Malaysia Technical Cooperation Program (MTCP) Scholarships 2024-2025

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTSPTE AcademicCambridge qualificationCEFR
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Master
  • Eligible Region/Countries

    Developing Countries

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  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Field of study Various Fields
  • Opportunity ID 42484
  • Funding Type Fully Funded
  • Duration 12 to 36 months

Opportunity Description

Application is open for the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Program (MTCP) scholarship for 2024-2025. International students willing to continue their education and study for their Master’s degree in Malaysia can apply to this fully-funded program that Malaysia’s Ministry of Education offers and supports. The MTCP Scholarship is for students from developing countries to pursue postgraduate studies in Malaysia. Meanwhile, the students are acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills that could contribute to developing their home country. The scholarship duration is 24 to 36 months for the Master’s Degree Program.

Important Information:

  • Founded and funded by: Malaysia’s Ministry of Education
  • Application deadline: 30 June 2024
  • Host country: Malaysia
  • Duration: 24 to 36 months
  • Course level: Masters
  • Eligible Countries: Developing Countries (Afghanistan Included)

Areas of study: 

The following fields of study are in priority:

  • Science, Technology, and Engineering (not including nursing, medicine, and clinical pharmacy)
  • Economics, Finance, Management, and Banking
  • Social Science and Humanities
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • International Relations and Political Science
  • Agriculture and Aquaculture
  • Education

Benefits of the MTCP Scholarship

The MTCP Scholarship provides the following:

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  1. Tuition Fees
  2. One-off return economy-class airline ticket.
  3. Additional allowances of RM1,500.00 per month include:
  • 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

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should fulfill the following requirements:

  • Applicants should be from developing countries
  • Application is only open to candidates with a valid admission offer letter from at least one Malaysian university but has not yet started their course or those who have enrolled for less than one semester for a Master’s Degree.
  • Should posse an IELTS (minimum score of 6.0) as proof of English language proficiency, or TOEFL paper-based test score of 500, or a TOEFL internet-based test score of 60.
  • Be enrolled in full-time postgraduate studies at the designated Higher Learning Institutions and have a valid admission letter.
  • Hold 45 years of age or younger.
  • Applicants for the Master’s Degree Program should have at least a Second Class Upper (Honours) or a CGPA of 3.5 at the Undergraduate Degree level.
  • They should be healthy and certified by a doctor/physician.
  • Applicants who have already finished their studies at an English medium institute may submit an English Proficiency certificate.
  • Applicants with degrees in English as a medium of instruction may also be acceptable (evidence is a prerequisite).
  • Must undertake full-time study Master’s Degree at the selected Malaysian Universities.

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Documents Required

Applicants should upload all the following documents to an online application form:

  • Application form
  • 2024 Admission Offer Letter from Malaysian Universities
  • Letter of Recommendation from two referees
  • Statement of Intent
  • A certified copy of Academic Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • English Language Proficiency test result (TOEFL/ IELTS/ PTE/ CAE/ CPE/ MUET/ equivalent qualification); alternatively, applicants can submit an official letter from the previous institution declaring English as the medium of instruction.
  • One certified copy of the Passport (minimum of 18 months validity)
  • Medical examination report
  • COVID-19 proof of vaccination

List of Universities Accepting Applications for the MTCP Scholarship Program

Applicants can pursue their Master’s degree at any of the Malaysian universities listed below:

  • University of Malaya (UM)
  • University of Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • University of Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • University of Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • University of Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  • University of Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM/IIUM)
  • The University of Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP)
  • University of Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
  • University of Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
  • University of Utara Malaysia (UUM)
  • University of Malaysia Pahang (UMP)
  • University of Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • University of Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM)
  • University of Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • University of Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
  • University of Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
  • University of Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTEM)
  • University of Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
  • University of Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  • The University of Sultan Zainal Abidin

How to Apply?

Applicants should register online and submit the scan and PDF format of the application form with all required documentation.

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For more information, kindly visit Malaysian Technical Cooperation Program (MTCP) website.


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