Doctoral Scholarships Available

Doctoral Scholarships Available

Embark on Your Research Journey at Sunway University




Sunway University is ranked within the top 2% of universities in the world. The university is research-intensive and focuses on nurturing the next generation of researchers and scholars in Malaysia and globally. Research students have access to some of the best research facilities and be supervised by some of the globally top scientists and scholars.

Sunway University is proud to offer prestigious PhD Scholarships for students who have exhibited exceptional academic performance and a dedication to advancing research. Sunway University will offer Full Studentships and Fee Waiver Scholarships to outstanding and deserving candidates.

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Start your scholarly journey and make a sustainable impact on your chosen discipline.



Postgraduate Programmes


Master's Degrees
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degrees



Scholarship Criteria

Scholarships are open to all full-time postgraduate students enrolled on programmes by research. Eligibility criteria are given below. Additionally, applicants must meet all necessary entry requirements for their chosen programme of study and receive an unconditional offer from the University.

Awards made to students under this scheme shall take effect from the 1st day of enrolment. They shall, subject to satisfactory performance and successful progression, last for the normal duration of the programme. The University reserves the right to withdraw the award at any time should the student’s behaviour or performance be unsatisfactory, or the student withdraws or is withdrawn from the programme of study.

The student must have successfully completed their proposal defense, have received ethics approval and be able to demonstrate that data collection has commenced by the end of year 1 to continue the scholarship funding for year 2.



Eligibility Criteria for Bursary or Scholarship


Applicable ProgrammesMaster by Research and PhDMaster by Research and PhDPhD only
Mode of StudyFull-time  Full-time  Full-time  
Financial Support

Master by Research:

  • 30% tuition fee waiver 


  • 50% tuition fee waiver 

Master by Research:

  • 60% tuition fee waiver 


100% tuition fee waiver

Master by Research:

  • Not eligible


  • 100% tuition fee waiver including registration and resource fees
  • Cost of living allowance of RM3,000 per month for 36 months
Award CriteriaGraduates who are meeting the entry requirement for the Master by Research or PhD programmes

Graduates who are meeting the entry requirement for the Master by Research or PhD programmes.

CGPA >= 3.5 or Merit (or equivalent)

Graduates who are meeting the entry requirement for the PhD programmes.

CGPA >= 3.5 or Merit (or equivalent)

One (1) published journal article indexed in WOS/Scopus as first or corresponding author.

Eligible applicants will be interviewed, and Studentship awards will be given on a competitive basis

*Bursary is only offered to Sunway graduates from Sunway Education Group higher education institutions. 
**Scholarship is open to Sunway and non-Sunway graduates

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Scholarships and Financial Aid

For more information about the scholarships and financial aid, please visit the SEG Scholarships website.

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