Malaysia Australia Colombo Plan Commemoration Scholarship (MACC) 2019

Application Dates
Degrees Accepted

Awarding Body

MAAC (Malaysia Australian Alumni Council)


Charles Darwin University

Scholarship Overview

This scholarship is available to Malaysian citizens and covers tuition fees and a living allowance for three years.

CDU has one MACC Scholarship on offer for an international student commencing a PhD in 2019. 

Basic terms and conditions

  • Available for Malaysian citizens only
  • Achievement of at least 6.5 overall, and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-band of the IELTS or equivalent test
  • Applicants must meet CDU PhD entry requirements
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  • The scholarship will be competitively awarded

Application closing date: 31 October 2018.

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MACC Scholarships

Launched in 2001, with the first batch of scholarships awarded in 2002, the aim of the Malaysia Australia Colombo Plan Commemoration (MACC) Scholarships is to provide Malaysian and Australian students the opportunity to experience diverse cultures through sponsored education. The MACC is built on the spirit of the Colombo Plan which enabled some 4,000 young Malaysians to study in Australia from the 1950s until the 1980s. The MACC Scholarships take the Colombo Plan a step further by providing a two-way exchange of scholars between Malaysia and Australia. The scholarships include full or partial waivers of tuition fees and are offered to Malaysian and Australian students to undertake their education at universities and institutions of higher learning in each other’s countries.

The MACC Scholarship Programme is spear headed and coordinated by The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC), a national organisation for Malaysian Alumni Associations of Australian Universities and other institutions of higher learning, with the support of the Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), Education and the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training through the Australian Education International (AEI).

Scholarship Contributions

In general, the MACC Scholarship contributions consist of both partial and / or full tuition fee waiver from contributing Universities and institutions of higher learning in specific or general Undergraduate and / or Postgraduate programmes.