POSTGRADUATE STUDIES

SCHOLARSHIPS

We offer various research-related postgraduate scholarships for students enrolled in our masters and doctoral programmes at Taylor’s University.

As we believe, research can help shape the future. We want to support students involved with our postgraduate research programme financially so that they can become effective researchers that contribute to the needs of our community.

All financial awards are subject to terms and conditions. 

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS

TAYLOR'S RESEARCH EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

Students interested in pursuing their Master’s / PhD’s studies at Taylor’s University in any of our postgraduate research programmes may apply for the Postgraduate Scholarship.

This award is offered to support research in all areas of studies in the University and to instill excellent values amongst postgraduate students academically and socially.

Award recipients are expected to devote their efforts to research and publishing articles as well as participating in University events and activities and getting engaged in various non-academic activities like community activism, charity work or educational services.

Scheme A - PhD

Entitlement

*All the other fees are covered except  for enrolment and visa-related fees

Eligibility Criteria

Scheme B - PhD & Master's

Entitlement - PHD

Entitlement - Master's

*International Students - International Student Charge and first year International Student Annual Fee are waived for both PhD and Master’s

Eligibility Criteria - PhD

Eligibility Criteria - Master's

*Note: Recipient must have one article accepted in Scopus and/or International Scientific Indexing (ISI) journal before graduation.

Scheme C - PhD & Master's

Entitlement 

Eligibility Criteria - PhD

Eligibility Criteria - Master's

*Note: Recipient must have one article accepted in Scopus and/or International Scientific Indexing (ISI) journal before graduation.

Scheme D - PhD & Master's

Entitlement 

Up to 50% tuition fee waiver for a:

Applicable to:

Potential candidates require recommendation from their organisation / firm / institution

Eligibility

Candidate must meet the admission requirements (academic and English language proficiency) for the relevant research degree.

Note: Recipient must have one article accepted in Scopus and/or International Scientific Indexing (ISI) journal before graduation.

 

ASEAN TOURISM SCHOLARSHIP

ASEAN Tourism Scholarship is open for application by nationals from ASEAN member countries, to pursue postgraduate research studies (Master’s / PhD on areas related/ relevant on ASEAN tourism. The research focus should be aligned to the ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan (ATSP) priorities. 
 

Scheme A - for PhD

Entitlement - PhD

All the other fees are covered except  for enrolment and visa-related fees.

Eligibility Criteria 

Note: Recipients must have:

Scheme B -for Master's

Entitlement - Master's

International Students - International Student Charge and first year International Student Annual Fee are waived.

Eligibility Criteria - Master's

Note: Recipient must have one article accepted in Scopus and/or International Scientific Indexing (ISI) journal before graduation.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Step 1: Check the eligibility for scholarship application in Q1.

Step 2: Complete “HIGHER DEGREES BY RESEARCH FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION FORM” with the Research Proposal Template to apply for Schemes A, B & C and ASEAN Tourism Scholarship. Click here to download

Complete "HIGHER DEGREES BY RESEARCH TAYLOR'S INDUSTRY / ACADEMIC PARTNER SCHOLARSHIP RECOMMENDATION FORM" to apply for Scheme D. Click here to download

Step 3: Submit the items mentioned in Step 2 with ALL relevant supporting documents and/or testimonials, including the first page of every publication (if applicable) to the Enrolment and Advisory Services – Postgraduate (EAS-PG).

 

FAQ ABOUT POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS (RESEARCH)
Q1. What are the scholarships available to me?
  1. Taylor's Research Excellence Scholarship. Click here for details 
  2. ASEAN Toursim Scholarship. Click here for details 
Q2. The Scholarships in Q1 are applicable to whom?
  1. Applicable to eligible local and international students commencing from January 2019 intake onwards. Should a student defer to the following year, scholarship offers may be revised to the prevailing scheme applicable at the new intake date. 
  2. Student must have secured an Offer Letter of Admission from Taylor's University. 
  3. This scholarship is applicable for study at Taylor's University in Malaysia only and is not applicable for the period of study at overseas partner universities. 
Q3. What are the closing dates for scholarships application?

