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Khazanah Watan Scholarship Programme
Investing in Today’s Talent for Tomorrow’s Promise.
Programme Summary

Where To Study
Our approved universities in Malaysia
Study Level
University
Application Cycle
In March, yearly
(for Postgraduate studies)
In May / June, yearly
(for Foundation studies)
In July, yearly
(for Undergraduate studies)
Scholarship Coverage
Full
* Dates may be subject to change.
  • General Information
  • Eligibility
  • Subject Areas
  • Approved Universities
  • General Information
    The Khazanah Watan Scholarship is a prestigious award that offers opportunities for talented and high-achieving Malaysians to pursue Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies at selected leading local universities.

    The aim of the Khazanah Watan Scholarship Programme is two-fold:-

    • To train Malaysia's brightest talents to transform its GLCs into competitive business locally and internationally.
    • To encourage individuals with excellent academic credentials to lead and participate in research initiatives that will contribute to the advancement of the universities' reputation in research and innovation.
  • Eligibility
    1
    Possess strong leadership skills and active participation in extra-curricular, social or voluntary activities
    2
    Applicants must have a consistent and outstanding academic achievement record as follows:
    • Foundation Studies
      1
      Obtained a minimum of 8As (combination of A and A+) in the recent SPM examination or at least 8As in the recent IGCSE.
      2
      Obtained A or A+ in the following core subjects: Bahasa Melayu, English, History and Mathematics (only for SPM).
      3
      Not exceeding 18 years of age at the enrolment date for the foundation studies.
    • Undergraduate (Bachelor's Degree)
      1
      Obtained admission to pursue studies (conditional offer can be considered) or currently in the first year of a Bachelor’s Degree programme at any of the Yayasan Khazanah’s approved list of universities.
      2

      Obtained a minimum of:

      • 3As for STPM; or
      • "Jayyid Jidan" for STAM; or
      • 3As for GCE A-Level Programme; or
      • CGPA 3.50 / 4.00 for Pre-university or Diploma or Foundation or Matriculation Programme; or
      • 35 points for International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme
      3
      Obtained a minimum of 3.50 / 4.00 in semester exam for those who are currently in the first year of a Bachelor’s Degree programme at any of our approved list of universities.
      4
      Not exceeding 21 years of age as at the enrolment date for the Bachelor’s Degree Programme.
    • Master's Degree
      1
      Obtained admission at Yayasan Khazanah’s approved universities in Malaysia (conditional offer can be considered). Those who have applied to the universities but have yet to receive admission are also eligible to apply. In the event that no offer of admission from the university is received during our selection process, please be aware that the scholarship offer will become null and void.
      2
      Obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper Division (UK and Australia University) or where there is a point system, obtained a minimum CGPA of 3.50 for Bachelor's Degree
      3
      Not exceeding 40 years of age as at the enrolment date for the Master's degree
    • PhD
      1
      Obtained admission to pursue studies or currently in the first year of a Doctoral Degree programme at Yayasan Khazanah’s approved universities in Malaysia (Conditional offer can be considered). Those who have applied to the universities but have yet to receive admission are also eligible to apply. In the event that no offer of admission from the university is received during our selection process, please be aware that the scholarship offer will become null and void.
      2
      Obtained a Master Degree with a distinction or a minimum CGPA 3.50 / 4.00 or 'A' grade average and/or excellent examiners' report if the Master Degree is by research
      3
      Obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper Division (UK and Australia University) or where there is a point system, obtained a minimum CGPA of 3.50 for Bachelor's Degree
      4
      Not exceeding 40 years of age as at the enrolment date for the Doctorate programme
  • Subject Areas
    Arts & Humanities
    • ["Archaeology", "Architecture / Built Environment", "Art & Design", "Classics & Ancient History", "English Language & Literature", "History", "Linguistics", "Modern Languages", "Performing Arts", "Philosophy", "Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies"]
    Engineering & Technology
    • ["Computer Science", "Engineering - Mechanical", "Engineering - Civil & Structural", "Engineering - Electrical & Electronic", "Engineering - Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing"]
    Life Sciences
    • ["Agriculture", "Anatomy & Physiology", "Biological Science", "Pharmacy & Pharmacology", "Science"]
    Natural Sciences
    • ["Chemistry", "Earth & Marine Sciences", "Environmental Sciences", "Geography", "Geophysics", "Material Sciences", "Mathematics", "Physics"]
    Social Sciences & Management
    • ["Accounting & Finance", "Anthropology", "Business & Management Studies", "Communication & Media Studies", "Development Studies", "Economics & Econometrics", "Education", "Hospitality & Leisure Management", "Law", "Library & Information Management", "Politics", "Social Policy & Administration", "Sociology", "Sports-Related Subjects", "Statistics & Operational Research"]
  • Approved Universities
    International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance, Malaysia
    UiTM, Malaysia
    Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia, Malaysia
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
    Universiti Multimedia, Malaysia
    Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
    Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
    Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
    Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia
    Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
    University Malaya, Malaysia

    * For UiTM, only courses under the Social Science & Management field.
    * For Universiti Utara Malaysia, only for courses offered by College of Business and College of Law, Government & International Studies.

    * Applicants need to apply directly to the universities.
    * Please note that universities other than the above will not be considered.

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