Heriot-Watt University Scholarships

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:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Construction Project Management
  • Computing Science 
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Quantity Surveying


  • 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 outlining your passion for STEM and how your current experience will shape your role as a future leader in STEM-related careers for the next ten years. You are required to upload the video on Youtube as a private but shareable link.
  • A written personal statement
Application closing dates
Intake Level of study Application Closing Date
January 2023 Undergraduate Programme 3 December 2022
April 2023 Foundation Programme 25 March 2023
July 2023 Foundation Programme 24 June 2023
September 2023 Undergraduate Programme 1 August 2023
September 2023 Foundation Programme 1 August 2023

Email: hwum@hw.ac.uk for information on how to apply.

Foundation Excellence Award

Student who have achieved Grade A (i.e., 70% average score and above) in Heriot-Watt University Malaysia'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
RM 12,000 per year RM 8,000 per year RM 5,000 per year
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.

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 postgraduate taught programmes, excluding MBA or any postgraduate research degrees.

Heriot-Watt 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 MYScholarship@hw.ac.uk 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)

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.

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