Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme, (MTCP) Scholarship ,International Students

Malaysian Government is offering Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) scholarships for international students to study postgraduate program in Malaysia. This is a Government-to-Government basis without any bond imposed by Malaysia. The scholarship is available  The duration of the award is 36 months for PhD and between 12 to 24 months for Master’s Programme. Deadline for application is March 31, 2013.

Study Subject(s): Field of studies is in the following priority areas: science and engineering, agriculture and fisheries, economics and Islamic finance, information and communication technology, biotechnology, biosecurity and food safety, infrastructure and utility, environmental studies, health not including nursing, medicine and clinical pharmacy. Applicants may choose any related course within these mentioned field/areas.
Course Level: The scholarship is available for pursuing postgraduate degree.
Scholarship Provider: Malaysian Government
Scholarship can be taken at: Malaysia

Eligibility: To be eligible for MTCP, applicants must fit the following criteria:-
-Not be more than 45 years of age during application.
-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.
-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: IELTS Academic Test with a score of at least 6.5; or 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.
-In excellent health condition and certified by a Certified Doctor/Medical Professional. The cost of medical examination is to be borne by the applicants
Wrote a proposal that is relevant to the needs and interests of Malaysia (research-based programme only)
-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).

Scholarship Open for International Students: The international students can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The MTCP scholarship for Postgraduate studies provides opportunities for students to pursue advanced



academic study in Malaysia. This scholarship is a Government-to-Government basis, without any bond imposed by Malaysia. Scholarships are intended for promising candidates who may be expected to make a significant contribution to their own countries on their return from Malaysia. The duration of the award is 36 months for PhD and between 12 to 24 months for Masters Programme.

Duration of award(s): The duration of the award is 36 months for PhD and between 12 to 24 months for Masters Programme.

What does it cover? Each scholarship consists of:-
-Air tickets from recipient’s capital city to Malaysia
-An approved tuition fees
-Monthly maintenance allowance
-Annual grant for books and internal travel
-Medical / Health Insurance
-Installation and Termination grant
-Thesis allowance
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).

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

How to Apply: All applications should be made online through Ministry of Higher Education’s website.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Deadline for application is March 31, 2013.

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