INTRODUCTION & BACKGROUND

The Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) was founded in 1963 as a binational commission for Malaysia and the United States to promote educational exchange between the two countries. MACEE’s founding document is a bilateral agreement ratified by the governments of Malaysia and the United States. MACEE is one of 50 such commissions worldwide.

As is the case with other binational Fulbright commissions around the world, MACEE is a not-for-profit organization and is overseen by a Board of Directors. MACEE’s Board consists of 10 regular members (five from each country) and two Honorary Co-Chairmen: The U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia and the Malaysian Minister of Education. These two Honorary Co-Chairs appoint the five regular members to the Board who will represent their respective countries.

Although the focus lies on the Fulbright Grant programs, MACEE has over the years occupied an increasingly larger role in the overall binational educational partnership. Today, MACEE houses two important sections: the Fulbright program and EducationUSA Malaysia.

The Fulbright program was established when President Harry Truman signed a legislation to use surplus war funding for international education exchanges which aim to increase mutual understanding between the people of America and other countries through classroom teaching and community engagement. The program eventually expanded and is now administered globally.

The Fulbright section at MACEE is responsible in administration of Fulbright grants which send Malaysian to the United States and American to Malaysia as well as several non-Fulbright grants for Malaysians. Macee program staff manage application and selection process, orientation, evaluations, meetings and welfare of the grantees while in country. The Fulbright program is known to have produced and enriched some of the best achievers in their field and the program in Malaysia is no different. A notable Malaysian Fulbrighter, Indrani Kopal won an award for her film at Cannes Film Festival.

The other half of MACEE, EducationUSA (EdUSA) Malaysia, a U.S. State Department-funded program plays a vital role in providing free information on education in the U.S. Over the years, EdUSA expanded its role to provide information on everything to know about American education, life in America, ideas for funding, guidance on application and more via orientation, education fairs and workshops for Malaysians and partners within the Southeast Asia region. EdUSA has worked with institutions such as MARA, UiTM,  Sunway, Taylor’s University, Bank Negara, JPA and various other Malaysian education institutions.

MACEE also provides testing services and currently administers the CFA, SSAT exam on an ad-hoc basis. MACEE remains an important source of information for both Malaysians and Americans in the field of education.

EVENTS

Education Events & Updates

August 17, 2020 in Fulbright News

2021 Global Teacher Grants (GTG) Application Open Now! (Application Deadline: November 11, 2021)

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October 17, 2019 in Fulbright News

Workshop on Group Work Concept by U.S. Fulbright Specialist, Dr. Robert Conyne

"MACEE welcomes the 100 Americans from 35 states and the District of Columbia"
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October 16, 2019 in Fulbright News

Speaking English doesn’t mean forgetting our traditions – Queen

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October 16, 2019 in Fulbright News

Tutur bahasa Inggeris tak bermakna lupa tradisi, kata Permaisuri Agong

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July 15, 2018 in Fulbright Programs

FY2022-2023 Fulbright U.S. – ASEAN Visiting Scholar Program (Deadline: December 3, 2021)

This is a regionally competed awards for Visiting Scholars that will support research in fields related to ASEAN issues.
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July 15, 2018 in Fulbright Programs

FY2022-2023 Fulbright Malaysian Professional Exchange Program (Deadline: November 16, 2021)

The grant is for mid-career Malaysian professionals to broaden their experiences through consultation, internship, participation in seminars, workshops and other…
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July 15, 2018 in Fulbright Programs

FY2022-2023 Fulbright Malaysian Scholar Program (Deadline: November 16, 2021)

Applications are now invited from the qualified Malaysian scholars to undertake a 3-6 months of research/lecturing at American universities
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July 15, 2018 in Fulbright Programs

FY2021-2022 Fulbright Specialist Program (Deadline: August 31, 2021)

The program is a field-driven initiative in which Malaysian host institution conceptualize and design project of interest in the communication…
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May 8, 2019 in EducationUSA Announcements

EducationUSA Adviser Job Vacancy

Job Title:  EducationUSA Adviser Location: Kuala Lumpur EducationUSA EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 430 international…
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