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Monday, 3 March 2014



Scholarship Name: Malaysia International Scholarship (Mis)

Brief description
The Malaysian Government is offering international scholarships for students from any part of the world to study for Postgraduate and Postdoctoral degree in Malaysian public and private Universities 2014/2015.

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.
 * Applicants may choose any related course within the field/areas mentioned above

Scholarship Type: 

This scholarship is divided into two (2) categories of study: Postgraduate and Post-doctoral Studies

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.

By what Criteria is Selection Made?

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

Who is eligible to apply?

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

  •  Not be more than 40 years of age during application.
  • 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.
  •  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 IELTS Academic Test with a score of at least 6.5; or 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.
  • In excellent health condition and certified by a Certified Doctor/Medical Professional. The cost of medical examination is to be borne by the applicants.
    Wrote a proposal that is relevant to the needs and interests of Malaysia (research-based programme only).
    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?

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

Eligible Countries

Any country – for international Students

To be taken at (country): Public and Private Universities in Malaysia

How to Apply and Application Deadline:

All applications should be made ONLINE through Ministry of Education’s website at starting from 01 January 2014 until 31 March 2014.

Offered annually?

Scholarship webpage for details

Sponsors: Malaysian Government

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