The scholarship application will be accepted throughout the year. However, there are deadlines for admission and scholarship application submissions.

If a student wishes to enroll into a programme prior to the approval of scholarship, the student requires to bear the fees for that particular semester. International students will need to take into consideration of visa application processing time of 8-12 weeks before intake commencement date.

Find below the application submission deadlines for 2019 intakes:

Table showing application deadline for Postgradute Scholarship at Taylor's University
Q4. What do I need to prepare for scholarships application?

Step 1: Check the eligibility for scholarship application in Q1. 

Step 2: Complete "HIGHER DEGREES BY RESEARCH FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION FORM" and the Research Proposal Template attached to the form. Click here to download.

Step 3: Submit the items mentioned in Step 3 with ALL relevant supporting documents and/or testimonials, including the first page of every publication (if applicable) to the  Enrolment and Advisory Services - Postgraduate (EAS-PG).
Email to: postgraduate@taylors.edu.my

Q5. Who should I contact if I need more information from EAS - PG?

Postgraduate - Enrolment & Advisory Services via email (postgraduate@taylors.edu.my).

Q6. What do I need to prepare if I am shortlisted for interview and what is the evaluation process like?
  • Step 1: The shortlisted candidates are required to deliver a 15 minutes Power Point Presentation on the research proposal submitted to the Centre for Higher Degrees by Research (CHDR).  This will be followed by Q&A by a Panel of Evaluators. The Scholarship Evaluation criterion include the following:

- Academic Excellence
- Quality of Research Proposal
- Communication, Interpersonal and Leadership Potential

 

A panel involving the Senior Management of the Faculty evaluates the application, CV, and supporting documents.  

  • Step 2: The Interview session conducted by a Panel of Evaluators on weekdays 9:00am-5:00pm Malaysian time.
  • Step 3: The candidates are notified on the outcome of the scholarship application via email by CHDR as per the timeline stipulated in Q3.
  • Step 4: If awarded, scholarship recipient is to indicate acceptance of offer of scholarship to CHDR via email within 5 days from the date of notification. The scholarship recipient is required to sign an agreement before the commencement of the programme.

    Note: All decisions by Taylor’s University are final and no further appeals shall be entertained.

Q7. If I am successful with my scholarship application and I am a local student, what type of fees would I still have to pay?
  1. Enrolment Fee.
  2. Partial tuition fee for Taylor's Research Scholarship recipient during the scholarship tenure. This will vary according to the quantum of scholarship awarded. 
  3. Thesis submission fee.

 

Item 1 and 2  will vary according to the quantum of scholarship awarded
Note: Scholarship recipients need to pay tuition fees and other relevant fees to the programme undertaken should they fail to graduate within the scholarship tenure.

Q8. If I am successful with Scheme A scholarship or ASEAN Tourism Scholarship for PhD application and an international student, what type of fees do I have to pay?
  1. International Enrolment Fee 
  2. EMGS Student Visa Application Fee 
  3. EMGS Student Visa Renewal Fee (yearly) 
  4. E-Val 
  5. Personal Bond Deposit/ Advanced Tuition Fees (varies based on the country of origin and will be advised by EAS - PG during the application stage) 

Note: Scholarship recipients will need to pay tuition fees and other relevant fees to the programme undertaking should they fail to graduate within the scholarship tenure.

Q9. If I am successful with my Scheme A, what type of fees do I have to pay?
  1. EMGS Student Visa Application Fee 
  2. EMGS Student Visa Renewal Fee (yearly) 
  3. E-Val 
  4. Personal Bond Deposit/ Advanced Tuition Fees (varies based on the country of origin and will be advised by EAS - PG during the application stage) 

Note: Scholarship recipients will need to pay tuition fees and other relevant fees to the programme undertaking should they fail to graduate within the scholarship tenure.

