- 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: 27 January 2019
St. Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia is offering International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) scholarships to deserving students entering Year 12 in August 2019.Expiring Soon27 January 2019Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 31 January 2019
For Bachelor of Pharmacy at Monash University Malaysia.Expiring Soon31 January 2019Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 18 February 2019
The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) is offering two International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) Scholarships for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) leavers. Scholarships are inclusive of full tuition and external examination fees.18 February 2019
- Deadline: 30 April 2019, 11:59pm
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.30 April 2019, 11:59pm
- Deadline: 30 April 2019
The University of Adelaide Global Citizens Scholarship (International) rewards commencing undergraduate and postgraduate international students who have demonstrated an understanding of, and commitment to, global citizenship.30 April 2019
- Deadline: 31 December 2018 / 30 April 2019
The 2019 University of Adelaide Global Leaders Scholarship (International) are highly competitive awards that reward commencing undergraduate and postgraduate coursework international students who have demonstrated academic excellence in previous stu...31 December 2018 / 30 April 2019
- Deadline: 12 October 2018 / 16 November 2018 / 19 December 2018 / 4 March 2019 / 7 June 2019 / 24 May 2019
Support your studies with a Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus International Student Scholarship. We help students to achieve their academic ambitions and personal goals while recognising and rewarding top talent.12 October 2018 / 16 November 2018 / 19 December 2018 / 4 March 2019 / 7 June 2019 / 24 May 2019
- Deadline: 31 January 2019 / 31 March 2019 / 31 May 2019
RCSI & UCD are committed to supporting students who have a strong commitment to the study of medicine and for whom joining the RUMC course may not be a possibility without the assistance of a scholarship. RCSI & UCD are equally committed to r...31 January 2019 / 31 March 2019 / 31 May 2019
- Deadline: 30 June 2019
Valid from 21 May 2018 to 30 June 2019.30 June 2019
- Deadline: 28 February 2019 / 1 August 2019
Awarded to students with outstanding academic results who are interested to pursue their education in the following degree programmes.28 February 2019 / 1 August 2019
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.