6 Top Scholarships For Malaysian High Flyers


Whether you’ve just completed your SPM or are looking to further your studies beyond degree level, there are a variety of scholarships offered by prestigious organisations to make your dream come true.

For scholarships you can apply for with your SPM results, click here.

Check out 6 scholarship programmes that cater to studies in a wide variety of fields at all levels. Read on to find out which scholarship programme best meets your needs!


1. King’s College Yeoh Tiong Lay LLM Law Scholarship

The Yeoh Tiong Lay LLM Scholarship Programme offers prestigious scholarships to outstanding individuals looking to enter the legal profession. Scholars will be funded for one year of studies in the LLM Law programme at The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London (KCL), which is renowned for its reputation as a dynamic international centre for legal teaching and research in the heart of London. You can get more details here.


2. Bank Negara Malaysia Scholarship Programme

BNM’s scholarship programme caters to high achievers who are looking to launch illustrious careers not only in fields such as economics, accounting, finance, actuarial science, law and computer science, but also other fields of your choice at top universities locally and abroad. It offers scholarships for all levels of study, from pre-university to undergraduate and postgraduate. BNM scholars are known as all-rounders who demonstrate strong leadership qualities on and off the field. Click here for more information.


3. Kuok Foundation Berhad Scholarship

The Kuok Foundation was set up by the Kuok family in 1970 to alleviate poverty and reduce the economic disparity between the rich and poor in Malaysia. Scholarships by the Kuok Foundation Berhad cater to individuals looking to pursue undergraduate and diploma/certificate level studies at Malaysian public and private universities. The scholarships are open to Malaysian citizens only, and scholars are given the opportunity to select their preferred field of study. Find out more about the scholarships here.


4. The Star Education Fund Scholarship

The Star Education Fund was launched by the Education Minister in 1994 as one of the many social projects organised and sponsored by Malaysia’s leading English daily, The Star, to give educational opportunities to bright and deserving Malaysians below the age of 25. The scholarships cover a wide range of fields and disciplines, from entry-level courses to undergraduate education and professional studies to vocational training. Check out their FB page for further updates.


5. Khazanah Global Scholarship

The Khazanah Global Scholarships offer Malaysians scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate studies in various fields at selected leading universities globally. As a Khazanah scholar, not only will your studies be funded, but you will also be provided with leadership training and job attachments at leading organisations in Malaysia, which are golden opportunities for you to gain professional experience and hone your leadership qualities. Find out more here.


6. PETRONAS Education Sponsorship Programme

Local oil & gas (O&G) giant PETRONAS offers various education sponsorship programmes for secondary school students as well as those looking to further their studies at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels at local or foreign universities. Scholars can choose to pursue technical and non-technical courses that are relevant to the O&G industry. Here are the sponsorship programmes currently being offered by PETRONAS.