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.

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.

Benefits

Each scholarship will contain:

  • 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