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MyBrain15 Sponsorship Programme

MyBrain15 was established to recruit and develop a pool of talented, high-caliber intellectuals in the country with the objective to spur the growth of research and innovation. Under the "MyBrain15" initiative, the Malaysian government has recently set a new goal to produce 60, 000 Malaysian PhD holders by the year 2020.


For MyMaster:

  • Bachelor’s degree or government-recognized equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.75

Value of scholarship

  • Study fees of up to RM10,000 for 24 months paid directly to the institution

For MyPhD:

  • Master’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 OR
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.50
  • Relevant working experience that is accepted by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).

Value of scholarship

  • Tuition fees of up to RM24,000 for a period of not more than 48  months

Areas of study

  • Science and Technology
  • Social sciences and Liberal arts
  • Engineering


  • Application is open year-round until 2015. Sponsorships will be offered in four (4) phases in January, April, July and October every year.
  • Applicants are required to apply online via the MyBrain15 website. 
  • Prior to applying, applicants must obtain an offer letter from a recognized institution of higher education and prepare a research proposal.
  • Selection for recipients will be made by the selection committee chosen by the Ministry of Higher Education. 

For application details, visit or refer to the manual.