Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Government of Malaysian International Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies

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Sponsored By the Ministry of Higher Education

Malaysian International Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies provides opportunities for students from countries with diplomatic relations and bilateral cooperation with Malaysia to pursue advanced academic study in Malaysia at Masters and PhD levels. The purpose of this scholarship is to promote bilateral arrangement with partner countries on government to government basis, and to encourage students from other countries to study in Malaysia with the view to facilitate future collaboration and exchange of scholars in enhancing educational cooperation between Malaysia and partner countries. The duration of the award is 36 months for PhD and between 12 to 24 months for Masters programme.

The scholarship is open equally to qualified candidate up to 45 years of age at the time of application.
Candidates should at the time of application, obtain a degree or equivalent qualification with at least upper second class honours, (or CGPA 3.0) for Master's programme; and hold a Master's degree with good grade for PhD programme.
The candidates must demonstrate outstanding verbal, reading and writing proficiency in the English language through one of the following:
• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or
• Test administered by the International English Language Testing> Service (IEL TS).
If deemed necessary, applicants may also be required to attend an interview and/or take an entrance test or English Test conducted by the Ministry of Higher Education or the Board of Admissions of the particular university.
Applicants must be in good health, both physically and mentally.

Application to the University
University's application for admission is solely the candidate's responsibility. Proof of admission is not a pre-requisite to the award. Selection committee for Malaysian International Scholarship will only consider qualified applicants with outstanding academic achievement and professional performance. Interested applicants are advised to apply before the beginning of the academic year which falls on the month of July for most of Malaysian university. The scholarship awarded does not guarantee a placement in the university. Admission to any program is by way of applications to the university.

Scholarship Worth
Each scholarship consists of:
• a return air tickets from recipient's capital city to Malaysia;
• an approved tuition fees by the respective university;
• a maintenance allowance at the rate of RM1,200.00 per month; a yearly grant for books and internal travel;
• thesis allowance, installation and termination grant.
No marriage/family allowance for accompanying spouse or children.

How to Apply
Applicants should complete the application form (in 2 copies) attached with this document. The following documentation must be attached with the application form:
• A certified copy of the applicant's current passport showing evidence of citizenship;
• The applicant's academic transcripts, testimonials and/ or references relating to the relevant study, co-curricullum activities, achievements;
• Curriculum vitae;
• Passport-size photograph (2 copies);
• Completed Medical Report;
• A clear and precise study or research plan (for postgraduate studies);
• English language proficiency certificate or test score (if any);
• Admission letter from the university; and
• Two letters of recommendation.

Results Of Successful Applicants
The results of the successful applicants will be announced through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Malaysian Mission of that particular nominating country.

All certificates and related documents submitted must be certified by a recognised official or by the institution that issued the documents and must bear the official stamp and signature of the certifier. Official translation in English is required if the transcript is in other languages.
Applications must be endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or agency responsible for technical cooperation in the respective recipient's Government and submitted to the Malaysian Government
Representatives in the country in which the applicant has his/her permanent home;
Or send direct to:
The Secretary General
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia
Multilateral Economy and Environment Division
Wisma Putra
No 1, Jalan Wisma Putra, Presint 2
62602 Putrajaya

Role of Nominating Government
Each participating country is invited to submit two (2) nominations only.
The nominating agency is responsible for nominating candidates for the scholarship and is expected:
• to disseminate information about scholarships as widely as possible especially to all government agencies and public institutions of higher learning;
• to ensure all applications are completed according to requirements;
• to ensure that only qualified applicants are short listed;
• to nominate only the best among the applicants; and
• to assist them for departure, if selected.

Further Enquiries
For further enquiries, prospective applicants can either request or write directly to the nearest Malaysian Diplomatic Mission or the following address:
Scholarship Division
Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia Level 4,
Block 1, PjH Tower, Precint 2
Federal Goverment Administration Centre
website :
Please visit Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme's website, for the details.
Download Scholarship Announcement.

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