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Scholarships for SPM, IGCSE, UEC and A-Levels Students in Malaysia 2019

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There are many scholarships and bursaries to help you get financial support in your studies. They are provided by various private universities and educational institutions.

Scholarship for Malaysian Students

All scholarships listed in this article are available to Malaysia students only. There are some universities offering a scholarship to international students as well (consult with us). However, The scholarships conditions are set by the institution or organisation themselves, therefore, it is not guaranteed. Applications are advised to consult with us before submitting your application to them.

How To Apply

The application procedure is…

  1. Submit your application here
  2. Wait for our reply
  3. Furnish the required documents
  4. Received an offer

List of Scholarships

Here is the list of scholarships available for Malaysia students:

Asia Pacific University (APU)

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CategoryRequired AchievementAward
SPM Merit ScholarshipSPM 10A+ and above100% Scholarship
SPM 9A’s50% Scholarship
SPM 8 A’s40% Scholarship
SPM 7 A’s30% Scholarship
SPM 6 A’s20% Scholarship
SPM 4 -5 A’s10% Scholarship
UEC Merit Scholarship12 points & below in 6 subjects50% Scholarship
13 – 18 points in 6 subjects35% Scholarship
19 – 24 points in 6 subjects20% Scholarship
IGCSE Merit Scholarship9 A’s50% Scholarship
8 A’s35% Scholarship
7 A’s20% Scholarship
4 – 6 A’s10% Scholarship
A-Levels Merit ScholarshipAAA50% Scholarship
AAB35% Scholarship
ABB20% Scholarship
BBB10% Scholarship
International Baccalaureate (IB) Merit Scholarship37 points30% Scholarship
26 – 36 points20% Scholarship
Sportsman ScholarshipNational Player40% Scholarship
State Player25% Scholarship
East Malaysia Community ScholarshipSPM, STPM & UEC qualifications from Schools in Sabah and Sarawak15% Scholarship

Note:

  • APU Merit scholarships are awarded on a yearly basis and are renewable upon meeting the minimum CGPA at the end of each academic year.

UCSI University

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CategoryRequired AchievementAward
SPM Trust Pre-U Scholarship
(Foundation Programme)
by UCSI University
9+ or 10A+/A and above (min 8A+)RM 18,000**
10 (A+, A, A-)RM 10,000
9 (A+, A, A-)RM 9,000
8 (A+, A, A-)RM 8,000
7 (A+, A, A-)RM 5,000
6 (A+, A, A-)RM 4,000
5 (A+, A, A-)RM 3,000
SPM Trust A-Level Scholarship
(A-Levels programme)
by UCSI College
9+ or 10A+/A and above (min 8A+)RM 25,020
9+/A and above (min 6A+)RM 15,000
10 (A+, A, A-)RM 12,500
9 (A+, A, A-)RM 9,000
8 (A+, A, A-)RM 8,000
7 (A+, A, A-)RM 7,000
6 (A+, A, A-)RM 6,000
5 (A+, A, A-)RM 5,000
IGCSE Trust Pre-U Scholarship
(Foundation Programme)
8A*/A and above (min 6A*)RM 18,000**
7A*/A and above (min 4A*) 
8A* /ARM 10,000
7A* /ARM 9,000
6A* /ARM 8,000
5A* /ARM 5,000
4A* /ARM 4,000
3A* /ARM 3,000
IGCSE Trust A-Level Scholarship
(A-Level programme)
8A*/A and above (min 6A*)RM 25,020
7A*/A and above (min 4A*)RM 15,000
8A* /ARM 12,500
7A* /ARM 9,000
6A* /ARM 8,000
5A* /ARM 7,000
4A* /ARM 6,000
3A* /ARM 5,000
Sportsman ScholarshipNational PlayerFull Tuition Fee Waiver
State PlayerPartial Tuition Fee Waiver
STPM University Trust ScholarshipCGPA ≥ 3.80, with relevant subjects taken into considerationFull Tuition Fee Waiver
A-Levels University Trust ScholarshipAAA in the relevant subjectsFull Tuition Fee Waiver
UEC University Trust Scholarship8 As and above including English LanguageFull Tuition Fee Waiver
SAM/ CPU University Trust ScholarshipAggregate ≥ 90%Full Tuition Fee Waiver
International Baccalaureate (IB) University Trust Scholarship≥ 40 pointsFull Tuition Fee Waiver

Note:

  • Only As for relevant subjects will be considered, for Bahasa Cina / Tamil subject is not counted. 
  • CGPA is required to maintain every semester to continue enjoying the scholarship. 
  • There is an interview needed for UCSI Trust Scholarship

