Commonwealth Scholarship And Fellowship Plan (CSFP)


  • The CSFP are awarded by the Malaysian Government to the nominated students from the Commonwealth Countries to study at the post-graduate level at any public and selected private university in Malaysia. 
  • This is a Government to Government scheme without any bond imposed by Malaysia. The awards for Mastersdegree are between 12 to 24 months depending on the courses. Awards for pursuing PhD degree are for 3 years. The Awards are only applicable for candidates pursuing full-time degree programme in Malaysia.


  1. Academic qualification :
    1. Obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a CGPA of 3.5÷4.0 at Bachelor Degree Level for Master’s Degree applicant;
    2. Possess CGPA 3.5÷4.0 or very good result at Masters Degree level in a similar field of intended PhD study;
    3. Fo post-doctoral programme, the selection will be evaluated based on the number of books produced, reffered/​non reffered journals, portfoloi and parent copyright. The Post-Doctoral candidate must have excellent reputation in research and possesses knowledge related to the research to be carried out.
  2. Took one of the following English Language Proficiency Test and must not be more than two years validity during application. The list of tests and minimum score required : 
    1. IELTS Academic Test with a score of at least 6.5; or
    2. 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.
  3. In excellent health condition and certified by a Certified Doctor/​Medical Professional. The cost of medical examination is to be borne by the applicants.
  4. Wrote a proposal that is relevant to the field of studies.
  5. Has applied for and gained admission to postgraduate and post-doctoral studies in Malaysia (conditional letters of offer will be accepted at the time of application or has a confirmation of acceptance or affiliation with the Universities in Malaysia).

To Apply

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