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
Khazanah Global Scholarship Programme - Open to students have a minimum of 8As in SPM
- Interview required
- Students will be bonded to the organisation upon graduation
HELP CEO Scholarship - Open to students who have actively participated in sports and extracurricular activities
Always Open
HELP Distinction Award - Open to newly enrolled studentsAlways Open
HELP Merit Award - Open to all students who resume their 2nd/3rd year in HELPAlways Open
HELP-Chinese Independent Schools Scholarship - Open to students who sat for UEC in 2015
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 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
Kuok Foundation Berhad Scholarship - Up to RM27,000 study grant per annum
- Interview required
Taylor's University Community Scholarship- For students who require financial aid
- Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship - Interview required
- Minimum CGPA 3.50 to apply
University of Reading Malaysia High Achievers Scholarship - Up to 30% tuition fee waiver for 1st year students
- Merit scholarship with no interview required
Always Open
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

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