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Friday, July 25, 2014

UK & US Full Scholarships for Malaysian Students

Overseas Scholarships

Posted by Celine Wan

Hello all,

It has been a long time since I last posted about education or anything serious, mainly because I was in university. Now that it is summer break, let me just update you all with stuff pertaining to education.

This post will be about overseas scholarships to fund your studies to the UK or US. Based on my observation, most corporate scholarships provide funding to UK and/or US because most “top 10 universities” tend to be from these countries. Please note the emphasis on “most, not all.”

Anyway the purpose of this post is because I noticed that it’s quite difficult to find all available scholarships that fully fund students abroad for their undergraduate studies. Weird, because even though there are many main websites that give you these, they are in a website that gives about hundreds of other different kinds of academic funding: some may just be partial scholarships; some are actually locals; some are to countries or courses you are not familiar with; some have already passed their deadlines or haven’t opened; and some may no longer exist such as Axiata. I don’t blame these service websites because it is only politically correct to list all available scholarships in Malaysia. In any case, if you intend to find the conventional “full scholarship to top university with Asian-approved course scholarship,” you’re in luck because I just shortlisted some of the most popular scholarships for you to apply to!
UK & US Full Scholarships for Malaysian Students
UK & US Full Scholarships for Malaysian Students / PicCredit

Below is my own version when it comes to full scholarship compilations based on popular scholarships that students tend to choose (disclaimer: popular country and popular course doesn’t mean it’s the best choice for you). I have included the most updated scholarships available to my own knowledge, so there may be a few more scholarships that fully fund students abroad. Below are the scholarships that I actually see Malaysian students in the UK (namely London) actually hold— from year one till graduation—so it’s a very credible indicator that students actually go abroad fully funded by them. I excluded university-specific sponsorships and partial bursaries because students who really need financial assistance tend to look out for the services provided by the scholarship bodies as compiled by me.

Name of Scholarship
Website
Bond
Deadline (Based on 2014)
Course
Other Details
Khazanah Scholarship
Yes
March
Almost any course
Various Courses accepted
Shell Overseas Scholarship
No
February
Engineering (not limited)
Various Courses accepted
Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) Scholarship
Yes
July
Any Course
Application period for 7 days
Petronas Education Sponsorship Programme
Yes
June
Engineering (not limited)
Various Courses accepted
Bank Negara Malaysia Sponsorship Programme
Yes
March
Economics or Law
Application period for 7 days
Maybank Foundation Scholarship Award
Yes
March
Social Sciences & Technology
Various Courses accepted
Sime Darby Foundation Education Scholarship Programme
Yes
NA
Almost any Course
Usually Pre U sponsored first
Education Sponsorship Programme (ESP)
Yes
July
Social Sciences & Technology
Various Courses accepted
Maxis Undergraduate Scholarship
Yes
May
Social Sciences & Technology
For Maxis customers
Astro Scholarship Award
Yes
April
Not specified
For Astro customers
UEM Scholarship
Yes
April
Economics or Engineering
Application from Pre U only
Tenaga National Berhad Scholarship
Yes
March
Engineering
Civil, Mechanical, Electrical only
Securities Commission
Yes
April
Economics or Law
Various Courses accepted
Bank Pembagunan Scholarship
Yes
July
Social Sciences & Technology
Various Courses accepted
MyBrainSc Scholarship
Yes
January
Science or Maths
Degree, Masters, or PhD
Jeffrey Cheah Foundation-Sunway Group Scholarship
Yes
NA
Social Sciences & Technology
Various Courses accepted
Gamuda Scholarship Award
Yes
April
Engineering
Civil, Mechanical, Electrical only
MARA Scholarship
No
March
Any Course
Bumiputera only
Note: There are many, many more scholarships available for Malaysian students who want to study abroad but I have filtered them according to the criteria that students tend to auto-shortlist when it comes to studying in the UK, the most popular scholars’ destination. Note that the lucrative offers given in these scholarships mean they are on the more competitive side as well.

