Your complete guide to Malaysian scholarships 2017

March 08, 2017

 

The Star Education Fund 2017

 

 

Every year, The Star collaborates with some of the best educational institutions to award deserving students a chance to pursue higher education. These scholarships cover a wide range of fields and disciplines, from entry-level courses to undergraduate education and professional studies to vocational training.

The best thing is the scholarship are all bond-free.

DEADLINE- Mar 31, 2017

CRITERIA

  • Malaysian citizens not more than 25 years of age.
  • Excel in extra-curricular activities or active in sports.
  • Not bonded to or in receipt of any financial aid or awards from other educational institutions or organisations.
  • Possess reasonably good result in SPM / UEC or equivalent (for Foundation / Diploma courses).
  • Possess reasonably good results in STPM / UEC or equivalent (for Degree courses).

HOW TO APPLY

The Star Education Fund

Star Media Group Berhad

Menara Star

15 Jalan 16/11 Section 16

46350 Petaling Jaya Selangor.

  • All applications must be posted within two (2) weeks after the release of SPM or STPM results. Late applications will not be considered.
  •  Only shortlisted scholarship applicants will be notified.

 

2017 Elena Cooke Education Fund

 

Applications for the 2017 Elena Cooke Education Fund scholarships are now open, as from March 6, 2017, to Malaysians below 23 years old as at  December 31, 2016 who have obtained at least 3As in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and who meet other criteria as stated in the application form and the relevant educational institution’s course entry requirements.

The Fund, set up in honour of the late Miss Elena Cooke, the longest serving headmistress of the Bukit Bintang Girls’ School (BBGS), aims to help underprivileged young people, whether they live with their families or were raised in children’s homes and orphanages, to pursue quality education after SPM in local colleges or universities.

DEADLINE- Mar 27, 2017

CRITERIA

  • Malaysians below 23 years old as at December 31, 2016 who have obtained at least 3As in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and who meet other criteria as stated in the application form and the relevant educational institution’s course entry requirements.
  •  Household income must not be more than RM42,000.00 per annum.
  • Applicants who have already commenced their courses will NOT be eligible.

HOW TO APPLY

  •  Please read scholarship requirements as detailed in the application form.
  • Download and fill up the correct application form:
  • Sunway College/University (Sunway Campus only) (click here for application form)
  • First City University College, KDU University College, Utropolis, Glenmarie & any other local college/university (click here for application form)
  • Send the completed application form and all attachments by Pos Laju (NOT Pos Express)/courier/hand to:

Elena Cooke Education Fund

c/o Unit 1211,  Level  12, Block A

Damansara Intan e-Business Park

No: 1 Jalan SS 20/27

47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor D.E.

  •  All applications must be received by 5pm, March 27, 2017.
  • Short-listed candidates will be notified by email.

 

PNB Global Scholarship Award 2017

 

Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) is a leading asset management company in Malaysia with a total fund more than RM260 billion under its management, including equity, property and unit trust management. With the aspiration to become a world class  distinctive investment house, PNB would like to invite the 2016 SPM leavers to apply for PNB Global Scholarship Award 2017

DEADLINE- Mar 24, 2017

CRITERIA

  • A-Level or South Australian Certificate of Education (SAGE) program at local preparatory colleges determined by PNB prior to pursuing the undergraduate studies at selected universities in the United Kingdom and Australia.

HOW TO APPLY

CONTACT INFO

Education Development Department, Permodalan Nasional Berhad

38th Floor, Menara PNB, 201-A, Jalan Tun Razak

50400 Kuala Lumpur

 

Skim Biasiswa MyBrainSc

 

MyBrainSc scholarship is open to all Malaysian citizens who are or will be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree and Postgraduate Typical full-time in the pure sciences such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics at the Public University (UA). This program is one of the agenda of the Ministry of Higher Education to achieve the goals of the National Higher Education Strategic Plan (PSPTN) and produce young scientists with a big heart and a bold challenge to produce world-class scholars and finally be recognized as a Nobel Laureate .

