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Scholarships to Study Abroad

Discover and apply for international scholarships available for Malaysian students.

Studying overseas is not only a great step towards fulfilling your career aspirations, but also enables one to discover a world of new experiences.

If you are looking to study abroad, there are in fact opportunities of scholarships for international students, which would go some way in helping to alleviate costs & living costs.

To that, we’ve compiled all the necessary scholarship information to help Malaysian students access scholarship opportunities with our partner universities from all over the world.

With this list, you will be able to learn about the different types of scholarships that you can select and apply for.

Types of Scholarships Available

The most popular places Malaysian students choose to study include Australia, the UK, New Zealand, Canada and the United States.

Universities and institutions in each of these countries offer a variety of scholarships that go beyond merit-based that only high achievers can apply for. They include partial scholarships, bursaries and fully funded scholarships that Malaysian students can apply for!

Each scholarship type has different eligibility requirements depending on the university and course while covering different costs across undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs.

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The various type of scholarships include:

  1. Merit-Based Scholarships

These are scholarships that are based on a student’s academic ability, excellence and performance in their previous studies.

The requirements vary and many universities will take in your skills such as musical ability, leadership roles and extracurricular activities into consideration when awarding these scholarships.

  1. Destination Specific Scholarships

Several governments, public authorities and overseas universities grant bursaries and scholarships specifically for international students who meet the requirements.

  1. Program-Specific Scholarships

Many universities, colleges and even companies offer scholarships based on a student’s field of interest. Specific departments in universities offer these scholarships to encourage enrollment in their field of studies such as engineering, social sciences and finance.

  1. Need-Based Scholarships

These are scholarships that are meant to help students with financial difficulties study overseas. The scholarship can cover tuition and other relevant fees and is separate from a merit-based scholarship, whereby a student can be awarded both.

A student will need to prove the need for financial assistance with statements such as your family income.

  1. Athletic Scholarships

These are scholarships that are offered based on a student’s sporting achievements and talent in their chosen field.

Students awarded athletic scholarships will have to balance a combination of training, representing the school and maintaining their academic grades.

Studying Abroad Is More Than Just Scholarships

While attaining a scholarship will definitely help out with your funding, only a small percentage of students will actually get to study overseas on a scholarship, hence this should not be the main reason to study abroad!

There are many benefits of studying abroad for Malaysian students to pursue an education overseas regardless of attaining a scholarship or not.

The benefits include:

  1. Gaining a reputable degree giving you an edge in your career

Studying overseas will allow you to earn a reputable degree that will help you stand out from the crowd when applying for a job.

This will allow you to access higher-paying opportunities in companies that you desire and have a great start to your career.

  1. Gain entry rights to working overseas after graduation

Many countries allow international students to work and begin a career in the country after graduation.

This means accessing job opportunities in countries that pay better that could also help accelerate your career growth.

  1. Explore new cultures & grow beyond your comfort zone

Not only will you appreciate and learn more about different cultures, but you will also gain more life-skills that will help you grow as a person both professionally and as an individual.

While applying for a scholarship is a good step to take, it should not be a key factor in deciding to study abroad. The numerous benefits are well worth the time and investment, with or without a scholarship!

  1. Improve Your English Language

When you study overseas, you will be immersed into environments that allow you to improve your English language skills. This will help to open up more international opportunities for your career.

Wondering which scholarships to apply for? We can help! Let us guide you through the entire process including your course selection and visa application. Speak to our education specialist for free today.

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Australia Scholarship

Scholarships in Australia

Interested to enrol in Australia’s higher education but still struggling with the fees? See the latest scholarship offers from Australian institutions for 2022. Terms and conditions applied.

Canada Scholarships

Canada Scholarships 2022

Interested to enrol in Canada's higher education? See the latest scholarship offers from Canadian institutions for 2022. Terms and conditions applied.

UK Scholarships

UK Scholarships

Universities and institutions in the UK, too, offer a range of scholarships, bursaries and grants to international students. Before applying to any of these scholarships, do check the eligibility requirements and criteria, along with the closing date.

New Zealand Scholarships

New Zealand Scholarships

Universities and schools in New Zealand offer a range of scholarships, bursaries and grants to international students to help them fund their studies. You can also apply to scholarships provided by the government, public and private organisations.

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