Malaysian International Scholarships (MIS)

Deadline: Thursday, 31 March 2016

Level: Master, PhD, Postdoc

Malaysia International Scholarships (MIS)


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.


*Not be more than 45 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 Master’s Degree applicants and for PhD candidates must possess CGPA 3.5/4.0 or very good result at Master’s degree level in a similar field of intended PhD study.

*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.

Scholarship value

*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 (will be paid at the beginning of research (after proposal defense) and the balance will be paid only upon submission of the thesis) – For PhD only

A conference travel grant and journal publication grant (PhD only)

Field of studies

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

List of universities

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM/IIUM), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTEM), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), Universiti Malaysia Sabah, (UMS), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP), Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UNISZA), Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM), Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK), Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Multimedia University (MMU), International Centre For Education In Islamic Finance (INCEIF), Heriot-Watt University(HWU), MalaysiaAsia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU), Malaysia Monash University Malaysia, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

Application process 

Please visit the official website of Malaysian International Scholarships (MIS), register and complete online form

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