Heriot-Watt University Scholarships

HWUM 10th Anniversary IMPACT Scholarship

The Heriot-Watt University Malaysia (HWUM) 10th Anniversary IMPACT Scholarship is introduced to recognise the outstanding Malaysian youth who have proven leadership, achievements and/or expertise in any area, role-modeled an inspiring personality and have contributed and impacted the community positively, including but not limited to sports, community services, leading clubs, societies, events or student organisations within and beyond schools, achievement in competitions and etc.  

The HWUM 10th Anniversary IMPACT Scholarship awards successful applicants with a full (100%) tuition fee waiver for the entire duration of undergraduate study at HWUM. Read the full terms and conditions of the IMPACT Scholarship. 

We invite all eligible Malaysian students who have recently completed secondary or high school or pre-university qualifications to apply for the HWUM 10th Anniversary IMPACT Scholarship to pursue foundation to undergraduate studies at HWUM.

Eligibility:

  • This scholarship is open to Malaysian citizens only.
  • This scholarship is open to students who have recently completed secondary or high school or pre-university qualifications.
  • This scholarship is open to students who have not and/or are not currently enrolled at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.  
  • The applicant must be able to submit and showcase the evidence of the achievements, contributions or impact made through the application. Please refer to Application Guidelines below.
  • The applicant must meet the minimum academic results requirement stated in Results Requirement below.

Results Requirement:

Entry to Foundation Programme

Qualification Results (minimum requirement)
SPM Meet minimum entry requirement for HWUM Foundation Programme.
O Levels

Entry to Undergraduate Programme

Qualification Results (minimum requirement)
A Levels Meet minimum entry requirement for HWUM Undergraduate Programme.
STPM
UEC (Best of 5 subjects)
IB
CPU
ATAR
Foundation/Matriculation/Diploma from other institutions

Application Guidelines:

a. Applicant must also submit the following items together with the completed Application Form:

  1. Personal Statement (not more than 500 words) on:
    • Why do you wish to undertake the selected programme?
    • How do you envisage this qualification will contribute to the development of your career in the future?
    • Why should you be selected for this scholarship?
  2. My IMPACT video
    • The length of your My IMPACT video should be 2 minutes maximum.
    • Your video must showcase your achievements or leadership or positive impact that you have contributed to the community around you.
    • You are highly encouraged to include any video clips or photographs or any footage of the contribution you have made in your video. Where applicable, please ensure that you have obtained consent and approval for the content in your My IMPACT video.
    • Your video should be uploaded as a private but shareable YouTube link.

b. Scholarship Interview

  1. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified and invited to attend the scholarship interview.
  2. The interview will be conducted using a virtual platform via Microsoft Teams.
Intake Level of Study Application Closing Date Programme Commencement Date
April 2022 Foundation Programme 25 March 2022 25 April 2022
July 2022 Foundation Programme 24 June 2022 18 July 2022
September 2022 Foundation Programme 1 August 2022 29 August 2022
September 2022 Undergraduate Programme 1 August 2022 5 September 2022
HWUM 10th Anniversary Global Citizenship Scholarship

The Heriot-Watt University Malaysia (HWUM) 10th Anniversary Global Citizenship Scholarship is introduced to recognise the outstanding global citizens around the world who have role-modeled an inspiring personality and demonstrated leadership quality and achievements.

The HWUM 10th Anniversary Global Citizenship Scholarship awards successful applicants with a 50% tuition fee waiver for the entire duration of undergraduate study at HWUM. Read the full terms and conditions of the HWUM 10th Anniversary Global Citizenship Scholarship. 

We invite all eligible international students who have recently completed secondary or high school or pre-university qualifications to apply for the HWUM 10th Anniversary Global Citizenship Scholarship to pursue foundation to undergraduate studies at HWUM.

Eligibility:

  • This scholarship is open to non-Malaysian citizens only. 
  • This scholarship is open to international students who have recently completed secondary or high school or pre-university qualifications.
  • This scholarship is open to international students who have not and/or are not currently enrolled at Heriot-Watt University.
  • The applicant should be a role-model with an inspiring personality, have proven leadership qualities and have contributed and impacted the community positively. The applicant must be able to submit and showcase the evidence of the contribution made through the application. Please refer to Application Guidelines below.
  • The applicant must meet the minimum academic results requirement stated in Results Requirement below.
  • If successful, the scholarship offer is subject to the applicant obtaining a valid student visa from the Malaysian Immigration Department. For more information about student visas, please refer to the Official Portal of Immigration Department of Malaysia.    

Results Requirement:

Entry to Foundation Programme

Qualification Results (minimum requirement)
O Levels or other equivalent qualifications subject to further assessment from HWUM Meet minimum entry requirement for HWUM Foundation Programme.

