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Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) Academic Year 2023/2024

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Malaysia International Scholarship MIS

Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) 2023/2024 – 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 centres of academic excellence by attracting, motivating and retaining talented human capital from abroad.

Interested international graduates with outstanding academic and co-curricular backgrounds are welcome to apply for this scholarship 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.

The call for application for the academic year 2023/2024 will be opened from 17th April 2023 until 18th May 2023


  1. This scholarship is limited to tuition fees and monthly living allowance of RM 1,500.00 per month.
  2. 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.
  3. All applicants are highly advised to check the expected living expenses in Malaysia


Applicants are welcome to apply for any accredited courses with priorities given to courses under the following areas of study:

1. Education
2. Arts and Humanities
3. Social Sciences, Journalism and Information
4. Business, Administration and Law
5. Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics
6. Information and Communication Technologies
7. Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction
8. Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Veterinary
9. Health and Welfare *not including medicine, nursing and pharmacy


Graduates from the recipient countries of MIS 2023 who:

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

*please refer to the List of Universities below to view universities and institutions included under MIS


High potential and excellent graduates from the following countries are welcome to apply for MIS:

1. Afghanistan
2. Algeria
3. Antigua and Barbuda
4. Australia
5. Bahamas
6. Bangladesh
7. Barbados
8. Belize
9. Botswana
10. Brunei Darussalam
11. Cambodia
12. Cameroon
13. Canada
14. China
15. Cook Islands
16. Cyprus
17. Dominica
18. Egypt
19. Eswatini
20. Fiji
21. France
22. Gambia
23. Georgia
24. Ghana
25. Grenada
26. Guyana
27. Hong Kong
28. India
29. Indonesia
30. Iraq
31. Jamaica
32. Jordan
33. Kazakhstan
34. Kenya
35. Kiribati
36. Laos
37. Lesotho
38. Malawi
39. Maldives
40. Malta
41. Mauritius
42. Morocco
43. Mozambique
44. Myanmar
45. Namibia
46. Nauru
47. New Zealand
48. Niger
49. Nigeria
50. Niue
51. Pakistan
52. Palestine
53. Papua New Guinea
54. Philippines
55. Qatar
56. Rwanda
57. Saint Lucia
58. Samoa
59. Saudi Arabia
60. Seychelles
61. Senegal
62. Sierra Leone
63. Singapore
64. Solomon Islands
65. South Africa
66. South Korea
67. Sri Lanka
68. St Kitts and Nevis
69. St Vincent and the Grenadines
70. Tajikistan
71. Tanzania
72. Thailand
73. Timor-Leste
74. Tonga
75. Trinidad and Tobago
76. Tunisia
77. Turkey
78. Turkmenistan
79. Tuvalu
80. Uganda
81. United Arab Emirates
82. United Kingdom
83. Vanuatu
84. Vietnam
85. Zambia


  1. Application for MIS can be accessed on our online application system via the link >https://biasiswa.mohe.gov.my/INTER/index.php
  2. 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:
    i. Application Form;
    ii. A certified copy of Passport as evidence of nationality (with minimum validity of 6 months);
    iii. A certified copy of Academic Transcript(s):
    a. Transcripts of undergraduate studies (additional of Master’s degree transcript for PhD applicants)
    b. Reflect the record of all the courses taken throughout the previous study programme(s)
    c. Must be submitted together with a certified official document issued by the applicant’s alma mater describing the institution’s grade system if the applicant’s transcript does not include information on CGPA, marks or score percentile.
    iv. A certified copy of English Proficiency test result (IELTS / TOEFL);
    v. Letter of Recommendation from two (2) referees;
    vi. Endorsement Form;
    vii. Admission letter from Malaysian university/higher education institute (if applicable);
    viii. Curriculum Vitae; and
    ix. Research Proposal

*the documents are to be scanned and saved in PDF format before being uploaded to the online application system


Applicants must fulfill the following criteria for their applications to considered further:

  1. Is not more than 40 and 45 years old at the time of application for Master and PhD levels respectively
  2. Possessing good academic qualifications:

    i. Masters applicants: obtaining CGPA 3.0 / 2nd Class Upper (Honours) or higher at Bachelor’s Degree level;
    ii. PhD applicants: obtaining CGPA 3.0 / excellent results at Masters level in course related to the intended study program

  3. Mastering good proficiency of English Language:

    i. Obtaining band 6.0 or higher in IELTS; or
    ii. Obtaining a total score of 550 or higher in TOEFL paper-based test (PBT); or
    iii. Has obtained previous degree(s) with English used as the medium of instructions (evidence is a prerequisite).

  4. Submitting a written research proposal* with minimum of 1,000 words that is relevant to the intended field of studies.

*for Master’s by Research and PhD applicants only


1. Master’s degree
2. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree

*Full-time study only


1. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
2. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
3. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
4. Universiti Malaya (UM)
5. Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)
6. Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM/IIUM)
7. Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
8. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
9. Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
10. Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTEM)
11. Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
12. Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
13. Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
14. Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
15. Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)
16. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
17. Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP)
18. Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UNISZA)
19. Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM)
20. Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
21. Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)
22. Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
23. Multimedia University (MMU)
24. International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance University (INCEIF)


Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:

1. Outstanding academic achievement.
2. The quality of the research proposal and its potential contribution towards advancement of technology and human well-being.
3. Excellent communication, writing and reading skills in English Language.


1. Scholars must undertake full-time study for postgraduate programs at the selected universities and higher education institutes. It is the responsibility of the scholars to confirm their admission to the university.
2. Scholars must not change their study program during the tenure of the scholarship except with written permission from the university and the Ministry of Higher Education.
3. Scholars must fulfill the requirements of the study program and abide by Malaysia’s laws and the university’s rules, regulations and codes of conduct.
4. Any suspension from the university will result in the scholar’s immediate suspension of the scholarship. Monthly allowances are not payable during the suspension.
5. It is the responsibility of the successful candidates to apply and meet the requirements for the issuing of an appropriate entry visa including a medical examination. The offer of the scholarship does not guarantee the granting of a visa. Further information and application details are available at https://visa.educationmalaysia.gov.my.
6. Scholars must maintain satisfactory academic progress and good standing throughout the study duration as stipulated by their host university, failure of which will result in the scholarship being withdrawn.
7. The scholarships are tenable in Malaysian universities and higher education institutes and research must be carried out in Malaysia.
8. Scholars are not allowed to take any paid employment during their tenure unless with written approval from the host university.


For further enquiries regarding MIS, please contact:

Ministry of Higher Education
Level 2, No 2, Tower 2,
Jalan P5/6, Precinct 5,

Phone: +603-8888 1616 (Hotline) / +603-8870 6368
(9.00 am – 4.30 pm Malaysia time / Monday – Friday)
E-mail: [email protected]

For any technical assistance regarding MIS application form, please submit an e-mail with screenshot to: [email protected]

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