Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) for Master and PhD in Malaysia

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The Malaysian Government's Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) program aims to bring exceptional minds from all over the world to Malaysia to pursue postgraduate education. This scholarship aligns with Malaysia's goal of becoming one of the world's leading intellectual hubs by recruiting, inspiring, and maintaining brilliant foreign human capital.

Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) for Master and PhD in Malaysia
Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) for Master and PhD in Malaysia

International graduates with exceptional academic and co-curricular backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this scholarship, which will allow them to continue their studies in leading Malaysian universities and higher education institutions while also enjoying Malaysian hospitality and a world-class higher education experience. The application period for the academic year 2022-2023 will run from May 15 to June 15, 2022.

*The Malaysian government opens two types of scholarships at once. Make sure you are a prospective Master's level applicant to actually choose MIS or MTCP because your passport number can only be used to apply for one type of scholarship.


Graduates from the recipient countries of MIS 2022 who:
1. intend to pursue full-time postgraduate studies (Masters/PhD) in Malaysia; or
2. are currently pursuing full-time postgraduate studies in Malaysian public universities and selected private higher educational institutions.
*Please refer to the List of Universities below to view universities and institutions included under MIS


High potential and excellent graduates from the following countries are welcome to apply for MIS:
1. Afghanistan
2. Algeria
3. Antigua and Barbuda
4. Australia
5. Bahamas
6. Bangladesh 
7. Barbados 
8. Belize 
9. Botswana 
10. Brunei Darussalam 
11. Cambodia 
12. Cameroon 
13. Canada 
14. China 
15. Cook Islands 
16. Cyprus
17. Dominica
18. Egypt
19. Eswatini
20. Fiji
21. France
22. Gambia
23. Georgia
24. Ghana
25. Grenada
26. Guyana
27. Hong Kong
28. India
29. Indonesia
30. Iraq
31. Jamaica
32. Jordan
33. Kazakhstan 
34. Kenya 
35. Kiribati 
36. Laos 
37. Lesotho 
38. Malawi 
39. Maldives 
40. Malta 
41. Mauritius 
42. Morocco 
43. Mozambique 
44. Myanmar 
45. Namibia 
46. Nauru 
47. New Zealand 
48. Niger 
49. Nigeria 
50. Niue 
51. Pakistan 
52. Palestine 
53. Papua New Guinea 
54. Philippines 
55. Qatar 
56. Rwanda 
57. Saint Lucia
58. Samoa
59. Saudi Arabia
60. Seychelles
61. Senegal
62. Sierra Leone
63. Singapore
64. Solomon Islands
65. South Africa
66. South Korea
67. Sri Lanka
68. St Kitts and Nevis
69. St Vincent and the Grenadines
70. Tajikistan
71. Tanzania
72. Thailand
73. Timor-Leste
74. Tonga
75. Trinidad and Tobago
76. Tunisia
77. Turkey
78. Turkmenistan
79. Tuvalu
80. Uganda
81. United Arab Emirates
82. United Kingdom
83. Vanuatu
84. Vietnam
85. Zambia


1. Application for MIS can be accessed on our online application system via the link
2. Applicants will have to provide all the necessary information and have the compulsory documents listed below scanned and saved in PDF format and later uploaded to the online application system: 
i. Application Form;
ii. A certified copy of Passport as evidence of nationality (with a minimum validity of 6 months); 
iii. A certified copy of Academic Transcript(s):
a. Transcripts of undergraduate studies (additional Master’s degree transcript for PhD applicants)
b. Reflect on the record of all the courses taken throughout the previous study programme(s)
c. Must be submitted together with a certified official document issued by the applicant’s alma mater describing the institution’s grade system if the applicant’s transcript does not include information on CGPA, marks, or score percentile.
iv. A certified copy of the English Proficiency test result (IELTS / TOEFL);
v. Letter of Recommendation from two (2) referees; 
vi. Endorsement Form; 
vii. Admission letter from Malaysian university/higher education institute (if applicable);
viii. Curriculum Vitae; and
ix. Research Proposal
*the documents are to be scanned and saved in PDF format before being uploaded to the online application system


