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 - Open to SPM holders only
- Up to RM4,000 tuition fee waiver (FIS)
- Full Scholarship upon meeting entry qualification (FIB, FIS, Diploma in Nursing)
Always Open
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
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
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
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
Manipal International University Merit Scholarship - Open to domestic students only
- Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
Always Open
Monash Jeffrey Cheah Foundation -Monash Equity Scholarships - Open to Malaysian citizens and Permanent Residents only
- Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
23-Jun-17
Nilai University Enrichment For Life Scholarship - Open to students who held leadership positions in clubs and societies
- Up to 15% tuition fee waiver
Always Open
Nilai University Extra-Curriculum Excellence Award - Open to students who participate in state or national level sporting events
- Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
Always Open
Nilai University High Achiever Scholarship - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Interview required
Always Open
Nilai University Merit Scholarship - Up to 25% tuition fee waiver and 255 accommodation fee waiver
- Merit scholarship with no interview required
Always 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
Penang Future Foundation Scholarship - Priority given to Penang students
- Up to RM100,000 tuition fee waiver
- Interview required
18-Jun-17
University of Southampton Engineering Foundation Year Scholarship - Open to all students who apply for their Engineering Foundation Year programme
- Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
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
Swinburne DVC Academic Excellence Award - Student must achieve all HD units
- Up to RM2,000 tuition fee waiver
Always Open
Swinburne Sarawak Academic Excellence Award - Students are awarded based on actual results
- Merit scholarship with no interview required
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
Petronas Education Sponsorship Programme- Open to students who want to pursue their studies at Universiti Teknologi Petronas or overseas
- Open to students with strong leadership skills and active in extra-curricular activities
22-Mar-17

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!