Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) 2024/2025

Deadline: June 30, 2024 Applications are open for the Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) 2024/2025. Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) is an initiative by the Malaysian Government to attract brilliant minds from around the world to pursue postgraduate studies in Malaysia. This scholarship is parallel with Malaysia’s aspiration to emerge as one of the global centres of academic excellence by attracting, motivating and retaining talented human capital from abroad. Applicants are welcome to apply for any accredited courses with priorities given to courses under the following areas of study:

Education Arts and Humanities Social Sciences, Journalism and Information Business, Administration and Law Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics Information and Communication Technologies Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Veterinary Health and Welfare *not including medicine, nursing and pharmacy


Tuition fees for the whole sponsorship period will be paid directly to the university upon the issuance of invoice to MOHE by the university. Monthly living allowance of RM 1,500.00 per month will be paid to the scholars every semester upon the submission of scholars’ progress report to MOHE.


Applicant is not more than 40 or 45 years old at the time of application for master’s and PhD levels respectively. Possessing good academic qualifications:

Master’s applicants: obtaining a CGPA of 3.00/2nd Class Upper (Honours) or higher at the bachelor’s degree level; PhD applicants: obtaining a CGPA of 3.00 / excellent results at the Master’s level in courses related to the intended study program

Mastering good proficiency of English Language:

Obtaining an IELTS band 6.0 or higher; or Obtaining a total score of 550 or higher in TOEFL paper-based test (PBT); or Has obtained previous degree(s) with English used as the medium of instructions.

Submitting a written research proposal* with a minimum of 1,000 words that is relevant to the intended field of studies (*for Master’s by Research and PhD applicants only)

Selection Criteria

Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:

Outstanding academic and co-curricular achievement. The quality of the research proposal and its potential contribution towards advancement of technology and human well-being, with a preference for Malaysia related research topics. Excellent communication, writing and reading skills in English language.

Application Applicants will have to fill out and provide all the necessary information in the Application Form and have the compulsory documents listed below scanned and saved in PDF format and uploaded to the online application system:

A certified copy of the passport as evidence of nationality (with a minimum validity of 6 months); A certified copy of the academic transcript(s):

Transcripts of undergraduate studies (together with the master’s degree transcript for PhD applicants); Reflect the record of all the courses taken throughout the previous study programme(s); and Must be submitted together with a certified official document issued by the applicant’s alma mater describing the institution’s grade system if the applicant’s transcript does not include information on CGPA, marks or score percentile.

A certified copy of English Proficiency test result (IELTS / TOEFL) or an official letter from the previous institution declaring English as the medium of instruction used for the obtained degree(s); Letter of Recommendation from two (2) referees; Admission letter to Malaysian university (if applicants are currently undertaking postgraduate studies or if applicants have secured admission to the university); Curriculum Vitae; and Research Proposal for Masters by Research and PhD applicants only **all documents are required to be in English, if they are in any language other than English, you are required to provide certified translated copies of the documents.

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