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- Deadline: 26 July 2017
Etrain College and Rotary Club Bukit Bintang are sponsoring RM3 million to Malaysian students aged 18 years and above, from low income families and single parents to obtain a Diploma in Business Administration, majoring in Digital Marketing.26 July 2017
- Deadline: 31st August 2017
This grant is a special initiative for students both in high schools and in tertiary education to become a problem solver in real life challenges by providing e-commerce related innovative ideas. By the 14 October 2017, 5 winners will be chosen and b...31st August 2017
- Deadline: 15 August 2017, 15 August 2018
The major donors' intent was to help setup a scholarship that recognises the past education links between Malaysia and New Zealand under the Colombo Plan which saw a number of Malaysians being given the opportunity to study at the University of Cante...15 August 2017, 15 August 2018
- Deadline: 31 July 2017
The U.S. Embassy offers grants to Malaysian institutions, organizations and individuals to assist in organizing cultural programs and activities for Malaysians. These programs include American Studies, performing arts, entrepreneurship, empowering wo...31 July 2017
- Deadline: 14th June 2017
The Alice Smith School is pleased to offer a limited number of Reach for the Stars Scholarship open to all SPM and (I)GCSE students. Benefits include up to 50% reduction in tuition fees in addition to the waiver of enrolment fee and building fund con...14th June 2017
- Deadline: Ongoing
This financial assistance programme was established by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). Asasi Financial Assistance 2017 is for the target group of students who fall in the B40 and M40 and have joined an Asasi programme, with a family income o...Ongoing
- Deadline: 30 June 2017
We offer 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 family.30 June 2017
- Deadline: Open in August 2017
The Chevening-Khazanah Scholarship 2017 gives awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from Malaysia to study a one-year taught Master’s degree in any field at top ranking British universities as indicated by the Times Higher Educat...Open in August 2017
- Deadline: 30th June 2017
The Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) Education Fund Scholarship Awards 20I7 is now open for application for Malaysian citizens applying for undergraduate degree courses related to the construction industry at all local public universities ...30th June 2017
- Deadline: 30 April 2017 & 30 August 2017
The most prestigious scholarship offered at KDU. It provides full tuition waiver and every year, only few distinguished students are awarded this scholarship.30 April 2017 & 30 August 2017
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.