MyPhD

Scholarship Info

MyPhD is a MyBrain15 programme that provides financial assistance for Doctorate studies to achieve the target of 60,000 PhD holders among Malaysians by the years 2023 in line with the agenda of turning Malaysia into a centre of innovation and knowledge development. The objective of this programme is to increase the local professional workforce that is knowledgeable and highly skilled based on innovation and creativity that can generate growth in the economic sector and local industries. This programme is an incentive offered by the Government in the effort to increase the skills and knowledge of the community that is in line the country’s economic development under the New Economic Model (NEM) which is an economy that is based on innovation.  

Criteria

General Requirements

Applicant must be a Malaysian citizen.

No age restrictions.

Applicant must be:

·         Not working or do not have a stable income

·         Private sector employee

·         IPTS lecturer

Civil servants or statutory bodies by contract or permanent are not eligible to apply

Applicant did not receive any funding from any other parties

Possess the following academic qualifications:

·         Possess a Master’s Degree or equivalent recognised by the Government with CGPA 3.00-4.00 or equivalent, or

·         Possess a Master’s Degree or equivalent recognised by the Government with CGPA 2.75-2.99 or equivalent with at least 3 years of working experience in a relevant field, or

·         Possess a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent recognised by the Government with CGPA 3.50-4.00 or equivalent, or

·         Possess a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent recognised by the Government with CGPA 2.75-3.49 or equivalent and at least 5 years of working experience, or

·         Possess a professional qualification certificate that has been graded by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) as equivalent to a Master’s Degree, and

·         Fulfills the enrollment qualification into IPTs and has received a non-conditional offer letter by the IPT or has started studies in an IPT.

Specific Requirements

Unemployed or do not possess a stable income category:

·         Enrolled into a full-time programme in IPTA or IPTS, or

·         Enrolled into fields that are listed only, and

·         Must not receive any other forms of sponsorship from any other sponsors (except for study loan and graduate research assistant allowance)

Private sector employee category:

·         May enroll for full-time or part-time studies in IPTA and IPTS, or

·         Must enroll into the fields listed only, and

·         May receive study loans from other sponsors or additional funding from employers as long as the sponsorship is not a full scholarship

IPTS lecturer category:

·         May enroll for full-time or part-time studies in IPTA or IPTS, or

·         May enroll into the fields listed,

·         May receive study loans from other sponsors or additional funding from employers as long as the sponsorship is not a full scholarship

Place of study

  • All IPTAs
  • All private universities and Foreign Branch Campuses

Click HERE for the list of institutions

Preferred Discipline

Sponsored fields of study

All fields except for education

The only allowed education fields are:

  • S&T Education
  • Early Childhood Education /Pre-School
  • Special Education
  • Language Education
  • Co-curriculum Education
  • Art Education
  • Sports Science Education
  • Psychology Education
  • Guidance and Counseling Education
Amount

Sponsorship Categories

Unemployed or do not possess a stable income

  • Fees not more than RM24,000 (does not include deposit and accommodation)
  • Living allowance (Subject to terms and conditions)
  • Journal Assistance Allowance
  •  Thesis Allowance

Private sector employee

  • Fees not more than RM24,000 (does not include deposit and accommodation)
  •  Journal Assistance Allowance
  •  Thesis Allowance

IPTS lecturer

  • Fees not more than RM24,000 (does not include deposit and accommodation)
  • Journal Assistance Allowance
  • Thesis Allowance

*The duration of payment must not exceed 48 months or part of it if candidate has begun studies during application

**Subjected to remaining ceiling provisions fees

How to Apply

Applications are open throughout the year from the 1st of December 2010 until 2015

Applications must be made online through https://payloan.mohe.gov.my/MyBrain15/index2.php

For further instructions, refer HERE

Contact Info

Bahagian Biasiswa 
Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi Malaysia
Aras 2, No. 2, Menara 2, Jalan P5/6 Presint 5
Kompleks Kerajaan Persekutuan
62200 PUTRAJAYA

 

(u.p: Unit MyBrain15)

 

Hotline: 03-8888 1616
Emel: myphd@mohe.gov.my
URL: http://www.mohe.gov.my
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