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- Deadline: 5 May 2019
YCDP is a two-year leadership development programme for young Malaysian professionals that provides its participants the opportunity to master critical skills and knowledge required of a future CEO.Expiring Soon5 May 2019Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 17 May 2019
Scholarships are offered to financially needy and academically deserving students. Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are invited to apply.17 May 2019
- Deadline: 31 May 2019
Senheng Electric (KL) Sdn Bhd, one of the largest consumer elctronics retail chain stores in Malaysia, with over 100 outlets located across the country, is pleased to announce its Senheng Education Assistance (SEA) Program for talented & deservin...31 May 2019
- Deadline: 31 May 2019
The Hong Leong Foundation offers scholarships to Malaysians intending to pursue further studies in Diploma or Undergraduate Degree programme. The scholarship is offered annually and the call for application starts on 1st April and ends 31st of May ea...31 May 2019
- Deadline: 31 March 2019 / 31 May 2019
RCSI & UCD are committed to supporting students who have a strong commitment to the study of medicine and for whom joining the RUMC course may not be a possibility without the assistance of a scholarship. RCSI & UCD are equally committed to r...31 March 2019 / 31 May 2019
- Deadline: 24 May 2019 / 7 June 2019
Support your studies with a Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus International Student Scholarship. We help students to achieve their academic ambitions and personal goals while recognising and rewarding top talent.24 May 2019 / 7 June 2019
- Deadline: 28 June 2019
Cagamas Berhad (Cagamas), the National Mortgage Corporation of Malaysia, was established in 1986 to promote the broader spread of house ownership and growth of the secondary mortgage market in Malaysia.28 June 2019
- Deadline: 30 Jun 2019
Program Penajaan 9A+ (P9A+) tahun 2019 merupakan penajaan kepada pelajar cemerlang lepasan Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) tahun 2018 yang memperoleh keputusan A+ dalam sekurang-kurangnya sembilan (9) mata pelajaran tanpa mengambil kira gred mata pela...30 Jun 2019
- Deadline: 30 June 2019
OCBC offers bond-free scholarships to help bright and talented youths from tertiary education institutions 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 famil...30 June 2019
- Deadline: 20 May 2019 / 31 May 2019 / 30 June 2019
In order to support more Malaysian students to study in the UK, the British Council, together with five UK universities, has launched the GREAT Scholarships 2019 – Malaysia campaign.20 May 2019 / 31 May 2019 / 30 June 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.