At UTM, We Appreciate Outstanding Achievements By Our Students with Scholarship and Financial Aid. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) relies on a variety of financial aid sources to cover the entire Cost of Attendance and increase the school’s affordability. The major sources of financial aid are listed below.

Postgraduate Scholarships

UTM Zamalah Scholarship

UTM Zamalah Sholarship

Application Date : 5 September 2018 until 18 September 2018


  • Open to student in 1st until 3rd Semester
  • Applicants must be of Malaysian nationality
  • Open to full-time PhD student
  • Not under any employment or receiving any form of financial aid from other sources.
  • 35 years old and below

Award Range

  • Coverage for tuition fees costs
  • Monthly allowances ranging from RM1,500.00

Postgraduate Scholarships

Tan Sri Ainuddin Wahid Scholarship

Tan Sri Ainuddin Wahid Scholarship

Application Date : 5 September 2018 until 18 September 2018

  • Applicants must be of Malaysian nationality;
  • Not exceeding 35 years of age by 1 January 2018;
  • Currently enrolled in first year of doctoral studies in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
  • Currently not bonded to any employees;
  • Priority will be given to candidates that prepares a research proposal which has a potential benefit towards knowledge development;
  • Succeeded in producing and publishing acknowledged academic works;
  • Displayed exceptional leadership qualities, flexibility, versatility, and good teamwork capabilities;
  • Displayed top of the class attitude in academics, co-curricular, community service and sporting activities;
  • Applicants are bound to the terms and regulations of the Ainuddin Wahid Scholarship, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia;
  • Applicants have to attend an interview for recipients selection purpose.
Academic Qualification
  • Achieved a minimum grade of 3.50 in First degree study from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia or other recognized universities;
  • Achieved a minimum grade of 3.70 in Master degree for Course Work and Mixed Mode;
  • Achieved a minimum Band 4 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET) or IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL ≥ 600 / TOEFL iBT ≥ 85;
  • Excellent mastery of both Malay and English language.
Award Range
  • Coverage of tuition fees for 6 semester;
  • Subsistence allowance for 36 months (RM4,000.00 a month);
  • Research funding up to RM10,000.00 a year;
  • Oversea attachment costs for a maximum of 6 months (cost of living and travel);
  • Coverage for research presentation costs;
  • Coverage for copyright and patent licensing costs;
  • Personality development programmes;
  • Incentive publications allowance.

Postgraduate Scholarships

International Doctoral Fellowship

International Doctoral Fellowship

Application Date: 5 September 2018 until 15 September 2018


  • Application is open to International students registered as full time PhD student at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia who are currently in 1st Semester until 6th Semester only.
  • Applicant is currently not working or receiving any form of financial aids from other sources.
  • Applicant is required to be in Malaysia within 2 months during the application period.
  • Publications without the name of Main Supervisor and UTM affiliation will not be considered.
  • Applicant who has received the IDF in the previous semesters, must submit papers published within one (1) previous year and current only.
  • Papers will be evaluated based on the contribution of the writers.
  • Publication MUST be verified by Main Supervisor on the first page of the article/s.
  • The decision in relation to the IDF award is FINAL and no appeal will be considered/entertained.
  • The University has right to reject the application in the event of False information provided.

Postgraduate Scholarships

UTM National postgraduate  Fund

UTM National Postgraduate Fund

Application Date : Currently closed

  • Currently in ‘Active’ status.
  • Applications are open to PhD students in semesters 1 to 6 and to Master’s students in semesters 1 to 4.
  • Applicant is not currently receiving any form of financial aid from other sources.
  • Students with good publications record will be given priority.
  • Students in semester 2 and above must have obtained a grade of MM—Satisfactory in the Progress Report in the previous semester and have an excellent academic track record.
  • 35 years old and below for Master Level and 45 years old and below for PhD Level.
  • Priority will be given to applicant with minimum RM5,000.00 and below household income.

