TESL Scholarships in Malaysia

1) What is TESL?

TESL is a teaching qualification that you enables you to teach English in countries that use English as a medium of communication, apart from their native languages. In Malaysia, a TESL qualification grants you the eligibility to teach English, as a second language after Bahasa Malaysia, in both private and government schools.

TESL degrees are usually approximately 3-4 years long, or just 2 to 2.5 years if you took the Diploma route.

TESL courses typically grant you with a list of essential skills which are well sought after in various fields. Some examples of skills that you will acquire through a TESL programme are communication, interpersonal, leadership, project planning, organisational, creative problem solving and even decision making skills.

2) What You Need To Know About TESL Scholarships

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

3) List of Institutions & Scholarships for TESL

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

TESL scholarships are usually provided by the institution and many companies provide scholarship for this course as well. Companies that offer the scholarship usually include a bond period which you must serve after you graduate.

Name of ScholarshipKey HighlightsDeadline
Kuok Foundation Berhad Scholarship - Up to RM15,000 study grant per annum
- Interview required
31-Mar-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
Biasiswa Sarawak Tunku Abdul Rahman- Priority given to Sarawakians
Always Open

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