American Degree Program (ADP) Scholarships in Malaysia

1) What is American Degree Program (ADP)?

American Degree Program (ADP) is a direct entry into university level after SPM / O-Level and unlike other Pre-University programmes, enrolling into ADP means that you’re already pursuing your degree.

ADP programmes are 4 years long and they have a credit-transfer option where you can finish your studies overseas after studying anywhere between 1-3 years in Malaysia.

Besides that, ADP is extremely flexible compared to other degrees and they give you exposure to different subjects beyond your chosen field of study.

2) What You Need To Know About ADP Scholarships

  • Some company scholarships cover the entire term of your study including the term in overseas universities
  • Most scholarships are offered by the colleges/universities itself

3) List of Institutions & Scholarships for ADP

Here is a comprehensive list of all the available ADP scholarships offered by institutions, companies, GLCs and associations in Malaysia, and how you can apply for them.

ADP scholarships are mostly merit-based and open throughout the year. However, some close soon after SPM results are released.

Name of ScholarshipKey HighlightsDeadline
Bank Negara Malaysia Kijang Scholarships - Open to straight A+ SPM students only22-Mar-17
HELP CEO Scholarship - Open to students who have actively participated in sports and extracurricular activities
Always Open
HELP Distinction Award - Open to newly enrolled studentsAlways Open
HELP Merit Award - Open to all students who resume their 2nd/3rd year in HELPAlways Open
HELP STEM Scholarship - Open to students who excel in Math, English and Science subjects
- Up to RM4,000 tuition fee waiver
Always Open
INTI Chairman Award - Open to Bumiputera citizens only
- Up to 20% tuition fee waiver
Always Open
INTI Leadership X-Cellence Scholarship - Open to students with who are active in extracurricular activities or have special talents
- Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
Always Open
INTI Sport X-Cellence Scholarship - Open to students who participate in state or national level sporting events
- Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
Always Open
INTI-Laureate Merit Scholarship - Up to 100% tuition fee waiverAlways Open
KDU High Achievers Scholarship - Open to Malaysian citizens only
- Up to 50% tuition fee waiver
30-Apr-17
KDU Pre-University Scholarship - Open to students with outstanding sports achievements
- Up to 50% tuition fee waiver
30-Apr-17
KDU Teo Soo Pin Scholarship - Open to all KDU students based in KL
- Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
30-Apr-17
MCKL Merit Scholarship - Up to 100% tuition fee waiverAlways Open
Nilai University Enrichment For Life Scholarship - Open to students who held leadership positions in clubs and societies
- Up to 15% tuition fee waiver
Always Open
Nilai University Extra-Curriculum Excellence Award - Open to students who participate in state or national level sporting events
- Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
Always Open
Nilai University High Achiever Scholarship - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Interview required
Always Open
Nilai University Merit Scholarship - Up to 25% tuition fee waiver and 255 accommodation fee waiver
- Merit scholarship with no interview required
Always Open
Sunway University Jeffrey Cheah Entrance Scholarship - Open to all students registered at Sunway University
- Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
Always Open
Taylor's University Talent & Leadership Scholarship- For students who have participated in competitions and are talented in music, art, theatre, etc.
- Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Interview is required
30-Apr-17
Taylor's University Community Scholarship- For students who require financial aid
- Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
22-May-17

Already decided on ADP but not sure which college to go to? Check out our ADP college comparison table and you’ll have a much easier time picking your dream college!