Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Human Life Advancement Foundation Science & Technology Scholarships

Applicants are invited from outstanding postgraduate students at PhD level or Postdoctoral researchers for the award of PhD scholarships funded by Human Life Advancement Foundation.

Preferred Discipline for Scholarship includes:
  • Any field of study that supports innovation and technology.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Nationality : Unrestricted
  • Gender : Unrestricted
  • Maximum age :
    • 30 years for postgraduate student at PhD level
    • 35 years for postdoctoral researchers
  • Have received acceptance (offer) letter to pursue PhD/Postdoctoral at recognized universities before final decision on scholarship is taken.
  • In excellent health condition and certified by a Certified Doctor/Medical Professional. The cost of medical examination is to be borne by the applicants
  • All applicants should have a score of at least 550 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 6.0 points in the International English Language Testing Services (IELTS) or score a band 4 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET)or excellent result in other relevant English test that is accepted by the university and equivalent to the tests mentioned above.

Minimum Academic Achievement
  •  Strong academic record and excellent academic references. Obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a CGPA of 3.5/4.0 at Bachelor Degree and must possess CGPA 3.8/4.0 or very good result at Masters Degree level in a similar field of intended PhD study, strong publication record.
  •  For Postdoctoral candidate strong academic record at PhD study and the research topics to be carried out will have an added advantage.

Selection Criteria
Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria :-
  • Academic achievement at previous study;
  • Publication record;
  • The quality of the SOP and research proposal;
  • Recommendation letters;
  • Excellent communication, writing and reading skills in English Language.

Post doctorate
  • Academic achievement at PhD study;
  • Publication record;
  • Research proposal and its perspective application;
  • Recommendation letters;
  • Organization in which he/she will have its postdoctoral research;
  • Excellent communication, writing and reading skills in English Language.

Duration of Scholarship and Amount of Support
  • The scholarship value will depend on the type of study, as determined by HLAF.

Scholarship Type
Maximum Duration
Maximum Scholarship Value (USD)
4 years (8 semesters)
1 year (2 semesters)

Applications are accepted from 15th April until 15th June 2015.

For further details and application please visit the Human Life Advancement Foundation Science & Technology Scholarships page.

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