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  • CIMB ASEAN Scholarship

    Deadline: 13 May 2022
    An ASEAN citizen, 27 years old and below in possession of an offer to pursue a degree or Master's programme from a top tier university in the world, ASEAN region or respective home country.
    13 May 2022
  • Permohonan Kemasukan Pengajian Peringkat Asasi Kolej MARA Ambilan Julai Tahun 2022

    Deadline: 30 Jun 2022
    Permohonan adalah dipelawa kepada calon-calon yang telah menduduki Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) pada tahun 2021 bagi kali pertama, untuk melanjutkan pengajian ke peringkat Asasi Kolej MARA dan seterusnya melayakkan pemohon untuk mendapatkan pinjama...
    30 Jun 2022
  • Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship for Undergraduate Studies

    Deadline: 20 May 2022
    The Embassy of Japan is pleased to announce that the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships for the academic year 2023 is open for application now. Malaysian nationals who would like to pursue their studies in Japan are invited to a...
    20 May 2022
  • Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Programme (JJWBGSP)

    Deadline: 27 May 2022 at noon Washington time
    The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to citizens of certain developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a mast...
    27 May 2022 at noon Washington time
  • Honjo International Scholarship Foundation 2022

    Deadline: 30 April 2022
    This scholarship is open to foreign students who study or plan to study in Japanese graduate school for doctoral or master’s degree. Applications can be submitted from abroad as long as an applicant is accepted to Japanese graduate school. All nati...
    30 April 2022
  • FY 2023-2024 Fulbright Malaysian Graduate Study and Research Program

    Deadline: 4 July 2022
    The Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) is pleased to announce its annual competition for Fulbright grants for graduate level study (Masters or Phd degrees) in the United States for FY 2023-2024 academic year.
    4 July 2022
  • MCKL Excellence Award 2022

    Deadline: 30 April 2022
    For over three decades, Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL) has been providing quality, holistic education in the best of Methodist tradition. MCKL fully embraces the challenges and opportunities of educating and preparing students for further educ...
    30 April 2022
  • IJM Scholarship

    Deadline: 31 May 2022
    THIS SCHOLARSHIP is offered to aspiring young Malaysians an opportunity to fulfil their aspirations, develop their full potential and contribute towards nation-building.
    31 May 2022
  • RCSI & UCD Campus Malaysia - Undergraduate Medicine Scholarship

    Deadline: 31st May 2022
    We are committed to rewarding students of excellent academic achievements and have strong passion for the study of Medicine with our Scholarships.
    31st May 2022
  • SKIM BANTUAN PENDAFTARAN (SBP)

    Deadline: 23 April 2022
    - Pemohon lahir dan menetap di Negeri Johor; - Permohonan terbuka kepada pelajar tahun 1 (semester pertama) Diploma dan Ijazah Sarjana Muda yang melanjutkan pengajian ke IPTA dan Kolej YPJ; - Pemohon telah mendapat surat tawaran dari Institusi Peng...
    23 April 2022

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Scholarship Explained

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
    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.
  • Bursaries
    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
    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
    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.