MIS – Malaysian International Scholarship for Afghanistan and Other Countries

Scholarship in Art and Humanities , in Business and Law , in Communication , in Different Fields , in Education and Languages
  • Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Apply Before : June 30, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 9739
  • Degree MasterPH.D
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 12 to 24 months
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The Malaysian government provides the Malaysian International Scholarship (MIS), inviting outstanding and talented students from different countries listed below, including Afghanistan and other Asian countries. who want to study their Master’s degree or PhD in Malaysia to apply for this scholarship

Details of the Malaysia International scholarship:

Application Start: May 31, 2024

Deadline: June 30, 2024

Level of study:

  • Master degree
  • Ph.D. degree

Benefits of the scholarship:

  • Full tuition fee
  • The monthly allowance of R.M 1,500  for living expenses

Fields of study:

Students can study in  the following areas of studies :

  •  Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Veterinary
  •  Arts and Humanities
  •  Business, Administration and Law
  •  Education
  • Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction
  •  Health and Welfare *not including medicine, nursing and pharmacy
  •  Information and Communication Technologies
  •  Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics
  •  Social Sciences, Journalism and Information


To be considered for Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS), you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen of one of the recipient countries of MIS 2024*.*Eligible countries:
    ASEAN countries, Morocco, Commonwealth countries, Palestine, Afghanistan, Qatar, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Senegal, China, South Korea, Egypt, Syria, Georgia, Tajikistan, Hong Kong, Tunisia, Iran, Turkey, Iraq, Turkmenistan, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Libya, Yemen.
  • Intend to pursue full-time postgraduate studies (Master’s/PhD) in Malaysia; or
  • Currently, be pursuing full-time postgraduate studies in Malaysian public universities and selected private higher education institutions** with a minimum of two (2) semesters remaining before the end of the study period.
  • Applicants must have obtained a 3.5/4.0 CGPA in their previous academic studies
  • English proficiency:
    • IELTS, 6.5
    • TOEFL PBT, 580, IBT 92, CBT 230
  • Applicants must be in a good state of health
  • Applicant’s age: for Master’s Degree, not be over 40, and for Ph.D. must not be more than 45 years
  • Has applied and gotten the admission letter from a Malaysian UNIVERSITY listed below.

Universities You can apply:

All 20 Malaysian public universities and four selected private Universities, as listed below, are supported under MIS:

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

 Selected Private Universities:
21. Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)
22. Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
23. Multimedia University (MMU)

24INCEIF University (INCEIF)


Selection criteria:

  • The applicants will be selected based on their academic achievements.
  • The quality of the applicant’s study plan and its potential contribution toward advancing technology and human well-being will also have a high consideration.
  • The applicant’s ability in the English language (speaking, writing and reading).

How to apply:

  • Select a university from the list above, apply to your desired program
  • Get a confirmation letter from the university,  prepare the other required documents mentioned below, and then apply to scholarship.

Required documents:

To complete your application, you must submit the following documents (in PDF format) to the online system:

  •  Certified copy of passport (valid for at least 6 months)
  • Certified academic transcript(s) reflecting all courses taken during previous study programs and accompanied by an official document describing the grading system, if not already included in the transcript.
  • English proficiency test result (IELTS/TOEFL) or official letter from your previous institution declaring English as the medium of instruction for the obtained degree(s).
  •  Two letters of recommendation from referees.
  • Admission letter to Malaysian universities (for current postgraduate students or those who have secured admission).
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Research proposal (for Masters by Research and PhD applicants).

note: All documents must be in English or certified translated copies must be provided if in another language.

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For further information, please read the guideline and frequently asked questions attached below or visit the Malaysia International Scholarship website.

 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Malaysia International Scholarship




  1. What is the application period for MIS?

The application period for MIS is open from May 31 to June 30, 2024.


  1. Who is eligible to apply for MIS?

MIS is available to graduates with outstanding academic and co-curricular achievements who either:

– Intend to pursue full-time postgraduate studies in Malaysia, or

– Are currently enrolled in full-time postgraduate studies at Malaysian public or private universities supported by MIS, with at least two semesters remaining.

Eligible candidates come from ASEAN countries, Commonwealth countries, and several other listed nations.


  1. Are all Malaysian universities supported by MIS?

No, only selected Malaysian universities are supported by MIS, which includes 20 public universities and 4 private universities.

  1. Do I need to apply to the university separately from MIS?

Yes, applicants must independently apply for university admission. MIS applicants must follow the same application process as other postgraduate students.

