Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) by the Malaysian Government

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Summary
Scholarship for international students from Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. Talented international students with excellent academic records and outstanding co-curricular backgrounds are welcomed to apply for this scholarship

Level: postgraduate and post-doctoral studies
Institution: Malaysian Government
Study in: Malaysian Universities
Eligible for International Students: Yes
Application Deadline: 31 March 2013
Subject: Science, Engineering, Agriculture, IT, etc. see details
Value: air tickets, tuition fees, monthly allowance, health insurance, visa

Description

The Malaysia 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

VALUE OF SCHOLARSHIPS

Each scholarship consists of:-

  1. Air tickets from recipient’s capital city to Malaysia
  2. An approved tuition fees
  3. Monthly maintenance allowance
  4. Annual grant for books and internal travel
  5. Medical / Health Insurance
  6. Installation and Termination grant
  7. Thesis allowance
  8. Visa

PRIORITY STUDY AREAS

Field of studies is in the following priority areas:

  1. Science and Engineering
  2. Agriculture and Fisheries
  3. Economics and Islamic Finance
  4. Information and Communication Technology
  5. Biotechnology
  6. Biosecurity and Food Safety
  7. Infrastructure and Utility
  8. Environmental Studies
  9. Health not including nursing, medicine, clinical pharmacy.

* Applicants may choose any related course within the field/areas mentioned above

Eligibility

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

  1. Not be more than 40 years of age during application.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. In excellent health condition and certified by a Certified Doctor/Medical Professional. The cost of medical examination is to be borne by the applicants.
  5. Wrote a proposal that is relevant to the needs and interests of Malaysia (research-based programme only).
  6. 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).

How to Apply

All applications should be made ONLINE through Ministry of Higher Education’s website at https://payloan.mohe.gov.my/INTER/ starting from 15th January 2013 until 31st March 2013

Application Deadline

starting from 15th January 2013 until 31st March 2013

More Information

For further scholarship information please visit the official website at https://payloan.mohe.gov.my/INTER/index_mis.php

For further enquiries, please contact us:

SCHOLARSHIP DIVISION
MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION MALAYSIA
LEVEL 2, NO 2, TOWER 2
JALAN P5/6, PRECINCT 5
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATIVE CENTRE
62200 PUTRAJAYA
Email: international_scholar@mohe.gov.my

Phone : +603 8870 6000 ext 6368 / 6337 / 5409

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