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Human Life Advancement Foundation Science & Technology Doctoral & Post-Doctoral Scholarships Posted: 31 July 2014; Category: Editor

The Human Life Advancement Foundation (HLAF) is the newly established foundation active in the fields of the education, technology transfer and sustainable development in developing world. Our mission is to develop networks of organizations and inpiduals able and willing to contribute to the needs of society, as well as in the development of internationally competent inpiduals. HLAF aspires to become a reference point for creation of knowledge, innovations and technology transfer related issues in developing countries. We support the importance of education in building a knowledge society.

This foundation strives to be an innovative institution responsive to needs of society for innovations, knowledge and technology by supporting fruitful interaction between firms, academia and public sector. We are delighted to announce that we are offering scholarships to those pursuing postgraduates PhD studies.

Applicants are invited from outstanding postgraduatesā€™ students at PhD level or Postdoctoral researchers for the award of PhD scholarships funded by Human Life Advancement Foundation. The scholarships are awarded twice a year in both fall and spring semester.

Preferred Discipline for Scholarship includes:

Any field of study that supports innovation and technology.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Nationality : Unrestricted
  • Gender : Unrestricted
  • Maximum age :
    1. 30 years for postgraduate student at PhD level
    2. 35 years for postdoctoral researchers
  • Have received acceptance (offer) letter to pursue PhD at recognized universities.
  • In excellent health condition and certified by a Certified Doctor/Medical Professional. The cost of medical examination is to be borne by the applicants.
  • All applicants should have a score of at least 550 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 6.0 points in the International English Language Testing Services (IELTS) or score a band 4 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET).

Minimum Academic Achievement

  • Strong academic record and excellent academic references. Obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a CGPA of 3.5/4.0 at Bachelor Degree and must possess CGPA 3.8/4.0 or very good result at Masters Degree level in a similar field of intended PhD study, strong publication record.
  • For Postdoctoral candidate strong academic record at PhD study and the research topics to be carried out will have an added advantage.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria :-


  • Academic achievement at previous study;
  • Publication record;
  • The quality of the SOP and research proposal;
  • Recommendation letters;
  • Excellent communication, writing and reading skills in English Language.

Post doctorate

  • Academic achievement at PhD study;
  • Publication record;
  • Research proposal and its perspective application;
  • Recommendation letters;
  • Organization in which he/she will have its postdoctoral research;
  • Excellent communication, writing and reading skills in English Language.

Duration of Scholarship and Amount of Support

The duration of a scholarship maximum of 4 years for PhD and maximum 2 years for Post doctorate. The scholarship value will depend on the type of study, as determined by HLAF. The Scholarship value will be up to USD 15,000 per annum.

Compulsory Documents:

  1. Complete application form
  2. Identification Document / Passport
  3. Offer letter
  4. Research proposal
  5. Academic Transcripts
  6. CV
  7. References
  8. English proficiency test results (TOEFL/IELTS/MUET)

It is your responsibility to provide correct and certified supporting documentation. We will not consider your application if you do not provide the correct documentation.

Procedure For Application

Application forms can be downloaded from HERE (no longer available).

Please complete the Scholarship Application Form that can be downloaded from here and email it along with required supporting documents before 15th October every year to [email protected]


Please mail completed scholarship application form along with required supporting documents to the address mentioned below before before 15th October every year by by stating "HLAF Postgraduate - your full name" on the top right of the envelope.

*Completed application forms with the required certified supporting documents listed in the application forms must be received by before 15th October every year. Late applications will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for interview.

Kindly read the scholarship Term & Conditions and FAQs.

For further enquiries, please contact us on the address above.

P.O Box 29 Suite 1B Level 5
Menara Dato' Onn, Putra World Trade Centre
45 Jalan Tun Ismail, 50480 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Tel : 603-2858 7075
Fax : 603-4040 0212