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- Deadline: 3 July 2019 / 17 July 2019
Taylor's invites the best students in Malaysia to join them, where scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students based on criteria provided such as academic excellence, extra-curricular involvement and leadership skills3 July 2019 / 17 July 2019
- Deadline: 19 July 2019
UCSI University offers scholarships to deserving international students at UCSI University. As the scholarships are limited and often based on merit, they are very competitive. All shortlisted applicants will be notified for an interview before the c...19 July 2019
- Deadline: 31 July 2019
The Yayasan Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng (TSLSC) scholarship presents the perfect opportunity to build the foundations for your career. Pursue your ambitions at university level for a headstart in an exciting career with IOI Group. Chase your dreams with u...31 July 2019
- Deadline: 1 August 2019
This scholarship aims to recognise the outstanding involvement of students in the extra-curricular activities, and to promote the importance and value of our-of-classroom involvement and experience of students for personal and leadership development.1 August 2019
- Deadline: 1 August 2019
This scholarship is offered in the name of Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah, AO, Foundation Chancellor of Sunway University, and Right Honourable Alan Milburn, Chancellor of Lancaster University. It commemorates the collaboration between Sunway University a...1 August 2019
- Deadline: 1 August 2019
Awarded to students with outstanding academic results who are interested to pursue their education in the following degree programmes.1 August 2019
- Deadline: 2 August 2019
The Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) is pleased to announce its annual competition for Fulbright grants for graduate level study (Masters or Ph.D degrees) in the United States for FY2020-2021 academic year.2 August 2019
- Deadline: 5 August 2019
For 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...5 August 2019
- Deadline: 9 August 2019
Hubert. H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a Fulbright Program that brings accomplished young and mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potential to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate level study, leadership developmen...9 August 2019
- Deadline: 11th August 2019
Daikin Malaysia Group Scholarship Program 2019 is offered to full time Malaysian student who is pursuing Bachelor's Degree in any Malaysia Universities (IPTA/IPTS). However, preference will be given to students from IPTA.11th August 2019
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.