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- Deadline: 15 August 2021SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia), STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia) and UEC (Unified Examination Certificate) students who have received their examination results are invited to apply to the Elena Cooke Education Fund for financial assistance i...15 August 2021
- Deadline: 27 August 2021A good education plays a pivotal role in improving social mobility and enhancing personal well-being, while providing learners with capabilities they require to develop sustainable livelihoods and deliver impactful change in the community.27 August 2021
- Deadline: 31 August 2021The HWUM James Watt Scholarships offer a life-changing opportunity for potential PhD students to work on most pressing global challenges from an Asian perspective.31 August 2021
- Deadline: 21 May, 30 July, 6 September 2021There 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
- Deadline: 8 September 2021Yayasan KLK, a foundation established by KLK, offers scholarships to high-achieving young Malaysians who are studying or have gained a place at any Malaysian institutions of higher learning. Upon graduation, scholars may be offered the opportunity to...8 September 2021
- Deadline: 7 June, 13 September 2021This scholarship is open to Malaysian citizen who are national athletes and commencing or continuing undergraduate courses, except for Honours degree courses.7 June, 13 September 2021
- Deadline: 7 June, 13 September 2021This scholarship is open to Malaysian citizen OR Malaysian permanent resident and for all undergraduate courses except Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine and Bachelor of Pharmacy.7 June, 13 September 2021
- Deadline: 15 December 2021The 30% Club Malaysia and Edinburgh Business School are delighted to announce that they are awarding one full scholarship for the part-time MBA programme at the Heriot-Watt University Malaysia campus to one entrepreneurial woman.15 December 2021
- Deadline: OngoingScholarship opportunities are funded by our partners to empower unemployed and underemployed graduates to build a career through digital gig work. Adapt to the skills and technologies needed to advance in the future of work and thrive in the job mark...Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingYayasan Tenaga Nasional (YTN) invites qualified Malaysians to apply for scholarships to pursue study programmes at local public institution of higher learning (IPTA).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.