Young Scholars for Excellence Programme

Young Scholars for Excellence Scholarship Programme - KAS Malaysia
Young Scholars for Excellence Scholarship Programme - KAS Malaysia

About the Scholarship:

The Young Scholars for Excellence Programme of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Malaysia (KAS Malaysia) is open to full-time students of Malaysian nationality. Our aim is to prepare young Malaysians for academic and professional success by granting financial support and facilitating personal development.

 

What does the scholarship include?

  • Partial payment of the course tuition fees for the first year of your Master’s programme for the academic year 2022/2023,
  • An award of MYR 1,400 per month for the duration of one academic year,
  • Additional payment for the purchase of books related to your Master's programme, up to MYR 500 maximum per academic year,
  • A variety of exclusive trainings for your personal and professional development,
  • Invitations to KAS event and access to publications,
  • A chance to connect with local and international experts,
  • An opportunity to publish own paper(s),
  • And the chance to become a member of KAS’s Alumni network.

 

Who are we looking for?

To be eligible for our scholarship you should:

  • be enrolled as a full-time Master's student at a public university in Malaysia,
  • have completed your Bachelor’s degree with above average academic performance, which is a minimum CGPA of 3.5,
  • Be accepted to a Master's programme in either Law, Political Science, Social Science, Business and Economics, Journalism, International Relations or in another related field,
  • have a very good command of the English language (written and spoken),
  • prove active participation in some form of community engagement or volunteer work,
  • demonstrate abilities for critical thinking,
  • possess a broad general knowledge and a distinct interest in Malaysian political issues,
  • have a positive attitude towards development, democracy and human rights,
  • be open to develop your personal points of view and practice tolerance, and
  • be highly motivated and able to convince us of your goals in life,
  • not bonded to or holding any other scholarships or receiving financial assistance from any organisations,
  • be a Malaysian citizen.

 

How do you apply?

Please send the following documents combined into ONE PDF file to info.malaysia@kas.de.

  • The completed Young Scholars for Excellence Programme application form,
  • A letter of motivation stating
    • your motivation to apply,
    • reflections on your career ambitions,
    • details about your interests,
    • your understanding of values and social commitment and
    • how you would like to engage with KAS’ activities during your scholarship.
  • One informal academic letter of recommendation
    • containing information about your academic qualifications and potential,
    • it should not be older than two months,
    • the author has to be a university professor or teacher holding a doctoral degree.
  • Certificate or letter of admission to your Master's degree programme from your university,
  • Copies of your Bachelor degree examination certificates,
  • Copies of your studies performance records so far (from SPM and/or O levels onwards)
  • Certificates proving your voluntary, social or community engagement,

 

For the Academic Year 2022/2023 starting in October 2022, please send us your complete application digitally by 31 August 2022. Selected candidates will be invited for a selection interview by mid September 2022. Successful applicants will be notified of their successful application before the end of September 2022.

Contact

Ng Chen Chen

Portrait Ng Chen Chen

Programme Coordinator

info.malaysia@kas.de +603 7660 4408 / +603 7660 4409