Foundation in Science (FIS) Scholarships in Malaysia

1) What is Foundation in Science?

Foundation in Science (FIS) is a straightforward path to a Science-related degree. You can join this programme immediately after your SPM / O-Level and it usually spans over 12 months long.

FIS programmes are typically graded based on a combination of coursework and final exams.

Besides that, FIS programmes give you a head start on learning subjects related to your degree. It also offers lower entry requirement advantage to enter degree in certain universities.

2) What You Need To Know About FIS Scholarships

  • Many institutions and companies offer scholarships for FIS
  • 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 FIS

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

There are many Foundation in Science scholarships available. However, be extra cautious as some offered by companies may have a bond period included which you’ll need to serve after you graduate.

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
HELP Distinction Award (FIA & FIS) - Up to RM13,000 tuition fee waiverAlways 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
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
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
UCSI University Trust Scholarship - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- For new intake students only
- Merit scholarship with no interview required
5-Aug-17
UCSI University Trust Pre-U Scholarship - Up to RM18,000 tuition fee waiver
- For new intake students only
- Merit scholarship with no interview required
26-Aug-17
UCSI University Trust Sports Bursary - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- For state or national athletes only
26-Aug-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

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