DEADLINE- Mar 31, 2017

CRITERIA

Application requirements are based on the following 3 categories:

Ph.D

  • The candidate is a citizen of Malaysia;
  • Not more than 35 years on the date of application;
  • Candidate has obtained excellent results in the Bachelor’s degree in pure science that is at least a CGPA of 3.65 and above or First Class;
  • Candidates do not have any commitments of any sponsor during the earlier stages of study or funders willing to renounce the contract if offered a scholarship;
  • Candidates who are currently serving in any public or private sector and are ready to resign if the offer scholarships;
  • Candidates who are studying at the undergraduate level for a full investigation will be given priority; and
  • Candidates currently pursuing a Ph.D or have finished their studies in pure science either within the country or in the universities through the portal application.

 

Masters

  • The candidate is a citizen of Malaysia;
  • Not more than 28 years on the date of application;
  • Candidate has obtained excellent results in the Bachelor’s degree in pure science that is at least a CGPA of 3.65 and above or First Class;
  • Candidates do not have any commitments of any sponsor during the earlier stages of study or funders willing to renounce the contract if offered a scholarship;
  • Candidates who are currently serving in any public or private sector and are ready to resign if the offer scholarships;
  • Mode of study must be in research mode and full-time; and
  • Candidates currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or have finished their studies in pure science either within the country or in the universities listed by the portal application.

 

Bachelor’s degree

  • The candidate is a citizen of Malaysia;
  • Not more than 21 years on the date of application;
  • Candidates obtaining a minimum CGPA of 3.6 and above in rank Science Foundation / Matriculation / STPM / Diploma, 1800/2400 Scale for all tests in the SAT, 40/45 in the IB and A Level 4A;
  • Students who are in their final semester on all institutions of higher learning; and
  • Students have not received receive scholarships / sponsorship / agreement of any sponsors.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Read more about the scholarship here

Download the Application form here

  • Applications are open year commencing on March 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017
  • Applications must be made online (online) through KPT Portal
  • Applications must be made online by clicking the menu LOGIN above, and register as a user of the system. Applications will not be processed manually
  • Applicants should ensure that the research plan (proposal) has been agreed and approved by the supervisor for his Masters and PhD levels
  • All supporting documents must be scanned (scan) of the original document and stored in the image format (JPEG) or PDF and to be uploaded (upload) in the online application system is. Documents taken (capture) the camera will not be accepted

Click here for a guide to support document scanning.

Click here for a guide to change the format of softcopy documents to PDF format.

  • If there are no original documents, students can scan a photocopy of the document but the document should be certified by an officer of the Government / statutory bodies of Management and Professional Group (Grade 41 and above) / Penggawal / Village Chief / Headman.
  • The supporting documents to be uploaded is as follows:

Bachelor’s Degree

  • Applicant’s Identity Card (front and rear)
  • Passport sized photo
  • SPM result slip
  • Full transcript Foundation / Matriculation / STPM / IB / A-level / Diploma / SAT
  • University Offer Letter (if any)

Masters

  • Applicant’s Identity Card (front and rear)
  • Passport sized photo
  • SPM result slip
  • Full transcript Bachelor
  • A research plan
  • University Offer Letter (if any)

PhD

  • Applicant’s Identity Card (front and rear)
  • Passport sized photo
  • SPM result slip
  • Full transcript Bachelor
  • Full transcript Master
  • A research plan
  • University Offer Letter (if any)

 

New Zealand Government Scholarship 2017

 

The New Zealand Scholarship, ASEAN Scholar Award for the year 2017 is now open  to Malaysian students who qualify for the academic year 2017.

Scholarships under the New Zealand Foreign Affairs and Trade is offering scholarships for the study level of Bachelors, Masters and PhD in Agricultural Development, Renewable Energy, Disaster Risk Management, Public Sector  Management and Private Sector Development.

DEADLINE- Mar 31, 2017

CRITERIA

  • Open to all Malaysians aged 18 years to 39 years
  • Have leadership capabilities.
  • Not par of any military training
  • Qualifies for a student visa in New Zealand
  • Meets prescribed academic qualifications including English (refer qualification at university applied)
  • Neverhad a schoalrship recinded by the Government of New Zealand due to a poor academic record
  • Must return to their home countries within a period of 2 years post-graduation to help contribute to the development of their country of origin. More information on eligibility requirements please click here.
  • For more information on how the selection process is carried out by the government of New Zealand, please click here.

