2014/2015 Human Life Advancement Foundation Science & Technology Doctoral & Post-Doctoral Scholarships (USD 15,000 per annum)

Application Deadline: 15th May/15th October  2015

Applicants are invited from outstanding postgraduates’ students at PhD level or Postdoctoral researchers for the award of PhD scholarships funded by Human Life Advancement Foundation. The scholarships are awarded twice a year in both fall and spring semester.

HLAF aspires to become a reference point for creation of knowledge, innovations and technology transfer related issues in developing countries.

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 posgraduate student at PhD level
    • 35years for postdoctoral researchers
  • Have received acceptance (offer) letter to pursue PhD at recognized universities.
  • 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).

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 duration of a scholarship maximum of 4 years for PhD and maximum 2 years for Post doctorate. The scholarship value will depend on the type of study, as determined by HLAF. The Scholarship value will be up to USD 15,000 per annum.

Compulsory Documents:

  1. Complete application form
  2. Identification Document / Passport
  3. Offer letter
  4. Research proposal
  5. Academic Transcripts
  6. CV
  7. References
  8. English proficiency test results (TOEFL/IELTS/MUET)

Application Proceudre:

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Human Life Advancement Foundation Science & Technology Doctoral & Post-Doctoral Scholarships



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