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- Deadline: OngoingIn driving and transforming MSU towards excellence, financial assistance has been provided to outstanding and deserving students to acquire quality education. The funds are distributed through various means including collaborative efforts between MSU...Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingUniversity College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) is offering internal & external scholarships to Malaysian students who wish to study at UCTS Sibu campus.Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingA range of scholarships and other financial assistance is available to help support the cost of studying at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingPartial tuition fee subsidy for students who are eligible to apply base on relevant art portfolios, previous school activities, personal hobby / interest / skills in relevant field.Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingPartial tuition fee subsidy for students who are eligible to apply base on academic results and parents’ annual income.Ongoing
- Deadline: 10th - 14th day after the announcement of the SPM/STPM resultsOrganised by Sin Chew Daily, the education fund provides funding for students who need financial assistance to complete tertiary education locally and assist them in selecting free diploma / degree programs offered by domestic higher education instit...10th - 14th day after the announcement of the SPM/STPM results
- Deadline: OngoingBantuan kewangan diberikan hanya kepada pelajar Kolej Komuniti yang kurang berkemampuan iaitu pendapatan isirumah tidak melebihi RM3,000 sebulan tanpa mengira bilangan tanggungan isirumah.Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingMemberi insentif / biasiswa dan peluang kepada OKU yang berkebolehan / berkemampuan untuk melanjutkan pelajaran ke peringkat tertinggi. Meningkat dan memperluaskan peluang pembelajaran sepanjang hayat untuk OKU dari segi bantuan kewangan.Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingPembiayaan bantuan kewangan ini adalah untuk pelajar golongan sasaran B40 dan M40 yang mengikuti program bertaraf asasi dengan pendapatan keluarga kurang daripada RM10,000 sahaja.Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingRoyal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia invites application from Malaysia Citizens for Educational Loans to pursue full-time courses at local universities. For IPTA & IPTS recipient is restricted to the course attended has been accredited by MQA.Ongoing
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.