Scholarships Brochure 2021

Scholarship Application Form

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.

SMM Centre for Nested Entrepreneurship Doctoral Scholarship (Business)

This is a prestigious scholarship offered by Sunway University and sponsored by SMM Centre for Nested Entrepreneurship. Only two scholarships will be awarded to eligible candidates undertaking Doctor of Philosophy (Business).

The scholarship offered will cover three years of full-time study in Sunway University Business School leading to a PhD degree. The focus of the PhD research for the scholarship should be related to entrepreneurship or business management.

The scholarship covers full tuition fees for the standard three-year duration of studies for Doctor of Philosophy (Business). Applicants who meet the requirements may also be awarded a monthly allowance of RM3000. An optional internship with the SMM Centre for Nested Entrepreneurship will also be available to the selected scholars. Applicants for the scholarship should be Malaysian citizens and meet the normal entry criteria for the Doctor of Philosophy (Business) programme.

Value of Scholarship

The PhD Studentship scholarship will cover the following:

  1. Registration and resource fees
  2. Tuition Fees
  3. Living allowance*
  4. *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.


Participating Programme

Doctor of Philosophy (Business)

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in business with CGPA ≥ 3.25
  • IELTS 7.0 / TOEFL 100 internet –based / PTE Academic 70 overall (candidates who have completed a Master’s degree or equivalent in English would have met the language requirements)
  • Research topic related to entrepreneurship
  • Malaysian Citizen

Note: To be eligible for the month allowance of RM3,000 awarded by Sunway University, candidates must meet the following requirements:

Eligibility Criteria for Bursary or Scholarship

Mode of Study Sunway Graduates* Non-Sunway Graduates**
Bursary Scholarship
Full - time

CGPA ≥ 3.50 or Distinction or its equivalent


at least one SCOPUS indexed output OR have at least 3 years working experience in Business.

Graduate of a global top 600 university (QS or THE), CGPA ≥ 3.50 or Distinction or its equivalent


at least two SCOPUS indexed outputs OR have at least 3 years working experience in Business.

*Includes all students from Sunway Education Group higher education institutions and Lancaster University. GPA requirement applies to the highest and/or most recent qualifying award for which CGP is given.

**GPA requirement applies to the highest and/or most recent qualifying award for which a CGP 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: Research Services Vine / Sunway University Website Postgraduate Students
  2. The completed form and required supporting documents are to be submitted before the set deadline.
  3. An evaluation of the scholarship application will be conducted by a panel of reviewers who will select and shortlist scholarship candidates for interview.
  4. Shortlisted candidates will attend an interview according to the scheduled date for the final selection.
  5. 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 (Business) 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

(Local & International Student)

Interview Date

26th March 2021

30th January 2021

15th Feb 2021

25th June 2021

24th September 2021


Outcome Date

Outcome of the application will be announced on 8th Feb 2021.