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UKM Vice-Chancellor Scholarship University Kebangsaan Malaysia

UKM Vice-Chancellor Scholarship University Kebangsaan Malaysia

Scholarships Type: Masters and Doctor
Deadline: 6 July 2020

University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) is pleased to announce that the UKM Vice Chancellor Gold and Silver Scholarships are now open for application. These scholarships are open to prospective local and international students who will register as fulltime Masters and Doctor of Philosophy (by research) students

Completed form and supporting documents need to be submitted to the UKM Graduate Center at [email protected] no later than 6 July 2020.

GENERAL TERMS

1.1 Application for this scholarship is open to all local and international candidates who wish to pursue fulltime research OR mixed mode postgraduate program.

1.2 To be eligible to apply:

  • i. candidates must not receive any assistance/scholarships from any sponsor/ Federal/State or any other Statutory Bodies nor receive any salary or allowance or other payment from any institution or company
  • ii. candidates must also be free from any debt or previous tuition fees with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • iii. application forms can be downloaded from the UKM Graduate Centre/Pusat Siswazah website;
  • iv. candidates must write an essay determining why UKM should select you as scholarship recipient
  • v. candidates must complete the application form by submitting the supporting documents to [email protected]

1.3 Selected scholarship recipients must maintain high quality of performance throughout postgraduate studies.

1.4 Performance evaluation of Gold and Silver UKM Vice-Chancellor scholarship recipients will be held at the end of each academic session (annually) and if the recipient does not meet the prescribed Key Performance Index (KPI) then the granting of scholarship may be terminated or any other decision as determined by the Selection Committee.

1.5 Such prescribed KPIs are as follows:

1.5.1. The annual KPI of the Vice-Chancellor’s Gold Scholarship

  • i. Master’s KPI: Published one (1) article in journal Q2 and above as first student author
  • ii. Doctor of Philosophy’s KPI Published two (2) articles in journal Q2 and above as first student author.

1.5.2 The annual KPI of the Vice-Chancellor’s Silver Scholarship

  • i. Master’s KPI: Published one (1) article in journal Q3 and above as first student author
  • ii. Doctor of Philosophy’s KPI: Published two (2) articles in journal Q3 and above as first student author.

1.6 Scholarship recipients are subject to University Rules and Regulations and other regulations in force at UKM from time to time.

2.0 UKM VICE-CHANCELLOR’S GOLD SCHOLARSHIP

2.1 For this category, selected scholarship recipients shall be eligible for:

  • i. Waived tuition (every semester), registration (one-time), service and activities (including thesis and convocation) fees
  • ii. Living allowance of RM3200.00 per month for PhD. and RM2200.00 for Masters candidates
  • iii. Accommodation allowance of RM300.00 per month
  • iv. One roundtrip flight ticket (economy class) to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) from home country and to home country from KLIA for International, Sabahan and Sarawakian candidates
  • v. Cost of visa throughout postgraduate studies (International students only).
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2.2 SPECIFIC TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR MASTER’S CANDIDATES ELIGIBLE TO APPLY

  • i. Candidates must have obtained Bachelor’s Degree with Distinction CGPA of at least of 3.67 or a First Class Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from a reputable university AND must show credibility as a scholar;
  • ii. Candidates ought to be registered as fulltime master’s student by Research or Mixed Mode.

2.3 SPECIFIC TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PHD. CANDIDATES ELIGIBLE TO APPLY

  • i. Candidates must have obtained Master’s degree or equivalent from a reputable university;
  • ii. Candidates MUST have published at least TWO (2) articles in Q2 journal and above as first student author;
  • iii. For PhD Fast Track, candidate must have a qualification of Bachelor’s Degree with Distinction CGPA of at least of 3.67 or a First Class Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from a reputable university AND must show credibility as a scholar.

3.0 UKM VICE-CHANCELLOR’S SILVER SCHOLARSHIP

3.1 For this category, selected scholarship recipients shall be eligible for:

  • i. Waived registration (one-time) and tuition (every semester) fees;
  • ii. Living allowance of RM2000.00 per month for PhD. and RM1500.00 for Masters candidates;
  • iii. Accommodation allowance of RM300.00 per month.

3.2 SPECIFIC TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR MASTER’S CANDIDATES

ELIGIBLE TO APPLY

i. Candidates must have obtained Bachelor’s Degree with Distinction CGPA of at least of 3.67 or a First Class Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from a reputable university AND must show credibility as a scholar;
ii. Candidates ought to be registered as fulltime master’s student by Research or Mixed Mode.

3.3 SPECIFIC TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PHD. CANDIDATES ELIGIBLE TO APPLY

  • i. Candidates must have obtained Master’s degree or equivalent from a reputable university
  • ii. Candidates MUST have published at least two (2) articles as first student author in journal Q3 and above
  • iii. For PhD Fast Track, candidate must have a qualification of Bachelor’s Degree with Distinction CGPA of at least of 3.67 or a First Class Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from a reputable university AND must show credibility as a scholar.