Taylors University

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CategoryRequired AchievementAward
SPM Merit Scholarship
(Foundation Programme)
Minimum 35 points (A+ = 5 pts; A = 4 pts; A- = 3 pts)Full Scholarship
SPM Talent Scholarship
(Foundation Programme)
Minimum 20 points (A+ = 5 pts; A = 4 pts; A- = 3 pts, B+ = 2 pts) (Achievements and positions held in clubs)Full Scholarship
SPM Excellence Scholarship
(A-Levels, SACE, Foundation)
8A+/9As and aboveRM 15,000
8AsRM 8,000
7AsRM 6,000
6AsRM 4,000
5AsRM 2,000
SPM Excellence Scholarship
(Diploma)
7 As and aboveRM 7,000
6AsRM 6,000
5AsRM 5,000
4AsRM 4,000
3AsRM 3,000
SPM Excellence Scholarship
(American Degree Transfer Programme)
8A+ / 9As and aboveRM 15,000
8AsRM 8,000
7AsRM 6,000
6AsRM 4,000
5AsRM 2,000
IGCSE Merit Scholarship
(For admission to Foundation Programme)
Minimum 30 points (A* = 5 pts; A = 4 pts; B = 3 pts)Full Scholarship
IGCSE Talent Scholarship
(For admission to Foundation Programme)
Minimum 15 points (A* = 5 pts; A = 4 pts; B = 3 pts, C = 2 pts) (Achievements and positions held in clubs)Full Scholarship
IGCSE Excellence Scholarship
(For admission to A-Levels, SACE, Foundation)
8A+/9As and aboveRM 15,000
8AsRM 8,000
7AsRM 6,000
6AsRM 4,000
5AsRM 2,000
IGCSE Excellence Scholarship
(For admission to Diploma)
7 As and aboveRM 7,000
6AsRM 6,000
5AsRM 5,000
4AsRM 4,000
3AsRM 3,000
IGCSE Excellence Scholarship
(For admission to American Degree Transfer Programme)
8A+/9As and aboveRM 15,000
8AsRM 8,000
7AsRM 6,000
6AsRM 4,000
5AsRM 2,000
UEC Excellence Scholarship
(American Degree Transfer Programme)
12 pts & belowRM 15,000
13 – 15 ptsRM 6,000
University Excellence Award – (All Degrees)Foundation / Diploma CGPA 3.6 | A-Levels AAA/AAB | 85% (ATAR/CPU/MUFY) | International Baccalaureate (IB) 33| STPM CGPA 3.55 | UEC 9 ptsRM 15,000 / year
Foundation / Diploma CGPA 3.4
A-Levels ABB/AAC
80% (ATAR/CPU/MUFY) International Baccalaureate (IB) 29 | STPM CGPA 3.22 | UEC 10 – 12 pts
RM 11,000 / year
Foundation / Diploma CGPA 3.2
A-Levels BBB/ABC
70% (ATAR/CPU/MUFY)
International Baccalaureate (IB) 25| STPM CGPA 3.00 | UEC 13 – 20 pts
RM 6,000 / year
Ontario (OSSC) Excellence Scholarship (A-Levels, SACE, Foundation)95% and aboveRM 15,000
90%RM 8,000
88%RM 6,000
86%RM 5,000
84%RM 4,000
Sports ScholarshipNational player in SportFull Scholarship

Curtin University

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CategoryRequired AchievementAward
SPM Merit Scholarship10 As or moreRM10,000
9 AsRM6,000
7-8 AsRM3,000
IGCSE Merit Scholarship8 As or moreRM10,000
7 AsRM6,000
6 AsRM3,000
STPM Merit Scholarship3 AsRM10,000
2 AsRM5,000
A Level Merit Scholarship4 As and moreRM10,000
2 – 3 AsRM5,000
UEC Merit Scholarship7 As and moreRM10,000
5 – 6 AsRM5,000
International Baccalaureate (IB) Merit Scholarship38 points30% Scholarship
35 points25% Scholarship
AUSMAT / SAM / SACE Merit ScholarshipATAR 9030% Scholarship
ATAR 8525% Scholarship

Note:

  • The scholarships above are applicable for the first year of study, a new form of scholarship might available to students who achieve the minimum CWA 80% and above.

