In order to support more Malaysian students to study in the UK, the British Council, together with 9 UK universities, has launched the GREAT Scholarships 2020 – Malaysia campaign. With 9 taught postgraduate scholarships on offer, the total value of the scholarship scheme up to £100,000. This scholarship scheme will offer an exciting opportunity for Malaysian students wishing to get financial support to pursue postgraduate study in the UK. Students can apply for taught postgraduate courses in subjects including law, business, art and design, biosciences, IT and more at 9 institutions across the UK.

Steps for applicants: 

Step I:   Check your eligibility

  • Are you a Malaysian passport holder?
  • Do you plan to pursue taught postgraduate studies in the UK?
  • Is the course that you have applied for or are applying for starting in September 2020?

Step II: Browse listed universities/scholarships and click on specific items to access detailed information 

Step III: Apply for individual scholarships following the instructions given on individual universities’ scholarship webpages

Step IV: Successful scholars will be informed by individual universities on the results of their applications 

Step V: Funding of the scholarships will be issued to successful scholars by individual universities after registration

Universities offering scholarships:

University of Bristol

One (1) £10,000 Scholarship
All subjects

With over 6,500 international students from over 140 countries, the University of Bristol has one of the largest and most vibrant international communities in the UK. Founded in 1900, the University of Bristol is a Russell Group institution and is consistently listed as a top 20 university in the UK league tables. The University of Bristol is ranked 49th in the QS World University Rankings 2020, cementing its position as a global top 100 university.

Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust at the University of Cambridge

One (1) £20,000 Scholarship
All subjects, except MBA and MFin

Cambridge has attracted many of the very best minds since it was first established in 1209.  It comprises more than 20,000 students, including 7,500 graduate students (of whom about 50% are from outside the UK). The University and its 31 Colleges are spread throughout the city.  Masters courses are challenging.  But if you have the commitment, ability and motivation, you can expect great rewards - exhilarating intellectual satisfaction and a capability much sought after by employers in industry, academia and other sectors.

Durham University

One (1) £10,000 Scholarship
All subjects

A university with modern values but long traditions, Durham has been forward-looking since its establishment in 1832. A World Top 100 University (QS World Rankings 2020), Durham University's 25 departments offer over 200 undergraduate and 130 taught postgraduate programmes as well as many postgraduate research opportunities. 

University of Kent

One (1) £10,000 scholarship
All subjects

With an active Malaysian student society and over 200 Malaysian students, Kent offers high-quality teaching, world-leading research, stunning study locations in Canterbury, Medway and mainland Europe and a superb student experience. A wide range of globally recognised degrees available and outstanding student support, Kent offers a welcoming environment for students from over 140 countries. 

University of Leeds

One (1) £10,000 Scholarship
All subjects

The University of Leeds is one of the most prestigious universities in the UK and has been one of the most popular university choices for students from Malaysia for many years. 3rd in the UK for student experience (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018), the university is renowned for the quality of our learning, teaching and research. Located in the heart of a vibrant, affordable and student-friendly city, Leeds has over 33,000 students from 151 different countries and one of the widest ranges of degrees in the UK. 

The University of Manchester

One (1) £10,000 Scholarship
All MSc offered by any discipline within the Faculty of Science and Engineering

Part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, The University of Manchester enjoys an international reputation for pioneering research and innovation. Some of the world's most important achievements took place at Manchester. Our story is one of world firsts and brilliant discoveries, with 25 Nobel Prize winners having worked or studied here. Manchester will give you an experience that will prepare you for a lifetime of achievement.

Sheffield Hallam University

One (1) £10,000 Scholarship
All subjects

Sheffield Hallam is a welcoming community of students and staff from more than 120 countries. With more than 31,000 students, the university is among the largest universities in the UK. Sheffield Hallam University offers exceptional teaching across 700 programmes at foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree level. The university embed work experience and real-world case studies into our teaching, so you have many opportunities to put your learning into practice.

Staffordshire University

One (1) £10,000 Scholarship
All subjects

Staffordshire University has over 100 years of education heritage, dating back to 1914. It became North Staffordshire Polytechnic in 1970 and was granted university status in 1992. The City campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent and features excellent learning and teaching facilities, good transport links and stimulating social spaces. The University has Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education in Stafford and at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, with considerable investment in these specialist facilities. The institution’s first London campus, the Digital Institute London, will open in September 2019.

Ulster University

One (1) £10,000 Scholarship
All subjects

Welcome to Ulster – a university that places ambition at the heart of everything to create the most rewarding student experience possible. Ulster is Northern Ireland’s largest university, with four inspiring campuses located across the country. From teaching inspired by world-class research, to first class resources and facilities – we strive to ensure you excel in your chosen area of study.