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POSTGRADUATE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

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.

Listed here are the types of postgraduate funding that Taylor’s University offers.

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:

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.

CONTACT US

Centre for Higher Degrees by Research

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

Enrollments and Advisory Services - Postgraduate

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