  1. Do I need to secure university admission before applying for MIS?

No, applicants can apply for MIS without securing a university spot first. However, awarded applicants must obtain university admission within 90 days of the MIS offer, or the offer will be withdrawn.

  1. What levels of study are covered by MIS?

MIS covers postgraduate studies, including Master’s and PhD degrees.

  1. Is MIS available for part-time studies?

No, MIS is only available for full-time Master’s and PhD studies.


  1. What are the eligibility criteria for MIS?

Applicants must:

– Be no older than 40 years for Master’s and 45 years for PhD at the time of application.

– Have good academic qualifications (CGPA of 3.0 or equivalent).

– Prove English proficiency (IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550, or previous degrees in English).

– Submit a research proposal relevant to their field of study.


  1. What fields of study are prioritized under MIS?

While all accredited courses are eligible, priority is given to:

– Education

– Arts and Humanities

– Social Sciences, Journalism, and Information

– Business, Administration, and Law

– Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Statistics

– Information and Communication Technologies

– Engineering, Manufacturing, and Construction

– Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, and Veterinary

– Health and Welfare (excluding medicine, nursing, and pharmacy)


  1. How do I apply for MIS?

Applications can be made through the online system at [MIS Application Portal](https://biasiswa.mohe.gov.my/INTER/index.php).

  1. What does the selection process involve?

After the application period closes, applications are screened and shortlisted candidates are invited for online interviews.


  1. Can I reapply if my previous MIS application was unsuccessful?

Yes, all applications are treated as new. If your application meets the requirements, it will be considered.

  1. Is there an application fee for MIS?

No, there is no application fee for MIS.

  1. What documents are required for the MIS application?

Applicants must submit:

– Certified copy of passport

– Certified academic transcripts

– English proficiency test results or a letter from the previous institution

– Two letters of recommendation

– University admission letter (if available)

– Curriculum Vitae

– Research proposal (for Master’s by Research and PhD applicants)


  1. What is a certified document and where can I get one?

A certified document is validated as a true copy by an authorized person. Certification can be done by solicitors, commissioners for declarations, government officials, university staff, public notaries, or other authorized delegates.


  1. Who can be referees for my recommendation letters?

Referees should be individuals who can comment on your academic or professional performance, such as lecturers, supervisors, or employers.


  1. Is there a specific format for recommendation letters or research proposals?

No specific format is required. Applicants should use the generally accepted academic formats.


  1. Does my research need to focus on Malaysia?

Yes, your research must be related to Malaysia.


  1. Can research be conducted outside Malaysia?

No, all research must be conducted within Malaysia.


  1. How long is the MIS sponsorship period?

– Master’s degree: up to 24 months

– PhD: up to 36 months


  1. What benefits do MIS recipients receive?

Recipients receive full tuition coverage and a monthly living allowance of RM1,500.


  1. How are tuition fees paid?

Tuition fees are paid directly to the university upon invoice submission each semester.


  1. How is the living allowance paid?

The allowance is paid quarterly into a Malaysian bank account, contingent on satisfactory academic progress.


  1. Do I need a Malaysian bank account for the living allowance?

Yes, allowances are only paid into Malaysian bank accounts. Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad is preferred.


  1. Can the living allowance be paid to an overseas bank account?

No, the living allowance must be paid into a Malaysian bank account.


  1. Can I study online from my home country and receive the living allowance?

Tuition will be covered, but the living allowance is withheld until you return to Malaysia.


  1. Will I receive the remaining allowance if I finish early?

No, the allowance stops once the study period or sponsorship ends.


  1. Can I extend the sponsorship if my studies are delayed?

No extensions are granted. Students may apply for study deferment, during which sponsorship is paused and resumed upon return.


  1. Does MIS cover thesis or paper publication fees?

No, these costs are not covered.


  1. Is there any post-study work commitment in Malaysia?

No, there is no post-study work bond, but recipients are encouraged to contribute to Malaysia’s development.


  1. What are the travel arrangements for successful applicants?

Applicants must arrange their own travel and lodging. Research the cost of living in Malaysia before arrival.


  1. Where can I find more information about MIS?

download the guideline attached below


  1. Who can I contact for enquiries about my application?

For further enquiries, contact:


Ministry of Higher Education

Level 2, No 2, Tower 2, Jalan P5/6, Precinct 5, 62200 PUTRAJAYA

Phone: +603-8888 1616 (Hotline) / +603-8870 6323 / +603-8870 6346

Email: international@mohe.gov.my

For technical assistance with the online application, email: international@mohe.gov.my

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