- 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: 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Deadline: 1 July, 3 Aug 2020
Heriot-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...1 July, 3 Aug 2020
- Deadline: 28 February 2020 / 3 August 2020
Awarded to students with outstanding academic results and possess leadership qualities.28 February 2020 / 3 August 2020
- Deadline: 28 February / 3 August 2020
The scholarship is offered in the name of Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah, Foundation Chancellor of Sunway University, Right Honourable Alan Milburn, Chancellor of Lancaster University. It commemorates the affiliation between Sunway University and Lancaste...28 February / 3 August 2020
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.