Discounts and Bursaries

Fee Waiver and Discounts

Early Bird Waiver

The Early Bird Waiver (EBW) is available to eligible students who have completed full payment of first semester tuition fee before deadline. This waiver is applicable to Foundation students enrolling in the July and September 2024 intake.

July Intake
RM 2,000 waiver (Before 1st June 2024)
RM 1,500 waiver (Before 1st July 2024)

September Intake
RM 2,000 (Before 1st July 2024)
RM 1,500 (Before 1st August 2024)

View the terms and conditions here: Early Bird Waiver.

Visa Application Fee Waiver

The once-off Visa Application Fee Waiver is applicable to international students (non-Malaysia passport holders ONLY) for July and September 2024 intake for Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught programmes offered at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia (HWUM). 

Intake Amount Waived Programme Level EMGS Visa Application Fee Payment Deadline
July 2024 RM 2,960 Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught before 1st June 2024
September 2024 RM 3,760* Undergraduate* before 1st July 2024

*Undergraduate (applicable for Indonesian only): RM3,760 (2 Years)

View the terms and conditions here: EMGS Visa Application Fee Waiver.

Foundation Progression Discount

All students from Heriot-Watt University Malaysia's (HWUM) Foundation Programmes who are not scholarship recipients will receive a RM5,000 discount* per year tuition fee when they progress to their undergraduate studies at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

This offer is available to students joining the April 2024, July 2024, September 2024 and January 2025 intakes. 

Year 1 RM5,000
Year 2 RM5,000
Year 3 RM5,000

Year 4

(If only applicable)


*Maximum total of up to RM20,000

Heriot-Watt Family Discount

A discount of 10% is granted to immediate family members (including parents, spouse, and siblings) of a Heriot-Watt University alumni and currently registered students of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia. This discount is awarded on receipt of documentary evidence proving the relationship of the registered applicant and the alumni or student.

Heriot-Watt Alumni Discount

All alumni of Heriot-Watt University (HWU) who have studied for at least one year or more at any HWU campus are eligible for a 20% tuition fee discount when enrolling into any of our postgraduate taught or research programmes (including MBA) at the Malaysia campus.



MBA Bursary for May 2024 intake

This offers 20% - 25% bursary of the total fee for MBA programme offered at Heriot-Wat University Malaysia (“HWUM”). The bursary is applicable only for May 2024 intake.

  • 25% bursary (Apply by 1 April 2024)
  • 20% bursary (Apply by 1 May 2024)

View the terms and conditions here: MBA Bursary for May 2024 intake

Corporate Partnership Postgraduate Bursary

The Heriot-Watt Corporate Partnership Postgraduate Bursary* is a concession package for students who are applying to our postgraduate programmes in a group of more than 1 from the same company. This is applicable for local, international, part-time or full-time students.

How Does It Work?

• Up to 3 employees of the same organisation enrolling for any postgraduate programme within the same intake will each be entitled to a 25% reduction in fees.
• 4 or more employees of the same organisation enrolling for any postgraduate programme within the same intake will each be entitled to a 30% reduction in fees.
*Only applies to postgraduate taught programmes

Professional Bodies Bursary

A 10% tuition fee waiver is offered to all members of the following professional bodies, and also to all spouses and/or children of the members.

Please contact the Scholarship Office at for further information.

• The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM)
• The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
• The Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII)
• Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
• Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM)
• Chartered Tax Institute Of Malaysia (CTIM)

Important Note: All fees are subject to change without prior notice. Semester fees are payable in advance & must be fully paid before the start date of the semester.

Engineering Exclusive Scholarship

The RM6,000 Engineering Exclusive Scholarship are for applicants interested in progressing into our engineering undergraduate programmes at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia. Applicable for enrolments into July and September 2024 intake Foundation in Science programme offered by Heriot-Watt University Malaysia only.

See table below for bursary reduction: 

Intake Programme Waiver Amount Tuition Fee Deduction


*(Terms & Conditions)

July and September 2024 Foundation in Science - Engineering Pathway  RM 1,000 RM 1,000 deducted in Semester 3 of Foundation in Science High Achiever's Scholarship 
Progress to Engineering Undergraduate Programme
September 2025
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
RM 5,000 RM5,000 deducted from Semester 1 in Undergraduate Engineering Programme in AY25/26 Foundation Excellence Award

* Our High Achievers’ Scholarship and Foundation Excellence Award terms and conditions can be found on our website here.

View the terms and conditions here: Engineering Exclusive Scholarship Terms and Conditions 

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