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Scholarships offered by Swinburne

Swinburne Sarawak offers full scholarships and tuition bursaries to outstanding and deserving students. Students can apply for scholarships by completing the by completing the scholarship application form and enclosing all supporting documents.

To be eligible for scholarships students will be assessed on:

  • Academic performance
  • Relevant research and work experience
  • Research publications or creative works
  • Alignment with the University’s Key Research Areas

The University will continue monitoring students’ eligibility for the financial support schemes. Continuation of the scholarship is dependent on the student maintaining satisfactory progress.

Swinburne Tuition Fee Award

The Swinburne Tuition Fee Award is a merit based award, offering full or partial tuition fee waivers for PhD or Master by Research candidates.

The Swinburne Tuition Fee Award is granted for 3 years to PhD candidates and for 18 months to Master by Research candidates.

Applications are open year round. Students should submit their application form and supporting documents to the School of Research at the same time they apply for admission to a research degree.

Recipients of this Fee Waiver Award will be required to contribute a stipulated number of contact hours per week towards their faculty’s teaching and research activities.

    For more information please contact hdradmission@swinburne.edu.my at the School of Research.

    Scholarships offered externally

    Malaysian Ministry of Education Scholarships

    The Malaysian Ministry of Education offers scholarships for Malaysian nationals for postgraduate study in the following areas:

    Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics.

    • MyMaster is for all Masters and Master by Research candidates
    • MyPhD is for all doctoral candidates.

    Yayasan Biasiswa Sarawak Tunku Abdul Rahman

    Please inquire with the Sarawak Foundation about the subject areas being sponsored. The application has to be made through the Sarawak Foundation . 

    Yayasan Biasiswa Sarawak Tun Taib

    This is a full scholarship for Master and PhD and open for Sarawakians only. It is for outstanding students in areas of science and the digital sphere and the full list can be found on the foundation’s website. Applications for this scholarship can be made once you have received your offer letter and the School of Research will assist you in your application. 

    The Brooke Heritage Trust Research Fellowship 2024-2026


    The Brooke Heritage Trust and Swinburne Sarawak have established a partnership for a scholarship program for three (3) years beginning 2024 – 2026. The Brooke Heritage Trust provides research scholarship for a combination of one PhD scholar and two Master’s by Research scholars. For more information please refer to The Brooke Heritage Trust. The scholarship includes a 100% fee waiver for one PhD and two Masters by Research scholars, along with a competitive stipend, conference and discretionary funds. Eligible applicants, preferably Sarawakians with a minimum CGPA of 3.33 are encouraged to apply. To submit your application, please scan this QR code.