Most of the scholarships we have covered previously focused on academic achievements. Nevertheless, some students reserve their talents for other things like arts, culinary, as well as sports, working on their prowess and techniques even from the school days. These students may not have books as their best friends, but their skills are certainly a force to be reckoned with. That’s why some colleges and universities would not mind investing in these talents. In this article, we got you a list of scholarships for those who excel in extracurricular activities. 


Sunway Sports Scholarship

Application dates: 29th May 2020 (for March, April & May intakes), 30th September 2020 (for June, July, August & September intakes)

Specifically catered for State and National sports athletes who want to be a part of the Sunway Education community, the university offers a 50% scholarship to State athletes and 100% scholarship to National athletes. Athletes who want to apply for this scholarship must also present verification documents from SUKMA and the National Sports Council Of Malaysia to prove their participation in the said sports. 

You can check the list of sports eligible for the scholarship here.


Application dates: 6th April 2020

Understanding how important education is, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College is offering this sports scholarship to young athletes so that they can hone their athletic talents while still continuing their tertiary educations. Quite similar to Sunway’s, the fee deduction depends on the level of one’s sports representation, with National athletes getting up to 100% fee reduction if deemed suitable. 

Read more about the scholarship here, and the application form here.

Inti Sports Excellence Scholarship

Closing date: 2 weeks before class commencement

Local students who are National and State sports athletes are encouraged to apply for this scholarship to get a full or partial fee reduction on the courses that they are aiming for. The candidates applying for this scholarship must also meet the entry requirement for the programme that they intend to take and undergo an interview with the Scholarship Committee.

Here are the details of the scholarship.



Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali Scholarship For Creative Arts And Music

Application deadline: 19 June 2020 (for August intake)

Named after the ex-First Lady of Malaysia who has been known to love arts and music, this scholarship is aimed to encourage youths to pursue creative arts and music locally. To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must have a minimum music background of grade 8 or have played in the school bands previously. Candidates will also be required to upload the video of their performances and send it to the University for their perusal. If shortlisted, candidates will then be required to perform three 1 ½ minutes pieces to be sung or performed on any instrument of their choice. Successful candidates can enrol in either one of these two programmes BA (Hons) Contemporary Music (Audio Technology) or BA (Hons) Music Performance.

Read more about the application procedures here

Sunway University Art And Design Scholarship

Application deadline: 19 June 2020 (for August intake)

In making sure that students awarded with this scholarship are the cream of the crop, each candidate applying for it must submit a portfolio consists of 5 pieces of creative artwork in the category of Photography, Model Making, Illustration, Drawing, Multimedia or Video. Those applying for a scholarship for a diploma must also pass their SPM / O-Level with minimum 3 credits (including a pass in Art /Technical Drawing / Portfolio). This recipient of this scholarship will get a 100% tuition fee deduction.

Click here to know more about the scholarship. 



Sunway University Young Chef Scholarship

Application deadline: 19 June 2020 (for August intake)

Young cooks who aspire to be a professional culinary are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. To apply, candidates will be required to write a short essay of 200 words on “Why should I be selected as a Sunway University Young Chef?”. If you are shortlisted, you will have to attend the Young Chef Cook-Off session assessed by Winning Chefs from Team Malaysia’s Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie 2019 and Sunway Scholarship Committee. The scholarship which includes full tuition and a general fee will be awarded to those that showcase talents and immense growth potential.

You can read more about the scholarship here

Now that you know that scholarships are not just reserved for those who excel academically (of course, you can be both too), we hope that this list will somewhat aid you in your scholarship hunt. We wish you the best in your tertiary education journey and if you want to read more about what are the available types of pre-university courses you can opt for, you can click the links below! 

Read: International Scholarships in Malaysia 2020

Read: Scholarships in Malaysia 2020 (for local studies)