Scholarship List

Education is of paramount importance, and fortunately, Malaysian students have a wide variety of scholarships available to them to open up access to higher education. We have tried our best to include all relevant scholarships, mostly for overseas studies.

In addition to this list, we also have articles written by students who have successfully received some of these prestigious scholarships, which you can read and be inspired through HERE (those scholarships we have articles on have their titles hyperlinked too). We have articles by scholars from Khazanah, Bank Negara, and many more, detailing their application process, including interview questions, tips, and other useful information to help you join them soon.

Deadlines should be taken only as a guide, as they may vary from year to year. If you have a sharp eye and see anything that has been left out, please drop us an email at contact@collegelah.com

Pro tip: an easy way to find what you are searching for is to use command+f (cntr+f on PCs) to search for a particular term, such as your course, “yes”/”no” for bonds, or the name of a particular scholarship.

 

AMCHAM-MACEE Scholarship Program

Type of Scholarship: Undergraduate
Deadline: May
Course(s): Any
Bond: No
Application criteria: Offer from a US college
Website(s): http://www.macee.org.my/undergraduate-scholarships/amcham-macee-scholarship-program/
Important notes: US colleges only; partial scholarship ($20,000)

 

Astro Scholarship Award

Type of Scholarship: Undergraduate
Deadline: April
Course(s): Not given
Bond: Yes
Application criteria:

  • 8A’s in O Level/SPM
  • 4A’s in A Level/STPM/other equivalents
  • Obtained admission from “renowned universities”

Website(s): http://www.astro.com.my/careers/indices/index_184.html
Important notes: –

 

Bank Negara Malaysia Scholarship Programme

Types of Scholarships:

  • Pre-University
    • Kijang
    • Kijang Emas (scholars can choose any course in any top uni, and are not bonded)
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate

Deadline: 7 days after SPM results are released
Course(s):

  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Actuarial Science
  • Law
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics

Bond: Yes (except for Kijang Emas)
Application criteria:

  • Pre-University Scholarship: 8A+/A’s in SPM
  • Undergraduate Scholarship: 2A’s, 1B in A Level/STPM

Website(s): http://www.bnm.gov.my/index.php?ch=en_misc&pg=en_career_scholar&ac=1097
Important note(s): 1 week application window. There is also a list of universities approved for undergraduate entry, which is normally published when application opens.

 

British Council IELTS Scholarship

Type of Scholarship: Undergraduate
Deadline: May
Course(s): Any
Bond: No
Application criteria: Must take the IELTS, and achieve min. band 6 in all components
Website(s): http://www.britishcouncil.my/exam/ielts/scholarships
Important note(s): Partial scholarship only (max. GBP25,000)

 

ExxonMobil Special Internship Program (Full Undergraduate Scholarships)

Type of Scholarship: Pre-University
Deadline: December
Course(s): Engineering, Geoscience
Bond: Not given
Application criteria: Strong academic record from Form 3 onwards, active in extra-curricular activities
Website(s): https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_home.asp?partnerid=6961&siteid=5318
Important note(s): SPM Trial results will be used; scholars must study in the United States

 

FELDA Global Scholarship

Type of Scholarship: Pre-University
Deadline: March
Course(s):

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing

Bond: Not given
Application criteria: 9A’s in SPM
Website(s): http://escholarship.felda.net.my/
Important note(s): –

 

Freeman Asian Scholarship

Types of Scholarships:

  • Undergraduate studies at Wesleyan College (USA)
  • Full Tuition Scholarship

Deadline: 1st January (Submitted alongside Common App)
Course(s): Various subjects
Bond: No
Application criteria:

  • Citizen or permanent resident of one of these eleven countries or regions: People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam. (US dual citizens or PR are ineligible)

Website(s): http://www.wesleyan.edu/admission/international_students/freeman.html
Important note(s): Families wishing to apply for financial aid to assist with the costs associated with room, board, travel, and books and supplies should submit The Profile TM Form of the College Scholarship Service (CSS) by February 1st as the Freeman Asian Scholarship only covers tuition and student fees.

