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Grants for Malaysians

The objective of the grant is not only to enable the recipient to pursue a particular field of study but to develop leaders who can contribute to promoting better understanding between the U.S. and Malaysia.

In pursuit of the objectives of the above program, MACEE provides a number of grants under various program categories to Malaysians to conduct research, teach, or study in the U.S.

Grants for Malaysian citizens are available under the following program categories:


    • Fulbright Malaysian Graduate Study & Research Program.
      This program allows students to pursue a Master’s or a Ph.D. degree at an American university in various fields.
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    • Fulbright Malaysian Scholar Program
      Malaysian citizens with a Ph.D degree currently residing in Malaysia and are engaged in an academic capacity in institutions of higher learning are eligible to apply for this award. The grant allows successful applicants to conduct research and occasional lecturing at appropriate American universities for up to eight months.
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    • Fulbright Malaysian Professional Exchange Program.
      Grants are meant for professionals to broaden their experience through consultation, internship and other professional enrichment programs at relevant organizations in the United States for a period of three to six months.  Managers of public or private sector organizations, associations or service industries are eligible for these awards.
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    • Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program.
      Grants are intended for recent graduates in English/TESOL and young English teachers who wish to improve their English language skills, gain familiarity with American culture, and enhance their teaching skills.  Grantees spend one year at a U.S. university taking courses and serving as teaching assistants in Malay language courses.
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    • Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.
      This is a one-year program for mid-career professionals in leadership positions (public or private sector) who will be future leaders and policy makers.  It combines non-degree graduate level academic work with practical professional development activities (consultations, visits, work affiliations, conferences, etc).  Fellows are affiliated with a U.S. university where they are part of a cohort of other fellows from various countries.
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    • Fulbright-MCMC Grants
      There are 3 categories of Fulbright-MCMC Grants offered by MACEE: Malaysian Graduate Study, Malaysian Senior Researcher.
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    • Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Program.
      This program is open to university faculty, foreign ministry and government officials, and professional staff of think tanks and other NGOs in ASEAN member nations to travel to the U.S. for scholarly and professional research for 3-4 months on issues that are relevant and useful to member nations, and central to the U.S.-ASEAN relationship.
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    • Ugrad Exchange Program.
      The EAP Global UGRAD Program provides scholarships for one semester or one academic year of U.S. study in a non-degree program. Click Here for More Info 

    • International Leaders in Education Program.
      The International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP) is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State (ECA/A/S/X) and is implemented by IREX (the international Research & Exchange Board), a Washington, DC based non-profit organization. ECA/A/S/X will provide the funding and overall policy guidance for this program. Click Here for More Info