Foundation in Arts (FIA) Scholarships in Malaysia

1) What is Foundation in Arts?

Foundation in Arts (FIA) focuses mainly on topics related to humanities and arts, which typically leads you to a non-Science related degree. Most FIA programmes are about 12 months long and you can register for this course with your SPM / O-Level results.

FIA courses help prepare you well so that you can proceed quickly to a non-Science degree, usually at the same university. You will be graded based on a combination of coursework and examinations.

Other than that, FIA also offers lower entry requirement advantage to enter degree in certain universities.

2) What You Need To Know About FIA Scholarships

  • Most colleges / universities offer generous scholarships for FIA courses
  • Most scholarships are merit-based which don’t require interviews
  • Some even offer tuition fee waiver for both Foundation & Degree with your SPM results

3) List of Institutions & Scholarships for FIA

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

FIA scholarships are widely available. However, those offered by companies usually have a bond period which you’ll need to serve after you graduate so be extra cautious and make sure you read the terms & conditions before accepting any offers.

Name of ScholarshipKey HighlightsDeadline
HELP CEO Scholarship - Open to students who have actively participated in sports and extracurricular activities
Always 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
Koon Yew Yin Scholarship - Open to students with a minimum of 6As in SPMAlways Open
Kuok Foundation Berhad Scholarship - Up to RM27,000 study grant per annum
- Interview required
31-Mar-17
Monash Jeffrey Cheah Foundation -Monash Equity Scholarships - Open to Malaysian citizens and Permanent Residents only
- Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
23-Jun-17
Nottingham High Achievers Scholarship - Open to all students applying for foundation and undergraduate programmes
- Up to 25% tuition fee waiver
- Merit scholarship with no interview required
Always Open
Sunway College Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Scholarship - Only open to Malaysian citizens
- Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
31-Mar-17
Sunway College Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah Entrance Scholarship - Open to all students registered at Sunway College
- 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 World Class Scholarship- Minimum 8As at SPM for Foundation; ABB at A-Level for Degree
- Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Interview required
14-Apr-17
Taylor's University Community Scholarship- For students who require financial aid
- Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
22-May-17
UCSI University Trust Pre-U Scholarship - For new intake students only
- Merit scholarship with no interview required
30-Apr-17
UCSI University Trust Sports Bursary - For state or national athletes only
- Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
30-Apr-17
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 WritingAlways Open
The Star Education Fund 2017- Must excel in extra-curricular activities
- Open to students below the age of 25
30-Mar-17

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