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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.


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  • YTAR - Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship (BTAR) 2020

    Deadline: 31 May 2020, 11.59pm

    The scholarship is open to all, focusing especially on high-potential students with a strong financial need to cover the expenses of the university’s tuition fees and living expenses during the course of the study.

    Expiring Soon
    31 May 2020, 11.59pm
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  • Hong Leong Foundation Scholarship 2020

    Deadline: 31 May 2020

    The Hong Leong Foundation offers scholarships to Malaysians intending to pursue further studies in Diploma or Undergraduate Degree programme. The scholarship is offered annually and the call for application starts on 1st April and ends 31st of May ea...

    Expiring Soon
    31 May 2020
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  • Biasiswa Fair & Lovely 2020

    Deadline: 31 May 2020

    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.

    Expiring Soon
    31 May 2020
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  • Sunway Music Scholarship 2020

    Deadline: 14 February 2020 / 19 June 2020

    Sunway University is offering the Sunway Music Scholarship 2020 to Malaysian or international students who are studying full-time in Sunway University for undergraduate music degree programmes.

    14 February 2020 / 19 June 2020
  • Taylor's CAT / ACCA Scholarship 2020

    Deadline: 5 March 2020, 25 June 2020

    Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) high-achievers are invited to send in their application for Taylor's University Leadership and Innovation Programme (TULIP).

    5 March 2020, 25 June 2020
  • Cagamas Scholarship Programme 2020

    Deadline: 28 June 2020

    Cagamas Berhad (Cagamas), the National Mortgage Corporation of Malaysia, was established in 1986 to promote the broader spread of house ownership and growth of the secondary mortgage market in Malaysia.

    28 June 2020
  • OCBC Undergraduate Scholarship 2020

    Deadline: 30 June 2020

    OCBC offers 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 famil...

    30 June 2020
  • British Council GREAT Scholarships 2020

    Deadline: 29 March 2020 / 3 July 2020

    In order to support more Malaysian students to study in the UK, the British Council, together with 9 UK universities, has launched the GREAT Scholarships 2020 – Malaysia campaign.

    29 March 2020 / 3 July 2020
  • Taylor's UNISA Scholarship 2020

    Deadline: 14 February 2020, 17 July 2020

    Jointly awarded by Taylor’s College and UniSA, this is applicable for those pursuing UNISA programme.

    14 February 2020, 17 July 2020
  • Sunway University Postgraduate by Research Scholarship 2020

    Deadline: 30 April 2020 / 30 July 2020

    As part of our commitment to encourage the University’s best graduates to continue their higher education in Sunway University, we are introducing the Postgraduate Research Degree Bursary and Studentship. The bursary and studentship is available to...

    30 April 2020 / 30 July 2020

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Scholarship Explained

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
    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.
  • Bursaries
    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
    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
    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.