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- Deadline: 20 July 2018 / 27 July 2018
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 institutions.Expiring Soon20 July 2018 / 27 July 2018Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 31 July 2018
The Yayasan Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng (TSLSC) scholarship presents the perfect opportunity to build the foundations for your career. Pursue your ambitions at university level for a headstart in an exciting career with IOI Group. Chase your dreams with u...Expiring Soon31 July 2018Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 1 August 2018
Awarded to students with outstanding academic results who are interested to pursue their education in the following degree programmes.Expiring Soon1 August 2018Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 2 August 2018
KEN FOUNDATION was formed in 1995 as a charitable foundation with the objective of providing financial assistance to deserving Malaysian students. We believe that a sound educational background is the root to a nation’s success, and we are committe...Expiring Soon2 August 2018Expiring Soon
- Deadline: 15 August 2018
The Merdeka Award Grant for International Attachment was announced in conjunction with the 2011 Merdeka Award Presentation Ceremony by Prime Minister YAB Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak.15 August 2018
- Deadline: 24 August 2018
Knowledge Is Free Foundation (KIFF) is a non-profit social project that provides scholarships for deserving Malaysian students from underprivileged backgrounds to obtain tertiary education at leading local public universities.24 August 2018
- Deadline: 24 August 2018
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...24 August 2018
- Deadline: 31 August 2018
The Yaw Teck Seng Foundation is set up to provide funds, grants, financial assistance and support for establishment, enlargement or improvement of school, universities or other educational establishment. Through scholarship award, we hope to assist ...31 August 2018
- Deadline: 29 June 2018 / 28 September 2018
PPBU is offered to tertiary level education from Skills Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree, Professional, Master’s Degree, and Doctorate (PH.D) to deserving Malaysian. Its aim is to aid the social and economic development of Malaysians by en...29 June 2018 / 28 September 2018
- Deadline: 30 April 2018 / 30 September 2018
The Travel Grants specifically, serve the objective to enable members of the Harvard community to travel to Southeast Asia (with Malaysia as the priority) for research and study; and likewise, for scholars and practitioners on Southeast Asia studies ...30 April 2018 / 30 September 2018
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.