Criteria of my filter: UK or US (most common countries to be sponsored); courses varies based on company’s need but they tend to be the conventional “Asian-approved” courses if you get what I mean (e.g Maths, Science, Econs, Law, Finance, Engineering, Medicine).

Lastly, it is worth to note the flexibility of these scholarship providers. There are many, many cases where these scholarship bodies fund students outside of the intended course they prefer to sponsor. For example there are a few students sponsored by BNM to study engineering, including me. Country of sponsorship is also something you can possibly alter. I am in no position to talk about other popular study destinations such as Australia, Canada, or Singapore because this is my own experience when dwelling in the scholarship-mania.
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14 Comments

14 comments:

  1. Hey, I'm a student in form 5, and I was curious if there's any full scholarships to further study in Australia? I would like to take up Music in the future. Any piece of advice on which university would be suitable and full scholarships provided?

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  2. I'm 2014 SPM candidate and i in pure science stream...i wonder if there's any scholarships avaible for me

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  3. Hi, I'm a form 5 student 2014, is it a must to take a-level when you want to further studies at overseas? Let say, if I entered matrics and I got a good results and I went into local u for degree and after degree can I go study in overseas? Or I should take form 6

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    1. A-level is just ONE OF THE WAYS to study abroad. there are also several qualifications that you can choose from. pls refer to yr desired abroad uni and see the list of qualifications for international studs. these are the several qualifications that are accepted worldwide: A-level. international Baccalaureate, diploma in Science(for Medicine,pharmacy, dentistry and vet), and yes recognized degree from recognized local institutions. malaysian Matriculation is also qualified by a FEW abroad instituition, most of them are from UK . here's the list of unis that approved msia matriculation!
      UNITED KINGDOM :

      - University of Birmingham
      - University of Nottingham
      - Unversity of Surrey
      - King's College London
      - Unversity of Manchester
      - University of Southampton
      - University of York

      AUSTRALIA :

      - University of Sydney
      - University of Wellington

      NEW ZEALAND :

      - University of Auckland
      - University of Wellington

      INDONESIA :

      - Universitas Sumatera Utara
      - Universitas Andalas
      - Universitas Airlanga
      - Universitas Gadjah Mada

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  4. Hi,Im SPM candidate and im searching scholarship in course accounting.i would like to further my study in overseas esp UK.so which scholarship that i should take and any tips?

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  5. Hi. I am currently doing Cambridge A-Levels. I am now in my last semester. I would like to further my studies in UK. Is there any scholarships or study loans that I can apply? Can someone guide me in this? Thank you :)

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  6. Hey, I'm a student in form 5, and I was curious if there's any full scholarships to further study in Australia? I would like to take up Music in the future. Any piece of advice on which university would be suitable and full scholarships provided?

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  7. hye..can u please suggested any scholarship that does not include any age limit? thank you

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  8. All those comments above show you morons do not qualify for any scholarships especially for studies abroad. Simple logic pun you guys cannot process, so how to pass the interview? Go tanam ubi lah.

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  9. Hi...im currently pursuing bachelors of chemical engineering at manipal international university nilai...would you recommend me any scholarships for studying abroad as u listed above? Any piece of information regarding the scholarships which is suitable for me to further my studies in any foreign countries like uk or us?
    Thank u

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  10. Hi I am a SPM holder with 8As, 1119 English A1, would like to further my study abroad esp UK. Hope to Get ur reply soon. My email is sarah2229@live.com.

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  11. Hi Iam a SPM Holder with 9A's which is 5A+,4A and 1119 English A1, would like to study abroad especially UK in dentistry. What scholarship could I apply for? Hope to get ur reply soon. My email aidasyahira66@gmail.com

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  12. Hi i would like to know is there any sponsor for 6 weeks volunteer program

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