MCKL Teaching Scholarship 2016

17 Feb 2016

Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL) has launched the MCKL Teaching Scholarship to promote quality teaching and learning since 2013. This Scholarship is offered to high-achieving individuals who have a keen passion for teaching and want to make a difference in the lives of young college students by sharing their knowledge, skills and experience.                         


Application is open to all former MCKL students who have graduated not more than two years prior to the closing date of the application and who will commence their undergraduate studies in 2016 or by the end of March 2017 at the latest.



Applicant is responsible for applying and gaining admission to pursue an approved Bachelor degree at a local or overseas university based on the criteria below.

Overseas university: Top one hundred (100) universities based on the 2015-16 overall Times Higher Education World University Rankings or top fifty (50) by subject areas / field of studies.

Local university: Ranked Tier 5 and above on SETARA rating, subject to Scholarship Panel approval.


Approved Courses of study: 

Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Economics, Accounting or Early Childhood Studies


Duration of studies:

Bachelor’s degree: 3 – 4 years

Bachelor in ECE or related course: 1 - 2 years (for applicant with Diploma ECE)


Value of the Award:

Sponsorship of tuition fees only, up to 100% of tuition fee maximum (Applicant must be prepared with funds for accommodation and meals, course materials, transportation, and other related expenses from other sources).


Criteria for selection:

  • A Level results with 3As and above / AUSMAT with ATAR 90.0 and above
  • Candidate with Diploma in ECE must have obtained CGPA 3.5 and above
  • Excellent co-curricular records and outstanding leadership qualities
  • Good character, passionate in teaching and training college students
  • Commitment to quality teaching and learning
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills


Closing date:

Those who are interested to apply can obtain the Scholarship Application form from the Office of the Registrar. Completed Application Forms must be submitted on or before 20 May 2016. Late applications will not be accepted.


Terms and Conditions of Award for 2016 MCKL Teaching Scholarship

  1. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview. Notification of the date, time and venue of the interview will be done via e-mail and SMS. Failure to respond to the email or SMS by the prescribed deadline will result in the cancellation of the candidate’s scheduled interview.
  2. The recipient of the Scholarship is bonded to take up a lecturing position in MCKL or serve as a secondary school teacher in any of the Wesley Methodist Schools in Malaysia.
  3. The recipient is required to go through the Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching and Learning (CIDTL) programme while serving at MCKL as lecturer.
  4. The recipient of the Scholarship will have to sign an agreement with MCKL. The recipient will be bonded for one and a half (1½) years for each year of sponsorship. However, the Scholarship Panel reserves the right to review the length of the bond.
  5. The recipient must not accept any other scholarship, financial aid or sponsorship that is binding from any registered organizationorwhile the agreement with MCKL is still in force. Should they accept any non-binding scholarship, financial aid, awardor sponsorship from any registered organizationor university, they are obliged to inform the College in writing of the source and amount of the award within two (2) weeks of the award date. 
  6. The recipient pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in ECE will have to undergo six (6) months of industrial attachment to gain practical experience while carrying half the normal teaching load in the ECS department at the start of service with MCKL.
  7. The amount of award and the number of full/partial scholarships to be given out are at the discretion of the Management of MCKL.
  8. This Scholarship is given at the sole discretion of the College. Applicants are not guaranteed award of the scholarship upon fulfilling the conditions 

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