HOW TO APPLY

CONTACT INFO

For further questions please contact the following officers:

Mrs. haznizah Bint Hamdan

03-8870 6387

[email protected]

 

Kuok Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships / Awards 2017

 

We are pleased to inform you that applications are now opened for the Kuok Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships / Awards 2017 for students applying for or currently pursuing full time undergraduate studies at Malaysian & Singapore Public Universities.

DEADLINE- Mar 31, 2017

CRITERIA

  • The scholarship/awards are for needy students with good academic achievements, co-curriculum records and communication skills.

Kuok Foundation Scholarships

  • Only for freshmen applying to Singaporean Public Universities.
  • The applicant must be in receipt of Singapore Ministry of Education Tuition Fee Grant.

Wilmar Scholarships (Singapore)

  • Only for students applying to or studying at Singaporean Public Universities.

Kuok Keng Kang Scholarships

  • Only for students applying to or studying at Malaysian Public Universities.

Kuok Khoon Hong Scholarships

  • Only for students applying to or studying at Malaysian Public Universities.

Wilmar Scholarships (Malaysia)

  • Only for students applying to or studying at Malaysian Public Universities.

Goh Ing Sing Agriculture Science Scholarships

  • Only for students applying to or studying at Universiti Putra Malaysia

HOW TO APPLY

 

Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship (BTAR)

This prestigious and exclusive scholarship is offered to excellent students with high leadership talent. It provides financial support to potential graduates who are pursuing studies at Bachelor’s Degree level at any IPTA or IPTS in the country. Recipients of this scholarship are named Tunku Scholars.

DEADLINE- Apr 17, 2017

CRITERIA

Basic requirements

  • Citizen of Malaysia.
  • Not more than 25 years of age at the closing date.

 

 Eligibility requirements of Academic and Co-curriculum

  •  School leavers of STPM / Asasi / Matriculation / Diploma * who achieved a CGPA of 3.50 and above.
  •  The application is also open to full-time graduates of Bachelor’s Degree at IPTA or IPTS in the country who obtain a minimum CGPA of 3.50, and have at least 2 years remaining to finish their studies.
  • Credit in Bahasa Malaysia and English Language at SPM level.
  • Possesses the characteristics of outstanding leadership and active participation in extra-curricular activities, especially at school or university.

* The awarding of BTAR is subject to the applicant receiving entry into a local IPT in the country.

Additional requirement

  • Short-listed applicants will be required to attend a Leadership Traits Observation programme and attend the Selection Interview sessions arranged by YTAR.

HOW TO APPLY

 

The ASEAN Scholarship 2017

 

The ASEAN Scholarships aim to provide opportunities to the young people of ASEAN to develop their potential and equip them with important skills for the 21st century.

DEADLINE- Mar 31, 2017

CRITERIA

ASEAN Scholarship: Pre-University One Scholarship

  • Students who meet the following criteria are invited to apply for the scholarship:
  • Nationals of Malaysia
  • Born in 1999 – 2001
  • Currently in Form 5 (or equivalent) or have taken the 2016 SPM / GCE O-Level Examination
  • Have done consistently well in their school examinations
  • Proficiency in English and a good record of participation in co-curricular activities

ASEAN Scholarship: Secondary Three

  • Students who meet the following criteria are invited to apply for the scholarship:
  • Nationals of Malaysia
  • Born between 2001–2003
  • Currently in Form 2 or Form 3
  • Have done consistently well in their school examinations
  • Proficiency in English and a good record of participation in co-curricular activities

ASEAN Schoalrship: Secondary One

  • Students who meet the following criteria are invited to apply for the scholarship:
  • Nationals of Malaysia
  • Born between 2003–2005
  • Currently in Standard 6 or Form 1
  • Have done consistently well in their school examinations
  • Proficiency in English and a good record of participation in co-curricular activities

HOW TO APPLY

 

Peneraju Tunas Potensi 2017

This program is an educational financing program for SPM / STPM / Matriculation / Diploma / Bachelor potential, low-income households (RM4,000 and below) from a challenging background for quality tertiary education. Offer education funding program is open to all Malaysian Bumiputera who have performance and interested in furthering their studies to higher learning institutions (IPT)

