Heriot-Watt University Malaysia 2023 Scholarships

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Heriot-Watt University Malaysia 2023 Scholarships for Students after SPM, IGCSE O-Levels, UEC, STPM,  A-Levels & other Pre-U

There are various financial support options available to help fund your studies at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia. This includes scholarships, bursaries, high achievers scholarship for Foundation and Undergraduate programmes, progression scholarship, financial hardship, Leaders with Impact scholarship, women in science scholarship, alumni discount, PTPTN Loan, EPF Withdrawal and more. Receiving financial support could help you achieve your dream in obtaining a UK top ranked degree in Malaysia. On top of any scholarships you are entitled to, you can also save money by taking advantage of the Early Bird Tuition Waiver. You can click on this link to find out the Tuition Fees at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

Heriot-Watt University UK, as an institution, has been one of the many bright beacons in the world of higher education. Since its humble beginnings as the world’s first Mechanics Institute in 1821, Heriot-Watt today holds high ranks across key university league tables. The University and their programmes are in the top rankings in the UK and globally.

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia offers the same high-quality education provided in the UK and at their campus in Dubai, creating opportunities for students to transfer between campuses. Heriot-Watt University Malaysia students have the choice to benefit from an international experience for part of their studies, joining students in Edinburgh or Dubai for part of their degree programme.

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If you are dreaming of obtaining a top ranked UK degree in Malaysia but need the financial support, then, browse through the scholarships below offered by Heriot-Watt University Malaysia. Scholarships are open for applications for the 2021-22 academic year to deserving Malaysian students who have done well in their high school or Pre-University exams.

In addition, students who plan to complete the final part of their studies at Heriot-Watt campus in UK can get a 20% scholarship off the UK fees. This will amount to incredible savings.

Please note that there are deadlines for some of the scholarships and also some are on a quota so do apply early to avoid disappointment. After reading through the scholarship information below, please feel free to WhatsApp 01111408838 for application details.

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Intake Dates

Intakes for Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation programmes are in April, July and September of each year. Foundation programmes are applicable to students who have completed SPM or IGCSE O-Levels.

Each year in January, there will be intake for certain Degree programmes. The main intake for all programmes is in September of each year. Degree Programmes are applicable to students who have completed a Pre-University programme or Diploma.

  • Intake dates for 2023 for Foundation Programmes  – January 3, May 8, July 17 and August 28


HWUM offers a range of scholarships to high achievers based on the tier below for their 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

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 Undergraduate Programme

HWUM offer a range of scholarships to high achievers based on the tier below for their 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 Family Discount

A discount of 10% is granted to children, parents and/or spouse of a Heriot-Watt University Malaysia 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 discount is awarded on receipt of documentary evidence proving the relationship of the registered applicant and the alumnus or student.

Leaders with Impact Scholarship

In collaboration with FWD Takaful Berhad and Yayasan Tunku Abdul Rahman, the Leaders with Impact Scholarship supports our university’s vision to enable talented students to access a Heriot-Watt education, provide educational financial support, build career, life skills, regardless of their background or circumstances in life.

This scholarship supports Malaysian youth from B40 families and envisions to provide opportunities for:

  • greater participation
  • inclusivity for students from low-income families
  • improve the quality of lives of B40 community.

** The Department of Statistics, Malaysia (DOSM) defines the B40 group as households with income below RM4,850.

We seek to provide this scholarship to up to ten (10) students who have completed SPM/STPM/UEC or equivalent examination. Successful candidates will be awarded with Leaders with Impact Scholarship with 100% tuition fee, and a cost-of-living allowance of up to RM1,300 per month for the entire duration of study.

The successful scholar is required to serve a scholarship bond upon graduation from the course, in the form of fulltime employment, with the scholarship sponsor. The bond period is subject to the scholarship sponsor’s policies and guidelines.


All Malaysian students who have sat for SPM/STPM/UEC or equivalent examination planning to pursue studies at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Campus
Student from low-income background, particularly from B40 family with verifiable financial needs.
(**B40 defined as total household income below RM4,850 per month)

Students who have achieved excellent academic results (official results from the Ministry of Education or relevant agencies) in the above-mentioned examinations as follows:

Entry requirements
Programme Qualification
Foundation SPM Meet minimum entry requirement for HWUM Foundation Programme.
Undergraduate Programme STPM and UEC Meet minimum entry requirement for HWUM Undergraduate Programme.

Other equivalent qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, at the sole discretion of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.


Applicants should submit the application for admission to study at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia through our online admissions system, which will require to provide:

  • SPM/STPM/UEC or equivalent qualification transcription
  • Confirmation of B40 status – parent’s EA form / Parent’s pay slip
  • A personal statement (max. 2 pages), which must outline your academic and extra curricular achievements to date and explain why you are interested to apply for this scholarship.
  • Applicants must indicate “Leaders with Impact Scholarship” as the Name of Sponsorship or Sponsor under the funding section within the online application form.
Application closing dates
Closing Date Intake Semester Programme Application
25 March 2023 April 2023 Foundation Programme Required to apply using actual SPM result
24 June 2023 July 2023 Foundation Programme Required to apply using actual SPM result
1 August 2023 September 2023 Foundation Programme Required to apply using actual SPM result
1 August 2023 September 2023 Undergraduate Programme Required to apply using actual STPM/UEC result

Review and Selection

Applications will be reviewed by a two-stage process:

  • Schools will review all the applications and select a shortlist of the very best candidates to present to the HWUM Selection Committee for consideration.
  • The HWUM Selection Committee will make the final decision.
  • Up to twenty (20) students will be selected from the final interview by our Selection Committee.

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Scholarship

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Renee Tan, Mechanical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Heriot-Watt was the first institution in Scotland to admit women into STEM programmes. 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 girls 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


  • Malaysian- Female
  • Meets academic requirements below
    • Academic Requirements (undergraduate level) HWUM Foundation Award
    • ‘A’ average/ A levels ABB / STPM ABB / IB 30 pts / CPU 80% / UEC 10 points / ATAR 80% or equivalent
    • Academic Requirements (foundation level) SPM / IGCSE 7As and above

Scholarship Award 50% contingent upon an interview with University staff
Intake April / July / September 2021

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 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.

List of Foundation, Undergraduate & Postgraduate Programmes at Top Ranked Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Deserving top performing students may apply for scholarships for the following programmes at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

Foundation Programmes at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

The Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation Programme offers the following tailored pathways into the some of the best undergraduate degree programmes in Malaysia.


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