The Malaysian International Scholarship for Best Brains Worldwide

Deadline: 15 August 2015

The Malaysian International Scholarship (MIS), an initiative by the Malaysian Government is inviting the best brains from around the world to pursue advanced academic studies in Malaysia.

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The aim of the scholarship is to support Malaysian Government’s effort to attract, motivate and retain talented human capital from abroad.

The scholarship is divided into two categories of study:

  • Postgraduate Studies.
  • Post-doctoral Studies.


Each scholarship will contain:

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  • 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

Focus 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.

Selection Criteria

The applicant will be selected on the basis of:

  • 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

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants across the world fulfilling the following criteria are eligible to apply for the scholarship:

  • The applicant should not be more than 40 years (Postgraduate) and 45 years (Post-doctoral) of age during application.
  • Applicant have 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
  • Applicant should have taken 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.
  • Applicant should be in excellent health condition and certified by a Certified Doctor/Medical Professional.
  • It should have written a proposal that is relevant to the field of studies.
  • Applicant has applied for and gained admission to postgraduate and post-doctoral studies in Malaysia.

For more information, please visit Malaysian International Scholarship

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