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- Deadline: OngoingHELP welcomes new students who are high achievers to apply for the HELP Distinction Award - Partial Scholarship.Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingSt.John’s Pre-University Study Centre is offering 50% Lasallian & Convent Bursary and A Level Scholarship to all SPM/IGCSE/CBSE local or international graduates.Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingSt John's International School (SJIS) Pre-University Study Centre is offering A-Level scholarships to help students obtain the globally recognised certification of A-levels - up to 100% full scholarships. * Terms and Conditions Apply.Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingCandidates with special talent - Possess special talents such as singing, dancing, acting, playing musical instruments, drawing etc. & Strong record of leadership.Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingThis scholarship is for Bumiputera Malaysian citizens who fulfills the entry requirement.Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingUniversity College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) is offering internal & external scholarships to Malaysian students who wish to study at UCTS Sibu campus.Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingWe help our students liaise with external agencies to secure study loans. There is an option for everyone, and we recommend researching what is available before speaking to our student officers. Whatever your choice is, we will be glad to help.Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingIn driving and transforming MSU towards excellence, financial assistance has been provided to outstanding and deserving students to acquire quality education. The funds are distributed through various means including collaborative efforts between MSU...Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingThe IUKL Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme is offered automatically every semester. The scheme offers up to 50% off the semester tuition fee for students who manage to maintain a CGPA of 3.750 and above every semesterOngoing
- Deadline: OngoingThis scholarship is offered to students with outstanding sports achievement at the state and national level. This scholarship is for both Malaysian and International students who have represented the state or the country in any sports competition, th...Ongoing
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.