Gamuda Scholarship Award

Type of Scholarship: Undergraduate
Deadline: April
Course(s): Various for local, Engineering only for overseas
Bond: Yes
Application criteria: 3A’s in A Level/STPM
Website(s): http://www.gamuda.com.my/scholarship/
Important note(s): Must show evidence of financial need

 

Genting Malaysia Scholarship

Types of Scholarships:

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate

Deadline: April
Course(s): Various subjects
Bond: Yes
Application criteria: 3A’s in A Level/STPM, 3.50 CPGA in diploma/foundation/etc, or 36 in IB; max. household income of RM5,000 per month
Website(s): http://www.rwgenting.com/genmscholarship/
Important note(s): Family household income not exceeding RM5,000.00 per month

 

Great Eastern Supremacy Scholarship Award

Type of Scholarship: Undergraduate
Deadline: May
Course(s):

  • Actuarial Science
  • Accounting & Finance

Bond: Yes (7 years for overseas scholarship)
Application criteria: “Outstanding or good […] results”
Website(s): http://www.greateasternlife.com/my/en/insurance/corporate/c_Scholarship.htm
Important note(s): RM100,000 per year; cannot be combined with other scholarships/financial aid

 

Jardine Scholarship

Type of Scholarship: Undergraduate
Deadline: October the year before entry (opens in August)
Course(s): Any
Bond: No
Application criteria: Oxbridge offer
Website(s): http://www.jardines.com/community/jardine-foundation/applications.html
Important note(s): Oxbridge only; specifically for certain colleges (Exeter, Oriel, Queen’s and Trinity in Oxford; Downing, Magdalene, Peterhouse and Trinity in Cambridge); must go to Hong Kong for final interview if selected

 

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation-Sunway Group Scholarship

Type of Scholarship: Undergraduate
Deadline: Not given
Course(s):

  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Marketing

Bond: Not given
Application criteria: Not given
Website(s): http://sunway.edu.my/university/scholarships/jcf
Important note(s): Sunway students only

 

JPA Program Biasiswa Nasional (PBN)

Type of Scholarship: Pre-University
Deadline: N/A (offer letters are automatically sent after SPM results are released)
Course(s): Any
Bond: Yes
Application criteria: Top 50 scorers in SPM
Website(s): http://buletinkpm.blogspot.com/2012/04/program-penajaan-pengajian-untuk.html
Important note(s): –

 

JPA Program Bursary Pelajar Cemerlang SPM

Type of Scholarship: Pre-University
Deadline: N/A (offer letters are automatically sent after SPM results are released)
Course(s): Any
Bond: Yes
Application criteria: Minimum 9A+ in SPM
Website(s): http://www.moe.gov.my/v/pemberitahuan-view?id=4120
Important note(s): Admission into the following universities https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5qVTUF0YlkyWUQ0ZUFYZzdxYkE/preview

 

JPA Program Penajaan Pelajar di Universiti Terkemuka Luar Negara 

*Previously known as Ivy League and Setara Scholarship

Type of Scholarship: Undergraduate
Deadline: July
Course(s): Any
Bond: Yes
Application criteria: Unconditional offer holder from Top 10 Universities
Website(s): http://esilav2.jpa.gov.my/
Important note(s): 1 week application window, details will only be released before application commences

 

JPA Program Khas Jepun, Korea, Perancis dan Jerman

Type of Scholarship: Pre-University
Deadline: March/ April
Course(s): Engineering
Bond: Yes
Application criteria: Depends on the program, check the requirements here
Website(s): http://esilav2.jpa.gov.my/
Important note(s): 1 week application window, details will only be released before application commences

 

Khazanah Scholarship

Types of Scholarships:

  • Khazanah Global Scholarship (Pre-university, Undergraduate, Masters, PhD overseas)
  • Khazanah – Cambridge Scholarship (Undergraduate & Postgraduate in Cambridge)
  • Khazanah Watan Scholarship (Undergraduate, Masters, PhD in Malaysia)
  • Khazanah – Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Merdeka Scholarship (Postgraduate in Oxford)

Deadline: March
Course(s): Various subjects
Bond: Yes
Application criteria: 8A’s in SPM, 3A’s in A-Levels, 38 IB points, CGPA 3.5
Website(s): http://yayasankhazanah.com.my/
Important note(s): There is a list of approved universities

 

Kuok Foundation Berhad

Types of Scholarships:

  • Kuok Keng Kang Scholarship (Undergraduate)
  • KF Half Loan-Half Grant Scholarship Award (Undergraduate)
  • Kuok Foundation Diploma Awards (Diploma)

Deadline: April for Undergraduate, December for Diploma
Course(s): Various subjects
Bond: Not given
Application criteria: See terms and condition (Undergraduate) (Diploma)
Website(s): www.kuokfoundation.com
Important note(s): For needy students ONLY, as specified by the Foundation; Malaysian and Singaporean (NUS and NTU only) institutions, depending on award grant.

