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
Maybank Foundation Scholarship Award - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Scholarship includes living allowances
- Willing to serve the Maybank for a specified period upon graduation
20-Mar-17
HELP Distinction Award (ADP) - Up to RM14,000 tuition fee waiver
- Partial scholarship up to RM5,000 for continuing students
Always Open
INTI-Laureate Merit Scholarship - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Merit scholarship with no interview required
Always Open
INTI Leadership X-cellence Scholarship - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Must have strong record of leadership and participate in extra-curricular activities
- Student must show proof of financial need
- Interview required
Always Open
INTI Sports X-cellence Scholarship - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Open to state or national players of any sport
- Interview required
Always Open
INTI Chairman Award - Up to 20% tuition fee waiver
- Only for Bumiputera Malaysians
Always Open
Teo Soo Pin Scholarship - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Interview required
30-Apr-17
30-Aug-17
KDU High Achievers Scholarship - Up to 50% tuition fee waiver
- Interview required
30-Apr-17
30-Aug-17
KDU Driving Dreams Scholarship - Up to 50% tuition fee waiver
- For students who have outstanding sports achievement at state and national levels
30-Apr-17
30-Aug-17
KDU Vice Chancellor Scholarship - 50% tuition fee waiver on subsequent semesters
- Current students who achieve CGPA greater than or equivalent to 3.75 score after one year of study in KDU
30-Jul-17
Sunway College Jeffrey Cheah Entrance Scholarship (ADTP) - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver for first 30 credit hours2 weeks after the commencement date of programme
Methodist College Merit Scholarship - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- First-come-first-served basis
Always Open
Taylor's University Merit Scholarship- Minimum 3A+ 5As in SPM, ABB in A-Level, CGPA 3.55 in Foundation, or equivalent
- 100% scholarship
- Interview required
11-Dec-17 (Jan intake)
20-Feb-18 (Mar intake)
24-Jul-18 (Aug intake)
Taylor's University World Class Scholarship- Minimum 3A+ 5As in SPM, ABB in A-Level, CGPA 3.55 in Foundation, or equivalent
- 100% scholarship
- Interview required
11-Dec-17 (Jan intake)
20-Feb-18 (Mar intake)
24-Jul-18 (Aug intake)
Taylor's University Sports Scholarship- For talented sports students who have won competitions at state level and above
- Minimum 7A- in SPM, BCC in A-Level, CGPA 2.70 in Foundation, or equivalent
- 100% scholarship
- Interview required
11-Dec-17 (Jan intake)
20-Feb-18 (Mar intake)
24-Jul-18 (Aug intake)
Taylor's University Talent Scholarship- For students with special talents (e.g. music, social media influencer, etc.)
- Minimum 7A- in SPM, BCC in A-Level, CGPA 2.70 in Foundation, or equivalent
- 100% scholarship
- Interview required
11-Dec-17 (Jan intake)
20-Feb-18 (Mar intake)
24-Jul-18 (Aug intake)
Bank Negara Malaysia Kijang Scholarships - Open to straight A+ SPM students only22-Mar-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!