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Human Life Advancement Foundation Science & Technology

Doctoral Scholarships
The Human Life Advancement Foundation (HLAF) is the newly established foundation active in the fields
of the education, technology transfer and sustainable development in developing world. Our mission is to
develop networks of organizations and individuals able and willing to contribute to the needs of society, as
well as in the development of internationally competent individuals. HLAF aspires to become a reference
point for creation of knowledge, innovations and technology transfer related issues in developing
countries. We support the importance of education in building a knowledge society.
This foundation strives to be an innovative institution responsive to needs of society for innovations,
knowledge and technology by supporting fruitful interaction between firms, academia and public sector.
We are delighted to announce that we are offering scholarships to those pursuing postgraduates PhD
studies.
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.

Preferred Discipline for Scholarship includes:

Any field of study that supports innovation and technology.

Eligibility Requirements:

Nationality : Unrestricted
Gender : Unrestricted
Maximum age :
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30 years for postgraduate students at PhD level


35 years 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 :PhD

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.

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Complete application form


Identification Document / Passport
Offer letter
Research proposal
Academic Transcripts
CV
References
English proficiency test results (TOEFL/IELTS/MUET)

It is your responsibility to provide correct and certified supporting


documentation. We will not consider your application if you do not
provide the correct documentation.
Procedure For Application : Kindly visit http://www.hlaf.org.my/scholarships
Application Form : Download from : http://www.hlaf.org.my/sites/default/files/HLAFScholarship-Application-Form.pdf