17 Full Scholarships To Local & Overseas Universities You Can Apply For In 2018

We compiled a list of full scholarships ranging from Pre-University to postgraduate.

  • Pre-University and undergraduate studies:

  • 1. Yayasan Sime Darby (SPM 2017 leavers) - NEW

    • Region: Local for foundation but given priority for Yayasan Sime Darby Undergraduate Scholarship (Overseas).

      Courses: Foundation.

      Universities: Kolej Yayasan UEM (KYUEM, Lembah Beringin).

      Deadline: Opens from 12 March 2018.

      Offers: Full tuition fees, board and lodging and book allowance.

      Criteria: On completion of foundation and undergraduate studies, scholars will be required to serve Sime Darby Group of Companies for 5 to 6 years, depending on the value of the scholarship.

      Further details can be found here.

  • 2. Yayasan Sime Darby - NEW

    • Region: Local.

      Courses: Degree in Mass Communications or Engineering and Sciences related courses only.

      Universities: UM, USM, UKM, UPM, UTM, UTP, UiTM, UUM, Taylor's University.

      Deadline: 6 April 2018.

      Offers: Full tuition fees, living allowance, books allowance and computer allowance.

      Criteria: Required to serve Sime Darby Group of Companies for 2 to 4 years, depending on the value of the scholarship.

      Further details can be found here.

  • 3. Hong Leong Bank Scholarship - NEW

    • Region: Local.

      Courses: ANY course or field for Degree or Diploma.

      Universities: Recognised public and private universities and colleges in Malaysia.

      Deadline: Opens from 1 April 2018 - 1 June 2018.

      Offers: 
      - Undergraduate studies in public universities -- RM 8,500/= p.a.
      - Diploma/Advanced Diploma courses in public universities -- RM 6,000/= p.a.
      - Undergraduate studies at local private universities -- up to RM 24,000/= p.a.
      - ("3+0" degree programmes on full-time and on-campus basis) Medicine/Dentistry courses in local private universities -- up to RM 32,000/= p.a

      Criteria: Candidates will be evaluated based on their academic performance, financial needs, family background and circumstances, merits, leadership qualities and etc.

      Further info can be found here.

  • 4. Shell Malaysia Scholarship Programme - NEW

    • Region: Local.

      Courses: A-levels. However, performing scholars will stand a chance to pursue their studies at prestigious colleges and universities locally and overseas.

      Shell seeks to sponsor students to pursue higher education in the following fields:

      i) Engineering: Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Petroleum, Electrical & Electronics.
      ii) Sciences: Geology, Geosciences, Geomatics, Geophysics.
      iii) Commercial: Human Resources, Business & Management.

      Universities: Kolej Tuanku Jaafar

      Deadline: 25 March 2018.

      Offers: Unspecified amount.

      Further details can be found here.

  • 5. The Jeffrey Cheah Foundation-Sunway Group Scholarship - UPDATED

    • Region: Local and overseas.

      Courses: Degree in engineer, business/management and health sciences.

      Universities: Local, private as well as top-ranked international universities.

      Deadline: 19 March 2018 - 18 May 2018.

      Offers: Tuition fees, accommodation and a stipend to cover basic living expenses.

      Criteria:
      - Malaysian below 21 years old.
      - Minimum CGPA 3.30 or equivalent in STPM, Foundation, Matriculation or Pre-University
      - Applicants must have secured an unconditional/conditional letter of offer from the university
      - Active in extra-curricular activities.

      Further details can be found here.

  • 6. The Star Education Fund

    • Region: Local only.

      Courses: A-levels, foundation, and selected diploma and degree courses.

      Universities: Participating institutions can be found here.

      Deadline: 30 March 2018.

      Offers: Full or partial tuition fees.

      Further details can be found here.

  • 7. Sin Chew Education Fund

    • Region: Local only.

      Courses: Pre-U and degree.

      Universities: Participating institutions can be found here.

      Deadline: Open for now.

      Offers: Full or partial tuition fees and other relevant fees.

  • 8. ABS - Dr Goh Keng Swee

    • Country: Singapore.

      Courses: Most courses (except for specialised courses like medicine) will be considered.

      Universities: National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, or Singapore University of Technology and Design.

      Deadline: 15 March 2018.

