- 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
Jeffrey Cheah Entrance Scholarship 2023Deadline: 2 weeks after commencement of programmes or 2 weeks after the release of actual results.Start your journey at Sunway with our lucrative scholarships. Choose from Pre-U, ADTP, Diploma and Accounting programmes.2 weeks after commencement of programmes or 2 weeks after the release of actual results.
YTL Foundation Scholarship 2023Deadline: 31 March 2023Our scholarship programme is for students seeking to complete their tertiary education at a public or private university. STPM, Matriculation, 'A' Levels, or other foundation programme graduates may apply. Up to 30 scholarships are available each yea...31 March 2023
Kuok Foundation Berhad - Scholarships & Study Awards 2023 at Singaporean Public UniversitiesDeadline: 24 March 2023Kuok Foundation Berhad offers scholarships and half loan – half grant awards to students who are applying for or currently pursuing a first degree full-time and on-campus at any one of the Singaporean public universities.24 March 2023
Mr. Koon Yew Yin Scholarship 2023Deadline: 31 July 2023The "Mr Koon Yew Yin Scholarship" has been established from the donation contributed by Mr. Koon Yew Yin.31 July 2023
Grant Assistance Grass-Roots Human Security Project (GGP) 2023Deadline: 3 March 2023What is The Grant Assistance Grass-Roots Human Security Project? It is a program to meet the diverse needs of local communities by directly supporting relatively small-scale projects run by local NGOs and other non-profit organizations.3 March 2023
IGBIS Scholarships for Grade 6 - 11Deadline: 31 March 2023The IGB International School Scholarship for the August 2023 intake is open for application. Students who are enrolling for Grades 6 to Grade 11 are welcome to apply! The application must be submitted by 31 March 2023.31 March 2023
MIU Excellence Scholarship 2023Deadline: OngoingManipal International University (MIU) is thrilled to announce that we are awarding the MIU Excellence Scholarship 2023 to the deserving A-Level, STPM, UEC, Diploma and other equivalent qualifications students. This scholarship recognizes your academ...Ongoing
PELAWAAN PERMOHONAN BIASISWA KHAS DATO MENTERI BESAR SELANGOR DAN PINJAMAN BOLEH UBAH LUAR NEGARA BAGI PENGAJIAN TAHUN 2023Deadline: 1 March 2023Sukacita dimaklumkan bahawa Tabung Kumpulan Wang Biasiswa Negeri Selangor (TKWBNS) telah membuka permohonan Biasiswa Khas Dato' Menteri Besar Selangor dan Pinjaman Boleh Ubah Luar Negara tahun 2023 bagi mengikuti pengajian di peringkat Ijazah Sarjana...1 March 2023
PELAWAAN PERMOHONAN BIASISWA YANG DI-PERTUAN AGONG (BYDPA) TAHUN 2023Deadline: 3 March 2023Sukacita Jabatan ini ingin mempelawa warga negara Malaysia yang berminat dan berkelayakan untuk memohon Biasiswa Yang di-Pertuan Agong (BYDPA) Tahun 2023 bagi mengikuti pengajian di peringkat Sarjana (Penyelidikan) atau Doktor Falsafah (Ph.D) dalam b...3 March 2023
Yu Cai Foundation ICS Scholarship 2023 育才基金 2023 年独中奖学金Deadline: 5 March 2023育才基金 2023 年独中奖学金申请开放啦！如果您是一名即将升读独立中学的小六应届毕业生，就千万不能错过此次申请奖学金的机会！ Yu Cai Foundation ICS Scholarship 2023 is now open for application! Are...5 March 2023
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.