Mass Communication Scholarships in Malaysia

1) What is Mass Communication?

Mass Communication is the study of delivering information to as many people as possible at the same time through the use of newspapers, magazines, radio, advertisements and online channels.

Mass Communication degrees are generally 3 years long and the fields that are usually covered are Advertising, Broadcasting, Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing.

Besides that, you’ll be able to gain communication and creative thinking skills as you will be groomed to voice your opinions. You will also find yourself working in an industry which has a fun and creative culture where you’ll get to express yourself and unleash all the crazy ideas in your head.

2) What You Need To Know About Mass Communication Scholarships

  • Scholarships are usually offered by institutions providing the course
  • Most are merit-based with no interview required
  • Some companies offer scholarship for this course

3) List of Institutions & Scholarships for Mass Communication

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

Mass Communication scholarships are generally provided by the institutions that provide the course. Most are merit-based and require your actual SPM / O-Level results.

Name of ScholarshipKey HighlightsDeadline
Sun-MAPCU Education Fund - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Must be active in co-curricular activites
Always Open
Kuok Foundation Berhad Scholarship - Up to RM15,000 study grant per annum
- Interview required
31-Mar-17
Yayasan Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng Scholarship - Up to RM200,000 tuition fee waiver
- Open to students who have obtained admission into the first or second year of undergraduate study
- Willing to serve the IOI Group for a specified period upon graduation
31-Jul-17
Hong Leong Foundation Scholarship - Open to Malaysian citizens only1-Jun-17
Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship - Interview required
- Minimum CGPA 3.50 to apply
17-Apr-17
HELP Distinction Award (Communication) - Up to RM11,700 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 Tertiary Scholarship - Up to RM12,000 tuition fee waiver per yearAlways 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 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
KDU High Achievers Tertiary Scholarship - Up to 50% tuition fee waiver
- Interview required
30-Apr-17
30-Aug-17
KDU Vice Chancellor Scholarship - 50% tuition fee waiver on subsequent semesters
- Current students who achieve CGPA greater than or equivalent to 3.75 score after one year of study in KDU
30-Jul-17
KDU Merit Award - RM2,000 tuition fee waiver in subsequent semester
- Awarded to existing KDU students who have accumulated a minimum CGPA of 3.75 in the latest semester
30-Jul-17
Sunway University College Jeffrey Cheah Entrance Scholarship (Degree) - Up to RM11,000 tuition fee waiver a year2 weeks after the commencement date of programme
Sunway University College Jeffrey Cheah Continuing Scholarship - Up to RM16,000 tuition fee waiver a year
- Offered to Sunway students progressing to undergraduate programmes in Sunway University
2 weeks after the commencement date of programme
The Chancellors Scholarship of Sunway University & Lancaster University - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Includes a 2 weeks visit to Lancaster Universty, UK
1-Aug-17
Sunway University Sports Scholarship - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Interview required
28-Feb-17
31-May-17
29-Sep-17
Sunway Music Talent Scholarship - Must have background in music (Minimum Grade 6 or played in school band)
- Must submit video clip
- Audition required
28-Feb-2017
31-May-2017
29-Sep-2017
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 Tan Sri Dr Lim Goh Tong Scholarship - Minimum of 4As for A-Level / STPM or 5As for Australian Matriculation
- For students with financial needs only
Always Open
UTAR UEC Scholarship - Minimum of 5Bs in UEC
- Active participation in extra-curricular activites
12-May-17
The Star Education Fund 2017- Must excel in extra-curricular activities
- Open to students below the age of 25
30-Mar-17
Khazanah Global Scholarship Programme - Minimum of 8As in SPM
- Interview required
- Students will be bonded upon graduation
31-Mar-17
IACT Creative Talent Award 2017- Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Submission of portfolio is required
31-Jan-17
Yayasan Bank Rakyat Scholarship - Open to underprivileged Malaysians only
- Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
1-May-17
Astro 2017 Scholarship Award - Willing to serve the Astro Group for a specified period upon graduation
3-May-17
Great Eastern Supremacy Scholarship Award 2017 - Up to RM25,000 tuition fee waiver per year
- Willing to serve the Great Eastern Group for a specified period upon graduation
31-Mar-17
First City UC Merit Scholarship - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Merit scholarship with no interview required
Always Open
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
Monash Equity Scholarship - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Allowance given for accommodation as well
- Interview required
23-Jun-17
Monash High Achiever Award - Up to RM5,000 waiver per semester
- Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress
14-Jul-17

Interested in Mass Communication but not too sure on how it works? Check out our comprehensive guide to studying Mass Communication in Malaysia!