended to reach out to deserving Malaysians who are in need of financial aid to pursue their education.Expiring Soon31 July 2021Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 18 July, 31 July 2021Tenaga kerja berkemahiran tinggi terutamanya dalam bidang teknologi dijangka bakal mendapat permintaan besar sejajar dengan perkembangan Revolusi Industri 4.0 (IR4.0) di negara kita. Pelancaran Industry 4WRD pada 2018 menjadi titik tolak kepada pelak...Expiring Soon18 July, 31 July 2021Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 31 July 2021The Federated Teochew Associations of Malaysia is offering scholarships to Malaysian Citizen & Malaysian descendants of Teochew origin or children from poor family who have fulfilled entry qualifications to Universities or are currently pursuing ...Expiring Soon31 July 2021Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 31 July 2021The Yek Min Ek Foundation offers scholarships to deserving Malaysian students primarily from Sarawak pursuing their undergraduate degrees in local universities.Expiring Soon31 July 2021Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 31 July 2021Yayasan Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng is offering scholarships for Malaysian citizens who will be undertaking or who are currently pursuing an undergraduate degree course at any Public or Private University/ College based in Malaysia.Expiring Soon31 July 2021Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 12 March, 2 August 2021Awarded to students with outstanding academic results and possess leadership qualities.Expiring Soon12 March, 2 August 2021Expiring Soon
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.