Early Childhood Education Scholarships in Malaysia

1) What is Early Childhood Education?

Early Childhood Education (ECE) is the education of infants, toddlers and young children through the development of a child’s cognitive and learning skill, motor skills and social-emotional growth.

ECE degrees are generally 3 years long and usually include a semester of internship or practical training for you to experience hands-on working with children at childcare centres as well as preschools / kindergartens.

Besides that, ECE is suitable for you if you love being around children and you understand the importance of helping young minds develop.

2) What You Need To Know About Early Childhood Education Scholarships

  • Scholarships are usually offered by institutions providing the course
  • Most are merit-based with no interview required
  • Many companies offer scholarships for this course

3) List of Institutions & Scholarships for Early Childhood Education

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

Scholarships for ECE provided by institutions are not common due to the low number of course providers in the country. However many private companies are open to providing scholarships for this degree.

Name of ScholarshipKey HighlightsDeadline
Sun-MAPCU Education Fund - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Must be active in co-curricular activites
Always Open
Kuok Foundation Berhad Scholarship - Up to RM15,000 study grant per annum
- Interview required
Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship - Interview required
- Minimum CGPA 3.50 to apply
UTAR Scholarships for Top Achievers - Minimum of 7As & above for SPM
- Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Merit scholarship with no interview required
Always Open
UTAR Sport & Talent Scholarship - For students with proven track record in Sports, Music, Art, Theatre and Writing2 weeks after the start of the semester
The Star Education Fund 2017- Must excel in extra-curricular activities
- Open to students below the age of 25
SEGi High Achiever's Scholarship - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Merit scholarship with no interview required
- At least CGPA of 3.70 and above
Always Open
SEGi ACE Scholarship - Rebate of RM500 for every distinction receivedAlways Open
SEGi Sports Scholarship - Up to 50% rebate on tuition fees
- Students must represent SEGi College or University in MAPCU games
Always Open

Interested in Early Childhood Education but not too sure on how it works? Check out our comprehensive guide to studying Early Childhood Education in Malaysia!