Q10. If I am successful with my Taylor’s Research Scholarship and/ or Scheme B for Master’s or PhD or ASEAN Tourism Scholarship for Master’s application and an international student, what type of fees do I have to pay?
  1. International Enrolment Fee
  2. Partial tuition fee for Scheme B Scholarship recipient during the scholarship tenure. This will vary according to the quantum of scholarship awarded
  3. EMGS Student Visa Application Fee 
  4. EMGS Student Visa Renewal Fee (yearly)
  5. E-Val
  6. Personal Bond Deposit/ Advanced Tuition Fees (varies based on the country of origin and will be advised by EAS - PG during the application stage)
  7. International Student Annual Fees except for the first year
  8. Hospitalisation and Insurance

 

Note: Scholarship recipients will need to pay tuition fees and other relevant fees to the programme undertaking should they failed to graduate within the scholarship tenure.

Q11. If I am successful with Scheme C for Master’s or PhD and an international student, what type of fees do I have to pay ?
  1. International Enrolment Fee
  2. EMGS Student Visa Application Fee 
  3. EMGS Student VIsa Renewal Fee (yearly) 
  4. E-Val 
  5. Personal Bond Deposit / Advanced Tuition Fees (varies based on the country of origin and will be advised by EAS - PG during the application stage) 
  6. International Student Annual Fees 
  7. International Student Charge 
  8. Hospitalisation and Insurance
  9. Thesis Submission Fee 

 

Note: Scholarship recipients will need to pay tuition fees and other relevant fees to the programme undertaking should they failed to graduate within the scholarship tenure.

Q12. If I am successful with Scheme D for Master’s or PhD and an international student, what type of fees do I have to pay?
  1. International Enrolment Fee
  2. Partial tuition fee for Scheme D Scholarship recipient during the scholarship tenture. This will vary according to the quantum of scholarship awarded
  3. EMGS Student Visa Application Fee 
  4. EMGS Student VIsa Renewal Fee (yearly) 
  5. E-Val 
  6. Personal Bond Deposit / Advanced Tuition Fees (varies based on the country of origin and will be advised by EAS - PG during the application stage) 
  7. International Student Annual Fees 
  8. International Student Charge 
  9. Hospitalisation and Insurance
  10. Thesis Submission Fee 

 

Note: Scholarship recipients will need to pay tuition fees and other relevant fees to the programme undertaking should they failed to graduate within the scholarship tenure.

Q13. Is there any bond of service for any of the scholarships offered in Q1?

No.

Q14. If my scholarships application was unsuccessful, what other financial aid option do I have?

You may apply for Graduate Research Assistantship subject to the availability of grants by your Principal Supervisor.

Q15. Is it possible for me to apply for more than one scholarship?

You may apply for more than one scholarship if you meet the eligibility criteria of each scholarship.  However, only one scholarship will be offered subject to the decision of the approving committee and availability of the scholarship.

Q16. Is it possible for me to apply for admission to the university and a scholarship at the same time?

Yes, you may submit the admission form and scholarship application form at the same time.


However, scholarship application will be processed upon confirmation of admission into the Postgraduate Programmes (Research) that you have applied for.

Q17. Is it possible for me to apply for a scholarship if I hold a conditional offer?

No.

Q18. When should I submit my application to study at the University in order to allow sufficient time to apply for a scholarship?

Refer to Q3 for the timeline.

Q19. If I change my course of study will it affect my scholarship application?

If you change your course of study after you were being offered a scholarship, the scholarship awarded will become void. You need to apply and go through the process again for the new programme applied.

For full Terms & Conditions of the listed Research Scholarships 2019 / 2020, click here.

