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

Sydney International Student Award

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Various benefits
30 Apr 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



20% 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 20% discount of tuition fees.


  • For citizens of Malaysia only.
  • First year students 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.

Scholarship requirements






16 nationalities

Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

30 Apr 2024

As part of the application process for their chosen degree, they will be asked to submit a personal statement using the University template to apply for the Award.

In this personal statement, student will be asked to:

Tell them about yourself (maximum 200 words).

Tell them what has inspired you to apply to the University (maximum 200 words).

Tell them what you want to achieve with your studies at the University or how it will help you to achieve your goals (maximum 200 words).

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