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- Deadline: 31 May 2022To provide scholarship opportunities for deserving undergraduates that are pursuing their first degrees in selected Taiwan universities. Note: Applicants pursuing other courses related/suitable to Top Glove's business are welcome to apply.31 May 2022
- Deadline: 31 May 2022TG Scholarship Award is established with the objective of offering scholarship to qualified students who are pursuing full time degree courses (undergraduate). Awards for undergraduate studies are divided to two categories; award for local public uni...31 May 2022
- Deadline: 2 weeks after the announcement of the latest SPM/STPM results (whichever is later)The Elena Cooke Education Fund, set up in honour of the late Miss Elena Cooke, the longest serving principal of the Bukit Bintang Girls’ School, aims to help underprivileged young people, whether they live with their families or were raised in chil...2 weeks after the announcement of the latest SPM/STPM results (whichever is later)
- Deadline: 13 May 2022An ASEAN citizen, 27 years old and below in possession of an offer to pursue a degree or Master's programme from a top tier university in the world, ASEAN region or respective home country.13 May 2022
- Deadline: 30 Jun 2022Permohonan adalah dipelawa kepada calon-calon yang telah menduduki Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) pada tahun 2021 bagi kali pertama, untuk melanjutkan pengajian ke peringkat Asasi Kolej MARA dan seterusnya melayakkan pemohon untuk mendapatkan pinjama...30 Jun 2022
- Deadline: 20 May 2022The Embassy of Japan is pleased to announce that the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships for the academic year 2023 is open for application now. Malaysian nationals who would like to pursue their studies in Japan are invited to a...20 May 2022
- Deadline: 27 May 2022 at noon Washington timeThe Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to citizens of certain developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a mast...27 May 2022 at noon Washington time
- Deadline: 30 April 2022This scholarship is open to foreign students who study or plan to study in Japanese graduate school for doctoral or master’s degree. Applications can be submitted from abroad as long as an applicant is accepted to Japanese graduate school. All nati...30 April 2022
- Deadline: 4 July 2022The Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) is pleased to announce its annual competition for Fulbright grants for graduate level study (Masters or Phd degrees) in the United States for FY 2023-2024 academic year.4 July 2022
- Deadline: Two (2) weeks after the release of SPM or STPM resultsThe Star Education Fund scholarship is offered under the collaboration between Star Media Group with some of the best educational institutions in Malaysia to provide higher education opportunities to deserving young Malaysians.Two (2) weeks after the release of SPM or STPM results
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.