HIGH ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria

  • Applicable for postgraduate taught programme only
  • Open to all academically eligible students who achieved a minimum CGPA 3.5 or equivalent in their undergraduate degree 
  • Must have secured offer letter of admission from Taylor's University

 

Assessment

  • Assessed based on write up 
  • Topic: Why do i want to pursue postgraduate studies (1000 words max)

 

Award

  • 50% Tuition Fee Waiver

 

Deadline

  • 3 weeks prior to programme commencement 

EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIP

YAYASAN BANK RAKYAT (PERMOHANAN PEMBIAYAAN PENDIDIKAN BOLEH UBAH (PPBU)

Fund Type: Funding

Amount: Not specified, please refer to the link provided

Details:

PPBU is offered to tertiary level education from Skills Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree, Professional, Master’s Degree, and Doctorate (PH.D) to deserving Malaysian. Its aim is to aid the social and economic development of Malaysians by enabling bright but needy students to receive undergraduate education at local Public OR Private Higher Learning Institutions and Training Institutes in the country on a full-time basis.

Master Requirements:

  • Malaysian citizen.
  • Qualified to a FULL-TIME STUDY mode only.
  • Applicants must have a savings account with Bank Rakyat with a minimum of RM100 account balance before applying.
  • NOT less than 18 years old during application and accepting the study offer.
  • NOT exceeding 45 years upon graduation for master’s degree.
  • Confirmation of admission from the public OR private University OR Training Centre.
  • Applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree with CGPA of 3.00 and above.
  • Duration of study 2 Years / 4 Semester.
  • Total Funding: Maximum of RM 12, 000 annually [Fee + Allowance].

 

Doctorate Requirements:

  • Malaysian citizen.
  • Qualified to a FULL-TIME STUDY mode only.
  • Applicants must have a savings account with Bank Rakyat with a minimum of RM100 account balance before applying.
  • NOT less than 18 years old during application and accepting the study offer.
  • NOT exceeding 50 years upon graduation for Doctorate & PHD.
  • Confirmation of admission from the public OR private University OR Training Centre.
  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree qualification with CGPA of 3.00 and above.
  • Duration of study 3 years / 6 Semester.
  • Total Funding: Up to RM55,800 3 years [RM800/Monthly Fee].

Field of Study:

*Open to all fields of study. except for Medical and Aviation (License) courses.

Priority is given to the following fields of study:

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Business Management
  • Human Resources
  • Economy
  • Media Communication
  • Law
  • Actuarial Science

 

*Doctorate PHD, Masters Degree, Professional Studies, Bachelor Degree and Diploma in all fields of study.

THE SARAWAK FOUNDATION – YAYASAN SARAWAK

Details:

The Sarawak Foundation was established under the Sarawak Foundation Ordinance as a Statutory Body on 27 May 1971.

Their objectives as in the Ordinance are:

  1. To grant scholarships or to provide financial assistance of any form for the peoples of Sarawak, in particular, and to any Malaysian citizen, in general, to pursue their education in schools, colleges, universities or institutions of higher learning within Malaysia or abroad on such terms and conditions as the Board deems fit;

  2. Actively to promote improvement of opportunities for education for the peoples of Sarawak in particular and Malaysia in general, both locally and in any institution of higher learning throughout the world, but especially the Universities in Malaysia.

  3. To grant, and arrange for the award by other bodies of, scholarships or other educational assistance for the peoples of Sarawak or any Malaysian citizen whenever it deems fit to do so.

  4. To give assistance and provide relief, to any person whose circumstances are, in the opinion of the Board, considered to be deserving of such assistance or relief.

  5. To provide assistance, by way of loans, grants or otherwise, to organizations or institutions which are organized and governed for scientific, medical, educational, welfare, social or charitable purposes; and

  6. To make contribution and provide assistance towards the relief of national emergencies or calamities.
SARAWAK FOUNDATION TUN TAIB SCHOLARSHIP

Fund Type: Scholarship

Amount: Not specified, please refer to the link provided

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be a Malaysian Citizen with Sarawak Connection (either parent).
  • Research-based post graduates studies (Masters, PhD & Specialists) in specialized fields at local and foreign universities.

 

Field of Study:

Course Work:

  • Attending master’s degree and PhD locally and abroad.
  • Priority to the list of courses offered and passed the interview.
  • Application open once a year through local advertisement.

