Human Life Advancement Foundation (HLAF) Science & Technology Scholarships for Developing Countries 2018

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Applicants are invited from outstanding postgraduate students at PhD level or Postdoctoral researchers for the award of PhD scholarships funded by Human Life Advancement Foundation.

Application Deadline: 15th June 2018

Eligible Countries: Developing countries

Field of Study: Any field of study that supports innovation and technology.

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About the Award: The Human Life Advancement Foundation (HLAF) is the newly established foundation active in the fields of the education, technology transfer and sustainable development in developing world. Our mission is to develop networks of organizations and individuals able and willing to contribute to the needs of society, as well as in the development of internationally competent individuals. HLAF aspires to become a reference point for creation of knowledge, innovations and technology transfer related issues in developing countries. We support the importance of education in building a knowledge society.

This foundation strives to be an innovative institution responsive to needs of society for innovations, knowledge and technology by supporting fruitful interaction between firms, academia and public sector. We are delighted to announce that we are offering scholarships to those pursuing PhD studies and Posdoctoral research.

Type: PhD, Posdoctoral research


  • Nationality : Unrestricted
  • Gender : Unrestricted
  • Maximum age :
    • 30 years for posgraduate student at PhD level
    • 35 years for postdoctoral researchers
  • Have received acceptance (offer) letter to pursue PhD/Postdoctoral at recognized universities before final decision on scholarship is taken.
  • In excellent health condition and certified by a Certified Doctor/Medical Professional. The cost of medical examination is to be borne by the applicants
  • All applicants should have a score of at least 550 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 6.0 points in the International English Language Testing Services (IELTS) or score a band 4 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET)or excellent result in other relevant English test that is accepted by the university and equivalent to the tests mentioned above.

Minimum Academic Achievement

  • Strong academic record and excellent academic references. Obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a CGPA of 3.5/4.0 at Bachelor Degree and must possess CGPA 3.8/4.0 or very good result at Masters Degree level in a similar field of intended PhD study, strong publication record.
  •  For Postdoctoral candidate strong academic record at PhD study and the research topics to be carried out will have an added advantage.

Selection Criteria: Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria :-


  • Academic achievement at previous study;
  • Publication record;
  • The quality of the SOP and research proposal;
  • Recommendation letters;
  • Excellent communication, writing and reading skills in English Language.

Post doctorate

  • Academic achievement at PhD study;
  • Publication record;
  • Research proposal and its perspective application;
  • Recommendation letters;
  • Organization in which he/she will have its postdoctoral research;
  • Excellent communication, writing and reading skills in English Language.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Program: 

  • PhD: 15,000
  • Post doctorate: 35,000

Duration of Program:

  • PhD: 4 years (8 semesters)
  • Post doctorate: 1 year (2 semesters)

How to Apply: There are 3 ways to submit your application:

  • Individual application through HLAF’s website.
  • Application through institutions within HLAF networks.
  • Project support by submitting proposal to HLAF.

It is important to go through the application procedure on the Program Webpage before applying.

Visit Program Webpage for details

Award Provider: Human Life Advancement Foundation

Important Notes: It is your responsibility to provide correct and certified supporting documentation. We will not consider your application if you do not provide the correct documentation. Late applications will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for interview. HLAF is not under any obligation whatsoever to call any candidate for interview.

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