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  • OCBC Undergraduate Scholarship 2021

    Deadline: 30 June 2021
    OCBC offer scholarships to help bright and talented youths from tertiary education institutions to pursue their academic dreams. As an OCBC scholar, you will take on an internship and experience what it’s like to be a part of the OCBC family.
    30 June 2021
  • MBAM Education Fund Scholarship Awards 2021

    Deadline: 30 June 2021
    The Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) Education Fund Scholarship Awards 2021 will be opened for application from eligible applicants from 1 May 2021. Since its inception, it has helped outstanding Malaysian students to fulfil their dreams a...
    30 June 2021
  • Teach For Malaysia Fellowship Programme 2021 / 2022

    Deadline: 5 July 2021
    The Fellowship is a Leadership Development Programme that trains Fellows to become changemakers in the education system. Fellows are given the chance to teach in high-need schools to deepen their understanding of the education landscape and the roots...
    5 July 2021
  • Heriot-Watt - Financial Hardship Scholarship 2021

    Deadline: 28 June, 30 July 2021
    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...
    28 June, 30 July 2021
  • Heriot-Watt - Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Scholarship 2021

    Deadline: 28 June, 30 July 2021
    Heriot-Watt was the first institution in Scotland to admit women into STEM programmes. Since opening our doors in Malaysia, we’ve made it possible for women in the ASEAN region to gain access to quality teaching and learning in the field of Enginee...
    28 June, 30 July 2021
  • Heriot-Watt - Data Futures Scholarship 2021

    Deadline: 30 July 2021
    In support of Malaysia's aspiration to have 20,000 Data Professionals by the next decade, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia has committed to provide a three-year scholarship programme for high achieving and deserving students to pursue a BSc (Hons) Sta...
    30 July 2021
  • Yayasan TSLSC Scholarship for Bachelor Degree 2021

    Deadline: 31 July 2021
    Yayasan Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng is offering scholarships for Malaysian citizens who will be undertaking or who are currently pursuing an undergraduate degree course at any Public or Private University/ College based in Malaysia.
    31 July 2021
  • Sunway Excellence Scholarship 2021

    Deadline: 12 March, 2 August 2021
    Awarded to students with outstanding academic results and possess leadership qualities.
    12 March, 2 August 2021
  • Sunway University & Lancaster University - The Chancellors Scholarship 2021

    Deadline: 12 March, 2 August 2021
    The scholarship is offered in the name of Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah, Foundation Chancellor of Sunway University, Right Honourable Alan Milburn, Chancellor of Lancaster University. It commemorates the affiliation between Sunway University and Lancaste...
    12 March, 2 August 2021
  • UOW Malaysia KDU Scholarships 2021

    Deadline: 21 May, 30 July, 6 September 2021
    There is a wide range of scholarships available that you can consider. Partial scholarships cover a part of your tuition fees while full scholarships cover the cost for the whole program. Most scholarships do not cover living costs.
    21 May, 30 July, 6 September 2021

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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.