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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Fulbright Malaysian Graduate Study and Research Scholarship

The Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) is pleased to announce its annual competition for grants under the Fulbright Scholarship for graduate level study (Masters or Ph.D. degrees) and research in the United States for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Grants under the Malaysian Fulbright student scholarship will be administered as either degreeor 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.

Fulbright Malaysian Graduate Study and Research Scholarship 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.

Scholarship Name
Fulbright Malaysian Graduate Study and Research Scholarship

Field Of Study
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

Students applying for Actuarial Sciences will be considered for the Fulbright Vijayashanker Memorial Award .

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.


  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 GRE or GRE subject test or GMAT 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.

Scholarship Value
Fulbright Malaysian Graduate Study and Research Scholarship 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.

How to apply

Applications must be made on the Fulbright Malaysian Graduate Study and Research Scholarship. Application Form which can be obtained from:

Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange
18th Floor, Menara Yayasan Tun Razak
200 Jalan Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur

tel: 603 2166 8878
e-mail: mea@pc.jaring.my

The form can also be downloaded here or from Asian Scholarship Foundation's website at
Fulbright Malaysian Graduate Study and Research Scholarship