Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Fulbright Malaysian Graduate Study & Research Program

Thanks to my loyal anonymous blog contributor for the Fulbright Malaysian Graduate Study & Research Program




Application deadline: July 31, 2010

The Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) is pleased to announce its annual competition for grants under the Fulbright Program for graduate level study (Masters or Ph.D. degrees) and research in the United States for 2011-2012 academic year. Grants under the Malaysian Fulbright student program will be administered as either degree or non-degree grants (Dissertation Research), depending on whether the applicant is seeking to complete coursework or research toward his/her degree program at a Malaysian university or is seeking to obtain a degree from an American institution.




All grants are for periods of one academic year. Degree-track grants may be renewed for a second year. Please note that grant renewals are recommended for approval by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarships Board on a case-by-case basis and are not automatically renewable.




Awards will be partial grants or otherwise require cost-sharing from the candidate's home institution, scholarships or other funding from the admitting university or from personal resources.  While awards may be full grants, the category and amount of any specific award will be based upon available funding and other criteria as determined by the Academic committee during the selection process. All decisions regarding category and amount of grant shall be final. Similarly, the amount of renewal funding shall be contingent upon financial circumstances affecting the Commission. For graduate degree grants, efforts will be made to retain funding levels from the first to the second year. However, students should not assume this will take place.



Institute of International Education (IIE) will assist applicants in securing placement at a regionally accredited U.S. university and applicants should be accepted by June 1st, 2011.




Preference will be given to those proposals which are consistent with MACEE's overall thematic approach for Fulbright awards, emphasizing these 5 general areas of study:

  • American Studies
  • Malaysian Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Comparative Religion
  • Economics and Technology Transfer
  • Issues in Contemporary Society
  • International Relations

However, students applying for any other field of study than those mentioned above are encouraged to apply, as all highly qualified applicants will be considered.  Students applying for MBA should take note that preferences are given to other fields of study.



To be considered for selection under this program, students shall:

  1. Possess Malaysian citizenship.
  2. Be no more than 35 years of age at the time of application.
  3. Be in good health.
  4. Have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree with Honors (hons.) and cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or its equivalent
  5. Must have a TOEFL score of at least 100 (internet based test) on a test taken no more than two years prior to the time of application (note: certain fields and/or institutions may require a higher score).
  6. Must have a GMAT, GRE, GRE subject test with minimum score as required by the institution of your choice.  Please check with programs or universities that you are planning to apply about the required test.
  7. Be prepared to return to Malaysia immediately upon completion of study.
  8. Be available for interview in Kuala Lumpur.

The Following Individuals Are Not Eligible.

  1. Individuals who are or have already been enrolled in a graduate degree program at an American university and who seek nomination in order to complete said program.
  2. Individuals who seek nomination in order to complete a second masters degree or doctoral degree.
  3. Individuals who intend to pursue internship, residency or research at a U.S. school of medicine, nursing, dentistry or veterinary medicine.
  4. Individuals who are working or currently studying in USA. To be eligible, applicants MUST have returned to Malaysia at least ONE year before the announcement date (March 1st, 2010) for this award.



  1. Students can download the application form here.

  2. Please mail 4 sets of your application by July 31, 2010 to:
    Fulbright Malaysian Graduate Study and Research Program
    18th Floor, Menara Yayasan Tun Razak
    200 Jalan Bukit Bintang
    55100 Kuala Lumpur

    A complete application includes:
    1. 4 copies of application form.
    2. 4 certified true copies of university transcript(s) for all years of academic study.
    3. 4 certified true copies of degree certificates from all institutions attended.
    4. 4 certified true copies of TOEFL/GMAT/GRE score reports.
    5. 3 letters of reference (one should be from a teacher under whom you have studied).   Letter of reference is confidential, it must be in a sealed envelope and printed on a letterhead.
    6. 4 photographs.
    7. Most universities will require that all graduate students (regardless of field of study) included a thesis abstract or research paper (translated into English) that was completed during previous university-level studies. (Please attach 4 copies).

  3. Students are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to meet an educational advisor at MACEE for admission information into American Universities.

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