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  • Khazanah Global Scholarship Programme 2017

    Deadline: 30 March 2017

    The Khazanah Global Scholarship is a prestigious award that offers opportunities for bright and high-achieving Malaysians to pursue Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies at selected leading universities around the world.

    30 March 2017
  • Khazanah Watan Scholarship Programme 2017

    Deadline: 30 March 2017

    The Khazanah Watan Scholarship is a prestigious award that offers opportunities for talented and high-achieving Malaysians to pursue Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies at selected leading local universities.

    30 March 2017
  • JPA Penawaran Program Penajaan 9A+ (P9A+) 2017

    Deadline: 22 Mei 2017

    Penawaran Penajaan bagi kepada pelajar lepasan Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) tahun 2016 yang mendapat keputusan A+ dalam semua mata pelajaran yang diambil (minimum sembilan (9) mata pelajaran) akan dibuka secara atas talian (eProfiling) di pautan ww...

    22 Mei 2017
  • JPA Penawaran Program Penajaan Nasional (PPN) 2017

    Deadline: 22 Mac 2017, 5.00 petang

    Penawaran Program Penajaan Nasional (PPN) kepada pelajar paling cemerlang lepasan Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) tahun 2016 yang akan dibuka secara atas talian (eProfiling) di pautan www.jpa.gov.my atau http://esilav2.jpa.gov.my Pelajar yang tersenar...

    22 Mac 2017, 5.00 petang
  • Bank Negara Malaysia Scholarship Award 2017 / 2018 (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)

    Deadline: 30 April 2017

    The Bank Negara Malaysia Scholarship Award 2017 / 2018 Academic Session is now available and offers scholarships for Undergraduate, Master and Phd level. For more information about this scholarship, browse through.

    30 April 2017
  • Nanyang Tertiary Education Fund 2017

    Deadline: Ongoing

    The Nanyang Tertiary Education Fund 2017 are only open to applicants below 25 years old and below, and possess good results in SPM, STPM, UEC or other equivalent qualifications.

    Ongoing
  • Great Eastern Supremacy Scholarship Award 2017

    Deadline: 31 March 2017

    The Great Eastern Supremacy Scholarship Award is one of the leading programmes in the insurance industry. Every year since 1998, we have been the platform where almost a hundred deserving, talented, young Malaysians can pursue their dreams.

    31 March 2017
  • Gamuda Building The Nation Scholarship 2017

    Deadline: 11 April 2017

    More than just a scholarship, Gamuda offers mentoring and guidance during the course of study. Upon completion, scholars get to participate in nation building as we develop some of the country’s most signicant infrastructure and property develop...

    11 April 2017
  • King's College Yeoh Tiong Lay LLM Law Scholarship 2017/2018

    Deadline: 13 April 2017

    The Yeoh Tiong Lay LLM Scholarship is a fund to help all students to undertake the one year LLM Law programme at King’s. The scholarships will cover the cost of your tuition fees for the year, and also provide a £10,000 contribution to your livin...

    13 April 2017
  • Malaysia Australia Colombo Plan Commemoration (MACC) Scholarship 2017

    Deadline: 30 April 2017 (Masters by Coursework); 2 May 2017 (Masters by Research and PhD)

    The Malaysia Australia Colombo Plan Commemoration (MACC) Scholarship 2017 by the RMIT University, aim to provide financial support to Malaysian students who commence a postgraduate program in 2017.

    30 April 2017 (Masters by Coursework); 2 May 2017 (Masters by Research and PhD)

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Scholarship Explained

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
    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.
  • Bursaries
    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
    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
    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.