- 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: 2 Mac 2018
Permohonan adalah dipelawa daripada semua warganegara Malaysia yang berkelayakan untuk memohon Biasiswa Yang di-Pertuan Agong (BYDPA) Sesi Pengajian 2018/2019 bagi mengikuti pengajian di peringkat Sarjana dan Kedoktoran (Ph.D) di dalam dan luar negar...Expiring Soon2 Mac 2018Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 5 March 2018
The CIMB ASEAN Scholarship is a fully funded undergraduate scholarship that offers much more than financial support. It reaffirms our commitment towards supporting the growth of the region by investing in the next generation of talent to ensure a rob...Expiring Soon5 March 2018Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 31 March 2018
Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia is inviting students from the following Universities or any others LAM Accredited Malaysian University who are eligible for this Scholarship Award to submit the application. The scholarship is open to PAM Student Members pu...31 March 2018
- Deadline: 31 Mac 2018
Dalam inisiatif memperkasakan kaum wanita untuk mengejar masa depan yang cerah, Fair & Lovely menawarkan biasiswa berjumlah RM200,000* untuk dibahagikan kepada 40 mahasiswi yang layak di kalangan 7 universiti dengan mata undian tertinggi.31 Mac 2018
- Deadline: 31 May 2018
Penang Medical College RCSI & UCD Dublin Scholarships for the September 2018 Intake for both Malaysian and International students is now open.31 May 2018
- Deadline: January 2018 intake: 1 Dec & 17 Nov 2017 | May 2018 intake: 6 Apr & 23 Mar 2018 | July 2018 intake: 1 Jun & 18 May 2018 | September 2018 intake: 3 Aug & 20 July 2018
The UCSI University Trust Graduate Scholarship is offered to qualified Malaysian and International candidates enrolled in any of the Master's degree or Doctorate programmes at UCSI University.January 2018 intake: 1 Dec & 17 Nov 2017 | May 2018 intake: 6 Apr & 23 Mar 2018 | July 2018 intake: 1 Jun & 18 May 2018 | September 2018 intake: 3 Aug & 20 July 2018
- Deadline: 15 August 2017, 15 August 2018
The major donors' intent was to help setup a scholarship that recognises the past education links between Malaysia and New Zealand under the Colombo Plan which saw a number of Malaysians being given the opportunity to study at the University of Cante...15 August 2017, 15 August 2018
- Deadline: 10th to 14th day after the announcement of STPM/ SPM Results
Organised by Sin Chew Daily, this education fund provides financial assistance to deserving and needy Malaysian students for diploma / degree programmes offered by higher education institutions. Open for E-Application on 30 January 2018.10th to 14th day after the announcement of STPM/ SPM Results
- Deadline: 28 February 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 2002.28 February 2018
- Deadline: 2 Februari 2018, 29 Mac 2018 (5.00 petang)
Dimaklumkan bahawa pelajar Malaysia yang berhasrat untuk melanjutkan pengajian ke Timur Tengah (Mesir dan Jordan) bagi sesi 2018/2019 perlu membuat permohonan secara atas talian.2 Februari 2018, 29 Mac 2018 (5.00 petang)
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.