 

Malaysia Development Bank Scholarship Award

Type of Scholarship: Undergraduate
Deadline: July
Course(s):

  • Business
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Other Bank-related fields (including Law, Mathematics, and Statistics)

Bond: Yes (10 years)
Application criteria: Straight A’s in SPM, 3A’s in A Level or 3.50 CPGA in pre-u/foundation/matriculation/diploma studies
Website(s): http://www.bpmb.com.my/ourpeople/undergraduate_scholarship.asp
Important note(s): There is a list of approved universities

 

MARA Scholarship

Type of Scholarship: Pre-University
Deadline: May
Course(s): Various subjects
Bond: No
Application criteria: Depending on subject and country; ranges from 6A- to 9A- in SPM
Website(s): http://esilav2.jpa.gov.my/online_progs/epermohonan_mara/syaratPermohonan.php?program=MARA&auth=6288
Important note(s): 1 week application window; it is in the form of loan and students will need to pay back a certain amount depending on their course and final results; candidates must be Malay/Malaysia Bumiputera citizens

 

Maxis Undergraduate Scholarship

Type of Scholarship: Undergraduate
Deadline: May
Course(s):

  • Engineering & Information Technology
  • Social Sciences

Bond: Yes
Application criteria: 6A’s in SPM; 3A’s in A Level, 3.50 CPGA in foundation/diploma/other pre-u courses, or 36 in IB
Website(s): http://new.maxis.com.my/en/about-maxis/careers/maxis-scholarship-for-excellence-awards-msea.html
Important note(s): –

 

Maybank Foundation Scholarship Award

Type(s) of Scholarships:

  • Pre-University to Degree
    • Scholarship
    • Sponsorship

Deadline: March
Course(s): Various for scholarship; any for sponsorship
Bond: Yes for scholarship; no for sponsorship
Application criteria: 6A’s in SPM, max. annual household income of RM120,000 for scholarship; max. RM24,000 for sponsorship
Website(s): http://www.maybank.com/en/careers/students/scholarship.page
Important note(s): –

 

MEXT Japanese Government Scholarship

Types of Scholarships:

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate

Deadline: March-April
Course(s): Various subjects
Bond: No
Application criteria: See image
Website(s): http://www.my.emb-japan.go.jp/English/JIS/education/scholarship/MEXT2015/GuidelinesUndergrad2015.pdf http://www.mext.go.jp/english/highered/1303739.htm
Important note(s): Interviews and Screening Test(similar to the EJU examinations) can be taken in either English or Japanese. No previous knowledge of the language is required. Both SPM and STPM graduates can apply.

 

MMC Scholarship

Type of Scholarship: Pre-University
Deadline: April
Course(s): Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical), Quantity Surveying, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Law
Bond: Yes
Application criteria: 8As and above in SPM
Website(s):  http://scholarship.mmc.com.my/announcement.aspx 
Important note(s): –

 

MyBrainSc Scholarship

Type of Scholarship: Undergraduate
Deadline: February
Course(s):

  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

Bond: Yes
Application criteria: 3.6 CPGA in STPM/Science Foundation/Matriculation/Diploma, 4’s in A Level, 1800/2400 in SAT, 30/45 in IB
Website(s): https://biasiswa.moe.gov.my/MyBrainSc/
Important note(s): –

 

OCBC Scholarship

Types of Scholarships:

  • OCBC Local Undergraduate Scholarship (Undergraduate)
  • International Masters in Public Policy Scholarship (Masters in Public Policy)

Deadline: April for Undergraduate
Course(s): Various subjects
Bond: No
Application criteria: See terms and conditions
Website(s): http://www.ocbc.com/group/careers/scholarships.html
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
Important note(s): Only for Singaporean institutions, namely National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, SIM University, Singapore University of Technology and Design and Bachelor of Music (Hons) at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (“NAFA”) (for Undergraduate degrees) and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (“LKYSPP”) (for Masters in Public Policy). Applications for NAFA and LKYSPP to be made directly to respective institutions.