DEADLINE- Mar 30, 2017

CRITERIA

  • Malaysian Bumiputera who sat for SPM/STPM 2016
  • SPM/STPM trial results:
  • SPM: Minimum 5A-
  • STPM – minimum 2A
  •  The gross household income not exceeding RM 4,000 per month (before any deductions)

HOW TO APPLY

 

Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarship 2017

 

The Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship To Foreign Students Tenable in Brunei Darussalam 2017/2018 Academic Session

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is pleased to invite applications for the Government of Brunei Darussalam Scholarship 2017 under the above Scholarship Award Scheme for the 2017/ 2018 Academic Session

Tenable in Brunei Darussalam, the scholarship award provides applicants with the opportunity to study at any one of the following institutions of higher education:

  • Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD).
  • Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA),
  • Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) and
  • Politeknik Brunei (PB).

The academic year commences July/August 2017.

DEADLINE- Mar 13, 2017

CRITERIA

  •  Applications are open to citizens of, but not limited to. ASEAN, Commonwealth and OIC member countries;
  • Applicants should be nominated by their Government;
  •  Applicants must be certified to be medically fit to undertake the scholarship and to study in Brunei Darussalam. by a qualified medical practitioner who is registered with any Government Authority (ies) prior to arrival in Brunei Darussalam. Any and all costs incurred in obtaining this certification are to be borne by the applicant.
  • Applicants must be. between the ages of 18-25 for undergraduate and diploma programmes and must not exceed the age of 35 for postgraduate programmes on the 31 July 2017;
  • The award is NOT eligible to Brunei Darussalam Permanent Residents.

Application Procedures and Closing Dates

  • Application forms must be duly completed and endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the National Focal Point for Scholarships of the applicants country.
  •  Applicants are required to also submit a security clearance statement from their National Security Agency (ies)/ Police Station (ie a statement/ report certifying that applicants are clear from any civil and criminal charges).
  •  Completed application forms are to be emailed to the following address: [email protected]

HOW TO APPLY

 

 

The Tun Suffian Scholarship

 

Since its establishment on 11 June 2002 the Tun Suffian Foundation, under the Joint Royal Patronage of Their Royal Highnesses the Sultan and the Raja Permaisuri of Perak, has, among other things, provided financial assistance to young Malaysians pursuing law studies and young lawyers attending educational seminars and conferences both here and abroad.

The Tun Suffian Cambridge Scholarship (modelled on the Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902 to bring outstanding students to the University of Oxford) has received official recognition from the authorities at Cambridge. In March 2008, Low Weng Tchung, a Perak-born Malaysian student became the first Tun Suffian Scholar at Cambridge where he obtained a first class in the LLM degree.

In addition to the Tun Suffian Cambridge Scholarship, the Foundation, subject to availability of qualified applicants, is also offering the following awards:

  • Bachelor of Law (LLB) at Malaysian Public Universities recognised by the Qualifying Board of the Malaysian Bar
  • Master of Law (LLM) at the University of Cambridge
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at Malaysian Universities recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education
  • Post Medical Diploma at any medical Institution either local and abroad recognised by the appropriate medical authorities in Malaysia

 

DEADLINE- May 30, 2017

CRITERIA

THE TUN SUFFIAN LLB SCHOLARSHIPS (from Year 2 onwards)

• An LLB scholar must maintain a CGPA of above 2.7 in all his/her semester examinations, failing which the Board of Trustees of the Foundation reserves the right to have the scholar’s scholarship suspended or withdrawn.

THE TUN SUFFIAN CAMBRIDGE LLM SCHOLARSHIPS (Maximum 1 Year)

An Applicant must:

• provide evidence of admission into one of the colleges in Cambridge

• indicate the chosen area of specialization

• show proof that he/she has additional funds sufficient to maintain his/her studies for the duration of the LLM programme at Cambridge

THE TUN SUFFIAN PhD SCHOLARSHIPS (Maximum 3 years) 

• All PhD scholars are required to:

(a) Take no longer than 3 years to complete their PhD course;

(b) Ensure that their assigned supervisors submit once every three months a detailed report on the progress of their dissertation;

(c) Agree that the Board of Trustees of the Tun Suffian Foundation reserves the right to have any scholar’s scholarship suspended or withdrawn should a negative report from a scholar’s assigned supervisor is received, it being understood that it shall be within the absolute discretion of the Board to decide whether a report is negative or otherwise.

