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- Deadline: OngoingRaffles University has extended and enhanced its range of scholarship opportunities for local and international candidates. As part of Raffles University’s philosophy, the college rewards excellence in academics and talented.Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingWe offer generous scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts for students who are keen to study at the University of Reading Malaysia. Students will only be eligible to apply for the scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts described if they are a re...Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingSuccessful candidates receive full AAT tuition, free learning and training materials, AAT registration and exam fees, insurance, free hostel accommodation and a monthly allowance during the 9-months full-time training. All candidates are required to ...Ongoing
- Deadline: 23 September 2022Awarded to high-flying & well-rounded students with outstanding academic results.23 September 2022
- Deadline: 23 September 2022Awarded to students who have a proven track record of excellence in their respective eld of talent, e.g. Sports, Music, Art, Debate, Theater, and Writing.23 September 2022
- Deadline: 7 October 2022We offer scholarships to Malaysian citizens not enrolled at AISM, and sitting for their SPM/IB MYP/IGCSE/O Levels every year. The scholarship holders will enter Year 11 and continue to Year 12 at which time they will complete the Higher School Certif...7 October 2022
- Deadline: OngoingThe fully-funded German DAAD Scholarships for the batch of 2023-2024 are now open for international students to study for free in German Universities.Ongoing
- Deadline: OngoingThe Tune Libra Scholarship was set up in 2016 by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Datuk Kamarudin Meranun and Mr Lim Kian Onn to help aspirational and motivated students achieve their fullest potential through education.Ongoing
- Deadline: 21 October 2022This program is a full scholarship offered by the Government of Japan for qualified individuals to earn a Master’s Degree in Japan21 October 2022
- Deadline: OngoingMIU Scholarship and Financial Assistance Scheme, with support from Penang Youth Development Corporation (PYDC)!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.