Applicants must fulfill the following criteria for their applications to consider further:
1. Is not more than 40 and 45 years old at the time of application for Master and PhD levels respectively
2. Possessing good academic qualifications:
i. Masters applicants: obtaining CGPA 3.0 / 2nd Class Upper (Honours) or higher at Bachelor’s Degree level;
ii. PhD applicants: obtaining CGPA 3.0 / excellent results at Masters level in course related to the intended study program
3. Mastering good proficiency in the English Language: 
i. Obtaining band 6.0 or higher in IELTS; or
ii. Obtaining a total score of 550 or higher in the TOEFL paper-based test (PBT); or
iii. Has obtained a previous degree(s) with English used as the medium of instructions (evidence is a prerequisite).
4. Submitting a written research proposal with a minimum of 1,000 words that is relevant to the intended field of studies.


1. Master’s degree
2. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree
*Full-time study only


1. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
2. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
3. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
4. Universiti Malaya (UM)
5. Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)
6. Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM/IIUM)
7. Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
8. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
9. Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
10. Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTEM)
11. Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
12. Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
13. Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
14. Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
15. Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)
16. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
17. Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP)
18. Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UNISZA)
19. Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM)
20. Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
21. Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)
22. Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
23. Multimedia University (MMU)
24. International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF)


1. This scholarship is limited to tuition fees and a monthly living allowance of RM 1,500.00 per month.
2. Successful applicants are expected to independently arrange their travel to Malaysia (non-financial provisions). Travel expenses will not be provided by the Government of Malaysia.
3. All applicants are highly advised to check the expected living expenses in Malaysia.


Applicants are welcome to apply for any accredited courses with priorities given to courses under the following areas of study:
1. Education
2. Arts and Humanities
3. Social Sciences, Journalism, and Information
4. Business, Administration, and Law
5. Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Statistics
6. Information and Communication Technologies
7. Engineering, Manufacturing, and Construction
8. Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, and Veterinary
9. Health and Welfare *not including medicine, nursing, and pharmacy


Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria: 
1. Outstanding academic achievement.
2. The quality of the research proposal and its potential contribution toward the advancement of technology and human well-being.
3. Excellent communication, writing, and reading skills in the English Language.


1. Scholars must undertake full-time study for postgraduate programs at the selected universities and higher education institutes. It is the responsibility of the scholars to confirm their admission to the university.
2. Scholars must not change their study program during the tenure of the scholarship except with written permission from the university and the Ministry of Higher Education.
3. Scholars must fulfill the requirements of the study program and abide by Malaysia’s laws and the university’s rules, regulations, and codes of conduct.
4. Any suspension from the university will result in the scholar’s immediate suspension of the scholarship. Monthly allowances are not payable during the suspension.
5. It is the responsibility of the successful candidates to apply and meet the requirements for the issuing of an appropriate entry visa including a medical examination. The offer of the scholarship does not guarantee the granting of a visa. Further information and application details are available at
6. Scholars must maintain satisfactory academic progress and good standing throughout the study duration as stipulated by their host university, failure of which will result in the scholarship being withdrawn.
7. The scholarships are tenable in Malaysian universities and higher education institutes and research must be carried out in Malaysia.
8. Scholars are not allowed to take any paid employment during their tenure unless with written approval from the host university.


For further inquiries regarding MIS, please contact:
Ministry of Higher Education
Level 2, No 2, Tower 2,
Jalan P5/6, Precinct 5,
Phone: +603-8888 1616 (Hotline) / +603-8870 6368
(9.00 am – 4.30 pm Malaysia time / Monday - Friday)
For any technical assistance regarding the MIS application form, please submit an e-mail with the screenshot to:

Reposted by SantriNabawi.UK
June 11, 2022

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