Postgraduate Scholarships

Doctoral Research Grant

Doctoral Research Grant

The Doctoral Research Grant is open to all doctoral research students via Supervisor’s allocation. Each student is entitle for a max of RM500.00 for this grant. Supervisor will need to apply for this grant and subject to SPS approval. Allocation RM1,000.00 per Supervisor and Maximum of RM500.00 per student for each academic year

Supervisor Requirement

1. The Supervisor is a permanent staff of UTM,

2. The Supervisor is the Main Supervisor to the student with ‘Active’ status.

3. The application needs to be lodged through the SPS website and approved by SPS.

4. Only the approved amount is claimable.

5. The grant is not to be used to pay salary, honorarium or any payment to the supervisor.

6. The grant is not to be used for acquisition of fixed assets,  payment of tuition fees or allowances and any other activities paid or sponsored by the university.

7. The Supervisor are not holding any grant amount more than RM25,000.00.

8. The grant can be used to assist the following funding research activities:

      • Data collection/field work;
      • Travelling cost to attend conferences/seminars;
      • Conference/Seminar fees;
      • Journal publication fees (only for journals listed in SCOPUS or Web of Science database).

    Student Requirement

    1. Registered as a full time doctoral research student.
    2. Students exceed normal study duration (36 months) are not qualified for the grant.
    3. Priority will be given to doctoral student in assisting the purchase of critical material(s).
    4. Student(s) receiving sponsorships or any financial assistance such as RSG, Zamalah, MyPhD and others are not eligible.

    Postgraduate Scholarships



    This Graduate Assistantship is offered to new student of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia who will be registering for Master (Research) or Doctor of Philosophy (Research). The appointed GA will be actively involved in program / job / task given by the faculty that will benefits them in skills development as well as work experiences. Allowance of RM600.00 will be given monthly for the appointed duration of 4 months and the appointment is for duration of 4 months but may be extended for another 4 months depending on the work performance.
    • Must be a Malaysian.
    • Must be a new student who will be registering for Master (Research) or Doctor of Philosophy (Research). 
    • Had obtained the result of CPA/CGPA of 3.33 of Good Result in previous study.
    • Active person with excellent personality and communication skills and have good IT skills.
    • Initiative, responsive, responsible and well disciplined in works and deadline.
    • Meticulous will keen attention to details.

    Student Financial Aids

    Work – study scholarship

    Work – Study Scholarship

    The Work – Study Scholarship is aimed to encourage UTM students to be self-reliant and to gain some valuable working experience in campus before they enter the workforce. This program provides an opportunity to gain intensive skills development training and paid employment alongside your studies.

    • Work-Study Scholarship is offered to the students over the duration of the study until graduation.
    • The continuation of scholarship depends on the student work performance.

    Terms & Conditions

    1. Work-Study Scholarship are available for current and local postgraduate student in Research Mode programme.

    2. Students who are on industrial attachment, professional attachment, internship and practicum are not allowed to work under the Work-Study Scholarship.

    3. All students (except for students on selected scholarships administered by the university) are eligible to apply for Work-Study Scholarship.

    4. Maximum Hours allowed

    5. Term Time (includes Recess week): Students are allowed to work for a maximum of 20 hours per week.

    6. Vacation Time: Students are allowed to work for a maximum of 9 hours in one day or 44 hours in one week.

    7. Students should note that commitments from employment will not be accepted as valid reasons for absence, uncompleted work, late submission of work, or poor performance, and may lead to exclusion from certain compulsory program of the faculty.

    Any inquiries for Financial Aids and Scholarship, please kindly contact :


    School of Graduate Studies (SPS)

    (U/P : Postgraduate Scholarship Unit)

    Tel : 07-553 7595/7816/37769

    Fax : 07-553 7800

    Email :

    Website :


    Unit Bantuan Kewangan, Pejabat Hal Ehwal Mahasiswa dan Alumni

    Tel : 07-55 30513 / 07-55 30185

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