Fully-funded Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme Scholarship: LAST CHANCE TO APPLY!

Application Deadline: 30 June 2023

The Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme Scholarship for International Students

The Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) Scholarship was established in 1980 as Malaysia’s commitment to South-South Cooperation through the sharing of Malaysia’s development experiences and expertise with other developing countries.

  • The objectives of the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme Scholarship are:
    1. To share experience with other developing countries;
    2. To strengthen bilateral ties with developing countries;
    3. To encourage and promote South-South Cooperation; and
    4. To encourage and promote technical cooperation within developing countries.

The Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme Scholarship is sponsored by the Malaysian government and is dedicated to international students from the developing world to pursue their postgraduate studies in Malaysia, whilst at the same time acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills that could contribute to the development of their home country. The duration of the award is between 24 to 36 months for Master’s Degree Programme.

The Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme Scholarship is open to eligible candidates from developing countries. The online application system will be made available from 23rd May 2023 until 30th June 2023.

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Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme Scholarship: WHO CAN APPLY

High potential and excellent graduates who:

1. are citizens of the MTCP recipient countries*; and
2. intend to pursue full-time postgraduate studies (Master’s) in Malaysia. *refer to the List of MTCP Recipient Countries in the FAQ section


1. All applications must be submitted through our online application system via the link

All the documents below are COMPULSORY and to be UPLOADED via online application (scanned and saved in PDF format):
a. Application form (to be filled in the online system);
b. Latest Admission Offer Letter from Malaysian Universities for academic intake 2023 (Please refer to List of Universities);
c. Letter of Recommendation from two (2) referees;
d. Statement of Intent;

e. A certified copy of Academic Transcript;
i. Record of all the courses taken throughout the degree programme must be reflected in the academic
ii. Applicants must submit transcripts of their undergraduate studies; and
iii. Applicants must submit an official document issued by the applicant’s alma mater describing
the university’s grade system. If an applicant’s transcript does not include information on CGPA, marks or score percentile, the documents must be certified.

f. Curriculum Vitae;
g. A certified copy of English Language Proficiency test result (TOEFL/ IELTS/ PTE/ CAE/ CPE/ MUET/ equivalent qualification) or an official letter from the previous institution declaring English as the medium of instruction used for the obtained degree(s);
h. A certified copy of Passport as evidence of nationality (minimum of 18 months validity);
i. Medical examination report; and
j. COVID-19 proof of vaccination.


1. Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme Scholarship applicants must COMPLY with the following
a. Not more than 45 years old at the time of application.
b. For Master’s Degree Programme, applicants should obtain a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a minimum CGPA of 3.5 or equivalent at the Undergraduate Degree level.
c. Proof of English Language Proficiency:
i. Scanned copy of the original proof of English Language Proficiency such as IELTS (minimum total
score 6) or TOEFL internet-based test (minimum total score of 60); or
ii. Has obtained a previous degree(s) with English used as the medium of instruction.

d. Has an excellent level of health certified by a doctor/physician. The cost of the medical check-up shall
be fully borne by the applicant.
e. Applicant must undertake full-time study for postgraduate programmes (Master’s Degree) at the selected Malaysian Universities (Please refer to List of Universities).3
f. Application is only open to applicants who have received a valid admission offer letter/s from at least one (1) university in Malaysia but have not yet started their postgraduate studies or those who have registered for no more than one semester for a Master’s Degree.

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