Full Studentships and Fee Waiver Doctoral Scholarships for Local and International Students at Sunway University in Malaysia, 2024

Written by catherine.caoile on August 15, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Biology, Business and Management, Business Law, Computer Science, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine, Psychology, Science
  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

    Monthly subsistence allowance, Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    [email protected]

Sunway University offers prestigious Doctoral Scholarships for outstanding students who can demonstrate their academic performance and their dedication to advancing research. A full studentship and tuition-fee waiver will be offered for deserving candidates for the academic year of 2023-2024.

Start your research journey at Sunway University with the help of the Doctoral Scholarships!

Source: Sunway University

Sunway University has earned an esteemed position, securing its spot among the top 2% of universities worldwide. Esteemed for its robust commitment to research, the university excels in nurturing the promising minds that will shape the future of scholarship and research, not only within Malaysia but across the globe. Distinguished by its research-intensive approach, Sunway University provides an environment that empowers the next generation of researchers and scholars. This institution prides itself on fostering an atmosphere of innovation, inquiry, and intellectual curiosity. As a hub for knowledge creation, it offers a plethora of cutting-edge research facilities that are at the forefront of their respective fields.

One of the hallmarks that sets Sunway University apart is its distinguished roster of globally renowned scientists and scholars who serve as mentors and guides to aspiring researchers. These mentors bring a wealth of expertise and experience, offering invaluable insights, feedback, and encouragement. This unique collaboration between students and mentors helps nurture a spirit of curiosity, critical thinking, and ingenuity that fuels groundbreaking research across various disciplines. As one of Malaysia’s leading private universities, they are dedicated to providing a quality education for all nationalities and students’ financial standings.

Sunway University stands as a shining example of an institution dedicated to pushing the boundaries of knowledge and education. Through its commitment to research-intensive learning, access to world-class facilities, and mentorship by distinguished scholars, it empowers students to become catalysts for innovation and progress in Malaysia and beyond.

The University’s Educational Goal includes the following:

  • Cultivate independence and a lifelong pursuit of knowledge with a global perspective
  • Gain competencies to thrive in a rapidly evolving economic, social, and technological landscape
  • Nurture robust leadership capabilities and effective communication skills
  • Attain readiness for careers that promote productive, fulfilling, and purposeful lives
  • Embrace values of integrity, ethics, accountability, care, and social responsibility

Sunway University Building

Source: Sunway University

The university has a state-of-the-art modern campus and is connected to a range of community and social amenities to provide all students with a unique social and study environment. By upholding their core values of humility, integrity, and excellence they support the advancement, discovery, and transmission of applied education that meets the needs of society and the global community

Scholarship Summary 

  • Applicant’s Nationality: Local and International
  • Degree Level: Master and PhD
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Fields: Eligible fields related to the research program offered by the university
  • Scholarship Country: Malaysia
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Offered Annually: Yes

Scholarship Criteria 

  • Scholarships available for full-time postgraduate students enrolled in research programs
  • Meeting entry requirements and receiving an unconditional offer from the University are mandatory
  • Award commencement upon enrollment, lasting throughout the program’s normal duration
  • University retains the right to revoke the award due to unsatisfactory behavior, performance, or program withdrawal
  • Continuation of scholarship funding for year 2 requires a completed proposal defense, ethics approval, and initiated data collection by the end of year 1.

Scholarship Awards and Eligible Criteria 


  • Applicable Programs: Master by Research and PhD
  • Mode of Study: Full-time
  • Financial Support:
    • Master by Research: 30% tuition fee waiver
    • Ph.D.: 50% tuition fee waiver
  • Award Criteria: Sunway graduates meeting entry requirements for Master by Research or Ph.D. programs


  • Applicable Programs: Master by Research and PhD
  • Mode of Study: Full-time
  • Financial Support:
    • Master by Research: 60% tuition fee waiver
    • Ph.D.: 100% tuition fee waiver
  • Award Criteria:
    • Sunway graduates meeting entry requirements for Master by Research or Ph.D. programs
    • CGPA >= 3.5 or Merit (or equivalent)


  • Applicable Programs: Ph.D. only
  • Mode of Study: Full-time
  • Financial Support:
    • PhD: 100% tuition fee waiver including registration and resource fees
    • Cost of living allowance of RM3,000 per month for 36 months

Criteria for the Studentship Awards

  • Open to Sunway University graduates who fulfill entry prerequisites for Ph.D. programs.
  • Minimum CGPA of 3.5 or attainment of Merit (or its equivalent).
  • A singular published journal article, listed in WOS/Scopus, is attributed as the first or corresponding author.
  • Eligible candidates participate in interviews, and the selection of Studentship recipients is contingent upon a competitive assessment.

Note: the Bursary awards wil only be offered for the Sunway Graduate from the Sunway Education Group in Higher Institutions. The scholarship award will be open to both Sunway and Non-Sunway Students.

Application Process 

  • Registered and check the entry requirements with the university counselors
  • The online portal requires all applicants to create a log-in information to access the application forms.
  • Check the required materials needed depending on the nationality of the applicants.
  • Enroll in an online application provided by the university.

Required Materials 

As part of the application process, the students must submit the following depending on their nationalities:

For Malaysian Students:

  • Recent passport-size photos
  • A certified true copy of the student’s academic qualifications
  • A certified true copy of school certificates

The International applicants:

  • Complete application form
  • Health Declaration form
  • Passport-sized photo
  • Scan of passport copy
  • Certified true copy of the academic qualifications
  • English language test scores
  • Residence application

Additional requirements wil be required for the international students and it is important to check all the materials needed to better support your scholarship application. Keep in mind that all application will not be accepted if there’s an incomplete documents.

All international studentszx are required to read the requirements for admission at the official website of the university.

Application Deadline 

The deadline to complete and submit the application is until October 10, 2023.

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