2023 Malaysian Technical Cooperation Scholarships for International Student

June 30, 2023

The Malaysian government sponsors the MTCP Scholarship, which is intended for international students from developing countries to pursue postgraduate studies in Malaysia while also gaining knowledge and skills that will help their home country develop. For Master’s Degree Program, the award period ranges from 24 to 36 months.Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) was formed in 1980 to demonstrate Malaysia’s commitment to South-South Cooperation by sharing Malaysia’s development experiences and skills with other developing countries.

Type: Masters

Value of Award: This scholarship covers:
a. Tuition Fees
b. Other allowances of RM3,500.00 per month which

  • Cost of Living Allowance
  • Book Allowance
  • Tools Allowance
  • House Rental Allowance
  • Placement Allowance
  • Thesis Allowance
  • Travel Allowance

Application Deadline: 30th June, 2023

Eligible Countries: Developing Countries

Eligibility: High potential and excellent graduates who:

  1. Are citizens of the MTCP recipient countries*; and
  2. Intend to pursue full-time postgraduate studies (Master’s) in Malaysia. *refer to the List of MTCP Recipient Countries in the FAQ section
  3. Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) Scholarship applicants must COMPLY with the following criteria:
  4. Not more than 45 years old at the time of application.
  5. For Master’s Degree Programme, applicants should obtain a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a minimum CGPA of 3.5 or equivalent at the Undergraduate Degree level.
  6. Proof of English Language Proficiency:
    i. Scanned copy of the original proof of English Language Proficiency such as IELTS (minimum total score 6) or TOEFL internet-based test (minimum total score of 60); or
    ii. Has obtained a previous degree(s) with English used as the medium of instruction.
  7. Has an excellent level of health certified by a doctor/physician. The cost of the medical check-up shall be fully borne by the applicant.
  8. Applicant must undertake full-time study for postgraduate programmes (Master’s Degree) at the selected Malaysian Universities (Please refer to List of Universities).
  9. . Application is only open to applicants who have receive a valid admission offer letter/s from at least one (1) university in Malaysia but have not yet started the postgraduate studies or those who have registered for more than one semester for a Master’s Degree.

How To Apply:

a. Application form (to be filled in the online system);
b. Latest Admission Offer Letter from Malaysian Universities for academic intake 2023 (Please refer to List of Universities);
c. Letter of Recommendation from two (2) referees;
d. Statement of Intent;
e. A certified copy of Academic Transcript;
i. Record of all the courses taken throughout the degree programme must be reflected in the academic transcripts;
ii. Applicants must submit transcripts of their undergraduate studies; and
iii. Applicants must submit an official document issued by the applicant’s alma mater describing the university’s grade system. If an applicant’s transcript does not include information on CGPA, marks or score percentile, the documents must be certified

f. Curriculum Vitae;
g. A certified copy of English Language Proficiency test result (TOEFL/ IELTS/ PTE/ CAE/ CPE/ MUET/ equivalent qualification) or an official letter from the previous institution declaring English as the medium of instruction used for the obtained degree(s);
h. A certified copy of Passport as evidence of nationality (minimum of 18 months validity);
i. Medical examination report; and
j. COVID-19 proof of vaccination.

List of Universities:

  1. Universiti Malaya (UM)
  2. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  3. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  4. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  5. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  6. Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM/IIUM)
  7. Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP)
  8. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
  9. Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
  10. Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
  11. Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)
  12. Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  13. Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM)
  14. Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  15. Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
  16. Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
  17. Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTEM)
  18. Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
  19. Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  20. Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UNISZA)

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