THE TUN SUFFIAN POST-MEDICAL/HEALTH BURSARIES

The applicant must provide evidence that the post medical course he/she intends to pursue whether in Malaysia or abroad is one which is recognised by the appropriate medical authorities in Malaysia.

CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL SCHOLARSHIPS 

  • ALL SCHOLARS (except post-medical/health scholars) must undertake:

(a) That they are not in receipt of any other scholarship, fellowship or monetary grant from any other body;

(b) That if at any time in the future a scholar obtains any other scholarship, fellowship or monetary grant from any other body, the scholar shall immediately inform the Foundation, in which event his/her Tun Suffian Scholarship would be withdrawn forthwith and all monies while expended by the Foundation on the scholar shall be refunded by him/her without delay.

  • ALL APPLICANTS must be from Malaysian citizens with the exception of the Tun Suffian PhD Scholarship which is also available to non-Malaysian pursuing the course in Malaysia.

HOW TO APPLY

The Honorary Secretary Tun Suffian Foundation Secretariat

Bangunan Sultan Azlan Shah, University of Malaya

50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Khazanah-INCEIF Scholarship Programme 2017

Applications for the Khazanah – INCEIF Scholarship for postgraduate degrees at INCEIF are open for Malaysians, for Master of Science in Islamic Finance and Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Finance.

INCEIF (International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance) was set up by Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia) in 2005 to develop human capital for the global Islamic finance industry. Commonly known as INCEIF – The Global University of Islamic Finance, it is the only university in the world dedicated to Islamic finance.

DEADLINE- Mar 16, 2017

CRITERIA

  • Obtained a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (“CGPA”) of 3.50 or Second Class Upper for Bachelor’s Degree /
  • Obtained a minimum CGPA of 3.50 or distinction or ‘A’ grade average or equivalent at Masters level.
  • Obtained admission to MSc programme (Fulltime)
  • Obtained admission to PhD programme (Fulltime)
  • Not exceeding 40 years of age as at the enrolment date for the Master’s programme
  • Not exceeding 40 years of age as at the enrolment date for the Doctorate programme

HOW TO APPLY

 

Xiamen University Scholarship 2017

 

XMU offers scholarships to doctoral, master’s and undergraduate candidates. Scholarship awardees will have their tuition covered (a maximum of 4 years for doctoral programmes, 2 or 3 years for master’s programmes, 4 or 5 years for undergraduate programmes). Moreover, XMU provides monthly living allowances for outstanding master’s or doctoral candidates in accordance with the standards of Chinese Government Scholarships. The awardees’ academic performance will be assessed each year and only those achieving the required standard will have their scholarship renewed for the following year.

DEADLINE- Apr 30, 2017

CRITERIA

  • Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens in good health.
  • Educational background and age limits:
  • Applicants for bachelor’s degree studies must have a high school diploma and be under the age of 25.
  • Applicants for master’s degree studies must have a bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 40.
  • Applicants for doctoral degree studies must have a master’s degree and be under the age of 45.
  • Nationality: Non-Chinese citizens can apply for these scholarships.

HOW TO APPLY

 

Maxis What’s Next Scholarship 2017

A programme specially designed for those interested in pursuing a post-graduate degree/diploma (in any field of your choice); whether it’s online, in a local university or even overseas!

DEADLINE- Mar 31, 2017

CRITERIA

  • Are a Malaysian who isn’t currently bonded with any organisation
  • Have an offer from a local or foreign university to pursue a post-graduate degree/diploma
  • Have a track-record of academic achievements
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit and enjoy working in fast-paced environments
  • Speak and write English very well
  • Have a minimum of 3 years working experience
  • Possess proven leadership qualities
  • Are a high-achiever, very motivated and possess a dynamic personality

HOW TO APPLY

 

What’s the difference between a government schools and private school? 

11 state schools in Malaysia that offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme