The Indian Scholarship & Trust Fund (ISTF) The Indian Scholarship & Trust Fund (ISTF)

The Indian Scholarship & Trust Fund (ISTF)

The High Commission of India, Kuala Lumpur has been providing financial assistance under the ISTF to Malaysian students of Indian origin pursuing full-time courses at Universities, Colleges, Polytechnics and other higher education institutions in Malaysia. Please note that the scholarship does NOT cover the full cost of studies, and is only a one-time financial assistance.

Applications with required enclosures should be sent to the following address:

Education Wing,
High Commission of India,
Level 28, Menara 1 Mon’t Kiara,
No. 1, Jalan Kiara, Mon’t Kiara,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603 6205 2350 ext 203.

Eligibility Criteria:

1) Students pursuing full-time Diploma and Bachelor courses in Universities, Colleges, Polytechnics and Institutions in Malaysia may apply for the scholarship in the prescribed format, which is available at the following link:

2) Only one student from a family may apply for financial assistance from the ISTF in 2017-18.

Please note that the following category of students are not eligible to apply for the ISTF:

i) Students pursuing Masters and higher level courses.

ii) Students pursuing part-time courses.

iii) Past recipients of financial assistance from the ISTF.

Applications received with postmark after4th August 2017will not be considered for granting of scholarship under the ISTF 2017-18.

Short-listed applicants will be called for an interview, and those found suitable would be awarded the financial assistance from the ISTF.