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Universiti Malaya Student Financial Aid Scheme

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APPLICATION CRITERIA

  1. This scheme is open to local and international postgraduate candidates enrolled in Masters (full research) or Doctorate programme at Universiti Malaya (UM).

  1. Applicants must have been offered as a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) by UM for a period of at least four (4) months for the applied semester (to apply for GRA, go to https://ra-recruitment.um.edu.my/)

  1. Applicants must not be sponsored by any federal/state/statutory body or any other organisation.

  1. Applicants must be free from any debt / outstanding fees with UM.

  1. Applicants must be within the Graduate on Time (GOT) period of candidature at the time of application, i.e.:

    • For Masters programmes     – 5th semester and below*
    • For Doctorate programmes  – 7th semester and below*

* The candidate’s Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) must still be active.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  1. Applications must be submitted online via maya.um.edu.my  http://maya.um.edu.my > Finance > Scholarship. Applications submitted in hard copy format will not be accepted.

  1. Applicants are required to upload their previous and latest Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) offer letter in the online application system. The GRA offer letter must have been issued by the Institute of Research Management & Services (IPPP), Universiti Malaya (https://umresearch.um.edu.my/).

  1. Incomplete applications will automatically be rejected.

ABOUT THE STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

  1. Successful applicants will receive a tuition fee waiver or discount for the applied semester based on the following rates:

No.

Stipend Amount Paid by

Research Grant (RM)

Fee Waiver / Discount Rate (%) 

1.

1,000 – 2,000

100

2.

2,001 – 2,500

80

3.

2,501 – 3,000

60

4.

3,001 – 3,500

40

5.

3,501 – 4,000

20

6.

4,001 and above

0

  1. The list of fees that are NOT waived under this scheme are:

    • Thesis Submission fee
    • Examination fee
    • Graduation fee
    • International Student fee (for international students only)

  1. Successful applicants will not be required to undertake any teaching workload.


Applicants are only allowed to submit their application once for a particular semester and must ensure that the online application form is duly completed together with the required supplementing documents. Incomplete applications or applications with fraudulent documents will be rejected and any appeal will not be entertained. Please take note that the decision on selection of candidates for this scheme is final.


Last Updated: 07/07/2020