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- Deadline: 31 July 2020
IOI’s Foundation, Yayasan Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng, was established in 1994 under the patronage of the IOI Group. The Foundation serves as a platform for the Group to fulfil its Corporate Social Responsibility via educational, medical and community i...31 July 2020
- Deadline: 28 February 2020 / 3 August 2020
Awarded to students with outstanding academic results and possess leadership qualities.28 February 2020 / 3 August 2020
- Deadline: 16 March / 1 July / 3 August 2020
For Malaysian students who are eligible for High Acheiver's Scholarship (HAS) only. Scholarships with a fee waiver of 50% or 100% off total tuition fees are available for high achieving Malaysian students who have proof of financial hardship. The sch...16 March / 1 July / 3 August 2020
- Deadline: 30 July 2020, 7 August 2020
KUOK FOUNDATION BERHAD invites application for the following scholarships / awards from Malaysian students applying for or currently pursuing full time undergraduate studies at the following institution.30 July 2020, 7 August 2020
- Deadline: 17 August 2020
We are pleased to announce the competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a Fulbright Program that brings accomplished young and mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potent...17 August 2020
- Deadline: 30 August 2020
PESTECH CARE undergraduate/ postgraduate scholarship program aim to create a vibrant and sustainable talent pipelines by providing education sponsorship, training and opportunities to new talents.30 August 2020
- Deadline: 26 June 2020, 3 September 2020
The programme offered is a professional accounting qualification awarded by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) in the UK. AAT is the world’s leading professional body for accounting technicians, with more than 140,000 members worldwide...26 June 2020, 3 September 2020
- Deadline: 10 September 2020
Yayasan KLK, a foundation established by KLK, offers scholarships to high-achieving young Malaysians who are studying or have gained a place at any Malaysian institutions of higher learning. Upon graduation, scholars may be offered the opportunity to...10 September 2020
- Deadline: 2 weeks before intake commencement
Established in 2017, TalentLabs specializes in tech education and career services; helping students develop the skills required to thrive in today’s digital economy.2 weeks before intake commencement
- Deadline: 10th - 14th day after the announcement of the SPM/STPM results
Organised 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
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.