Thursday, November 6, 2008

Malaysian International Scholarship (Mis)

Deadline : Dec 31, 2008

Malaysian International Scholarship (MIS) is a Premier Scholarship which offer opportunities to an excellent and outstanding young students to pursue their higher education in Malaysian universities. Funded by the Malaysian Goverment under the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP), it is administered by the Ministry of Higher Education. The award are targeted for talented students with an excellent academic records and outstanding cocurriculum background to pursue their Bachelor`s Degree at selected and well established Malaysian public and private universities. The scholarship is a part of Malaysian Goverment's objective in the encouragement of closer bilateral relations between Malaysia and the MTCP's participating countries.

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.

Candidates should be the citizens of MTCP`s participating countries as listed in Appendix I. To be eligible for an award applicants must:
Have completed their secondary education with minimum of 12 years of successful study with good outstanding grades;
Have an impressive record of participation and leadership in extra-curricular or social and voluntary activities;
Have at least two recent references and evidence of any other achievements including school and community participation;
Meet the University`s academic selection criteria and English Language requirement;
Be in good health and be certified fit medically by a certified Doctor/Medical Professional of the bilateral partner country. The cost of medical examination is to be borne by the applicants; and
Not more than 21 years of age.
The general academic requirements for admission into undergraduate degree programmes of the following level or its equivalent:

A minimum of 3 GCE 'A' Levels with all subjects Grade B.
Other internationally recognized qualifications of a similar standard will be acceptable.
University's application for admission is solely the candidate's responsibility. Proof of admission is not a pre-requisite to the award. Selection committee for Malaysian International Scholarship will only consider qualified applicants with outstanding academic achievement and professional performance. Interested applicants are advised to apply before the beginning of the academic year which falls on the month of July for most of Malaysian university. The scholarship awarded does not guarantee a placement in the university. Admission to any program is by way of applications to the university. Applications must abide to the requirement and procedure for admission set by the university.

The scholarships are awarded to the applicants applying the accredited undergraduate courses offered by Malaysian public and selected private universities. However such awards are not available for undergraduate programmes offered by branch campuses of foreign university in Malaysia or twinning programmes offered through collaboration with any foreign universities.

Each scholarship consists of:

a return air tickets from recipient's capital city to Malaysia;
an approved tuition fees by the respective university;
monthly maintenance allowance;
a yearly grant for books and internal travel;
practical training allowance, installation and termination grant.
No marriage/family allowance for accompanying spouse or children.

If deemed necessary, applicants may also be required to attend an interview and/or take an entrance test conducted by the Ministry of Higher Education or the Board of Admission of the particular university.

Field of studies are in the following priority areas :

Business and Finance
Science and Engineering
Agricultural Science
Linguistic/Social Science
Note: Applicants may choose any related courses within the field/areas mentioned above.
*Others areas of interest may be considered depending on the availability of the place offered by the universities.

For further enquiries, prospective applicants can either request or write directly to the nearest Malaysian Diplomatic Mission or the following address:
Scholarship Division
Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia
Level 4, Block 1, PjH Tower
Precint 2
Federal Goverment Administration Centre
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