When preparing to study abroad, one of the most important things to consider is how you will fund your studies.
Many scholarships or partial scholarships are available to international students, but finding the right one for you can be difficult when faced with so much choice.
To help you begin your search, here is a list of some of the scholarships available specifically for Malaysian students. Most universities will have some form of bursary or scholarship aimed at helping international students, so this is by no means a complete list.
It’s always worth doing some more detailed research to see what else you may be eligible for based on your home country, academic ability, subject choice and many more factors.
Scholarships in Canada for international students
Scholarships available in the UK for international students
Scholarships for international students in Australia and New Zealand
Scholarships available in the US for international students
INTO university international pathway scholarships – covers some of cost of tuition for talented international students at partner institutions in the UK and US.
Yayasan Khazanah Global Scholarship – This prestigious award offers bright and high-achieving Malaysians support for undergraduate, master’s and PhD studies at selected leading universities in the UK, US and Australia.
MyBrainSc Scholarship – open to all Malaysian citizens pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate studies in physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics at leading universities abroad.
Shell Malaysia Scholarship – offers a range of support to Malaysian students studying science and engineering courses around the world.
Fulbright Foreign Student programme – a range of opportunities for graduate students and young professionals to study or work in the US for up to a year.
The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship – covers full tuition, room and board for up to four years at American University. Open to all international students from under-represented global and socio-economic backgrounds
Chevening Scholarships – Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme. It offers a range of scholarships for Malaysian students.
GREAT Scholarships – these scholarships from the British Council are each worth a minimum of £10,000 towards tuition fees for international students pursuing a one-year postgraduate degree at a partnering UK institution. Partnering universities include Imperial College London, Newcastle University, the University of Bristol, the University of Edinburgh and many more.
Oxford REACH Scholarships – this University of Oxford initiative covers tuition fees and offers a monthly stipend to talented international students from developing countries who already have an offer from the university for any undergraduate course other than medicine.
UEA International Development Full Fees Scholarships – a number of scholarships covering tuition fees are available for international students to undertake a master’s in international development at the University of East Anglia.
Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries – a range of scholarships for students from Commonwealth countries at master’s and PhD level.
Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) – the SEED programme provides students from ASEAN nations with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research in Canada.
Ontario Trillium Scholarship – offers 75 international PhD candidates up to $40,000 annually to support their studies at participating universities in the province of Ontario, renewable for up to four years. Applicants are expected to have a strong academic record.
Australian National University scholarships for South Asia – scholarships aimed at students from South Asia include the College of Business & Economics South East Asia Merit Scholarship and the ANU Chancellor’s International Scholarship.
Murdoch University International Welcome Scholarship – Murdoch University offers a range of scholarships to international undergraduate and postgraduate students, worth up to AUS $12,000.
RMIT STEM Scholarships for Southeast Asia – this RMIT scheme offers a one-off payment of AUD $10,000 to five students a year from Southeast Asia studying STEM subjects.
University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships Scheme – up to $40,000 scholarship to support high-achieving international students to pursue coursework studies at the University of Sydney.
Daad Helmut-Schmidt-Programme (Public Policy and Good Governance) – this scholarship supports talented international graduate students to study at several partner institutions in Germany. It covers tuition fees and offers a stipend of about €800 to students in disciplines that are relevant to the social, political and economic development of their home country.
Are you a Malaysian student looking to fund your international studies? Here’s a guide to all the scholarships you may be eligible for