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- Deadline: OngoingSt John's International School (SJIS) Pre-University Study Centre is offering A-Level scholarships to help students obtain the globally recognised certification of A-levels - up to 100% full scholarships. * Terms and Conditions Apply.Ongoing
- Deadline: Before intake commencementFinancial Aid to Form 5/Form 6 /Postgraduate Students to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate programmesBefore intake commencement
- Deadline: 10th - 14th day after the announcement of the SPM/STPM resultsOrganised by Sin Chew Daily, the education fund provides funding for students who need financial assistance to complete tertiary education locally and assist them in selecting free diploma / degree programs offered by domestic higher education instit...10th - 14th day after the announcement of the SPM/STPM results
- Deadline: OngoingTG 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...Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingAwarded by the Malaysian Government to the nominated students from the Commonwealth countries to study at the post-graduate level in Malaysia. This is a Government to Government scheme without any bond imposed by Malaysia. The awards for Masters degr...Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingProgram Sijil Modular Kebangsaan (SMK) menggantikan program Sijil Kolej Komuniti (SKK) yang dilaksanakan di semua kolej komuniti (KK) mulai tahun 2011 dilaksanakan sebagai menyokong program Pembelajaran Sepanjang Hayat (PSH)Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingDilaksanakan sebagai menyokong program Pembelajaran Sepanjang Hayat (PSH).Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingProgram ini merupakan program yang menaja pegawai-pegawai Skim Perkhidmatan Pendidikan Pengajian Tinggi (PPPT) di Gred 41 dan ke atas bagi mengikuti pengajian peringkat ijazah lanjutan sama ada dengan kemudahan cuti belajar bergaji penuh untuk pengaj...Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingBantuan kewangan diberikan hanya kepada pelajar Kolej Komuniti yang kurang berkemampuan iaitu pendapatan isirumah tidak melebihi RM3,000 sebulan tanpa mengira bilangan tanggungan isirumah.Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingMemberi insentif / biasiswa dan peluang kepada OKU yang berkebolehan / berkemampuan untuk melanjutkan pelajaran ke peringkat tertinggi. Meningkat dan memperluaskan peluang pembelajaran sepanjang hayat untuk OKU dari segi bantuan kewangan.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.