13 August 2013

MALAYSIAN COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS

COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP AND
FELLOWSHIP PLAN (CSFP)
The Malaysian Commonwealth Scholarship and
Fellowship Plan are awarded by the Malaysian
Government to the nominated students from
the Commonwealth countries to study at the
post-graduate level in Malaysia. This is a
Government to Government scheme without
any bond imposed by Malaysia. The awards for
Mastersdegree are between 12 to 24 months
depending on the courses. Awards for pursuing
PhD degree are for 3 years. The Awards are
only applicable for candidates pursuing full-
time degree programme in Malaysia.

ELIGIBLITY CRITERIA

To be eligible for COMMONWEALTH
SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP PLAN (CSFP),
applicants must fit the following criteria:-
a. Not be more than 45 years of age during
application.
b. Obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper
(Honours) or a CGPA of 3.5/4.0 at Bachelor
Degree Level for Masters Degree applicants
and for PhD candidates must possess CGPA
3.5/4.0 or very good result at Masters degree
level in a similar field of intended PhD study.
In addition, for post-doctoral programme, the
selection will be evaluated based on the
number of books produced, refereed/non
refereed journals, portfolio and patent
copyright. The Post-Doctoral candidate must
have excellent reputation in research and
possesses knowledge related to the research to
be carried out.
c. Took one of the following English Language
Proficiency Test not more than two years
before the date of application. The list of
tests and minimum scores required:
1. IELTS Academic Test with a score of at least
6.5; or
2. TOEFL paper-based test with a score of at least
580 or computer-based test with a score of at
least 230 or internet-based test with a score at
least 92.
d. In excellent health condition and certified by
a Certified Doctor/Medical Professional. The
cost of medical examination is to be borne by
the applicants
e. Wrote a proposal that is relevant to field of
studies.
f. Has applied for and gained admission to
postgraduate and post-doctoral studies in
Malaysia (conditional letters of offer will be
accepted at the time of application or has a
confirmation of acceptance or affiliation with
the universities in Malaysia).
VALUE OF SCHOLARSHIPS
Each scholarship consists of:-
a. Air tickets from recipient’s capital city to
Malaysia
b. An approved tuition fees
c. Monthly maintenance allowance
d. Annual grant for books and internal travel
e. Medical / Health Insurance
f. Installation and Termination grant
g. Thesis allowance
h. Visa
* The Government of Malaysia reserves the
rights to review the value of awards at any time
(and if such changes are made, the value of
scholarship will be changed and the effective
date will be informed to the successful
candidates).
PRIORITY STUDY AREAS
Field of studies is in the following priority
areas:
a. Science and Engineering
b. Agriculture and Fisheries
c. Economics and Islamic Finance
d. Information and Communication Technology
e. Biotechnology
f. Biosecurity and Food Safety
g. Infrastructure and Utility
h. Environmental Studies
i. Health not including nursing, medicine, clinical
pharmacy.
* Applicants may choose any related course
within the field/areas mentioned above

SELECTION CRITERIA

Applications will be considered according to the
following selection criteria:-
a. High-level academic achievement
b. The quality of the research proposal and its
potential contribution towards advancement of
technology and human well-being.
c. Excellent communication, writing and reading
skills in English Language

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Deadline 10th September