Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) for International Students in Malaysia, 2016-2017

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Malaysian Government is offering Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) for pursuing masters and PhD degree programme in any selected and well-established Malaysian public and private universities. International students can apply for this Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS).

This scholarship aims to support Malaysian Government’s effort to attract, motivate and retain talented human capital from abroad.

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.

Applicants must be obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a CGPA of 3.5/4.0at 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.

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 the field/areas mentioned above

Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing PhD and postdoctoral studies in any selected and well-established Malaysian public and private universities.

Scholarship Award: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

Scholarship can be taken in Malaysia

Eligibility: To be eligible for Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS), applicants must fit the following criteria:-

  • 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 3.5/4.0at 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 the postdoctoral 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 an 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 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).

Nationality: International students can apply for this Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS).

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must obtain a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a CGPA of 3.5/4.0at 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.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: 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.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Online Application

Application Deadline: Application deadline is September 15, 2016.

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