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MTCP Scholarship 2024-2025 | The Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (Complete Guide)

Attention Scholars from Developing Countries! The Government of Malaysia Technical Cooperation Program (MTCP) is now open for the Academic year 2024-2025 intake.

The Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP Scholarship) is an initiative by the Malaysian Government to attract brilliant minds from citizens of Developing Countries to pursue Master's degree studies in Malaysia.

Interested graduates with outstanding academic and co-curricular backgrounds are welcome to apply for this scholarship to further their studies in leading Malaysian universities and higher education institutions with the opportunity to enjoy Malaysian hospitality and a world-class higher education experience.

In this blog post we present to you a complete guide to this excellent opportunity.


MTCP Scholarship Summary

Eligibility: The scholarship is open to citizens of developing countries - See the list of Recipient Countries of MTCP 2024 on this PDF Document (Annex I)

Study Level(s): Master's Degree

Funding: Fully-Funded+Monthly Stipend

Host Institutions: All Malaysian 20 public universities and 4 selected private universities as listed in this PDF Document are supported under MTCP (Annex II).

Duration: Maximum of 36 Months

Deadline: 14 July 2024


Scholarship Coverage

The MTCP Scholarship is fully funded that provides awardees with the following benefits:

  1. Tuition fees for the whole sponsorship period will be paid directly to the university upon issuance of invoice by the university

  2. Monthly allowance of RM3,500.00 per month will be paid directly to recipients Malaysian bank account

  3. One-off return economy class airline ticket from the student's closest international airport to Malaysia and back to the student's home country.


Areas of Study

Priority will be given to the following areas of study:

  • Science

  • Technology

  • Engineering

  • Mathematics

Other areas of study:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

  • Economics and Finance

  • Education

  • Environment;

  • International Relations and Political Science; and

  • Social Science and Humanities


Eligibility Criteria

To be considered, Applicants need to comply with the following criteria:

1). Age: Not more than 40 or 45 years old at the time of application

2). Academic Qualifications: Obtain a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a minimum

CGPA of 3.5 or equivalent at the Undergraduate Degree level

3). English Language Proficiency: A 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

  • Has obtained a previous degree(s) with English used as the medium of instruction

4). Health Condition: 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. (Download the Medical report form PDF here)


Application Documents and Procedure

Prepare the following set of Documents in scanned PDF format:

  1. Certified copy of the passport (with a minimum validity of 6 months);

  2. Certified copy of academic Transcripts of undergraduate studies

  3. Certified official document issued by the applicant's alma mater describing the institution's grade system if the applicant's transcript does not include information on CGPA, marks or score percentile.

  4. A certified copy of the English proficiency test result (IELTS/TOEFL) or official letter from the previous institution declaring English as the medium of instruction used for the obtained degree(s).

  5. Letter of Recommendation from two (2) referees (Download the form HERE)

  6. Latest Admission Offer Letter from Malaysian Universities for academic intake 2024 (see list of universities in this section)

  7. Curriculum Vitae

  8. Medical examination report (Form can be downloaded from HERE)

Application Guide

• Interested applicants may register and apply for MTCP Scholarship at:

• The system utilised for registration shall also be used for the entire application and selection procedure. Applicants may be required to log in to the system at different stages of the process to obtain updates on the status of their application or to provide supplementary documents.

Application Deadline: 14 July 2024

For Further info, Contact:

Phone: +603-8887 4658

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