MTCP Malaysian Government Scholarship 2024 – Check Eligibility to Apply Online

The Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) Scholarship is a prestigious opportunity for high-potential graduates from MTCP recipient countries to pursue a Master’s degree in Malaysia. This scholarship not only covers tuition fees but also provides a range of allowances to support students throughout their studies. Here’s everything you need to know about applying for the MTCP Malaysian Scholarship 2024.

Who Can Apply for MTCP scholarships?

To be eligible for the MTCP Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Citizenship: Must be a citizen of one of the MTCP recipient countries.
  • Educational Intent: Intend to pursue full-time postgraduate studies (Master’s) in Malaysia.
  • Age: Not more than 45 years old at the time of application.
  • Academic Qualifications: Must have obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a minimum CGPA of 3.5 or equivalent at the undergraduate level.
  • English Proficiency: Must provide proof of English language proficiency through IELTS (minimum score 6) or TOEFL (minimum score 60), or an official letter stating English was the medium of instruction for their previous degree(s).
  • Health: Must have an excellent level of health certified by a doctor/physician. The cost of the medical check-up shall be borne by the applicant.
  • Admission: Must have received a valid admission offer from at least one Malaysian university (refer to the list of eligible universities).

Benefits of the MTCP Scholarship

The MTCP Scholarship offers extensive benefits to ensure students can focus on their studies without financial concerns:

  1. Tuition Fees: Fully covered by the scholarship.
  2. Monthly Allowances: RM3,500.00 per month, covering:
    • Cost of Living Allowance
    • Book Allowance
    • Tools Allowance
    • House Rental Allowance
    • Placement Allowance
    • Thesis Allowance
    • Travel Allowance
    • Practical Training Allowance
    • End of Study Allowance
    • Medical Allowance
    • Insurance Allowance
  3. Travel: One-off return economy-class airline ticket from the student’s closest international airport to Malaysia and back to their home country.
  4. Method of Payment: Allowances are paid by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia, through individual savings accounts. Scholars are advised to open a Malaysian bank account upon arrival.

Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for the MTCP Scholarship:

  1. Online Application: Submit your application through the online system at whereas you can read details about scholarship here (
  2. Required Documents: Ensure all documents are scanned and saved in PDF format. The documents include:
    • Completed application form (filled online).
    • Latest admission offer letter from a Malaysian university.
    • Two letters of recommendation.
    • Statement of Intent.
    • Certified copies of academic transcripts and proof of the university’s grading system.
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV).
    • Proof of English language proficiency.
    • Certified copy of passport with at least 18 months validity.
    • Medical examination report.
    • Vaccination proofs.

Areas of Study Available Under MTCP Malaysian Scholarship

Priority is given to the following areas:

  • Science, Technology, and Engineering (excluding nursing, medicine, and clinical pharmacy)
  • Economics, Finance, Management, and Banking
  • Social Science and Humanities
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • International Relations and Political Science
  • Agriculture and Aquaculture
  • Education

Applicants may choose any related course within these areas.

Selection Criteria: Applications are evaluated based on:

  • High-level academic and extra-curricular achievement.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and reading skills in English.

Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Zahira Bano

(Associate Editor) Zahira holds a PhD in Cosmetics Surgery and Pharma. She worked with Mashables and some other beauty and wellness blogs. She is also a well-known personality and educationist and has a large number of social following. She also writes on the female empowerment motivational topics in her leisure time. She is also a scholarship winner and mentor for students looking for studying abroad opportunities.

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