      Offers: Full tuition and other compulsory fees, travel, annual maintenance allowance of SGD6,500 (RM19,500), and hostel allowance based on the institution of study.

      Criteria: Successful candidates are required to work for three years in either an approved company in Singapore or an approved Singapore-based company in their home country.

      Further details can be found here.

  • 9. Chulalongkorn University - Thailand

    • Country: Thailand.

      Courses: Bachelor degrees in aerospace engineering, nano engineer, information and communication engineering, automotive design and manufacturing engineering.

      University: Chulalongkorn University.

      Deadline: 31 March 2018.

      Offers: Tuition and program fees, travel tickets, allowance, accommodation, book allowance, and health insurance.

      Click here for more info.

  • 10. International Medical College

    • Region: Local only.

      Course: Diploma in Nursing.

      College: International Medical College.

      Deadline: 14 days after the announcement of SPM results.

      Offers: Three years of tuition fees, accommodation (hostel), transportation for practical training, student insurance coverage, and monthly allowances.

      More information can be found here.

  • 11. Datuk Roger Tan Memorial Scholarship - UPDATED

    • Country: England.

      Courses: Only for London School of Economics and political science students.

      University: London School of Economics (LSE).

      Deadline: Applications are closed for now. Expected to reopen around May.

      Offers: Full tuition fees, living expenses, travel costs (flight ticket at commencement and completion of studies), relocation allowance and visa fee.

      Criteria: Proof of financial need is necessary and the applicant must have a conditional or unconditional offer from LSE.

      Further information can be found here.

      UPDATE: The scholarship no longer accepts applications till further notice

  • 12. GAMUDA

    • Region: Local and overseas.

      Courses: Engineering, urban planning, social sciences, business, accounting, quantity surveying, technical sciences, human resource, psychology, architecture, property.

      Universities: Any reputable university.

      Deadline: Will reopen on 15 March 2018.

      Offers: Full tuition fees and living expenses.

      Criteria: Willing to serve the Gamuda Group for a specified period upon graduation.

      Click here for more info.

  • 13. Yayasan Khanazah - UPDATED

    • Region: Local (Watan Programme) and overseas (Global Scholarship).

      Courses: Foundation, degree, master's and PhD.

      Universities: Any institution from this list.

      Deadline: 16 March until 6 April 2018.

      Offers: Full academic fees, living expenses, accommodation as well as development and training support.

      Criteria: Required to serve Khazanah Nasional or other approved organisations for a duration equal to the study period.

  • 14. MOE Taiwan Scholarship 2018 - NEW

    • Country: Taiwan.

      Courses: Any course for undergraduate and postgraduate studies. However, applicants must apply directly to the university/college for admission within the application deadline.

      Universities: List of participating college and uni can be found here.

      Deadline: 14 March 2018.

      Offers: NTD 40,000 (RM5,300) in tuition fees each semester, NTD 15,000 (RM2,000) monthly allowance for undergraduate students / NTD 20,000 (RM2,700) monthly allowance for postgraduate students.

      Further details can be found here.

  • Postgraduate studies:

  • 15. HM The King's and HM The Queen’s Scholarships

    • Country: Thailand.

      Courses: Master's in any discipline offered at School of Engineering and Technology (SET), School of Management (SOM) or School of Environment, Resources, and Development (SERD).

      University: Asian Institute of Technology.

      Deadline: 31 March 2018.

      Offers: Tuition fees, accommodation, and a bursary for living expenses in AIT's residential campus for the entire 22-month program.

      Further information can be found here.

  • 16. Asian Bank Development - Japan

    • Region: Overseas only. 

      Courses: Postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields.

      Universities: Academic institutions located in 10 countries within Asia Pacific. Check here.

      Deadline: Six months before course intake.

      Offers: Tuition fees, book allowance, medical insurance, travel expenses, and living expenses for one to two years.

  • 17. Chevening

    • Region: United Kingdom.

      Course: One-year master’s degree in any subject.

      Universities: Any university in UK.

      Deadline: Closed for now. Reopens in August 2018.

      Offers: Full tuition fees, travel allowance, monthly allowance, and visa application cost.

      More information can be found here.

  • Scholarships are not the only thing students can benefit from. Check out the financial benefits you can take advantage of as a student:

  • It pays to start saving for college at a very young age. In fact, the government is introducing cash incentives to encourage parents to start doing so for their children:

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