Fully-Funded Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) Scholarship for Students in Pursuit of Full-Time Master’s Degree

Fully-Funded Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) Scholarship for Students in Pursuit of Full-Time Master’s Degree

Who Can Apply for Scholarship for Students

High potential and excellent graduates who:  

1. Are citizens of the MTCP recipient countries*; and

2. Intend to pursue full-time postgraduate studies (Master’s) in Malaysia.

How to Apply

1. All applications must be submitted through our online application system.  All the documents below are compulsory and to be uploaded via online application (scanned and saved in PDF format): 

a. Application form (to be filled in the online system);

b. Latest Admission offer Letter from Malaysian Universities for academic intake 2023 (Please refer to List of Universities); 

c. Letter of Recommendation from two (2) referees; 

d. Statement of Intent; 

e. A certified copy of Academic Transcript;

i. Record of all the courses taken throughout the degree programme must be reflected in the academic transcripts;

ii. Applicants must submit transcripts of their undergraduate studies; and

iii. Applicants must submit an official document issued by the applicant’s alma mater describing the university’s grade system. If an applicant’s transcript does not include information on CGPA, marks or score percentile, the documents must be certified. 

f. Curriculum Vitae; 

g. A certified copy of English Language Proficiency test result (TOEFL/ IELTS/ PTE/ CAE/ CPE/ MUET/ equivalent qualification) or an official letter from the previous institution declaring English as the medium of instruction used for the obtained degree(s); 

h. A certified copy of Passport as evidence of nationality (minimum of 18 months validity);

i. Medical examination report; and

j. COVID-19 proof of vaccination. 

Eligibility Criteria

1. Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) Scholarship applicants must comply with the following criteria: 

a. Not more than 45 years old at the time of application. 

b. For Master’s Degree Programme, applicants should obtain a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a minimum CGPA of 3.5 or equivalent at the Undergraduate Degree level. 

c. Proof of English Language Proficiency:

i. Scanned copy of the original proof of English Language Proficiency such as IELTS (minimum total score 6) or TOEFL internet-based test (minimum total score of 60); or

 ii. Has obtained a previous degree(s) with English used as the medium of instruction.

d. Has an excellent level of health certified by a doctor/physician. The cost of the medical check-up shall be fully borne by the applicant. 

e. Applicant must undertake full-time study for postgraduate programmes (Master’s Degree) at the selected Malaysian Universities (Please refer to List of Universities). Application is only open to applicants who have received a valid admission offer letter/s from at least one (1) university in Malaysia but have not yet started their postgraduate studies or those who have registered for no more than one semester for a Master’s Degree.

List of Universities

1. Universiti Malaya (UM)

2. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

3. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

4. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

5. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

6. Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM/IIUM)

7. Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP)

8. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)

9. Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

10. Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) and many more

Benefits of MTCP Scholarship

This scholarship covered:

a. Tuition Fees

b. Other allowances of RM3,500.00 per month which includes:

• Cost of Living Allowance

• Book Allowance 

• Tools Allowance 

• House Rental Allowance

• Placement Allowance

• Thesis Allowance 

• Travel Allowance

• End of Study Allowance and Practical Training Allowance 

• Medical Allowance

• Insurance Allowance 

c. One-off return economy-class airline ticket from student’s closest international airport to Malaysia and back to student’s home country. 

Method of Payment:

Scholars will receive allowances as mentioned above from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia through their individual savings accounts. Scholars are advised to open any Malaysian Bank account immediately upon arrival in Malaysia.

Areas of Study

Priority will be given to the following areas of study: 

1. Science, Technology and Engineering (not including nursing, medicine, and clinical pharmacy)

2. Economics, Finance, Management and Banking

3. Social Science and Humanities

4. Information and Communication Technology 

5. International Relations and Political Science 

6. Agriculture and Aquaculture

7. Education

Selection Criteria

Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:

1. High-level academic and extra-curricular achievement.

2. Excellent communication, writing and reading skills in the English Language.

Application Deadline: 30 June 2023

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