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  • Reach Oxford Scholarship

    Deadline: For 2024 entry applicants who apply by the 7 February 2024 scholarship deadline, the selection process will be undertaken in March 2024.
    Students should note they must apply for admission to the University before they can be considered for a Reach Oxford Scholarship. The University is unable to consider any scholarship applications from students who have not been offered a place at Ox...
    For 2024 entry applicants who apply by the 7 February 2024 scholarship deadline, the selection process will be undertaken in March 2024.
  • MCKL Excellence Award Scholarship 2024

    Deadline: 1 December 2023
    Enquire with MCKL's counsellors for more info on how to attain a full/partial scholarship. 100% Scholarship with our Excellence Award.
    1 December 2023
  • City University Malaysia - Pro-Chancellor Scholarship

    Deadline: Ongoing
    The Pro-Chancellor Scholarship is awarded to continuing students who have completed A-Level program in City University and are now pursuing a Degree program in City University.
  • Heriot-Watt University Malaysia James Watt PhD Scholarship

    Deadline: 30 November 2023
    The Heriot-Watt University Malaysia James Watt PhD Scholarship is driven by purpose offering life-changing opportunities for potential PhD candidates to work on the most pressing global challenges from an Asian perspective.
    30 November 2023
  • UCSI - Tan Sri Ahmad Razali (TSAR) Merit Scholarship Award

    Deadline: Ongoing
    The Tan Sri Ahmad Razali (TSAR) Merit Scholarship Award is offered to deserving Malaysian students who demonstrate excellent academic achievements and exemplary leadership attributes, participate actively in extracurricular activities, community invo...
  • GREAT Scholarships 2024 - Malaysia

    Deadline: 13 May 2024
    In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, the University of Sheffield is offering one scholarship worth £10,000 to students from Malaysia applying for postgraduate taught courses.
    13 May 2024
  • BSIB Rising Star Scholarship Programme

    Deadline: 31 December 2023
    BSIB Rising Star Scholarship Programme is designed to support promising students in their academic pursuits and career path with Berjaya Sompo Insurance. We believe education is the key to success and we are committed to supporting the next generatio...
    31 December 2023
  • Sunway Healthcare - Nursing Scholarship

    Deadline: Ongoing
    Sunway Medical Centre is rapidly expanding, and we want you to be part of our nursing workforce of the future. Good news is this - we are currently offering full scholarships for degree and diploma in nursing with 100% coverage of tuition fees and li...
  • Yayasan UEM Wira Scholarship 2023

    Deadline: 19 October 2023
    All applicants must be Malaysian citizen, proficient in English, passionate, energetic high achiever who is committed to self-development, driven to excel and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and hold leadership positions at ...
    19 October 2023
  • Delloyd Foundation Scholarship Programme Financial Aid

    Deadline: 30 October 2023
    Delloyd Foundation financial aid programme is developed to benefit Malaysian students from low-income families. The foundation believes that providing scholarships is about providing opportunities and giving chances to students to have the higher edu...
    30 October 2023

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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.

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