Foundation in Business (FIB) Scholarships in Malaysia

1) What is Foundation in Business?

Foundation in Business (FIB) focuses on business-related topics that are related to various majors in Business. Most FIB courses are about 12 months long and you can enter this programme right after completing your SPM / O-Level.

FIB helps to prepare you so that you can move on quickly and smoothly into a Business-related degree at the same university. FIB programmes are typically graded based on a combination of coursework and final exams.

Besides that, FIB is one of the quickest paths to enter a Business-related degree and is most suited for students who are sure that they want a Business degree in the future.

2) What You Need To Know About FIB Scholarships

  • Most universities offer generous scholarships for FIB 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 FIB

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

FIB 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
AIMST University Scholarship - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver for students who pursue their foundation studies and continue their degree studies in AIMSTAlways 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
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation High Achiever's Scholarship (HAS) - Minimum of 7As & above at SPM
- Up to 35% tuition fee waiver
- Merit scholarship with no interview required
Always Open
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Family Discount - For students who have parents and siblings who are alumni of Heriot-Watt University
- 10% 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
22-May-17
21-Aug-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
The Star Education Fund 2017- Must excel in extra-curricular activities
- Open to students below the age of 25
30-Mar-17
Koon Yew Yin Scholarship - Open to students with a minimum of 6As in SPMAlways Open
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
MAHSA University Foundation Scholarship - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Open to students with a minimum of 5As in SPM or O-Level
31-Jul-17
SEGi High Achiever's Scholarship - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Merit scholarship with no interview required
Always Open
SEGi ACE Scholarship - Rebate of RM500 for every distinction receivedAlways Open
Swinburne Sarawak Academic Excellence Award (Foundation)- Up to RM12,000 tuition fee waiver
- At least 6As at SPM to qualify
- Additional fee waiver if you continue on with your degree
Second Friday after commencement of term
Swinburne Sarawak Outstanding Youth Award- Up to RM3,500
- For those who excel academically and/or active at co-curricular activities
- Requires a Letter of Recommendation from school principal
Second Friday after commencement of term
Swinburne Sarawak Principal Award- Up to RM3,500 per award
- For SPM/STPM leavers from selected secondary schools in East Malaysia
- Requires a Letter of Recommendation from school principal
Second Friday after commencement of term
Swinburne Sarawak Engagement Award- Up to 30% waiver for first year tuition fee
- For students who have won a competition organised by Swinburne Sarawak
Second Friday after commencement of term
Swinburne Sarawak Bumiputera Financial Scheme- Must be a Sarawakian Bumiputera
- Family income of not more than RM1,300 per dependent
- Must meet course entry requirements
Always Open
Yayasan Peneraju Pendidikan Bumiputera (Peneraju Tunas Potensi)- Open to Malaysian Bumiputeras only
- Household income must be less than RM3,000 per month
- At least 5As at SPM or 2As at STPM
- Sponsorship includes tuition fees, accommodation and living allowance
Always Open

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