- Latest Scholarships
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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.
Scholarship / Fund / Loan
- Deadline: 30 July 2017
The SEAMEO SEARCA Graduate Scholarship (2018-2019) are full Master's and PhD scholarships that are open to nationals of SEAMEO member countries who are regular employees of academic or research institutions or government agencies.30 July 2017
- Deadline: 18 June 2017
The Penang Future Foundation (PFF) 2017 started to aid outstanding and deserving Malaysian youths to pursue tertiary studies in public/private universities in Malaysia with valuable contribution from the private sector and donors who recognize the im...18 June 2017
- Deadline: 30 May 2017
The KNB Scholarship is offered to potential students from developing countries to earn their Master Degree at one of 16 prominent universities in Indonesia.30 May 2017
- Deadline: 15 June 2017
SEAOHUN aims to develop One Health workforce capacity in Southeast Asia. To support the development of young professionals who will promote and implement One Health principles, SEAOHUN offers scholarships for selected students to pursue graduate degr...15 June 2017
- Deadline: 31 May 2017
Penang Medical College is pleased to announce Scholarships for the September 2017 Intake for both Malaysian and International students. These scholarships are offered for both the RCSI and UCD pathways.31 May 2017
- Deadline: 30 June 2017
We offer 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 family.30 June 2017
- Deadline: Open in August 2017
The Chevening-Khazanah Scholarship 2017 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 Educat...Open in August 2017
- Deadline: 30th June 2017
The Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) Education Fund Scholarship Awards 20I7 is now open for application for Malaysian citizens applying for undergraduate degree courses related to the construction industry at all local public universities ...30th June 2017
- Deadline: 30 April 2017 & 30 August 2017
The most prestigious scholarship offered at KDU. It provides full tuition waiver and every year, only few distinguished students are awarded this scholarship.30 April 2017 & 30 August 2017
- Deadline: 18th September 2017
The KDU Level Up Bursary 2017 offers Level Up 100% Bursary for full-time students at KDU College or University College, Selangor for the duration of the programme.18th September 2017
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.