The Malaysian International Scholarship for Foreign Students

Deadline: 15 September 2016
Open to: international students
Scholarship: air tickets; an approved tuition fees; monthly maintenance allowance; annual grant for books and internal travel; medical / health insurance; installation and termination grant ; thesis allowance ; visa


The Malaysian 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. This scholarship is divided into two 2 categories of study: Postgraduate and Post-doctoral Studies.


  • Not be more than 40 years (Postgraduate) and 45 years (Post-doctoral) 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:
    1. IELTS Academic Test with a score of at least 6.5; or;
    2. 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 field of studies;
  • 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:

  • 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 to Apply?

Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:

  1. High-level academic achievement;
  2. The quality of the research proposal and its potential contribution towards advancement of technology and human well-being;
  3. Excellent communication, writing and reading skills in English Language.

Application deadline is September 15, 2016.

In order to apply, you need to register HERE.


  1. Confirmation of Completion Study;
  2. Application for Family Allowance;
  3. Refund Application Form;
  4. Application for Thesis Allowance;
  5. Endorsement Form;
  6. Medical Report;
  7. Recommendation Letter;
  8. How to convert documents to PDF format.

For further inquiries, please contact :

More information on the official web-page.

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