Psychology Scholarships in Malaysia

1) What is Psychology?

A Psychology degree is the study of the human mind and behaviour to understand why people choose to do what they do and their behaviours.

A degree in Psychology usually takes 3 years long but in order to be a Psychologist you’ll need to obtain at least a Masters in a specialised field of Psychology.

Besides that, if you have a deep fascination for the human mind and you’re interested in learning how the mind functions then this is the right course for you. You’ll also have wide career options and opportunities as Psychology is useful in various job settings.

2) What You Need To Know About Psychology Scholarships

  • Scholarships are usually offered by institutions providing the course
  • Most are merit-based with no interview required

3) List of Institutions & Scholarships for Psychology

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

Scholarships for Psychology degrees are usually offered by institution itself. Most are merit-based and require your actual results in order to be offered the scholarship.

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
Gamuda Scholarship - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Students must how proof of financial need
- Willing to serve the Gamuda Group for a specified period upon graduation
11-Apr-17
Hong Leong Foundation Scholarship - Open to Malaysian citizens only1-Jun-17
Maybank Foundation Scholarship Award - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Scholarship includes living allowances
- Willing to serve the Maybank for a specified period upon graduation
20-Mar-17
Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship - Interview required
- Minimum CGPA 3.50 to apply
17-Apr-17
HELP Distinction Award (Psychology) - Up to RM12,250 tuition fee waiver
- Partial scholarship up to RM10,160 for continuing students
Always Open
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 Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Scholarship - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Includes general fees as well (except refundable deposit)
31-Mar-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
Sunway University CIS-ECA Scholarship - Up to RM20,000 tuition fee waiver
- Open to UEC candidates in 2016
- Obtain excellent results in the Senior Middle III (UEC)
Always Open
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Undergraduate High Achiever's Scholarship (HAS) - Minimum AAB at A-Level / STPM or ATAR 85
- 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 Community Scholarship- For students who require financial aid
- Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
22-May-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
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
UCSI Tan Sri Ahmad Razali Merit Scholarship Award - Open to students who participate actively in extracurricular activities and have received outstanding recognition due to notable achievement
- Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
5-Aug-17
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 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
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
Yayasan Sime Darby Pre-University Scholarship - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Students are bonded to the organisation upon graduation
31-Mar-17
Khazanah Global Scholarship Programme - Minimum of 8As in SPM
- Interview required
- Students will be bonded upon graduation
31-Mar-17
Nottingham Dean's Excellence Scholarship - Up to 25% tuition fee waiver
- Awarded to top achieving students at the end of each academic year
Always Open
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
Monash Equity Scholarship - Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
- Allowance given for accommodation as well
- Interview required
23-Jun-17

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