- Scholarships Explained!
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.
Scholarship / Fund / Loan
- Deadline: Send applications for scholarships at least six months prior to the planned time that you wish to commence studies.ADB-JSP, financed by the Government of Japan and organized by the Asian Development Bank, aims to provide an opportunity citizens of ADB's developing member countries to pursue postgraduate studies. The Division of Environmental Studies which is...Send applications for scholarships at least six months prior to the planned time that you wish to commence studies.
- Deadline: 15 Oktober 2023Anda bakal mahasiswa/mahasiswi yang masih mencari peluang biasiswa pendidikan? Jom mohon TNB PRIME Scholarship Yayasan Tenaga Nasional bagi pengambilan Oktober 2023 bagi program di Universiti Awam Tempatan!15 Oktober 2023
- Deadline: 10 January 2024The Eiffel French Government Scholarships are prestigious international awards offered to outstanding foreign students pursuing Master's and Ph.D. programs in France, providing financial support and opportunities for academic and cultural develo...10 January 2024
- Deadline: 17 Oktober 2023PPBU ditawarkan kepada peringkat pengajian tinggi iaitu Ijazah Sarjana Muda kepada warganegara Malaysia yang layak. Matlamatnya adalah untuk membantu pembangunan sosial dan ekonomi rakyat Malaysia dengan memberi bantuan kewangan kepada pelajar yang c...17 Oktober 2023
- Deadline: 29 September 2023This 2-year scholarship programme for Years 10 and 11 is open to all Malaysian students who are keen to enrol into Taylor’s International School. To qualify you should have an excellent academic record, active participation in co-curricular activit...29 September 2023
- Deadline: 14 October 2023MRC's scholarship is awarded to students who have obtained excellent results in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) examinations, as well as undergraduate studies at established universities in Malaysia.14 October 2023
- Deadline: 7 November 2023, at 12:00 (GMT)Applications for 2024/25 scholarships will open on 12 September 2023. Chevening is the UK government’s international scholarships programme. Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and partner organisations, we offer awards to st...7 November 2023, at 12:00 (GMT)
- Deadline: 19 September 2023YTM Future Leaders Scholarship is now open for second intake applications, exclusive for Multimedia University (MMU) and Public University (UA).19 September 2023
- Deadline: OngoingWe offer scholarships to Malaysian citizens not enrolled at AISM, and sitting for their SPM/IB MYP/IGCSE/O Levels every year. The scholarship holders will enter Year 11 and continue to Year 12 at which time they will complete the Higher School Certif...Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingExciting news! Unicaf is offering $1 million in scholarships for an online Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Unicaf University. Seize this golden opportunity to elevate your future!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.