Entry to Undergraduate Programme

Qualification Results (minimum requirement)
A Levels Meet minimum entry requirement for HWUM Undergraduate Programme.
IB
CPU
ATAR
Other equivalent qualifications including Foundation/Matriculation/Diploma from other institutions subject to further assessment from HWUM

Application Guidelines:

a. Applicant must also submit the following items together with the completed Application Form:

  1. Personal Statement (not more than 500 words) on:
    • Why do you wish to undertake the selected programme?
    • How do you envisage this qualification will contribute to the development of your career in the future?
    • Why should you be selected for this scholarship?
  2. Submit a video on “If I were selected for this scholarship………..”
    • The length of your video should be 2 minutes maximum.
    • You may also include any video clips or photographs or any footage in your video. Where applicable, please ensure that you have obtained consent and approval for the content in your video.
    • Your video should be uploaded as a private but shareable YouTube link.

b. Scholarship Interview

  1. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified and invited to attend the scholarship interview.
  2. The interview will be conducted using a virtual platform via Microsoft Teams.
Intake Level of Study Application Closing Date Programme Commencement Date
July 2022 Foundation Programme 6 June 2022 18 July 2022
September 2022 Foundation Programme 18 July 2022 29 August 2022
September 2022 Undergraduate Programme 18 July 2022 5 September 2022
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Scholarship

Since opening our doors in Malaysia, we’ve made it possible for women in the ASEAN region to gain access to quality teaching and learning in the field of Engineering and Science. Committed to widening access, and reducing the gender gap in this field, we have developed this scholarship especially for woman who want to pursue a career in Engineering and Science.

Applications are open at both the Foundation and Undergraduate levels. Applications are accepted for those applying to both Foundation in Science and Foundation in Business with the intention to pursue any of the following undergraduate programmes:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Construction Project Management
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Psychology
  • Psychology with Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Statistical Data Science

Eligibility:

  • Malaysian
  • Female
  • Meets academic requirements below
Academic requirements
Programme Qualification
Undergraduate HWUM Foundation Award 'A' average/ A Levels ABB / STPM ABB / IB 30 pts / CPU 80% / UEC 10 points / ATAR 80% or equivalent
Foundation SPM / IGCSE 7As and above
Scholarship Award 50% contingent upon an interview with University staff

The following criteria will be considered for your application:

  • Academic excellence
  • Extra-curricular involvement
  • Leadership skills
  • Passion in STEM

Other application requirements:

  • A 1-minute video pitch stating your passion in STEM and reasons why uploaded to Youtube as a private but shareable link.
  • A written personal statement
Application closing dates
Intake Level of study Application Closing Date
January 2022 Undergraduate Programme 3 December 2021
April 2022 Foundation Programme 25 March 2022
July 2022 Foundation Programme 24 June 2022
September 2022 Undergraduate Programme 1 August 2022
September 2022 Foundation Programme 1 August 2022
Email: hwum@hw.ac.uk for information on how to apply
Foundation Excellence Award

Student who have achieved Grade A (ie., 70% average score and above) in Heriot-Watt University Malayia's foundation programme will be awarded a RM12,500 scholarship per year for the entire duration of their undergraduate study, subject to them achieving Grade A (i.e., 70% average score and above) in each academic year and the entire duration of study, failing which, the scholarship will be revoked with immediate effect and there shall be no continuation nor reinstatement thereafter.

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 off their first-year tuition fee when they progress to their undergraduate studies at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

High Achiever's Scholarship for Foundation Programme

We offer a range of scholarships to high achievers based on the tier below for our Foundation programmes.

Foundation programme annual tuition fee waiver information
SPM Results O Levels Results Annual Tuition Fee Waiver
9As (A+, A, A-) and above 8As and above RM 10,000
8As (A+, A, A-) 7As RM 8,000
7As (A+, A, A-) 6As RM 7,000
6As (A+, A, A-) 5As RM 6,000
High Achiever's Scholarship for Undergraduate Programme

We offer a range of scholarships to high achievers based on the tier below for our undergraduate programmes.

Undergraduate programme annual tuition fee waiver information
Qualification
RM 12,000 per year RM 8,000 per year RM 5,000 per year
A Levels AAA AAB ABB
STPM AAA AAB ABB
UEC (Best of 5 subjects) 8 points 10 points 12 points
IB 37 points 33 points 30 points
CPU 90% 85% 80%
ATAR 90% 85% 80%
MUFY 80% 75% 70%
SMA 3 Average 9.5 Average 9.0 Average 8.5
India CBSE/HSC 90% 85% 80%
Foundation/Matriculation/Diploma from other institutions (may be subjected to further assessment from HWUM) CGPA 3.75 CGPA 3.50 CGPA 3.30

Students are required to maintain 70% average (Grade A) every academic year.

MSc Petroleum Engineering Waiver

In order to meet the demands of the fourth industrial revolution, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is giving a 25% waiver to selected applicants of our MSc Petroleum Engineering programme. This applies to our 2022 intakes. Register now for this programme, and automatically receive the waiver.

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 postgraduate taught programme at the Malaysia campus.

The 20% tuition fee discount is only applicable to all postgraduate taught programmes, excluding MBA and all postgraduate research degrees. 

Family Discount

(For foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes) A discount of 10% is granted to children and/or spouse of a Heriot-Watt University alumni who registers for a programme of study at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia. This discount is also granted to siblings of currently registered students of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia who register for a programme of study at the University. This is awarded on receipt of documentary evidence proving the relationship of the registered applicant and the alumnus or student.

Heriot-Watt Corporate Partnership Postgraduate Bursary

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