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  • MRC Scholarship Awards for Undergraduate Studies 2021

    Deadline: 20 September 2021
    MRC's scholarship is awarded to students who have obtained excellent results in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) examinations, as well as undergraduate studies at established universities in Malaysia.
    Expiring Soon
    20 September 2021
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  • MAHSA University Scholarships 2021

    Deadline: 31 October 2021
    MAHSA University hereby offers the MAHSA University Scholarship to the Student subject to the terms and conditions stated hereinafter.
    31 October 2021
  • BMA Education Fund Scholarship Awards 2021

    Deadline: 15 November 2021
    The BMA Education Fund Scholarship is offered by BMA to provide higher education opportunities to deserving young Malaysians. This scholarship offers full tuition fees, living expenses as well as required education aids to the recipients.
    15 November 2021
  • Heriot-Watt MBA Scholarships by Edinburgh Business School 2021

    Deadline: 15 December 2021
    The 30% Club Malaysia and Edinburgh Business School are delighted to announce that they are awarding one full scholarship for the part-time MBA programme at the Heriot-Watt University Malaysia campus to one entrepreneurial woman.
    15 December 2021
  • Heriot-Watt University Scholarships 2021

    Deadline: Ongoing
    A range of Scholarships and other financial assistance is available to help support the cost of studying at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.
    Ongoing
  • Heriot-Watt - The Datuk Seri (Dr.) Michael Yam (CIOB Bursary) 2021

    Deadline: Ongoing
    Heriot-Watt University Malaysia (HWUM) is pleased to announce the establishment of two bursaries under ‘The Datuk Seri (Dr.) Michael Yam – CIOB Bursary’, to nurture the deserving bright young minds at the University’s Malaysia campus, who wou...
    Ongoing
  • Me.reka Partial Scholarships 2021

    Deadline: Ongoing
    Scholarship opportunities are funded by our partners to empower unemployed and underemployed graduates to build a career through digital gig work. Adapt to the skills and technologies needed to advance in the future of work and thrive in the job mark...
    Ongoing
  • Yayasan Tenaga Nasional Scholarship 2021

    Deadline: Ongoing
    Yayasan Tenaga Nasional (YTN) invites qualified Malaysians to apply for scholarships to pursue study programmes at local public institution of higher learning (IPTA).
    Ongoing
  • BERJAYA Scholarships & Bursaries 2021

    Deadline: Ongoing
    Enrolling into BERJAYA University College offers any of our students the unique opportunity to prepare themselves for their future careers in a manner that is unlike any other. Due to our established heritage in conglomerate business and entrepreneur...
    Ongoing
  • TAR UC Scholarships & Financial Aid

    Deadline: Ongoing
    Financial Aid is intended to help needy students finance their studies in TAR UC. Financial aid consists of scholarships, grants and study loans.
    Ongoing

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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.