Sunway University Postgraduate by Research Scholarship, Malaysia

Publish Date: Sep 28, 2016


Postgraduate by Research Scholarship (PGR Scholarship) is established to encourage good candidates to enroll in a Masters or PhD by research degree programmes offered by Sunway University and to provide benefit and financial assistance to a qualifying candidate by way of a scholarship, thereby supporting enrolment in Sunway University research degree programmes. 


Candidates with the following criteria may apply for the scholarship:

  • A minimum Upper 2nd Class (2i) Honours degree or equivalent at undergraduate level shall normally be required in a relevant discipline;
  • Demonstrate a good academic track record; and
  • Demonstrate the potential to successfully complete the proposed programme of study.

And additionally, for application of PhD scholarship,

  • A good Masters degree (minimum Merit or equivalent); and
  • Eligible for admission to a Sunway University PhD degree by research

Selection Criteria

A selected number of eligible candidates will be allocated financial support each year. The candidates and the number of candidates to be supported will be determined by the University, subject to the approval of the Postgraduate Scholarship Committee (PGSC) based on the following criteria:

  • Eligibility of the candidate;
  • The candidate's qualifications, ability and motivation to pursue the programme;
  • The candidate having adequate experience to undertake the research work;
  • Annual budget allocation for the scheme;
  • Candidates may be required to attend an interview.

Terms and conditions

  • Half-yearly review
    A candidate who is supported by this scheme will be required to submit a half- yearly progress report to the University Higher Degrees Committee (UHDC). The candidate's supervisor must verify that the claimed progress has been made. The UHDC will review the report and advise the Provost of any circumstances that may warrant the withdrawal of ongoing support by Sunway University to the candidate.
  • Termination
    In the event that the candidate fails to make satisfactory progress, fails to complete within the allowable time as stated above, withdraws part way through the programme, or if his/her enrolment in the programme is terminated for any reason, the candidate will no longer be eligible for the scholarship.

Application Procedure

  • Upon acceptance for admission to a PhD by Research degree programme at Sunway University, the candidate must apply for the scholarship by submitting the 'Scholarship for Sunway University Research Degrees Form' to the faculty.
  • The Head of Department in which the student shall be registered must review and recommend the candidate to the Dean. With the support of the Dean, the application form will be forwarded to the Provost’s Office.
  • The Provost’s Office will verify the candidate's admissibility in line with section stated eligibility criteria.
  • Applications will be forwarded to the PGSC for review. The PGSC will take into account the research record of the candidates and other information, and may interview each candidate in order to assess his/her suitability.
  • Once the application is approved, Student Services Department (SSD) will prepare a letter of offer to the candidates.
  • Unsuccessful candidates will be notified by the SSD.

Application cycles

Submission Deadline 

Announcement of Outcome by

Applicable to 

2nd Monday September

2nd Monday October

International students commencing in Jan

2nd Monday November

2nd Monday December

International students commencing in Mar,
local students commencing in Jan

2nd Monday March

2nd Monday April

International students commencing in Jun,
local students commencing in Mar

2nd Monday May

2nd Monday June

International students commencing in August,
local students commencing in Jun

3rd Monday August

1st Monday September

Local students commencing in Aug

For further information about the Scope of Coverage, Application Cycles and Postgraduate Scholarship application form please click on the original link below.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

Further Official Information

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