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Malaysian Government

Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) Scholarship

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3500 MYR
30 Jun 2023
Application deadline


The Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) was established in 1980 as Malaysia’s commitment to South-South Cooperation through the sharing of Malaysia’s development experiences and expertise with other developing countries.


Scholarship type

Merit and need based

Number of scholarships to award



Full tuition waiver + RM3,500 for other benefits

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • living expenses
  • accommodation
  • travel expenses
  • health
  • other


The MTCP Scholarship is sponsored by the Malaysian government and is dedicated to international students from the developing world to pursue their postgraduate studies in Malaysia, whilst at the same time acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills that could contribute to the development of their home country. The duration of the award is between 24 to 36 months for Master’s Degree Programme.

Applicable programmes


This scholarship covered:

a. Tuition Fees

b. Other allowances of RM3,500.00 per month which includes:

Cost of Living Allowance

Book Allowance

Tools Allowance

House Rental Allowance

Placement Allowance

Thesis Allowance

Travel Allowance

Practical Training Allowance

End of Study Allowance

Medical Allowance

Insurance Allowance


High potential and excellent graduates who: 

  • Are citizens of the MTCP recipient countries.
  • Intend to pursue full-time postgraduate studies (Master’s) in Malaysia.
  • For Master’s Degree Programme, applicants should obtain a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a minimum CGPA of 3.5 or equivalent at the Undergraduate Degree level.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency:
  • Has an excellent level of health certified by a doctor/physician. The cost of the medical check-up shall be fully borne by the applicant.
  • Applicant must undertake full-time study for postgraduate programmes (Master’s Degree) at the selected Malaysian Universities (Please refer to List of Universities).
  • Application is only open to applicants who have received a valid admission offer letter/s from at least one (1) university in Malaysia but have not yet started their postgraduate studies or those who have registered for no more than one semester for a Master's Degree.

Scholarship requirements






6 nationalities

Study experience required



Under 45


Application deadline

30 Jun 2023

All applications must be submitted through our online application system via the link.

All the documents below are COMPULSORY and to be UPLOADED via online application (scanned and saved in PDF format):

a. Application form (to be filled in the online system);

b. Latest Admission Offer Letter from Malaysian Universities for academic intake 2023 (Please refer to List of Universities);

c. Letter of Recommendation from two (2) referees;

d. Statement of Intent;e. A certified copy of Academic Transcript

f. Curriculum Vitae;

g. A certified copy of English Language Proficiency test result (TOEFL/ IELTS/ PTE/ CAE/ CPE/ MUET/ equivalent qualification) or an official letter from the previous institution declaring English as the medium of instruction used for the obtained degree(s);

h. A certified copy of Passport as evidence of nationality (minimum of 18 months validity);

i. Medical examination report; and

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