Scholarships in Private Universities You Can Apply For

Published by Afterschool.my on May 23, 2018, 01:17 am

Looking for a scholarship is not easy, while successfully receiving one is even more difficult. So what can you do if you don’t get any sponsorships? There’re always student loans you can apply for….and then there are plenty of international scholarships and local scholarships you are eligible to apply for that you probably aren’t aware of. Bookmark this page because we will constantly update the Private university scholarships for Malaysian students from time to time that will come in handy for those who are studying at private institutions. Do note that these are internal scholarships. This means that you’ll have to gain admission into the university or obtain an offer letter first in order to apply for it.

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1) UNITEN Bright/Merit-YCU Scholarship

Study Level(s): Foundation 

Programmes: Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Economics & Management, Accounting, Business Administration

Amount: Up to 100% scholarship

Criteria: Received an offer or proof of acceptance letter from UNITEN for July or September intake 

How to Apply: Students will need to gain admission in UNITEN to be eligible to apply. Click here to enrol in UNITEN

Download the application form here

2) UTS Bursary Scheme Undergraduate & Postgraduate Scholarship (For Sarawak Citizens only)

Study Level(s): Degree, Master, PhD 

Programmes: Engineering and Technology, Business and Management, Computing and Creative Media, Built Environment

Amount: Covers 50% of the tuition fees

Criteria: Must be a Sarawak citizen who has received an offer or proof of acceptance letter from the UTS

How to Apply: To apply, students must sign up as a UTS student. Following that, they must complete the Google form

3) AIMST Full Scholarship 

Study Level(s): Foundation

Programmes: Business and Science 

Amount: The scholarship is 100% covered


  • Foundation in Business – with min 5 C’s (including English) in SPM
  • Foundation in Science (leading to Engineering, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics) – with min 5C’s (including any 2 science subject and mathematics) in SPM

How to Apply: To be eligible for the scholarship, students must enrol in AIMST University 

4) UOW High Achievers Scholarship 

Study Level(s): Foundation, Diploma, Degree

Programmes: Business, Accounting, Finance, Management, Architecture, Interior Design, Communication and Creative Arts, Computing and Creative Media, Engineering, Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts, Health Science, Law, Social Science

Amount: Covers up to RM8,000 

Criteria: Need to achieve minimum of:-

  • 4-5 A+/A for for SPM/O-level 
  • CGPA ? 3.00 for STM
  • ? 10pt / BBC,BCC,BBD for A-Level
  • ? 20 for UEC
  • CGPA ? 3.35 for Foundation/ Matriculation/ Diploma 
  • >= 80%, IB ? 25 for SAM/MUFY/AUSMAT & CPU

How to Apply: Applicants must enrol as a student of UOW Malaysia and pay the full enrolment fee to be eligible to apply for the scholarship

5) NILAI High Achievers Scholarship (HAS)

Study Level(s): Foundation and Degree

Programmes: Business, Science, Accounting, Finance, Administration, Management, Marketing, Engineering, Hospitality, Nursing, Information Technology, Computer Science

Amount: Up to 100% scholarship 

Criteria: Need to achieve a minimum of:-

  • SPM ? 9A's 100% tuition fees waiver
  • STPM    AAA
  • UEC ? 6A's (? 12 points)
  • IGSCE/ O-Level ? 8A's
  • A-Level AAA
  • SAM/ HSC/ AUSMAT    ? TER/UAI 90
  • ICPU (6 best subjects) ? 90
  • IB ? 40 (of 45) points

How to Apply: These scholarships and grants are open to students registered with NILAI University

6) HELP University Scholarships

Study Level(s): Foundation, Diploma, Degree

Programmes: Business, Management, Economics, Tourism Management, Communications, Arts, Science, Education, Psychology, Information Technology, Law, Science

Amount: This scholarship only covers a partial amount, depending on the student’s results.

Criteria: For a full list of criteria depending on respective faculties, refer to their brochure. 

How to Apply: New students are required to apply for the chosen programme before being eligible to apply for the scholarship 

7) APU Scholarships & Merit Awards

Study Level(s): Foundation and Diploma

Programmes: Business, Management, Marketing, Digital Marketing & Tourism, Media and International Relations, Industrial Design, Animation & Visual Effects, Information Technology, Design and Media

Amount: Up to 100% scholarship

Criteria: Need to achieve a minimum of:-

  • SPM ? 4 - 5 A's
  • O-Levels / IGCSE ? 4-6 A's
  • UEC ? 19 - 24 points in 6 subjects
  • A-Levels ? BBB
  • STPM ? 3.0 in 3 subjects
  • IB ? 26 - 36 points
  • OSSD / CIMP ? 75%
  • A State Player in School
  • SPM, STPM & UEC Qualifications from Sabah, Sarawak Schools
  • All active Digital Ninjas who are endorsed by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

How to Apply: To secure this Scholarship, you must enrol at APU. 

