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Before submit the scholarship application, please ensure that you are aware of:

  1. Type of Scholarship that you would like to apply
  2. Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Scholarships Brochure 2021

Online Scholarship Application

Please note that the ACTUAL RESULTS for student with IGCSE qualification that we refer to is the Statement of Results or the final Certificate issued by the following examination board:

  • Cambridge Assessment International Examination (CAIE)
  • AQA
  • Pearson

Therefore, please note that online/statement of results stated as ‘Provisional Results Information’ will NOT be accepted for scholarship application.

We understand that some schools will only be receiving the Statement of Results/Certificate 2-3 months later. Your respective school will contact you to collect the Statement of Results/Certificate when it is ready. That is fine as our deadline policy is ‘2 weeks from the release of the actual results’.

Therefore, you have 2 weeks from the time you receive the Statement of Results/Certificate to submit your scholarship application to Scholarship Unit.

Postgraduate Research Scholarship For Collaborative Project With University Of Cambridge

The Department of Biological Sciences at Sunway University, Malaysia, is offering a fully funded PhD studentship to work on a collaborative project with the University of Cambridge Medical School, UK.

Project Description:
UK Biobank Project: Influence of adiposity and ethnicity on blood pressure, blood pressure control and cardiovascular events.

Body composition and ethnicity exert important influences on blood pressure and the development of chronically elevated blood pressure (hypertension). However, the extent to which these factors influence the response to different classes of anti-hypertensive therapy and longer-term blood pressure control, and the impact of these factors on cardiovascular outcomes, is poorly understood. The UK Biobank contains detailed phenotypic and outcome data on large numbers of individuals from different ethnic groups in the UK and the aim of this project is to utilise the Biobank resource to better understand the influence of factors such as body composition and ethnicity on blood pressure, response to therapy and cardiovascular outcomes.

Based at Sunway University, the studentship holder may spend up to one year at the Medical School in the University of Cambridge, and, subject to meeting appropriate entry requirements, may also have the opportunity to register for a University of Cambridge MPhil degree.

Value of Scholarship

The PhD Studentship scholarship will cover the following:

  1. Registration and resource fees
  2. Tuition Fees
  3. Living allowance*

*The living allowance covers only standard duration for a doctoral study programme as stipulated in Sunway University’s Academic Regulation and the Postgraduate Scholarship Policy. The living allowance covers active study time in Sunway University and University of Cambridge.

Opportunity for residency at one of the colleges at University of Cambridge may also be made available for eligible candidates.


Participating Programme

Doctor of Philosophy in Biology

Who can Apply

Candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent with CGPA ≥ 3.50 or Distinction or its equivalent.
  • IELTS 7.0 / TOEFL 100 internet –based / PTE Academic 70 overall or its equivalent.
    (Note: Candidates who have completed a Master’s degree or equivalent in English would be exempted from the English requirement)
  • Research topic related to areas of research described under the UK Biobank Project:

Other criteria:


Sunway University Graduates

Non-Sunway Graduates*

PhD by Research

CGPA ≥ 3.50 or Distinction or its equivalent & at least one SCOPUS indexed output


Graduate of a global top 600 university (QS or THE) a CGPA ≥ 3.50 or Distinction or its equivalent & at least two SCOPUS indexed outputs

* GPA requirement applies to the highest and/or most recent qualifying award for which a CGPA is given


How to apply?

  1. Upon acceptance of admission to a Doctoral by research programme at Sunway University, the candidate must complete and submit the Scholarship Application Form to The form may be downloaded from here: Download the form here
  2. The completed form and required supporting documents are to be submitted before the set deadline.
  3. Applications for support should be made by completing the Postgraduate Research Scholarship Application Form upon application for admission to a PGR programme. The application form is to be submitted to the School for Head of Department recommendation and Dean support.
  4. An evaluation of the scholarship application will be conducted by a panel of reviewers who will select and shortlist scholarship candidates for interview.
  5. Shortlisted candidates will attend an interview according to the scheduled date for the final selection.
  6. Letter of offer of scholarship will be given to successful candidates. Candidates who are unsuccessful will be notified.


Terms & Conditions

  1. The scholarship is offered strictly to students who are registered full-time on the Doctor of Philosophy in Biology programme at Sunway University.
  2. Offer of scholarship will only be made when all documentation required for the application is provided, including official results and certificates of previous qualifications.
  3. Incomplete or late submissions of application will not be accepted.
  4. The scholarship is for a standard full‐time program duration. It will be valid for the standard three-year, full‐time study.
  5. The scholarship will be terminated if the candidate fails to make satisfactory progress, fails to complete the programme within three years, withdraws part way through the programme, or if his/her enrolment in the programme is terminated for any reason.
  6. Sunway University reserves the right to involve the scholarship recipients in interviews, advertisements, photography or other publicity-related activities for the purpose of promoting the educational institution.
  7. Non-compliance with any of the terms and conditions related to the relevant scholarship and with the requirement stipulated in the University’s Postgraduate Research Scholarship Policy will result in a breach of contract.


Application Date

Application starts on 14th December 2020. Please refer to the table below for the deadline of the submission:

Intake Dates

Deadline Application Submission

Interview Date

Announcement of Result

25 June 2021

24 Sept 2021

7 May 2021

24-26 May 2021

31 May 2021