Scholarships and financial aid


If you’re looking for scholarships or financial aid to fund your study in the USA, you may find the following list helpful. MABECS Global education advisors have carefully curated this list to include only scholarships that are applicable for Malaysian students. Take note that every scholarship may have different eligibility requirements.

1. Scholarships offered by US universities

For private institutions, a limited number of scholarships and financial aid packages are usually available for international students.

Each scholarship and financial aid package have specific criteria to be met, and eligibility is examined on a case-by-case basis for students who have submitted a complete application. Students may also be eligible for loans offered in their home country.

A limited number of scholarships are available to assist motivated applicants with their hospitality studies.

These scholarships vary in amount and duration. Eligibility is examined on a case-by-case basis for those students who have submitted a complete application. Here is an example of a university-offered scholarship for Malaysians:

The Freeman Asian Scholarship Programme – Malaysian students who are in their second year of STPM studies at the time of application may apply for this scholarship (SPM results are not sufficient to apply). Only students applying for need-based financial aid and have demonstrated need will be considered.

To find out more scholarships offered by US universities, contact a MABECS Global education advisor today (contact details at the end of this article).

2. Scholarships offered at events/education fairs

Some US university representatives may have the authority to confer scholarships at their education fairs or open days. Contact a MABECS Global education advisor to find out if such events are happening soon (contact details at the end of this article).

3. Other scholarships

  1. East-West Center Scholarships and Fellowships – Scholarships to study in the US within selected institutions, including graduate degrees for international students from the Asia-Pacific region.
  2. Fulbright Foreign Student Program – The Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) provides a number of grants under various program categories to Malaysians to conduct research, teach, or study in the US Visit the link to view the latest list of grants available.

4. MABECS Global scholarships directory

MABECS Global has an internal tool that helps students connect with suitable US universities with potential scholarships. Contact a MABECS Global education advisor to gain access to this tool (contact details at the end of this article).

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