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TOA - Malaysia Top 10 Outstanding Young Artists Awards Scholarship FundDeadline: Refer to announcementsTop 10 winners of this nationwide art competition will win a partial scholarship to further their studies at The One Academy.Refer to announcements
APU Malaysian Scholarships & Merit Awards 2023Deadline: 31 May 2023As part of APU’s long term mission & vision, we consistently aim to provide access to world-class education to a broad spectrum of Malaysian students. As part of our continuous efforts to provide better opportunities to pursue higher education ...31 May 2023
Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar (KTJ) - Sixth Form Academic Scholarship 2023Deadline: 1 April 2023 (5pm)Candidates can be new or existing students at KTJ, and scholarships are provided at the discretion of the Principal. Please click on the drop down menus below to learn more about each scholarship.1 April 2023 (5pm)
Jeffrey Cheah Entrance Scholarship 2023Deadline: 2 weeks after commencement of programmes or 2 weeks after the release of actual results.Start your journey at Sunway with our lucrative scholarships. Choose from Pre-U, ADTP, Diploma and Accounting programmes.2 weeks after commencement of programmes or 2 weeks after the release of actual results.
IGBIS Scholarships for Grade 6 - 11Deadline: 31 March 2023The IGB International School Scholarship for the August 2023 intake is open for application. Students who are enrolling for Grades 6 to Grade 11 are welcome to apply! The application must be submitted by 31 March 2023.31 March 2023
MIU Excellence Scholarship 2023Deadline: OngoingManipal International University (MIU) is thrilled to announce that we are awarding the MIU Excellence Scholarship 2023 to the deserving A-Level, STPM, UEC, Diploma and other equivalent qualifications students. This scholarship recognizes your academ...Ongoing
2023 INTI Fast-Track ScholarshipDeadline: OngoingAt INTI, we understand the importance of providing a scholarship to deserving students. We believe that everyone should have an equal opportunity for a brighter future regardless of financial standing.Ongoing
The Gates Cambridge ScholarshipDeadline: OngoingThe Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme was established in October 2000 by a donation of US$210m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge; this is the largest ever single donation to a UK university. The first class...Ongoing
TAR UMT Merit ScholarshipDeadline: OngoingThe TAR UMT Merit Scholarship is awarded to outstanding Malaysian students in the form of tuition fee waiver of up to 100%. Candidates who meet the scholarship criteria will be automatically offered the Merit Scholarship (Terms & Conditions Ap...Ongoing
UTAR Top Achiever Scholarships 2022/2023Deadline: OngoingUTAR offers bond-free scholarships of up to 100% tuition fees to help bright students to pursue their tertiary education. Upon successful admission to UTAR, scholarships will be given automatically to the eligible students. At the same time, student...Ongoing
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.