MALAYSIA: Cuts to undergraduate foreign scholarships

Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has confirmed that undergraduate scholarships for critical courses overseas will be phased out gradually, write Minderjeet Kaur, Masami Mustaza and Roy See Wei Zhi for the New Straits Times. The government will focus on enhancing the ranking of higher learning institutions and universities, and plans to increase scholarships for postgraduate study abroad.

"Undergraduate scholarships for overseas studies will be done away with gradually so that we can build our very own local capacity," he said after meeting Islamic religious teachers at the Federal Territory Islamic Religious Affairs Department.

Every year, the government, through the Public Service Department, sponsors 1,500 scholarships for undergraduate studies abroad.
Full report in the New Straits Times