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1 million pounds legacy fund

Heriot-Watt Scholarship

In honour of Malaysian businessman and noble philanthropist YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Yeoh Tiong Lay (18th December 1929 – 18th October 2017), his son, a proud alumnus of Heriot-Watt, Dato’ Victor Yeoh Seok Kian, the Managing Director of YTL Corporation Berhad, gifted £1 million to Heriot-Watt University Malaysia to widen the access to quality UK higher education for Malaysians.

The £1 million legacy fund will enable Malaysian students to access higher education by contributing to the cost of tuition fees for their undergraduate studies at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia. Launched in tribute to Tan Sri’s extraordinary life and success, the legacy honours his belief in the importance of education and how it transforms lives.

Heriot-Watt first unlocked the doors to learning in 1821 providing education and training as the World’s first Mechanics Institute for vocational workers. This later became the first Higher Education institution in the UK to open access and and admit females at a time when women were not allowed to attend university. In almost 200 years it has grown into a ground-breaking University with a global footprint known for innovative research and pioneering education. It is proud to work with the YTL and Dato’ Victor Yeoh to open its doors to the next generation of Malaysian pioneers, industry leaders and innovators.

Working together, Heriot-Watt University and YTL aim to IMPACT lives by empowering students to be catalysts of change. Apply for your scholarship today and together we will help shape your future.

How to apply?

An RM500 application fee is applicable at the application stage. The fee may be refundable with proof of financial hardship.

Academic Requirements A Levels AAB / STPM AAB / UEC 6A / IB 32 pts / CPU 85% / ATAR 85 or equivalent
Eligibility Malaysian with financial need to pursue higher education
Scholarship Award 100% or 50% contingent upon an interview with University staff

Scholars are eligible to apply to study their Year 2 (1 year) at our UK campus at 50% of their tuition fees. Applications to study in the UK are made in the second semester of Year 1. This however excludes Petroleum Engineering and International Management with Year Abroad.

Empower Programme

The Empower Programme is a 4-level structured programme that is aimed at future-proofing our graduates, to unleash their potential and to prepare them to stand out and have an impact in a highly uncertain world. As students go through the programme, they accumulate Watts. Students will have a transcript that will document their developmental journey. The first level (Watt level), where students may accumulate up to 999 Watts, is delivered through a course that is aimed at "Self Leadership" and "Defining Impact". The other three levels are achieved through a more personalised approach where different students will work with their personal tutors.

Students will receive a transcript that documents their developmental journey.


Making the most of both learning and leisure time is second nature to the aspiring Heriot-Watt University student studying at the Malaysia Campus.


Kuala Lumpur is ranked 1st as the most affordable city to live in, according to QS University Rankings 2017.

Why Malaysia

The striking campus reveals itself within the landscape, from beneath a living grass roof. Located next to the Putrajaya lake, part of the administrative capital’s ‘green continuum’, the building is consciously designed with the environment in mind and is built to Green Building Index (GBI) standards.

Why Malaysia 12

Ranked 12th in UNESCO’s Top 20 Countries for Student Destination

The capital of Malaysia is


Dubbed “Mini Asia”, Malaysia is a multi-racial and multi-ethnic country where the majority are Malays, Chinese and Indian.

Why Malaysia

The population is estimated at 30 million people


Home to some of the world’s most idyllic beaches and islands, Malaysia has over 4,600km of coastline with over 90 to choose from. Located on the equator’s belt, the country has 12 hours of sunlight every day, with an average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius.

4,600 km Why Malaysia


A history rooted in industry and commerce

For almost two centuries we’ve remained true to the values of George Heriot and James Watt – the two giants of industry and commerce who give our university its name. Our foundations are built on practical, applied learning. Education that meets the needs of global industry and enables our students to fulfil their career aspirations.

Applied study for the real world

We shape tomorrow’s work-ready, industry-fit graduates and postgraduates. We connect with industry at every level and develop programmes to match their needs. Real issues, real projects, real research – so our students get practical, reallife experience and the employer gets work- ready industry-fit graduates.

A hands-on approach to teaching

We know practical, applied learning, research and teaching inside-out. It’s what we’ve always done. We’re big enough to attract some of the leading experts in their fields and we’re small enough to give our students the chance to learn from them – not at arms-length, but hands-on.

A truly global experience

We provide a global perspective and experience – our academic and student body is a diverse international mix with our students coming from all over the world. We have campuses in the UK as well as Dubai - offering our students the unrivalled opportunity to transfer between campuses and obtain a truly global education.



Heriot-Watt University Malaysia's campus is based in the modern garden-city of Putrajaya just 25km south of Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur. Putrajaya is a growing, dynamic city and its proximity allows easy access to the extensive cultural, leisure and retail amenities of the buzzing metropolis.

How to Apply

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia accepts applications all year round.

If English is not your first language, and you didn't meet the minimum English Requirements we offer a Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSEP) prior to commencing your studies.

The Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSEP) is available in Jan, Mar (Lower Intermediate) and June, Sept (Intermediate).

Lower Intermediate
(for entry into April Foundation Intake)
(for entry into July Foundation Intake)
(for entry into September Intake)
(for entry into January Intake)

You can apply online for our programmes.You must create an account to use the online application form. You don't have to complete the application in one session; you can save what you have done so far and return to complete it at a later date. There is a Help facility on each page of the online form.


23 June 2019

Early Bird Registration deadline (Malaysian students)

9 June 2019

Early Bird Registration deadline (International students)

5 August 2019

Hardship Application deadline (Malaysian students)

16 July 2019

Application deadline (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh)

23 July 2019

Application deadline (All other countries)

Contact Us

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