Help University

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CategoryRequired AchievementAward
SPM Distinction Award Scholarship (Diploma in Business)8 As or moreRM 8,000
6 – 7 AsRM 6,000
4 – 5 AsRM 4,000
3 AsRM 2,000
SPM Distinction Award Scholarship (Foundation program)9 A+ and 9 AsRM 13,000
8 As and 9 A-RM 10,000
7 AsRM 8,000
5 – 6 AsRM 6,000
SPM / IGCSE Distinction Award Scholarship (A-Levels program)9A/A+ to 10A/A+RM 13,000
7A/A+ to 8A/A+RM 8,000
6A/A+RM 5,000
UEC Distinction Award Scholarship (All Business Degrees)6 As or moreRM 16,800
5 AsRM 12,600
4 AsRM 8,400
A-Levels Distinction Award Scholarship (All Business Degrees)AAARM 15,750
AABRM 11,250
ABRM 6,750
STPM Distinction Award Scholarship (All Business Degrees)CGPA 3.75 and aboveRM 15,750
CGPA 3.50 – 3.74RM 11,250
CGPA 3.25 – 3.49RM 6,750
SAM / ATAR / CPU Distinction Award Scholarship (All Business Degrees)95% aboveRM 15,750
90 – 94.99% aboveRM 11,250
85 – 89.99% aboveRM 6,750
UEC Distinction Award Scholarship (All Psychology Degrees)9 As or moreRM 12,250
8 AsRM 8,750
7 AsRM 5,250
A-Levels Distinction Award Scholarship (All Psychology Degrees)AAARM 12,250
AABRM 8,750
ABRM 5,250
STPM Distinction Award Scholarship (All Psychology Degrees)AAAARM 12,250
AAABRM 8,750
AABBRM 5,250
SAM / ATAR / CPU Distinction Award Scholarship (All Psychology Degrees)98% aboveRM 12,250
96 – 97.99% aboveRM 8,750
94 – 95.99% aboveRM 5,250
HELP Foundation Distinction Award Scholarship (All Psychology Degrees)CGPA 3.80 aboveRM 12,250
CGPA 3.60 – 3.79 aboveRM 8,750
CGPA 3.40 – 3.59 aboveRM 5,250
HELP Alumni Bursaryfamily members who are once alumni of HELP15% off the tuition fees for the entire programme

INTI University

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CategoryRequired AchievementAward
SPM Merit Scholarship (AUP / A-Level / SACE)10 As (8A+)100% Scholarship
10 As60% Scholarship
9 As50% Scholarship
8 As40% Scholarship
7 As30% Scholarship
6 As25% Scholarship
5 As20% Scholarship
SPM Merit Scholarship (Diploma 1st year)10 As (8A+)100% Scholarship
10 As80% Scholarship
9 As75% Scholarship
7 – 8 As50% Scholarship
5 – 6 As30% Scholarship
3 – 4 As20% Scholarship
SPM Merit Scholarship (Foundation programme)10 As (8A+)100% Scholarship
10 As85% Scholarship
9 As80% Scholarship
7 – 8 As55% Scholarship
5 – 6 As35% Scholarship
IGCSE Merit Scholarship (AUP / A-Level / SACE)8 As100% Scholarship
7 As70% Scholarship
6 As50% Scholarship
5 As40% Scholarship
4 As30% Scholarship
3 As20% Scholarship
2 As10% Scholarship
IGCSE Merit Scholarship (Diploma 1st year)8 – 10 As100% Scholarship
7 As70% Scholarship
6 As50% Scholarship
5 As40% Scholarship
4 As30% Scholarship
3 As20% Scholarship
2 As10% Scholarship
IGCSE Merit Scholarship (Foundation programme)8 – 10 As100% Scholarship
7 As70% Scholarship
6 As50% Scholarship
5 As40% Scholarship
4 As30% Scholarship
3 As20% Scholarship
2 As10% Scholarship
UEC Merit Scholarship (All Degrees programme)10 Points50% Scholarship
20 Points35% Scholarship
24 Points30% Scholarship
STPM Merit Scholarship (All Degrees programme)CGPA 3.545% Scholarship
CGPA 3.025% Scholarship
INTI Sport Excellence ScholarshipNational player100% Scholarship
State player50% Scholarship
INTI Leadership Excellence ScholarshipPossesses special talent such as singing, dancing, acting, playing music instruments, drawing etc.Up to 100% Scholarship
INTI Chairman AwardBumiputera Malaysia citizens20% Scholarship
INTI Family Loyalty Awardfamily members who are once alumni of INTIRM 1,000 deduction

Alternative financing options

Students may also consider study and education loans such as Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional Malaysia (PTPTN) and Employee Provident Fund (EPF) withdrawal to fund for their higher education. For more information on the eligibility and application process, please visit the following websites:

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