- 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: 15th December 2017
Commencing with its Mission of Charity, Tzu Chi has been focusing on providing financial aid to the underprivileged families, as well as, study grants to needy students.Expiring Soon15th December 2017Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 16 Disember 2017
Menangi sejumlah RM100,000 demi kecerahan masa depan anak anda.Expiring Soon16 Disember 2017Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 17 December 2017
As 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 at...Expiring Soon17 December 2017Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 19 December 2017
Kuok Foundation Berhad invites applications from students at Malaysian Public Polytechnics for the Diploma Awards 2018.Expiring Soon19 December 2017Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 29 December 2017
SEGi High Achiever’s Scholarship aims to reward academic excellence and nurture promising young people to realise their best potential. This scholarship provides students with opportunities and benefits that will help them get a head start on their...29 December 2017
- Deadline: 31st Dec 2017
Secure Your Future Educational Goals With Your Mid-year Results! INTI understands the importance of providing a scholarship to deserving students. INTI believes that everyone should have an equal opportunity for a brighter future regardless of financ...31st Dec 2017
- Deadline: 31 December 2017
Malaysian Financial Planning Council is offering the MFPC Scholarship 2018 to eligible & deserving candidates to attain their educational goals, meet their professional objectives and succeed to their fullest ability.31 December 2017
- Deadline: 31st December 2017
A programme specially designed for those interested in pursuing a post-graduate degree/diploma (in any field of your choice); whether it’s online, in a local university or even overseas! Talk to us now to find out how you can gain the upper hand fo...31st December 2017
- Deadline: January Intake: 13 October 2017 (early bird) & 8 January 2018 || February Intake: 8 January 2018
Creativity has its rewards! Apply this scholarship today, one of the first scholarships in Malaysia that reward those who have talents in the area of writing, design, painting, photography, videography, public speaking and any other creative talent o...January Intake: 13 October 2017 (early bird) & 8 January 2018 || February Intake: 8 January 2018
- Deadline: 31st January 2018
Application for Global Leader Scholarship 2018 September intake for Department of Global Business now open till 31st January 2018.31st January 2018
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.