Last Call: Get A Scholarship In Malaysia

International students are welcomed to apply for the Malaysian International Scholarship (MIS). This initiative aims to support Malaysian Government’s effort to attract, motivate and retain talented human capital from abroad. Deadline to apply is April 30th.

The scholarship is divided into two categories of study: Postgraduate and Post-doctoral Studies. Talented international students with excellent academic records and outstanding co-curricular backgrounds will get a chance to further their studies in any selected and well-established Malaysian public and private universities.

Main criteria: 

  • Up to 40 years (Postgraduate) and 45 years (Post-doctoral) of age during application;
  • Obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a CGPA of 3.5/4.0 at Bachelor Degree Level for Masters Degree applicants and for PhD candidates must possess CGPA 3.5/4.0 or very good result at Masters degree level in a similar field of intended PhD study.
  • Took one of the following English Language Proficiency Test not more than two years before the date of application. The list of tests and minimum scores required:
    1. IELTS Academic Test with a score of at least 6.5; or
    2. TOEFL paper-based test with a score of at least 580 or computer-based test with a score of at least 230 or internet-based test with a score at least 92.
  • Excellent health condition and certified by a Certified Doctor/Medical Professional. The cost of medical examination is to be borne by the applicants.
  • A proposal that is relevant to the field of studies.
  • Has applied for and gained admission to postgraduate and post-doctoral studies in Malaysia (conditional letters of offer will be accepted at the time of application or has a confirmation of acceptance or affiliation with the Universities in Malaysia).

Field of studies is in the following priority areas:

  • Science and Engineering
  • Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Economics and Islamic Finance
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Biosecurity and Food Safety
  • Infrastructure and Utility
  • Environmental Studies
  • Health not including nursing, medicine, clinical pharmacy.

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