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Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS)Deadline: 18 May 2023Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) is an initiative by the Malaysian Government to attract brilliant minds from around the world to pursue postgraduate studies in Malaysia. This scholarship is parallel with Malaysia's aspiration to emerge ...18 May 2023
OCBC Public Scholarship 2023Deadline: 30 June 2023The scholarship is open to students who have gained admission or are eligible for admission into their first year full-time undergraduate studies at all public and private universities recognised by the Government of Malaysia.30 June 2023
Sarawak Energy Scholarship ProgrammeDeadline: 30 April 2023Sarawak Energy aims to attract top Sarawakian talent in realising our vision to achieve sustainable growth and prosperity for Sarawak by meeting the region's need for reliable and renewable energy. Through our focus on talent management and deve...30 April 2023
The Yayasan Peneraju Sponsorship for Professional Accountancy Programmes (Partial Funding)Deadline: 20 June 2023Calling all aspiring accountants! If you are currently pursuing professional accountancy qualification such as FIA/ACCA, CFAB/ICAEW, CIMA, CPA Australia, or the MICPA-CAANZ, you are invited to apply for the Yayasan Peneraju Sponsorship for Profession...20 June 2023
Yayasan DayaDiri - Overseas University ScholarshipsDeadline: 30 April 2023We are pleased to announce that Yayasan DayaDiri is accepting Overseas University Scholarship application for 2023 intake tertiary studies in UK, US, and Australia! Do visit our website https://ydd.org.my to take part in this exciting opportunity.30 April 2023
Biasiswa Perguruan Persekutuan Program Ijazah Sarjana Muda Pendidikan (ISMP) Ambilan Tahuan 2023Deadline: 21 April 2023Peluang terbuka kepada semua pelajar Ijazah Sarjana Muda Pendidikan yang berkelayakan. Biasiswa ini adalah khusus kepada pelajar universiti awam SAHAJA.21 April 2023
Yayasan Lim Yee Hoh BursariesDeadline: OngoingYayasan Lim Yee Hoh Bursaries offer up to 75% off the monthly rent to art students, artists or those pursuing art or performing arts as a career. Please contact us for more information about our bursaries.Ongoing
Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar (KTJ) - Sixth Form Academic Scholarship 2023Deadline: 1 April 2023 (5pm)Candidates can be new or existing students at KTJ, and scholarships are provided at the discretion of the Principal. Please click on the drop down menus below to learn more about each scholarship.1 April 2023 (5pm)
PIDM Undergraduate Scholarship 2023Deadline: 21 April 2023The Programme is intended to reach out to deserving Malaysians who are in need of financial aid to pursue their tertiary education. This scholarship is applicable for those who are pursuing their degree and NOT for SPM leavers.21 April 2023
Gamuda Scholarship 2023Deadline: 31 May 2023Since 1996, the Gamuda Scholarship has paved the way for exceptional young Malaysians to pursue their studies locally and globally. Each year, Gamuda Scholarship enabled dozens of scholars to study courses of their choice and access reputable univers...31 May 2023
Tawaran Penajaan Program Ijazah Dalam Negara (PIDN) Tahun 2023Deadline: 2 April 2023Sukacita Jabatan ini mempelawa pelajar yang sedang mengikuti pengajian Ijazah Pertama di Universiti Awam, Politeknik Premier dan Government-Linked Universities untuk memohon penajaan Program Ijazah Dalam Negara (PIDN) Tahun 2023. Permohonan adalah se...2 April 2023
Jeffrey Cheah Entrance Scholarship 2023Deadline: 2 weeks after commencement of programmes or 2 weeks after the release of actual results.Start your journey at Sunway with our lucrative scholarships. Choose from Pre-U, ADTP, Diploma and Accounting programmes.2 weeks after commencement of programmes or 2 weeks after the release of actual results.
YTL Foundation Scholarship 2023Deadline: 31 March 2023Our scholarship programme is for students seeking to complete their tertiary education at a public or private university. STPM, Matriculation, 'A' Levels, or other foundation programme graduates may apply. Up to 30 scholarships are availabl...31 March 2023
Mr. Koon Yew Yin Scholarship 2023Deadline: 31 July 2023The "Mr Koon Yew Yin Scholarship" has been established from the donation contributed by Mr. Koon Yew Yin.31 July 2023
IGBIS Scholarships for Grade 6 - 11Deadline: 31 March 2023The IGB International School Scholarship for the August 2023 intake is open for application. Students who are enrolling for Grades 6 to Grade 11 are welcome to apply! The application must be submitted by 31 March 2023.31 March 2023
MIU Excellence Scholarship 2023Deadline: OngoingManipal International University (MIU) is thrilled to announce that we are awarding the MIU Excellence Scholarship 2023 to the deserving A-Level, STPM, UEC, Diploma and other equivalent qualifications students. This scholarship recognizes your academ...Ongoing
PELAWAAN PERMOHONAN BIASISWA KHAS DATO MENTERI BESAR SELANGOR DAN PINJAMAN BOLEH UBAH LUAR NEGARA BAGI PENGAJIAN TAHUN 2023Deadline: 1 March 2023Sukacita dimaklumkan bahawa Tabung Kumpulan Wang Biasiswa Negeri Selangor (TKWBNS) telah membuka permohonan Biasiswa Khas Dato' Menteri Besar Selangor dan Pinjaman Boleh Ubah Luar Negara tahun 2023 bagi mengikuti pengajian di peringkat Ijazah Sa...1 March 2023
PELAWAAN PERMOHONAN BIASISWA YANG DI-PERTUAN AGONG (BYDPA) TAHUN 2023Deadline: 3 March 2023Sukacita Jabatan ini ingin mempelawa warga negara Malaysia yang berminat dan berkelayakan untuk memohon Biasiswa Yang di-Pertuan Agong (BYDPA) Tahun 2023 bagi mengikuti pengajian di peringkat Sarjana (Penyelidikan) atau Doktor Falsafah (Ph.D) dalam b...3 March 2023
Yu Cai Foundation ICS Scholarship 2023 育才基金 2023 年独中奖学金Deadline: 5 March 2023育才基金 2023 年独中奖学金申请开放啦！如果您是一名即将升读独立中学的小六应届毕业生，就千万不能错过此次申请奖学金的机会！ Yu Cai Foundation ICS Scholarship 2023 is now open for application! Are...5 March 2023
ASEAN-Maybank Scholarship Programme 2023Deadline: OngoingThe ASEAN-Maybank Scholarship programme is a partnership between Maybank Foundation and the ASEAN Secretariat. It is one of the ASEAN-level initiatives undertaken by Maybank Foundation, a newly accredited ASEAN entity, with the aim to “promote an i...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.