Malaysian International Scholarship (MIS)


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Scholarship details

  • The MIS is an initiative by the Malaysian Government to attract the best brain from around the world to pursue advanced academic studies in Malaysia. This scholarship aims to support Malaysian Government's effort to attract, motivate and retain talented human capital from abroad.
  • Talented international students with excellent academic records and outstanding co-curricular backgrounds are welcomed to apply for this scholarship and further their studies in any selected and well-established Malaysian public and selected private universities at postgraduate level.
  • The call for application in 2021 is only for selected countries such as ASEAN, Kingdom of Morocco and Palestine only. The online application will be opened from 1st March 2021 until 30th April 2021

Applicant must meet all the below requirements

  1. MOE cordially invites graduates (full time Master / PhD) from the following nations for the Academic Year of 2021/2022: 
    1. Brunei Darussalam
    2. Cambodia
    3. Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
    4. Philippines
    5. Indonesia
    6. Laos
    7. Myanmar
    8. Singapore
    9. Thailand
    10. Vietnam
    11. Morocco
    12. Palestine
  2. Application deadline: Sunday, April 30th, 2021
  3. Applicants are encouraged to refer to Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE) official portal (https://www.moe.gov.my) from time to time for any further updates regarding this scholarship.
  4. Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS), applicants must COMPLY to the following criteria:
    • Not more than 40 and 45 years of age for Master and PhD respectively.
    • For Master’s degree, applicants should obtain a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a minimum CGPA of 3.5 at Bachelor Degree.
    • For PhD applicant should obtain a minimum CGPA of 3.5 or very good result at Master’s degree level in a similar field of intended PhD study.
    • Proof of English Language Proficiency:
      • Scanned copy of the original proof of English Language Proficiency such as IELTS (total 6.5); or TOEFL (paper-based test with a minimum total score of 580 or computer-based test with a minimum total score of 230 or internet-based test with a minimum total score of 92); or
      • Applicants obtaining degrees with English as medium of instructions may also be accepted (evidence is a prerequisite).
    • A written proposal with minimum of 1,000 words that is relevant to the field of studies.
Preferred Discipline

The priority will be given to the following areas of study:

  1. Science and Engineering
  2. Agriculture and Fisheries
  3. Economics and Islamic Finance
  4. Information and Communication Technology
  5. Biotechnology
  6. Biosecurity and Food Safety
  7. Infrastructure and Utility
  8. Environmental Studies
  9. Health not including nursing, medicine, clinical pharmacy

Applicants may choose any related course within the areas mentioned above

How to apply for Malaysian International Scholarship (MIS)

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  1. The application can be made via https://biasiswa.moe.gov.my/INTER/ 
  2. All documents below are COMPULSORY and to be uploaded via online application (scanned and save as in PDF format):
  1. Application form;
  2. A certified copy of Passport as evidence of nationality (minimum of 6 month's validity);
  3. A certified copy of Academic Transcript;
    • Record of all the courses taken throughout the degree programme must be reflected in the academic transcripts;
    • Applicants must submit transcripts of their undergraduate studies; and
    • Applicants must submit an official document issued by the applicants' alma mater describing the university’s grade system. If an applicant’s transcript does not include information on CGPA, marks or score percentile. Documents must be certified.
  4. A certified copy of English Language Proficiency;
  5. Letter of Recommendation from two (2) referees (e.g. lecturer, supervisor or immediate superior, etc.)
  6. Endorsement form;
  7. Admission letter from Malaysia University (if applicable)
  8. Curriculum Vitae; and
  9. Research Proposal
Contact Info

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  1. For further enquiries regarding MIS scholarship; please contact us:
  2. For any technical assistance regarding MIS application form; please submit your e-mail with screen-shot to : [email protected]

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