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Commonwealth Scholarships

Target group

  1. Open to all International student from Commonwealth countries (exclude Malaysian)
  2. New postgraduate application only.

Number of scholarships to be offered




Intended student start date

January 2018

Closing Date

31 October 2017


3 years (annual renewal based on performance)


Tuition Fee – Waived

Accommodation Provided (as per university's requirement)

Living Allowance - RM1000/person/month

Arrival Allowance (One of Payment) – RM2000/person

Return Flight – 1 time based on region

Expected Achievement Milestone:

Year 1 - Completed Proposal Defense and completed all required subjects

Year 2 – One full international conference paper accepted (Scopus Index or equivalent)

Year 3 – Publish one International paper (Quartile 3 and above or equivalent). Work completion and thesis submission.

Subject areas in which scholarships will be tenable

  1. Artificial Intelligence, Security System (deep learning techniques for biometric recognition.)
  2. Engineering (Refrigeration and Air Conditioning System)
  3. Engineering (Digital VLSI Design, Wireless Communication)
  4. Engineering (Machine Vision, Robotics)
  5. Engineering (Digital Signal Processing)
  6. Engineering and Information Technology (Virtual reality, Kinect, rehabilitation)
  7. Engineering and Information Technology (healthcare data analytics)
  8. Engineering and Information Technology (deep learning system for elderly activity tracking and behavioral analytics.)
  9. Engineering and Information Technology (to explore different types of visual objects recognition to help people with vision impairment.)
  10. Engineering (Wireless Telecommunication) (Millimeter Wave  Multiuser Multiple Input Multiple Output Systems)
  11. Animation (storytelling, techniques, genre, kinetic typography, motion graphic, character) 
  12. Immersive Technologies (virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, virtual heritage, visualisation)

Briefly outline the application procedure

  1. Application fee, RM280 (non refundable)
  2. Copies of transcript of relevant academic qualifications
  3. Copies of certificate of relevant academic qualifications
  4. Reference forms
  5. Copy of English Language Proficiency qualification
  6. Copy of passport
  7. Curriculum Vitae
  8. Research Proposal (Please write on the cover page – Applying for COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP)

Briefly outline the selection criteria and procedures

The entry requirement for PhD programmes is as per below:

  1. A Master's degree or equivalent in a related field from a recognized university; or
  2. A Master's degree or equivalent in a non-related field from a recognized university, and evidence of at least two (2) years relevant working or research experience; or
  3. Other academic qualifications equivalent to (i) or (ii) that are acceptable by  the Senate of Multimedia University.
  4. The candidate should possess highly competitive in terms of academic quality with evidence of academic excellence, research ability, and good interpersonal and leadership abilities for full-time PhD study.


Upon receiving the completed application, the application will be processed and successful applications will be given offer letter.


Applicant is required to fulfill the English requirement before registering into the program:

  1. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 80 (Internet based), OR
  2. A minimum IELTS (academic) overall band score of 6.0, OR
  3. A credit in 1119 English Examination; OR
  4. A minimum MUET overall band score of 4;OR
  5. Any other qualification, which is of equivalent level as determined by the Senate of the University

Contact person for scholarship enquiries

Nur Ashidkin Nabila Abd Rashid

Tel: 603-8312 5182


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