Government Of Malaysia Technical Cooperation Scholarship

Applications are currently being received for the Government of Malaysia Technical Cooperation Scholarship. The program aims to share Malaysia’s development experiences and expertise with other developing countries. The program also aims to strengthen bilateral ties with developing countries, encourage and promote South-South Cooperation, and encourage and promote technical cooperation within developing countries.

Annually, Malaysia’s flagship MTCP offers various technical training and capacity-building programs in vast areas of development to developing countries in collaboration with leading local training institutions and international development partners. To date, more than more than 30,000 participants from many developing countries have benefited from the various programs offered under the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Program (MTCP).

The MTCP scholarship is fully funded 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 acquire the necessary knowledge and skills that could contribute to the development of their home country. The duration of the award is between 24 and 36 months for Master’s Degree Programs.

The Malaysian Technical Cooperation Program (MTCP) is premised on the principle that the development of a country is dependent on the quality of its human capital and resources. MTCP emphasizes human resources development mainly through training and capacity-building courses including short-term courses at Malaysian public and private training institutions, and long-term courses at Malaysian public universities.

Program Details

  • Host Institutions: Please find the below, the list of eligible Malaysian universities.
  • Eligible Fields: Please see full list below.
  • Number of Awards: Not specified.
  • Duration: 24 to 36 months.
  • Eligible countries: Open to all nationalities

Government of Malaysia Technical Cooperation Scholarship Benefits

Winners of this Malaysia Scholarship is a fully funded program that provides the following benefits to selected applicants:

  • Tuition Fees
  • Other allowances of RM3,500 per month which includes:
    1. Cost of Living Allowance
    2. Book Allowance
    3. Tools Allowance
    4. House Rental Allowance
    5. Placement Allowance
    6. Thesis Allowance
    7. Travel Allowance
    8. Practical Training Allowance
    9. End of Study Allowance
    10. Medical Allowance
    11. Insurance Allowance
  • One-off return economy-class airline ticket from student’s closest international airport to Malaysia and back to student’s home country.

Method of Payment: Participants will receive allowances and other benefits as mentioned above from the Scholarship Division, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia through their individual savings accounts. Students are advised to open any Malaysian Bank account upon arrival in Malaysia.

Field of Study

Priority will be given to the following areas of study:

  1. Science, Technology and Engineering (not including nursing, medicine, clinical pharmacy)
  2. Economics, Finance, Management and Banking
  3. Social Science and Humanities
  4. Information and Communication Technology
  5. International Relations and Political Science
  6. Agriculture and Aquaculture
  7. Education.

Applicants may choose any related course within the areas mentioned above.

List of MTCP Scholarship Partner Universities

The following is the list of potential universities in Malaysia, where candidates can study with this Asia scholarship program.

  1. Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM/IIUM)
  2. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  3. Universiti Malaya (UM)
  4. Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  5. Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)
  6. Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP)
  7. Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  8. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
  9. Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  10. Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
  11. Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM)
  12. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  13. Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
  14. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  15. Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UNISZA)
  16. Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTEM)
  17. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  18. Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
  19. Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
  20. Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM).

Government of Malaysia Technical Cooperation Scholarship Eligibility

To apply for this Malaysian Scholarship, applicants must comply to the following criteria:

  • Not more than 45 years old at the time of application.
  • For Master’s Degree Program, applicants should obtain a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a minimum CGPA of 3.5 or equivalent at undergraduate degree level.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency:
    • Scanned copy of the original proof of English Language Proficiency such as IELTS (minimum total score 6.0); or TOEFL internet-based test with a score of 70; or
    • Applicants obtaining Degrees with English as medium of instructions may also be accepted (evidence is a prerequisite).
  • 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.
  • Scholars must undertake full-time study for postgraduate programs at the selected Higher Learning Institutions (Please refer to the list of universities above).

Notice : Application is only open to candidate who has received valid admission offer letter/s from at least one (1) university in Malaysia but has not yet started their postgraduate studies or those who has registered for no more than one semester for a Master’s Degree.

Similar opportunities

  1. Kazakhstan Government Scholarship for International Students;
  2. Italian Government Scholarship for Foreign and Italian Citizens;
  3. Japanese Government MEXT Scholarships (Master, PhD, Research).

How to Apply for the Government of Malaysia Scholarship

Eligible applicants who would like to apply for this government scholarship program must click on the apply button below to create an account and follow instructions to submit their application. Applicant must also upload all documents required documents (scanned and save as in PDF format) via the online application platform.

Required Documents

  1. Application form (to be filled in the online system). Click on the “apply” button to access de form;
  2. A certified copy of Passport as evidence of nationality (minimum of 18 months’ validity);
  3. A certified copy of Academic Transcript;
    • Record of all the courses taken throughout the degree program must be reflected in the academic transcripts;
    • Applicants must submit transcripts of their undergraduate studies; and
    • Applicants must submit an official document issued by the applicants’ alma mater describing the university’s grade system if the applicant’s transcript does not include information on CGPA, marks or score percentile. Documents must be certified.
  4. A certified copy of English Language Proficiency tests (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);
  5. Letter of Recommendation from two (2) referees;
  6. Admission Offer Letter from Malaysian Universities for 2023/2024 intake (Please refer List of Universities above);
  7. Statement of Intent
  8. Curriculum Vitae; and
  9. Medical examination form.
  10. COVID-19 proof of vaccination.

For further inquiries regarding MTCP scholarship, please contact the MTCP SECRETARIAT For any technical assistance regarding the MTCP online application system, please submit an email with screenshots to:, cc:

The application deadline for the Government of Malaysia Technical Cooperation Scholarship for international students is .

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