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The Malaysian International Scholarship (MIS) for Undergraduate and Master Degree

The Malaysian International Scholarship (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 private universities.
MIS Scholarships cover only Masters and PhD programmes.
What is the eligiblity criteria for MIS application?
To be eligible for Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS), applicants must fit the following criteria:
  • Not be more than 45 years of age during application.
  • Obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a CGPA of 3.5/4.0 at Bachelor Degree Level for Master’s Degree applicants and for PhD candidates must possess CGPA 3.5/4.0 or very good result at Master’s degree level in a similar field of intended PhD study. 
  • Took one of the following English Language Proficiency Test not more than two years before the date of application. The list of tests and minimum scores required:
    • IELTS Academic Test with a score of at least 6.5; or
    • TOEFL paper-based test with a score of at least 580 or computer-based test with a score of at least 230 or internet-based test with a score at least 92.
What is covered under the MIS?
Each scholarship consists of:
  • Air tickets from recipient’s capital city to Malaysia
  • An approved tuition fees
  • Monthly maintenance allowance
  • Annual grant for books and internal travel
  • Medical / Health Insurance
  • Installation and Termination grant
  • Thesis allowance (will be paid at the beginning of research (after proposal defense) and the balance will be paid only upon submission of the thesis) – For PhD only
  • A conference travel grant and journal publication grant (PhD only)
How do I apply for MIS?
Application is simple and straightforward. Here's the application process.

Apply at Asia Pacific University (APU) for the programme of your choice by sending copies of your educational certificates and other supporting documents including the following:
  • APU Postgraduate Application Form (download the form here)
  • Details page of passport showing evidence of citizenship
  • Copy of Academic certificates and transcripts
  • Updated CV
  • Testimonials and/or references relating to the relevant study, co-curriculum activities and achievements (if available)
  • Any membership certification from Professional Bodies (if available)
  • Reference Letters from current/past employers (if available)
You can email the documents at or send via WhatsApp/Viber at +60123048084 (Mr. Babak Rahimi) for your application to be processed immediately. You can expect to receive our response within 24 hours on your application. If your application is accepted, we will email you the Letter of Offer together.
Once you receive your Letter of Offer, proceed to Malaysian International Scholarships website and register yourself. Click here to login to the website.

Click here to download the step-by-step guideline from APU website and follow the instructions to have your application submitted for the MIS Scholarship to the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.
When is the application deadline?
Applications for the MIS Scholarships are now CLOSED however you may still apply with APU should you wish to proceed with self-funding or sponsorship by other external organisations.
Where can I find more info on this?
You can visit Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia website at
Good luck and all the best with your MIS application and we look forward to assist you with the application!
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