Frequently Ask Questions (FAQs) UKM Vice-Chancellor Gold and Silver Scholarships:

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Who is eligible for the UKM Vice Chancellor Gold and Silver Scholarships.
    Outstanding local and international potential PhD/MSc students who meet the scholarships criteria stated in the guidelines.
  2. Is there an age restriction for applying for the UKM VC Gold Scholarship?
    No, there is no age restriction for applying for the UKM VC Gold/Silver
    Scholarship
  3. I met the criteria of UKM VC Gold Scholarship, should I only apply for Gold Scholarship or both Gold and Silver scholarship?
    You can opt for any scholarship. You will be considered/assessed for both scholarship. Decision on which scholarship will be granted will be decided by the Selection Committee.
  4. I am a Bachelor degree holder and would like to apply for the scholarship.
    Do I need publication?

    For MSc scholarship applicants, there is no publication requirement.
  5. I meet the CGPA qualification for Gold/Silver Scholarship but doesn’t meet the publication requirement. Can I apply for the scholarship?
    The minimum requirement for publication for Gold/Silver needs to be met if you are applying for PhD.
  6. I do not meet the CGPA requirement for Gold/Silver Scholarship but I have published in Q1 papers. Can I apply for the scholarship?
    Since this is a prestigious scholarship, unfortunately you are not eligible to apply. The minimum CGPA requirement for Gold/Silver needs to be met if you are applying for PhD.
  7. Will I still be eligible to apply for the scholarship if I am already registered as a student but has deferred my study to the upcoming semester?
    Yes, you are still eligible to apply for the scholarship. Just send both the UKM admission offer letter and deferment approval letter along with the scholarship application form.
  8. In the scholarship application guidelines, the English minimum
    requirement is not mentioned. Does this mean that there is no English
    minimum requirement to apply the scholarships?

    The scholarship requires applicants to first apply for UKM Admission at http://join.ukm.my . You have to fulfil all UKM Admission requirements including any additional requirement set by the programme that you are applying for.
    There is English minimum requirement for UKM Admission.
  9. I am in my first semester of MSc/PhD, can I apply?
    No, unfortunately this scholarship is only open to upcoming students who will register their MSc/Phd and those who want to apply to UKM.
  10. I am pursuing my MSc/PhD in medicine/dentistry/pharmacy. Can I apply for the scholarship?
    If you are pursuing MSc/PhD Specialist/Clinical you are not eligible to apply.
    By research or mixed mode (70:30 research:coursework) MSc/PhD applicants in medicine/dentistry are eligible to apply.

    SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
  11. I already received my UKM Admission offer letter, how do I apply for the scholarship?
    Download the scholarship application form on the website, and submit the application form along with the Admission offer letter and other supporting documents. You are not required to submit the Front page of the UKM online Application Form.
  12. I have not applied for the UKM admission/ do not have UKM admission offer letter yet, how do I apply for the scholarship?
    You must apply for UKM admission at http://join.ukm.my which will lead you to http://guest.ukm.my.
    You can refer to https://www.ukm.my/portal/postgraduate for the available programmes. You must first comply with all the requirements for the UKM Admission application.
    Once your UKM admission application is complete, print screen/save as pdf the Front page of the UKM online Application Form.
    Only then you can submit for the UKM VC Gold/Silver scholarship. Download the scholarship application form on the website and follow the given guidelines.
  13. How do I apply to study in UKM as Phd/MSc?
    To apply as UKM postgraduate student, please run
    through http://www.ukm.my/join . You will need to meet all the requirements for MSc/PhD UKM Admission. You may also refer to this website: https://www.ukm.my/portal/postgraduate .
  14. I published in a journal but I do not know whether it is Q1/Q2/Q3. Can you help?
    You can use Web of Science (WoS) to check your publication’s impact factor and Quartile rating.

    APPLICATION FORM
  15. What should I write in the Matric No in the scholarship application form?
    I do not have Matric No yet but it is required in the scholarship form.
    Just leave the field blank.
  16. I cannot find the front page of the UKM admission application form that needs to be sent together with the scholarship application form.
    Once you have submitted your UKM admission application, click the
    “Application” tab and printscreen/save the page.
  17. Should I attach my offer letter and deferment approval letter instead of front page of the UKM online Application Form with the scholarship
    supportive documents or both?

    Yes, both offer letter and deferment approval letter should be sufficient.
  18. If I apply for the scholarship, do I still need to pay for UKM Admission
    application processing fee?

    Yes, you have to pay for the UKM Admission application processing fee. It’s RM30 and RM100 for local and international potential students, respectively.
  19. If I apply for the scholarship, can my UKM Admission application
    processing fee be waived? Or can I get a refund if my scholarship
    application is unsuccessful?

    Unfortunately, the UKM Admission application processing fee cannot be waived even for the scholarships’ applicant and no, we regret to inform that you will not get a refund if your scholarship application is unsuccessful.

    SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION RESULT
  20. How will I know if I am successful?
    You will be notified by email after a thorough selection process by the selection committee.
  21. When will I get the results of the scholarships?
    The selection committee will review all applications after the scholarship deadline date. Applicants should expect to be notified one month after the deadline. Should there be any delay, applicants will be informed by email.

    OTHERS
  22. I have sent email to the secretariat regarding the UKM VC Scholarships, but the email has not been replied by the secretariat. How long should I wait?
    We receive a high number of e-mails and therefore the response time may be delayed. We will answer your email at first come-first served basis and as soon as possible. The response time is longer than usual, due to the high intensity.
    We thank you for your patience and apologize for the inconvenience
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