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Government of Malaysia International Scholarships 2020/2021 at Malaysian Universities – Fully-funded

The Malaysian Government is offering the Malaysia international scholarships for students from any part of the world to study for Masters and PhD degree in Malaysian public and private Universities 2020/2021.

Application Deadline: 15th March 2020

Eligible Countries: The call for application in 2020 is only for selected countries such as ASEAN, Kingdom of Morocco and Palestine only. The online application will be opened in early 2020.

To be taken at: Public and Private Universities in Malaysia

Accepted Subject Areas? 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.

Candidates may choose any related course within the field/areas mentioned above

About Scholarship: The Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) is an initiative by the Malaysian Government to attract the best brain from around the world to pursue advanced academic studies in Malaysia. This scholarship aims to support Malaysian Government’s effort to attract, motivate and retain talented human capital from abroad.

Talented international students with excellent academic records and outstanding co-curricular backgrounds are welcomed to apply for this scholarship and further their studies in any selected and well-established Malaysian public and private universities.

Type: Ph.D, Masters degree

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

  • High-level academic achievement
  • The quality of the research proposal and its potential contribution towards advancement of technology and human well-being.
  • Excellent communication, writing and reading skills in English Language

Eligibility: To be eligible for Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS), applicants must fit the following criteria:-

  1. Not be more than 40 years (Postgraduate) and 45 years (Post-doctoral) of age during application..
  2. 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. In addition, for post-doctoral programme, the selection will be evaluated based on the number of books produced, refereed/non refereed journals, portfolio and patent copyright. The Post-Doctoral candidate must have excellent reputation in research and possesses knowledge related to the research to be carried out.
  3. 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.
  4. In excellent health condition and certified by a Certified Doctor/Medical Professional. The cost of medical examination is to be borne by the applicants.
  5. Wrote a proposal that is relevant to the needs and interests of Malaysia (research-based programme only).
  6. 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).

How Many Scholarships are available? Several

What are the benefits? Each scholarship consists of:-

  • Air tickets from recipient’s capital city to Malaysia
  • An approved tuition fees
  • Monthly maintenance allowance
  • Annual grant for books and internal travel
  • Medical / Health Insurance
  • Installation and Termination grant
  • Thesis allowance
  • Visa

How long will sponsorship last? For the duration of the programme of study

Visit Scholarship webpage for details. 

Award Providers: Malaysian Government

  1. David says

    I am a Tanzanian medical doctor currently working in a private health clinic here in Dar es salaam, i would like to have my second degree in public health at your university. Myy age is 39yrs

  2. Sara English says

    I am an algerian graduate student currently am not working and I would like to complete my postgraduate studies at your univerity.my age is 22 years.

  3. Hammed Rasaq Adebayo says

    Barakallahu fihi

  4. uwumuremyi marie claire says

    I am a Rwanda graduate student currently working in hospital in kigali,i would like to complete postgraduate studies at your university

  5. Bahikire Daraus says

    am looking for admission forms but failed, help me pliz.

  6. Davie Chiwaya says

    I'm a young man aged 26, single and malawian by nationality.I did IT course up to Diploma level for 2 years. I would like to go further to Bachelors with my education but I can't manage due to financial problems I'm facing right now. Kindly I would like to ask from you for help me please and I'll be glad if my request meets your favourable considerations.God bless you!

    Davie Chiwaya-Malawi

    call: +265 999 081 383.

  7. Abinet Tamirat says

    i'm abinet tamirat bishawu form ethiopia. i have Diploma lon natural resources etension techniques . i have execellent grade/GPA. I would like to go further to Bachelors with my education but I can't manage due to financial problems I'm facing right now. Kindly I would like to ask from you for help me please and I'll be glad if my request meets your favourable considerations.God bless you!

  8. Abinet Tamirat says

    my e-mail adress [email protected]

  9. Mekibeb Woldesenbet says

    my name is Mekebeb W/senbet I am from Ethiopia I was graduated from addis abeba university with bachelor degree in the filed of management if I get the chance I am willingness to be part of Malaysia higher education. my e-mail address is [email protected]

  10. Mekibeb Woldesenbet says

    my name is tsige mergya I am from EthiopiaI. did IT course up to Diploma level for 2 years. I would like to go further to Bachelors with my education. Kindly I would like to be part of Malaysia higher education.my address is 0912337028

  11. Jean Baptiste Rugira says

    we really happy for this scholarship you gave us. May God bless you.

  12. Manney Kamara says

    With interest, [email protected] in my email address.

  13. Kader Mans says

    my name is mansouri Abdelkader i am from algeria i search t learn English at maylsia, , who can oriented me thanks

  14. Mohammed Sewnet says

    i am from Ethiopia i have (bsc)in information science i need extra (msc) on information and communication technology .
    E-mail:[email protected]

  15. Zenebe Weldu says

    I thank you to the govt of Malaysia on the behalf of Africans for their cooperation.

  16. Getenet Tesfaw says

    i have MASC from adis ababa university. phone+251913784595.email :[email protected]

  17. Getenet Tesfaw says

    i have MASC from adis ababa university. phone+251913784595.email :[email protected]

  18. Melkamu Moges says

    Hi , Guys

  19. Melkamu Moges says

    Hi , Guys

  20. Bashaar Carab Oge says

    I wish like to hope my dream are true , my dream are University of Malaya. So my email are [email protected]

  21. Teddy Tesfaye says

    i am from ethiopia my name is tewodros tesfaye and i have bsc in chemical engineering and i need msc on chemical engineering.
    e-mail [email protected]
    phone +25113391537

  22. Andualem Mekonnon says

    i am from Ethiopia I have Bachelor Degree in the filed of Accounting,if i get the chance i am interesting to join your University and improve my knowledge in the related filed of study. E-mail;[email protected] phone;+2510916606440

  23. Abdi Basid Badri says

    maa shaa allah very nice scholer [email protected]

  24. Shishay Kiros says

    I am Ethiopian MSc holder in Urban Management and I need PHD in Environmental Studies .Really the scholarship given by Malaysian government can fulfill the dreams of young Africans.

    [email protected]

  25. Victor Namutwe Joroh says

    any scholarships in arts subjects, humanities or Art or languages away from science related subjects only??? +256772183826

  26. Joshua T Boimah says

    why only Master students and Phd why not Bsc I am hungry for higher education but no support.please help my email:[email protected]

  27. Joshua T Boimah says

    Let GOD bless the hands that give these scholarships I can't wait to receive a positive result in my email.

  28. Ahmad Abdurrahman says

    I am Nigerian aged 30, having LLB.
    Please, We want you to make the process of Applying for Master studies easy to everyone. You just have need to ask for Accreditation of the applicant university and his awarded certificate. We will be glad if our request meet your favour and approval, thank you.


  29. Hikmat says

    My name is Hikmat and I have done my M.sc in India.I am interested to continue my education in Enviromental science. i am waiting to get benefit from this opportunity.

  30. Musa Umer says

    My Name is Musa Umer From Ethiopia now i am working in government office as office engineer i am graduated my Bsc from Dire Dawa University by Mechanical Engineering now i am apply to stduy Msc Engineering related filed my Email. [email protected]

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