 

Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) Scholarship

Types of Scholarships: Pre-University
Deadline: May
Course(s):

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Actuarial Science
  • Mathematics & Economics
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Mathematics & Statistics (Finance)
  • Law
  • Risk Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Real Estate
  • Creative Writing
  • Information Technology

Bond: Yes
Application criteria: 8As in SPM, A- in English
Website(s): http://www.pnb.com.my/aset_m.php#edu_csr (Click on “Program Biasiswa”)
Important note(s): Short application window

 

PETRONAS Education Sponsorship Programme

Types of Scholarships:

  • Pre-University
  • Undergraduate

Deadline:

  • Pre-University: after SPM results
  • Undergraduate: June

Course(s): Various subjects
Bond: Yes
Application criteria: 2A’s, 1B in A Level; see website for others
Website(s): https://educationsponsorship.petronas.com.my/
Important note(s): Short application window

 

Program Penghantaran Pelajar Cemerlang ke University Terkemuka Luar Negara

Types of Scholarships: Pre-University
Deadline: March
Course(s): Teaching
Bond: Not given
Application criteria: 7A- in SPM
Website(s): http://apps.moe.gov.my/smg/02/020002/spcg/iklan_ppc.cfm
Important note(s): –

 

Securities Commission Scholarship

Types of Scholarships:

  • Pre-University: after SPM results
  • Undergraduate: June

Deadline: April
Course(s):

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Financial Engineering
  • Islamic Finance And Banking

Bond: Yes
Application criteria:

  • Pre-University Scholarship: 9A’s in SPM
  • Undergraduate Scholarship: 3A’s, 1B+ in STPM or 3A’s in A Level

Website(s): http://www.sc.com.my/scholarship-award/
Important note(s): –

 

Shell Overseas Scholarship

Type of Scholarship: Undergraduate
Deadline: February
Course(s):

  • Geosciences
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil/Structural Engineering

Bond: Yes/No
Application criteria: 3A’s, 1B in STPM, or 2A’s, 1B in A Level (predictions accepted)
Website(s): http://www.shell.com.my/aboutshell/careers-mys/students-and-graduates/scholarship.html
Important note(s): Local and overseas scholarships; disabled students are encouraged to apply, and can choose any course

 

Sime Darby Foundation Scholarship Programme

Types of Scholarships:

  • Pre-University
  • Undergraduate

Deadline: Not given
Course(s): Various subjects
Bond: Yes
Application criteria:

  • Pre-University Scholarship: 7A’s in SPM
  • Undergraduate: 3A’s in A Level

Website(s): http://www.yayasansimedarby.com/1008230434%C2%BBMalaysia.aspx
Important note(s): Lots of different types of scholarships – please check the website

 

UEM Group Scholarship

Type of Scholarship: Pre-University
Deadline: April (for overseas scholarships)
Course(s):

  • Business
  • Built Management
  • Engineering

Bond: 3 years for local scholarship, 5 for overseas
Application criteria: 7A’s in SPM
Website(s): http://www.uem.com.my/scholarship.aspx
Important note(s): UEM students (pre-U) only; there’s another local Undergraduate Scholarship

 

Yayasan Dayadiri Scholarships

Types of Scholarships:

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate

Deadline: April
Course(s): Various subjects
Bond: No
Application criteria: Acceptance from any of the top 20 universities for the subject
Website(s): http://ydd.org.my/university.html
Important note(s): Malaysian Bumiputeras only; max. RM15,000 per year for local; max. of RM100,000 per year for overseas

14 thoughts on “Scholarship List

  1. Kama Azlan Muhammad says:

    I would like to inquire if the above listed scholarship shall be made available for Malaysians who excel in their IGCSE ( O Levels equivalent SPM ) but do not have SPM.

    Would it help as well if these kids got accepted to top universities in the US – ivy league or the Oxbridge in UK?

    Thank you.

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  2. Yuhaidah Hamdan says:

    Hello, there. I am thinking to pursue my studies overseas in bachelor of arts (linguistic) So far, I have tried to search for any available scholarships suit my field, linguistic. But, I found it is quite hard to find any scholarship for students like me except scholarship from Astro or JPA as MARA, as far as I concern no longer offering scholarship for undergraduate and postgraduate students. May I knew if you have any other list of scholarships for linguistic field?

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    • SuahJL says:

      Hi, I don’t think there is any Malaysian scholarships available for that field, other than the ones offered by universities themselves. All the best nonetheless!

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  3. LEE AI LING says:

    Hi, I would like to know is there MAYBANK scholarship accepted A- in SPM? Or only accepted A and A+? As there is mentioned min. 6A’s

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