Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS)

Deadline: 15th of June, 2022

Duration:  12 to 24 months for Master’s Degree Programme.

Country: Malaysia

Course Level: Masters, PhD

Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) is an initiative by the Malaysian Government to attract brilliant minds from around the world to pursue postgraduate studies in Malaysia. This scholarship is parallel with Malaysia’s aspiration to emerge as one of the global centers of academic excellence by attracting, motivating and retaining talented human capital from abroad. The scholarship will help International students to further their studies in leading Malaysian universities and higher education institutions with the opportunity to enjoy Malaysian hospitality and a world-class higher education experience.

Field of studies is in the following priority areas:

  • Information and Communication Technology.
  • Biotechnology.
  • Science and Engineering.
  • Agriculture and Fisheries.
  • Economics and Islamic Finance.
  • Biosecurity and Food Safety.
  • Infrastructure and Utility.
  • Environmental Studies.
  • Health does not include nursing
  • Medicine, or clinical pharmacy.

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

List of MIS Scholarship’s Universities

  • Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
  • Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  • Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)
  • Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM/IIUM)
  • Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
  • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
  • Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTEM)
  • Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
  • Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)
  • Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
  • Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP)
  • Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UNISZA)
  • Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM)
  • Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
  • Multimedia University (MMU)
  • Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  • Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)

Eigible Countries

  • Antigua
  • Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Botswana
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • China
  • Cook Islands
  • Cyprus
  • Dominica
  • Egypt
  • Eswatini
  • Fiji
  • France
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • JamaicaJordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Laos
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Maldive
  • Malta
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • Mauritius 69
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Lucia
  • Samoa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Seychelles
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Vanuatu


  • Not greater than 40 & 45 years of age for Master and Ph.D. Respectively.
  • For the Master’s degree, applicants must acquire at least Second Class Upper (Honours) or a minimal CGPA of 3.5 at a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • For Ph.D. applicants must achieve a minimal CGPA of 3.5 or excellent consequences at the Master’s diploma stage in a similar area of the intended Ph.D. Study.
  • A written thought with a minimum of 1,000 phrases that is relevant to the field of studies.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency like IELTS or TOEFL
  • Applicants acquiring Degrees with English as a Medium of Instruction may also be accepted


Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:-
  • 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


Each scholarship consists of:

  • This Scholarship is will cover Tuition Fees
  • Monthly Living Allowance; RM 1,500.00 Per Month may be given.
  • Successful Applicants are expected to independently set up their tour to Malaysia (non-financial provisions).
  • Travel costs will not be supplied by using the Government of Malaysia.

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Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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