Malaysian International Scholarship (MIS)


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. This scholarship is divided into two (2) categories of study: Postgraduate and Post-doctoral Studies.


  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

Apply online (link).

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