Malaysia International Scholarships 2018


Chanzo: MIS

Tarehe Iliyotolewa: 2018-04-01


Kituo cha Kazi/Tukio: Malaysia
Imetembelewa mara! 4426 ... Deadline: 2018-04-15 23:59:00


1.  Malaysian Scholarships for International Students for Postgraduate Studies 


The Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia offers Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) programmes for international students to pursue full-time studies at postgraduate level at Malaysian universities. The scholarships can be applied via the Scholarship Division, Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia. The MIS Award is an initiative by the Malaysian Government to attract the best brains from around the world to pursue advanced academic studies in Malaysia. This scholarship aims to support Malaysian Government's efforts to attract, motivate and retain talents from abroad.


2.  Eligibility Criteria


  1. applicants must be not more than 40 years of age for postgraduate studies and 45 years of age for post-doctoral studies.


  1. For academic qualification:
    • A minimum of CGPA of 3.5/4.0 undergraduate level for postgraduate applicants.
    • a minimum CGPA of 3.5/4.0 at Master's Degree in a field which is

similiar to the intended field for Doctorate study;

    • For post-doctoral programme, the applicants will be evaluated based on the number of journal published at least 2 publications, referred/non referred journals, portfolio and patent copyright. The Post-Doctoral candidates must have excellent reputation in research and possesses knowledge related to the intended research field


  1. Undertook one of the following English Language Proficiency Test (must not exceed two years of validity during application) with a minimum scores of:
    • 6.5 for IELTS Academic Test; OR
    • 580 for TOEFL paper-based test; OR         230 for TOEFL computer-based test; OR
    • 92 for TOEFL internet-based test.
  2. Undergone medical examination and certified healthy by a registered Medical Doctor. The cost of medical examination is to be borne by the applicants.
  3. Prepared a proposal that is relevant to the needs and interests of Malaysia (research based programme only).
  4. Gained admission into a postgraduate or post-doctoral study 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).

3. Each scholarship consists of:


  1. return air tickets from the recipients' capital city to Malaysia;
  2. an approved tuition fees by the respective university;
  3. monthly maintenance allowance;
  4. medical / health insurance;
  5. yearly grant for books and domestic travel; 
  6. thesis allowance (for PhD and Post-Doctoral study, will be paid periodically From the beginning of research -after proposal defence and the balance will be paid only upon submission of the thesis); and (vii) installation and termination grant.

* The Governments of Malaysia reserves the rights to review the value of awards at any time (and if such changes are made, the value of scholarship will be changed and the effective date will be informed to the successful candidates).


4.  Selection Criteria


Applicants will be considered according to the following selection criteria:- (i)      High-level academic achievement

(ii)  The quality of the research proposal and its potential contribution towards advancement of technology and human well-being.


5.  General Conditions of Awards


The following conditions applies to all scholarship holders :

  1. Scholarship recipients must undertake full-time post-graduate studies at any Public Universities in Malaysia. It is the responsibility of the scholarship recipients to confirm admission into the university.
  2. Scholarship recipients are not allowed to change their programme during the tenure of the scholarship except with written permission from their university and the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.
  3. Scholarship recipients must follow the approved programmes and abide by the university's rules, regulation and codes of conduct. Any suspension from the university will result in immediate suspension of the scholarship. Monthly allowances will not be paid during suspension.
  4. Scholarship recipients are responsible for securing an appropriate entry visa including medical examination.
  5. Scholarship holders must maintain satisfactory progress and good standing as stipulated by their host univerisity and degree programme failing which the scholarship will be withdrawn.
  6. It is the responsibility of successful candidates to apply for and meet the requirements for the issuance of an appropriate entry visa including medical examination. Nevertheless, the offer of the scholarship does not guarantee the granting of a visa.
  7. The scholarships are tenable in Malaysian universities and research must be carried out in Malaysia.
  8. Scholarship recipients are not allowed to take any paid employment in Malaysia during their tenure unless with written approval from the host university.


6.  Priority Study Areas


  1. Science and Engineering
  2. Biotechnology
  3. Agriculture and Fisheries
  4. Biosecurity and Food Safety
  5. Economics and Islamic Finance
  6. Infrastructure and Utility
  7. Information and Communication
  8. Environmental Studies Technology
  9. Health Science excluding dentistry, nursing, medicine, clinical pharmacy.




7.  Placement in Malaysian Universities


(i)  Application for admission into the university is the responsibility of the candidates. Interested applicants are advised to apply before the beginning of the academic year which falls on the month of September and February for most of Malaysian public universities. However, proof of admission is not a prerequisite to the award.The list of universities are:


Public Universities

Private Universities

Universiti Malaya (UM)

Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

Universiti           Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Multimedia University (MMU)

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM)

International Centre For Education In Islamic Finance


Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)

Universiti Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia (UTHM)

Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTEM)

Monash University Malaysia

Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)

Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)

Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)

The University of Nottingham Malaysia

Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)

Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)

Management      and       Science

University (MSU)

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)

Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP)

Asia Pacific University (APU)

Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UNISZA)

Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM)

 (ii) The Selection Comittee will only consider qualified applicants with outstanding academic achievement and professional performance.


                 (iii)     The scholarship does not guarantee a placement in the university.



  1. Complete the Personal Details Form and fill in all section completely. Please ensure all information is correct.
  2. Please attach the application form together with the following documents:
    • Recent passport size photograph.
    • Completed Medical Report.
    • A certified copy of academic transcript
    • A certified copy of English Language proficiency certificate (Test of English as a Foreign Language/TOEFL or International English Language Testing Service/IELTS) ? Curriculum Vitae.
    • Admission letter from Malaysian University (if any) ? Endorsement Form.
  3. You are required to complete all the Personal Details Form, Endorsement Form and Medical Report. Please bring the application form and required documents to the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Kemenristekdikti) or the relevant agency responsible for the MIS scholarship in your country to get the endorsement.
  4. All applications need to submit to the Embassy of Malaysia Jakarta before Sunday, 15th April 2018 and we will inform the successful candidate through email.
  5. All certificates and related documents submitted must be certified by a recognized official or the issuing institution and must bear the official stamp and signature of the certifier.
  6. Official translation in English is required for transcript in other language.


Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia

Scholarship Division

Level 2, No 2, Tower 2,

Jalan P5/6, Precint 5

62200 Putrajaya

Tel: +603-88706000

Fax: 603-88844701

Website :

Dateline: 15 April 2018 (Sunday)

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