The Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) or 2012-2013 Malaysian Government Scholarships (for international students) 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. This scholarship is divided into two (2) categories of study: Postgraduate and Post-doctoral Studies.

ELIGIBLITY CRITERIA for Malaysian Government Scholarships ( 2012-2013/2013-2014)
To be eligible for Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS), applicants must fit the following criteria:-
i. Not be more than 45 years of age during application.
ii. 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.
iii. 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 least230 or internet-based test with a score at least 92.
iv. In excellent health condition and certified by a Certified Doctor/Medical Professional. The cost of medical examination is to be borne by the applicants
v. Wrote a proposal that is relevant to the needs and interests of Malaysia (research-based programme only)
vi. 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).
Each scholarship consists of:-
i. Air tickets from recipient’s capital city to Malaysia
ii. An approved tuition fees
iii. Monthly maintenance allowance
iv. Annual grant for books and internal travel
v. Medical / Health Insurance
vi. Installation and Termination grant
Field of studies are in the following priority areas:
i. Science and Engineering
ii. Agriculture and Fisheries
iii. Economics and Islamic Finance
iv. Information and Communication Technology
v. Biotechnology
vi. Biosecurity and Food Safety
vii. Infrastructure and Utility
viii. Environmental Studies
ix. Health excluding nursing, medicine, clinical pharmacy
* Applicants may choose any related course within the field/areas mentioned above
Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:-
i. High-level academic achievement.
ii. The quality of the research proposal and it’s potential contribution towards advancement of technology and human well being.
iii. Excellent communication, writing and reading skills in English Language.

How to apply ?

To apply, please click HERE for scholarship application


2012 Oxford Scholarships for International Undergraduate Students

A number of Reach Oxford scholarships (formerly Oxford Student Scholarships) are offered to international students from low income countries or developing countries who, for political or financial reasons, or because suitable educational facilities do not exist, cannot study for a degree in their own countries. Reach Oxford Scholarships (UK) are offered to international students from developing countries to pursue undergraduate program at the University of Oxford, UK, for 2012-2013 academic year.

Am I eligible for Reach Oxford Scholarship?

Nationality:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep., Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Dem. Rep., Kosovo, Kyrgyz, Rep., Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St Kitts-Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Fee status: Overseas
Level of study: Undergraduate
Year of study: New students
Subject:  All subjects except medicine
College:  To be confirmed
Other criteria: This scheme is only suitable for candidates of the highest academic ability who have outstanding examination results. However, financial need and social commitment are also major criteria for selection. Applicants should be intending to return to their country of ordinary residence following their studies.

What does the scholarship of Oxford University cover?

Duration: 3 or 4 years depending on course length
Value: University fees and college fees, a grant for living expenses and one return air fare per year
Number: To be confirmed

How do I apply?

You must make an application to the University through UCAS and be successful in gaining a place. You will then need to complete a separate scholarship application form.

You must also answer the following two questions in the supporting statement of the scholarship application form:

  1. Why are you applying for this scholarship and what impact will it have on your career?
  2. How would you use the education you receive at Oxford for the benefit of your community?
Application form: UND_1213.docx (854 kb) [docx]
Deadline: 12 noon on Friday 24 February 2012
Results: Candidates will be notified in May 2012

For further information, please CLICK HERE for application instruction.