Government of Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) 2024 | Fully Funded

The Government of Malaysia is welcoming applications from suitably qualified international students for the 2024 Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS). The Government of Malaysia International Scholarship is fully funded for international students from recipient countries wishing to pursue their graduate study in Malaysia.

The scholarship 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 centres of academic excellence by attracting, motivating and retaining talented human capital from abroad.


  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): Malaysian Government
  • Host Institution(s): Higher Institutions in Malaysia
  • Scholarship Worth: Full Funding (Amount Stated)
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Study Level: Postgraduate
  • Nationality: International Students

Also Check: University of Malaysia Student Financial Aid Scheme (100% Fee Waiver)

Eligibility Criteria | Government of Malaysia Scholarship 2024

Applicants for the Government of Malaysia International Scholarship should be graduates from the recipient countries (see guidelines) of MIS 2024 who:

  • intend to pursue full-time postgraduate studies (Masters/PhD) in Malaysia; or
  • are currently pursuing full-time postgraduate studies in Malaysian public universities and selected private higher educational institutions.

Additionally; the applicant must meet the following conditions

  • Is not more than 40 and 45 years old at the time of application for Master and PhD levels respectively
  • Possessing good academic qualifications:
    • Masters applicants: obtaining CGPA 3.0 / 2nd Class Upper (Honours) or higher at Bachelor’s Degree level;
    • PhD applicants: obtaining CGPA 3.0 / excellent results at Masters level in course related to the intended study program
  • Mastering good proficiency of English Language:
    • Obtaining band 6.0 or higher in IELTS; or
    • Obtaining a total score of 550 or higher in TOEFL paper-based test (PBT); or
    • Has obtained previous degree(s) with English used as the medium of instructions (evidence is a prerequisite).
  • Submitting a written research proposal with minimum of 1,000 words that is relevant to the intended field of

Eligible Countries

The recipient countries of MIS 2024 include: • ASEAN countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) • Commonwealth countries (CPA regions of Africa, Asia, Australia, British Islands & Mediterranean, Canada, The Caribbean, Americas & The Atlantic, India and the Pacific), Afghanistan • Nepal • Albania • Oman • Algeria • Pakistan • Australia • Palestine • Azerbaijan • Qatar • China • Russian Federation • Egypt • Saudi Arabia • Georgia • Senegal • Hong Kong • South Korea • Iran • Syria • Iraq • Tajikistan • Japan • Timor-Leste • Jordan • Tunisia • Kazakhstan • Turkiye • Kuwait • Turkmenistan • Kyrgyzstan • United Arab Emirates • Libya • Uzbekistan • Maldives • Yemen • Morocco.

Scholarship Benefits

  • This scholarship is limited to tuition fees and monthly living allowance of RM 1,500.00 per month.
  • Successful applicants are expected to independently arrange their travel to Malaysia (non-financial provisions). Travel expenses will not be provided by the Government of Malaysia.
  • All applicants are highly advised to check the expected living expenses in Malaysia.

See Also: Japanese Government Scholarships for Foreign Students

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Application for MIS can be accessed on program’s online application system. Applicants will have to provide all the necessary information and have the compulsory documents listed below scanned and saved in PDF format and later uploaded to the online application system

Application Documents:

  • Application Form;
  • A certified copy of Passport as evidence of nationality;
  • A certified copy of Academic Transcript(s) of previous degrees;
  • A certified copy of English Proficiency test result (IELTS / TOEFL);
  • Letter of Recommendation from two (2) referees;
  • Endorsement Form;
  • Admission letter from Malaysian university/higher education institute (if applicable);
  • Curriculum Vitae; and
  • Research Proposal

Application Deadline: To be Updated

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