Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay Global Scholarship Programme

In honour of Malaysian businessman and noble philanthropist the late YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Yeoh Tiong Lay (18th December 1929 – 18th October 2017), his son and proud alumnus of Heriot-Watt, Dato’ Victor Yeoh Seok Kian, the Managing Director of YTL Corporation Berhad, gifted RM5 million to Heriot-Watt University Malaysia to widen the access to quality UK higher education for Malaysians.

Academic Requirements A levels ABB / STPM ABB / UEC 12 pts / IB 30 pts / CPU 80% / ATAR 80% or equivalent
Eligibility Malaysian with financial need to pursue higher education
Scholarship Award 50% contingent upon an interview with University staff
Applicable Programmes All undergraduate programmes offered in January 2020 intake.
Intake January 2020

Students can opt to transfer to the UK campus with a 20% waiver off UK international student tuition fees. Applications to study in the UK are made in the first semester of Year 2 for January intake students.

All applicants need to attend an interview to assess financial need. Interviews are done either face to face on campus, or via Skype. Interview dates will be notified once an application for this scholarship is made.

Application deadline: Extended to 24 January 2020

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Progression Scholarship

Applies to:

  • Foundation students who maintain A/70% average in their studies will be awarded a 35% progression scholarship in their first year undergraduate studies.
  • Undergraduate students who maintain A/70% average in their studies will be awarded a 35% progression scholarship in the following year of their undergraduate studies. This scholarship is attainable for every year of their undergraduate studies as long as a A/70% average is met at the end of their academic year.
Discount for Diploma Holders

All diploma holders who meets the University's entry requirements, entering into their first year undergraduate study receives a 20% dscount off first year tuition fees. Applicable for January 2020 intake only.

Foundation Progression Discount

All non-scholarship foundation students receive a RM5,000 discount off their first year undergraduate tuition fees when they progress to their undergraduate studies.

High Achiever's Scholarships to Foundation

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

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia High Achiever's Scholarship
Results Fee Waiver

SPM 9As

O-Levels/IGCSE 9As

RM10,000

SPM 8As

O-Levels/IGCSE 8As

RM8,000

SPM 7As

O-Levels/IGCSE 7As

RM7,000

SPM 6As

O-Levels/IGCSE 6As

RM6,000

Progression Scholarship

Students who maintain Grade A/70% average in Foundation are awarded with a 35% scholarship when progressing into undergraduate study.

All other students who are not eligible for a 35% progression scholarship will receive RM5,000 fee waiver when they progress to their first year undergraduate studies.

High Achiever's Scholarships to Undergraduate

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

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia High Achiever's Scholarship
Results Fee Waiver

A levels AAA

STPM AAA

UEC 8 points*

IB 37 pts

CPU 90%

ATAR 90%

CGPA 3.75 Foundation/Matriculation from other institutions

RM12,000

A levels AAB

STPM AAB

UEC 10 points*

IB 33 pts

CPU 85%

ATAR 85%

CGPA 3.50 Foundation/Matriculation from other institutions

RM8,000

A levels ABB

STPM ABB

UEC 12 points*

IB 30 pts

CPU 80%

ATAR 80%

CGPA 3.30 Foundation/Matriculation from other institutions

RM5,000
Diploma holders**

All diploma holders who meets the University’s entry requirements, entering into the first year of undergraduate study receives a 20% off first
year tuition fees.

**Applies to January 2020 intake only.

Foundation Excellence Award
(‘A’ average on the HWUM Foundation Programme)
35% off total tuition fee

*Best of 5 subjects

Progression Scholarship

Students who maintain Grade A/70% average in undergraduate study will be awarded with a 35% scholarship during progressing into following year of the undergraduate study.

All other students who are not eligible for a 35% progression scholarship will receive RM5,000 fee waiver when they progress to their first year undergraduate studies.

Financial Hardship Scholarships

For Malaysian students who are eligible for High Acheiver's Scholarship (HAS) only. Scholarships with a fee waiver of 50% or 100% off total tuition fees are available for high achieving Malaysian students who have proof of financial hardship. The scholarships are available for students pursuing both Foundation and Undergraduate studies.

Students applying for the scholarship should have the following before going through an interview for a panel assessment:

  • Excellent academic results (min. eligible for HAS)
  • Proof of financial hardship
Deadlines for Financial Hardship Scholarship Applications
Intake Application Deadline
April (Foundation only) 16 March 2020
July (Foundation only) 1 July 2020
September (Foundation only) 3 August 2020
September (Undergraduate only) 3 August 2020
MSc Petroleum Engineering Waiver

In order to meet the demands for Industrial Revolution 4.0, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is giving a 25% waiver for all applicants for our MSc Petroleum Engineering programme.

Register now for this programme, and automatically receive the waiver.

Heriot-Watt Alumni Waiver

(For Postgraduate Studies only) A fee waiver of 20% is granted to alumni of Heriot-Watt University who register for postgraduate programmes of study at Heriot-Watt University. This is awarded on receipt of documentary evidence of an undergraduate or postgraduate award from Heriot-Watt University.

Family Discount

(For Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies) A discount of 10% is granted to children and/or spouse of a Heriot-Watt University alumni who register 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

The Heriot-Watt Corporate Postgraduate Partnership 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 be entitled for a 25% reduction of fees for all.
  • 4 employees and above of the same organisation enrolling for any postgraduate programme within the same intake will increase the reduction of fees to be 30% for all.

For more information, and to apply for this scholarship, email our Industry Relations Consultant Mr. Al Ham Adni: a.b.zainalkassim@hw.ac.uk