Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) Scholarship for International Students, 2014

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Malaysian Government is offering MTCP scholarship for international students to pursue postgraduate studies. This is a Government-to-Government basis without any bond imposed by Malaysia. The duration of the award is 36 months for PhD and between 12 to 24 months for Master’s Programme. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must not be more than 45 years of age during application. Students must have a minimum of second class upper (Honours) or a CGPA of 3.5/4.0 at Bachelor Degree Level for Masters Degree program and for PhD programme must possess CGPA 3.5/4.0 or very good result at masters degree level in a similar field of intended PhD study. Deadline for application is 31st March 2014.

Study Subject (s): Field of studies is in the following priority areas: 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 these mentioned field/areas.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing postgraduate studies (master and PhD) at Malaysian Universities.
Scholarship Provider: Malaysian Government
Scholarship can be taken at: Malaysia

Eligibility: To be eligible for MTCP, applicants must fit the following criteria:-
-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 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: 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.
-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 needs and interests of Malaysia (research-based programme only).
-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).

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for this MTCP scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The MTCP scholarship for Postgraduate studies provides opportunities for students to pursue advancedLOGO MTCP academic study in Malaysia. This scholarship is a Government-to-Government basis, without any bond imposed by Malaysia. Scholarships are intended for promising candidates who may be expected to make a significant contribution to their own countries on their return from Malaysia. The duration of the award is 36 months for PhD and between 12 to 24 months for Masters Programme.

Duration of award(s): The duration of the award is 36 months for PhD and between 12 to 24 months for Masters Programme.

What does it cover? 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
The Government of Malaysia reserves the rights to review the value of awards at any time (and if such changes are made, the value of scholarship will be changed and the effective date will be informed to the successful candidates).

Selection Criteria: Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:-
-High-level academic achievement.
-The quality of the research proposal and its potential contribution towards advancement of technology and human well-being.
-Excellent communication, writing and reading skills in English Language.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply by online through Ministry of Education’s website.
-Register your Passport Number or National Identification Number, password and email address.
-Login to online application form and fill in all section completely.
-Please ensure all information are correct before you print the application and logout.
Please attach printed application form together with the following documents:
-Recent passport size photograph.
-Completed Medical Report.
-A certified copy of current passport showing evidence of citizenship.
-A certified copy of academic transcript, testimonials and/or references relating to the relevant study, co-curriculum activities, achievements.
-A certified copy of English Language proficiency certificate (Test of English as a Foreign Language/TOEFL or International English Language Testing Service/IELTS)
-Curriculum Vitae.
-Admission letter from Malaysian University.
-Two letters of recommendation from two (2) people who can act as referees to support your application.
-Endorsement Form.
You are required to complete the two Letters of Recommendation from two referees, Endorsement Form and Medical Report. Please bring printed ONLINE application form and required documents to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the relevant agency responsible for the scholarship in your country to get the endorsement.
Scan all documents stated above in PDF format and LOGIN to MIS Online Application.
-You are required to attach the documents and click submit button to submit the application. You will see the notification message when the process is done. All the application is fully online. No hard copy is required. Bring the hard copy of application form and original certificate during the interview session.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Deadline for application is 31 March 2014.

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