- 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: 15 June 2021Dasein-EXSIM Scholarship is only applicable for new enrollment and offered strictly to full-time registered students at Dasein Academy of Art.Expiring Soon15 June 2021Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 16 June 2021Going beyond financial support, our ASEAN Scholarship programme provides exciting professional development and a mentor support system designed to empower the region's young talent to turn their lives around and make a difference for those around the...Expiring Soon16 June 2021Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 30 June 2021As part of APU’s long term mission & vision, we consistently aim to provide access to world-class education to a broad spectrum of Malaysian students. As part of our continuous efforts to provide better opportunities to pursue higher education ...30 June 2021
- Deadline: 30 June 2021OCBC offer scholarships to help bright and talented youths from tertiary education institutions to 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 2021
- Deadline: 30 June 2021The Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) Education Fund Scholarship Awards 2021 will be opened for application from eligible applicants from 1 May 2021. Since its inception, it has helped outstanding Malaysian students to fulfil their dreams a...30 June 2021
- Deadline: 5 July 2021The Fellowship is a Leadership Development Programme that trains Fellows to become changemakers in the education system. Fellows are given the chance to teach in high-need schools to deepen their understanding of the education landscape and the roots...5 July 2021
- Deadline: 7 July 2021Currently, the University College has a TAR UC Student Loan Fund which was established to help needy and deserving students. The loan awards are meant to assist students who face financial difficulties in completing their programme of studies in the ...7 July 2021
- Deadline: 23 July 2021The One Academy offers one main scholarship a year : Malaysia Top 10 Outstanding Young Artist Awards, formerly known as the Creative Art Award.23 July 2021
- Deadline: 28 June, 30 July 2021For Malaysian students who are eligible for High Acheiver's Scholarship (HAS) only. Scholarships with a fee waiver of 50% or 100% off total tuition fees are available for high achieving Malaysian students who have proof of financial hardship. The sch...28 June, 30 July 2021
- Deadline: 28 June, 30 July 2021Heriot-Watt was the first institution in Scotland to admit women into STEM programmes. Since opening our doors in Malaysia, we’ve made it possible for women in the ASEAN region to gain access to quality teaching and learning in the field of Enginee...28 June, 30 July 2021
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.