Scholarships Merit-based
The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)

University of South Australia MACC Scholarship

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4000 AUD
03 May 2024
Application deadline


The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (MAAC) is the national umbrella body for Malaysian alumni associations of Australian universities and other institutions of higher learning. The Council is supported by the Australian High Commission in Malaysia with the patronage of the Australian High Commissioner.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



15% off of tuition fees

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


Launched in 2001, with the first batch of scholarships awarded in 2002, the objective of the Malaysia Australia Colombo Plan Commemoration (MACC) Scholarships is to provide Malaysian and Australian students the opportunity to experience diverse cultures through sponsored education.

The MACC is built on the spirit of the Colombo Plan which enabled some 4,000 young Malaysians to study in Australia from the 1950s until the 1980s. The MACC Scholarships take the Colombo Plan a step further by providing a two-way exchange of scholars between Malaysia and Australia. The scholarships are offered to Malaysian and Australian students to undertake their education at universities and institutions of higher learning in Australia and Malaysia respectively.

Applicable programmes


This scholarship provides up to AUD 4,000 applied towards your tuition fee.


  • For citizens of Malaysia only.
  • Currently not holding ANY partial scholarships with any Australian and/or foreign sponsoring agency or university.
  • Matriculation, Diploma or Degree: At least a CGPA of 3.50.
  • Evidence of academic merit showing an achievement of at least 80% in undergraduate studies.
  • English Essay: Must submit a 1-page English essay on reasons for applying for the scholarship, benefits to be gained from the course of study including education & career plans.
  • At least 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-band of the IELTS or equivalent test.

Scholarship requirements







Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

03 May 2024

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All MACC Scholarships will be administered by the official MACC Scholarships Partners selected by the applicants.

All applicants will be notified via email and/or call for a review of the application submitted.

Consultancy and counselling services will also be available to applicants at no additional charge.

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