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- Deadline: Ongoing
The UEC Bursary is awarded solely to qualified and deserving students from UEC schools.Ongoing
- Deadline: 1 June 2017
The undergraduate scholarship intends to benefit Malaysian students from low-income families, the Foundation believes that providing scholarships is about providing opportunities – giving a chance for students to have the higher education necessary...1 June 2017
- Deadline: 31 July 2017
The Yayasan TSLSC Scholarship 2017 invites applications from qualified Malaysian citizens who have obtained admission into the first or second year of undergraduate study in local public and private universities in the following disciplines.31 July 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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.