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- Deadline: OngoingMerit Scholarship is automatically awarded to outstanding students who are applying to pursue their undergraduate programmes. The scholarship award covers up to 100% waiver of tuition fee for the whole duration of study.Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingA range of scholarships and other financial assistance is available to help support the cost of studying at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingThis scholarship is for Bumiputera Malaysian citizens who fulfills the entry requirement.Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingEither parent must be currently teaching in any government, private or Chinese Independent Secondary School (includes principals, deputy principals and counselors).Ongoing
- Deadline: 2 weeks before class commencementCandidates with special talent - Possess special talents such as singing, dancing, acting, playing musical instruments, drawing etc. & Strong record of leadership.2 weeks before class commencement
- Deadline: OngoingThis scheme is applicable to new students who have a sibling that is currently studying at INTI or have a sibling who is an INTI alumni.Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingUniversiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) is offering the Mr. Ng Chin Kiat S.M.J Scholarship 2020 for MBBS programme.Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingFinancial Aid is intended to help needy students finance their studies in TAR UC. Financial aid consists of scholarships, grants and study loans.Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingPartial tuition fee subsidy for students who are eligible to apply base on relevant art portfolios, previous school activities, personal hobby / interest / skills in relevant field.Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingPartial tuition fee subsidy for students who are eligible to apply base on academic results and parents’ annual income.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.