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Below is our latest list of available scholarships offered by private and public organisations in Malaysia. Most of the scholarships are offered only to Malaysians while others includes scholarships for international students.

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  • Chevening-Khazanah Scholarship 2018/19

    Deadline: 7 November 2017 (midday UK time)

    The Chevening-Khazanah Scholarships gives awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from Malaysia to study a one-year taught Master’s degree in any field at top ranking British universities as indicated by the Times Higher Education ...

    7 November 2017 (midday UK time)
  • Maxis What’s Next Scholarship - 2018 Intake

    Deadline: 31st December 2017

    A programme specially designed for those interested in pursuing a post-graduate degree/diploma (in any field of your choice); whether it’s online, in a local university or even overseas! Talk to us now to find out how you can gain the upper hand fo...

    31st December 2017
  • ISKL - International Baccalaureate Diploma Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2018

    The scholarship covers tuition fees for a two-year study at ISKL, inclusive of the external examination fee and other compulsory requirements. This scholarship program is approved by the Ministry of Education Malaysia and has been offered since 2002.

    February 28, 2018
  • DAAD Master's Scholarship 2017 / 18

    Deadline: August, September, October 2017

    The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers scholarships for post-graduate studies and research to Malaysian nationals for the academic year 2017/2018.

    August, September, October 2017
  • DAAD PhD Scholarships 2017 / 18

    Deadline: 15 October 2017

    The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering scholarships for post-graduate studies and research to Malaysian nationals for the academic year 2017/2018.

    15 October 2017
  • The Alice Smith School KLASS Scholarship 2017

    Deadline: 27th October 2017

    The underlying aim of the Alice Smith School Scholarship Scheme is to benefit bright post-SPM Malaysian students with limited financial means by providing them with up to two and a half years of Sixth Form fees. In return, the selected scholars will ...

    27th October 2017
  • Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Young Leaders' Programme (YLP) 2017

    Deadline: 22 September 2017

    The Government of Japan offers the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Young Leaders' Programme (YLP) each year for Malaysian nationals to apply. Interested applicants are advised to read the guidelines carefully. Unless stated otherwise, scho...

    22 September 2017
  • 2018 / 2019 Chevening Scholarship

    Deadline: 7 November 2017

    Chevening is the UK government's global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding professionals from your country and beyond to pursue a one-year master...

    7 November 2017
  • IACT Creative Talent Award 2018

    Deadline: January Intake: 13 October 2017 (early bird) & 8 January 2018 || February Intake: 8 January 2018

    Creativity has its rewards! Apply this scholarship today, one of the first scholarships in Malaysia that reward those who have talents in the area of writing, design, painting, photography, videography, public speaking and any other creative talent o...

    January Intake: 13 October 2017 (early bird) & 8 January 2018 || February Intake: 8 January 2018
  • AISM - Partial Scholarship 2017

    Deadline: Ongoing

    AISM is offering a limited number of fee-reduction scholarships to deserving, high achieving Malaysian students who are not currently enrolled at Australian International School, Kuala Lumpur aged 11 to 17 years, eligible for entry into Year 5 to Yea...


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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.