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- Deadline: 28 February 2020
The Programme was launched with the objective to provide educational opportunities to academically meritorious young students from Member Countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries to pursue undergraduate or first-degree study at a publ...Expiring Soon28 February 2020Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 5 March 2020
Ajinomoto (Malaysia) Berhad is offering ASEAN+ONE International Students Scholarship Programme 2020 to Malaysian students who wish to pursue an overseas master degree in one of the science courses at University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Nagoya Univ...Expiring Soon5 March 2020Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 6th March 2020
Is your child an academic superstar? A talented musician? Brilliant at sports? If they are any (or all!) of the above, then consider applying for a GIS scholarship! #BornToStandOutExpiring Soon6th March 2020Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 28 February 2020 / 6 March 2020
KUOK FOUNDATION BERHAD invites applications for the following scholarships / awards from Malaysian citizens applying for full time undergraduate studies in the academic year 2020/21 (new enrolment only) at selected British Universities.Expiring Soon28 February 2020 / 6 March 2020Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 5th April 2020
Since its inception, the Shell Malaysia Scholarship Programme has benefitted more than 1500 students in pursuing their educational aspirations and provided a unique entrance into the energy industry.5th April 2020
- Deadline: 30 June 2020
OCBC offers bond-free scholarships to help bright and talented youths from tertiary education institutions pursue their academic dreams. As an OCBC scholar, you will take on an internship and experience what it’s like to be a part of the OCBC famil...30 June 2020
- Deadline: 29 March 2020 / 3 July 2020
In order to support more Malaysian students to study in the UK, the British Council, together with 9 UK universities, has launched the GREAT Scholarships 2020 – Malaysia campaign.29 March 2020 / 3 July 2020
- Deadline: 28 February 2020 / 3 August 2020
Awarded to students with outstanding academic results and possess leadership qualities.28 February 2020 / 3 August 2020
- Deadline: 16 March / 1 July / 3 August 2020
For 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...16 March / 1 July / 3 August 2020
- Deadline: 10th - 14th day after the announcement of the SPM/STPM results
Organised by Sin Chew Daily, the education fund provides funding for students who need financial assistance to complete tertiary education locally and assist them in selecting free diploma / degree programs offered by domestic higher education instit...10th - 14th day after the announcement of the SPM/STPM results
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.