 

Research-Based: 

  • Research-based studies for Master, PhD & Specialists locally and abroad.
  • Priority to the list of courses offered and passed the interview.
  • Application open throughout a year.
SARAWAK TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION (YBSTAR)

Fund Type: Scholarship

Amount: Not specified, please refer to the link provided

Requirements: 

  • Open to students pursuing postgraduate degrees to PhD at selected IPTA / S throughout Malaysia.
  • Applicants must be a Malaysian Citizen with Sarawak Connection (either parent).
  • Acquire CGPA 3.00 and above for Certificate / Diploma / Matriculation / A-Level graduate and its equivalent.

 

Field of Study: Non – Science / Technology / Engineering / Mathematics

Coverage:

Advanced Degree (Bachelor, PhD & Specialist):

  • Tuition Fees, Living Allowance, Book Allowance, Toolkit Allowance, Thesis Training Allowance, Final Study Allowance & Flight Allowance.
  • Return flight tickets (once a year in the country and once throughout the course for overseas).

 

Further Details & Contacts:

Yayasan Sarawak,
Wisma Adenan, Jalan Sultan Tengah,
Petra Jaya, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Tel: 04-2502170
Email: zamahari@yayasansarawak.org.my
Website: https://yayasansarawak.org.my/en/
Scholarship Link:  http://175.138.68.197:51/iWPS/Account/UserLogin.aspx
KPT SUB KEPAKARAN / POST DOKTORAL

Fund Type: Scholarship

Amount: Not specified, please refer to the link provided

Details:

Menyediakan biasiswa kepada pensyarah-pensyarah di IPTA melanjutkan pengajian di peringkat Sub-Kepakaran Perubatan dan Pasca Kedoktoran di dalam dan luar Negara bagi:

  • Meningkatkan mutu pengajaran dan pendidikan di IPTA melalui latihan berterusan dalam pelbagai kepakaran bagi seseorang pensyarah
  • Menyokong pelaksanaan rancangan latihan sedia ada yang dijalankan oleh IPTA
  • Menggalakan seseorang pensyarah mempunyai 2 bidang kepakaran yang berlainan dalam memantapkan pembangunan modal insan.

 

Requirements:

  • Warganegara Malaysia;
  • Telah disahkan dalam jawatan;
  • Bebas daripada tindakan tatatertib;
  • Berkhidmat sekurang-kurangnya satu (1) tahun selepas dianugerahkan PhD atau Sarjana Kepakaran;
  • Diperakukan oleh pihak majikan;
  • Tempoh kursus tidak melebihi 2 tahun;
  • Lulus dengan jayanya Kursus Khas Kenegaraan anjuran Biro Tatanegara; dan IELTS/TOEFL dikecualikan .
  • Pensyarah yang telah berkhidmat sekurang-kurangnya satu (1) tahun selepas dianugerahkan PhD atau Sarjana Kepakaran dan tidak pernah mengikuti pengajian peringkat Pasca Kedoktoran/Sub-Kepakaran

Further Details & Contact:

Unit Skim Latihan Akademik IPTA
Bahagian Biasiswa 
Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi, 
Aras 2, No. 2, Menara 2, Jalan P5/6, Presint 5 
62200 Putrajaya

Tel: 03 – 8870 6000
Email:  80008000@mygcc.gov.my
Web: http://www.mohe.gov.my/
Scholarship Link: http://www.mohe.gov.my/en/penajaan/ijazah-lanjutan/sub-kepakaran-post-doktoral

TESTIMONIALS FROM STUDENTS

CONTACT US

For further information on the Postgraduate Scholarships, please contact:

Ms. Geetha Raani  :  03-5629 5059
Ms. Yap Lin Foong  :  03-5629 5336
Ms. Nurul Atiqah  :  03-5629 5335
Ms. Sugganya Prem  : 03-5629 5587
Email: post.graduate@taylors.edu.my

  

 

Centre for Higher Degrees by Research

Emailchdr@taylors.edu.my
Tel: 603-5629 5330/ 603-5629 5332

Student Recruitment & Experience – Postgraduate

Email: post.graduate@taylors.edu.my
Tel: 603-5629 5059