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 Merit Scholarship- Minimum 3A+ 5As in SPM, ABB in A-Level, CGPA 3.55 in Foundation, or equivalent
- 100% scholarship
- Interview required
11-Dec-17 (Jan intake)
20-Feb-18 (Mar intake)
24-Jul-18 (Aug intake)
Taylor's University World Class Scholarship- Minimum 3A+ 5As in SPM, ABB in A-Level, CGPA 3.55 in Foundation, or equivalent
- 100% scholarship
- Interview required
11-Dec-17 (Jan intake)
20-Feb-18 (Mar intake)
24-Jul-18 (Aug intake)
Taylor's University Sports Scholarship- For talented sports students who have won competitions at state level and above
- Minimum 7A- in SPM, BCC in A-Level, CGPA 2.70 in Foundation, or equivalent
- 100% scholarship
- Interview required
11-Dec-17 (Jan intake)
20-Feb-18 (Mar intake)
24-Jul-18 (Aug intake)
Taylor's University Talent Scholarship- For students with special talents (e.g. music, social media influencer, etc.)
- Minimum 7A- in SPM, BCC in A-Level, CGPA 2.70 in Foundation, or equivalent
- 100% scholarship
- Interview required
11-Dec-17 (Jan intake)
20-Feb-18 (Mar intake)
24-Jul-18 (Aug intake)
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
- 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
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 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!