8) UNITAR I-Future Scholarship

Study Level(s): Foundation & Diploma 

Programmes: Arts, Information Technology, Management, Accounting, Business Administration, Animation Design, Childhood Education, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Logistics Management, Psychology 

Amount: Up to 100% fee waiver off total tuition fees

Criteria: To be eligible for the scholarship, students must:-

  • Achieve minimum of 1-3 As during SPM/O-Levels
  • After enrolling, student must achieve & maintain academic requirement of CGPA 2.5/year to receive 70 % scholarship, maintain CGPA 3.0/year to receive 80% and above scholarship coverage
  • Must be registered as UNITAR’s Student Ambassador
  • Contribute at least 60 hours/year

How to Apply: Students must join UNITAR to be eligible for the scholarship

9) University Of Cyberjaya Foundation Scholarship 

Study Level(s): Foundation 

Programmes: Psychology, Pharmacy, Biomedical Engineering, Physiotherapy, Occupational Safety and Health and more

Amount: This scholarship covers up to 100% of your tuition fees

Criteria: Student must register for an undergraduate programme at UoC, and must be a Malaysian citizen 

How to Apply: Register in an undergraduate programme at UoC to be eligible for the scholarship

10) UCSI University Trust Scholarship Study Level(s): Foundation, Diploma, Degree

Programmes: Arts, Music, Science, Medicine and Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Liberal Arts, Music, Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Applied Sciences, Business, Architecture and Built Environment, Creative Arts and Design, Hospitality and Tourism, Computer Science and Information Technology, Actuarial Science and Data

Amount: Up to 100% full tuition fee waiver

Criteria: Students need to possess a minimum of:-

  • SPM  ? 7A+/A in the relevant subjects, including English Language
  • IGCSE O-Levels ? 6A*/As in the relevant subjects, including English Language
  • STPM/ Diploma/ Foundation ? CGPA ? 3.50, with relevant subjects taken into consideration
  • A-Levels  ? ABB in the relevant subjects
  • UEC ? 5A1/A2 in the relevant subjects including English Language
  • IB ? 36

How to Apply: This scholarship is currently offered for UCSI students who have excellent academic grades and a track record of at least one year while studying at UCSI. Enrol in UCSI today

11) IUMW High Achiever Scholarship

Study Level(s): Foundation, Diploma, Degree

Programmes: Arts, Science, Finance, Human Resources, Finance, Business, Accounting, Communication, Computer Science, Psychology

Amount: Covers up to 100% Scholarship

Criteria: Students need to achieve a minimum of 6 A's for SPM, or a CGPA of 3.5

How to Apply: Scholarships are awarded for students who enrol in IUMW for their programme

12) IUKL Scholarship

IUKL scholarships are made available to students who do well in their academic pursuits at the elementary levels, including SPM, STPM, O-Level, A-Level, UEC, Foundation Studies and Diploma.

Study Level/s: Foundation, Diploma, Degree

Subject: Accountancy, Agricultural Science, Architectural Studies, Biotechnology, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering, Information Technology, Quantity Surveying, Language Studies, Real Estate, etc.

Amount: Partial and full scholarships


  • The scholarship is awarded for the 1st semester ONLY.
  • The scholarship is applicable to Malaysian students ONLY
  • For the 2nd semester onwards, the entitlements are based on the Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme.

How to Apply: 

Students will need to gain admission in IUKL to be eligible to apply. Enrol for courses in IUKL

13) MAHSA University Foundation Scholarship

Study Level/s: Foundation

Subject: Science & Business

Amount:  Up to 100% of tuition fees

Criteria: Malaysian students with a minimum of 5 A’s in SPM or O Levels

Specific criteria for Foundation in Science

How to Apply: These scholarships and grants are open to students registered with MAHSA University. Register here

14) SEGi High Achiever’s Scholarship

Study Level/s: Foundation, Diploma, Degree

Subject: Business & Accounting, Creative Arts & Design, Communication Studies, Hospitality & Tourism, Engineering & Built Environment, Technology & Innovation, Psychology, etc. (All subjects except health sciences programmes)

Amount: Up to 100% scholarship


  • Malaysian citizen, aged below 25 years.
  • High academic achievement(s).
  • Active in extracurricular activities.
  • Recommendation by the school principal or headmaster would be advantageous.
  • NOT applicable for Health Sciences programmes
  • Applicant is required to meet a minimum CGPA of 3.70 every semester to continue the scholarship.

How to Apply:

How to apply for SEGi's High Achiever's Scholarship using your SPM results

Apply for a course in SEGi University

12) Curtin Malaysia Merit Scholarships (Domestic)

Study Level/s: Foundation, Degree

Subject: Business, Commerce, Accounting, Banking, Marketing, Public Relations, Tourism & Hospitality, Engineering, Science, Technology, Mass Communication

Amount: Up to RM10,000 tuition fee waiver

Criteria: Must currently hold a Curtin Malaysia’s Letter-of-Offer to pursue Foundation or Undergraduate studies

How to Apply: Applicants must study at Curtin University Malaysia. Click here to apply for admissions

Download the application form here.

There are even more internal scholarships offered by these universities! If you want to explore further or have any inquiries about the mentioned scholarship, our education counsellors at Afterschool.my are here to assist you. We are ready to help you find the perfect match based on your academic background, eligibility, and study goals. Click on the banner below to receive free counselling and guidance:

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