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USM Graduate Assistant Scheme

USM Graduate Assistant Scheme

The Graduate Assistant Scheme was introduced to enable postgraduates to enhance their skills by assisting in various events and activities in their respective Schools/CoEs.


Financial Assistance

With the exception of semester breaks, the Scheme supports the recipients with monthly allowance.

 Degree/Amount  Master  PhD
 Per Month  RM900.00  RM1,100.00

Notes: Maximum appointment and funding for Master and PhD candidates are up to 4 semesters and 6 semesters,respectively.

The cost of fees imposed, as tuition and examination fees, traveling, personal bonds, health insurance, visa arrangement, are not included and are borne by candidate themselves. Applicants are encouraged to obtain fundings from other sources to fund the unsupported items.


Eligibility to Apply

  • Current full time research mode postgraduate students of Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Students with financial assistance are not eligible to apply. (e.g; F/IDB/RLKA/ASTS/OTHERS)

Application Requirements

Applicants pursuing Masters degree:

1) Must be in their first 2 semesters of their candidature.

2) Must have a  Bachelor's Degree with a CGPA>2.90 or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Malaysian Government.

Applicants pursuing Doctoral degree:

1) Must be in their first 4 semesters of their candidature.

2) Must have a  Bachelor’s Degree with a CGPA>2.90 or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Malaysian Government

AND

a Master’s Degree by coursework/mixed mode with a CGPA>2.90  or a Master’s Degree by research mode or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Malaysian Government.

How to Apply

Download the application form from Click here to download application form

  • If applicable, please provide certified academic transcripts, copies of published articles CV, research proposal, andproofs of outstanding achievement in extra-curicular activities.
  • Please do not submit any certificate of attendance to workshops/seminars/conferences.
  • Submit your application to your respective school/centre.
  • The University’s decision is final. No further correspondence or appeal will be entertained.


Click here to read Application Guideline
Click her to download Application Form

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