The tertiary education of art and design can be costly as compared to other courses due to the increase in academic standards and additional utility of equipment and art materials. However, the reward of a creative career is usually more satisfying as it will eventually become a life-long professional exploration and personal achievement.

In line with our vision to be an education hub with global creative standards to constantly produce inspired, creative, responsible and influential students, Dasein Academy of Art provides various merit-based or need-based scholarship and study grant schemes to support talented students with financial constraints to kickstart their studies and career in the profession of art and design.

Annually, the college awards scholarships and study grants worth more than RM1.5 million based on evaluations and recommendations by the Dasein Scholarship Committee.


DASEIN-EXSIM FULL SCHOLARSHIP (100% Tuition Fee Waiver)

The DASEIN-EXSIM Full Scholarship is supported by property developer, EXSIM Group as part of their commitment to sustainable education by providing financial support for deserving and well-qualified students in Malaysia to pursuing their studies in the creative arts. Students will need to demonstrate outstanding academic results and art portfolio for scholarship application which opens only once a year. Shortlisted applicants are required to go through interviews with the Dasein Scholarship Committee.

  • Applicant is required to submit SPM / UEC / O-level or other equivalent qualifications results upon the application. Forecast result is not accepted. Validity of academic certificate is limited to 3 years from the date of issuance.
  • Applicant is required to complete and submit the Dasein Scholarship & Study Grant Application Form together with all required supporting documents.
  • The Dasein-EXSIM Full Scholarship is only open for new enrollment and offered strictly to full-time registered students at Dasein Academy of Art. The scholarship applies to the year of admission, and not the year of application.
  • The minimum criteria for the scholarship application include but not limited to, (academic result requirements) 6As and above in SPM or UEC or 4As and above in IGCSE / O-Level. Applicants should be active in curricular activities (attach supporting documents if any). Applicants to demonstrate strong interest and passion in art and design (attach portfolio if any).
  • Application for 2021 intake is open until 16 July 2021. Incomplete or late submissions will not be entertained. Selected candidates will be contacted for interview in July - August 2021, failure to attend may lead to disqualification unless valid reasons and supporting documents are presented.
  • The scholarship quantum awarded is in the form of tuition fee deduction; it is not a cash award. The schedule of miscellaneous fees must be paid as and when required, in accordance to Dasein Academy of Art’s policy on enrollment and fees. The scholarship only covers tuition fee deduction in subjects enrolled for the first time (first attempt only), NOT for the 're-sit' or ‘repeat’ subjects.
  • Scholarship recipient must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.6 and above in every semester. Failure to fulfill the minimum requirement will lead to forfeiture of scholarship for that particular semester.
  • In the event that the recipient withdraws from the program, is suspended or terminated by Dasein Academy of Art at any point in time, before the completion of the program, the scholarship shall be automatically terminated. However, should the recipient withdraw from the program due to the medical reasons, his/her scholarship may be retained, subject to the absolute discretion of the committee, and only after the recipient has provided adequate supporting medical documents acceptable to Dasein Academy of Art.
  • Should such withdrawal, termination or suspension occur, Dasein Academy of Art reserves the right to claim for the recovery of fees due, which are calculated on a pro rata basis. This is on the valuable benefit received by the recipient.
  • Dasein Academy of Art reserves the right to alter, add or delete any of the terms and condition and scholarship scheme at any point in time as and when Dasein Academy of Art deems necessary. In the event of a dispute on the eligibility for the scholarship, the decision made by the Dasein Scholarship Committee is final.
  • Dasein Academy of Art reserves the right to involve the scholarship recipient in interviews, advertisements, photography or other publicity related activities for the purpose of promoting the institution.
  • The scholarship will be considered and reviewed, then offered strictly to enrolled, full-time students of Dasein Academy of Art that had settled their registration fees. It is mandatory that the recipient completes the entire duration of the course.
  • Each applicant must obtain consent from his/her parent/guardian. Non-compliance to any of the terms and conditions related to the relevant scholarship would result to a breach of contract.

Sin Chew Daily Education Fund Scholarship (100% Tuition Fee Waiver)

The Sin Chew Daily Education Fund Scholarship is in partnership with Sin Chew Daily as part of the college's pledge to providing financial support for the poor and needy students in Malaysia to pursuing their studies in the creative arts. Students will need to fulfill the minimum (academic) entry requirement and prepare art portfolio (if any) for scholarship application which opens only once a year via Sin Chew Daily newspapers or Sin Chew Daily Education Fund official website. Shortlisted applicants are required to go through interviews with the Dasein Scholarship Committee.

  • Applicant is required to submit SPM / UEC / O-level or other equivalent qualifications results upon the application. Forecast result is not accepted. Validity of academic certificate is limited to 3 years from the date of issuance.
  • Applicant is required to complete and submit the Dasein Scholarship & Study Grant Application Form together with all required supporting documents.
  • The Sin Chew Daily Education Fund Scholarship is only open for new enrollment and offered strictly to full-time registered students at Dasein Academy of Art. The scholarship applies to the year of admission, and not the year of application.
  • The minimum criteria for the scholarship application can be referred at Sin Chew Daily Education Fund official website.
  • Application for 2021 intake is open until 11 July 2021 via Sin Chew Daily Education Fund. Incomplete or late submissions will not be entertained. Selected candidates will be contacted for interview in July - August 2021, failure to attend may lead to disqualification unless valid reasons and supporting documents are presented.
  • The scholarship quantum awarded is in the form of tuition fee deduction; it is not a cash award. The schedule of miscellaneous fees must be paid as and when required, in accordance to Dasein Academy of Art’s policy on enrollment and fees. The scholarship only covers tuition fee deduction in subjects enrolled for the first time (first attempt only), NOT for the 're-sit' or ‘repeat’ subjects.
  • Scholarship recipient must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.6 and above in every semester. Failure to fulfill the minimum requirement will lead to forfeiture of scholarship for that particular semester.
  • In the event that the recipient withdraws from the program, is suspended or terminated by Dasein Academy of Art at any point in time, before the completion of the program, the scholarship shall be automatically terminated. However, should the recipient withdraw from the program due to the medical reasons, his/her scholarship may be retained, subject to the absolute discretion of the committee, and only after the recipient has provided adequate supporting medical documents acceptable to Dasein Academy of Art.
  • Should such withdrawal, termination or suspension occur, Dasein Academy of Art reserves the right to claim for the recovery of fees due, which are calculated on a pro rata basis. This is on the valuable benefit received by the recipient.
  • Dasein Academy of Art reserves the right to alter, add or delete any of the terms and condition and scholarship scheme at any point in time as and when Dasein Academy of Art deems necessary. In the event of a dispute on the eligibility for the scholarship, the decision made by the Dasein Scholarship Committee is final.
  • Dasein Academy of Art reserves the right to involve the scholarship recipient in interviews, advertisements, photography or other publicity related activities for the purpose of promoting the institution.
  • The scholarship will be considered and reviewed, then offered strictly to enrolled, full-time students of Dasein Academy of Art that had settled their registration fees. It is mandatory that the recipient completes the entire duration of the course.
  • Each applicant must obtain consent from his/her parent/guardian. Non-compliance to any of the terms and conditions related to the relevant scholarship would result to a breach of contract.

DASEIN STUDY GRANT BY PORTFOLIO (Partial Tuition Fee Waiver)

The Dasein Study Grant by Portfolio is a scholarship scheme recently introduced in 2019 as part of the college's commitment to providing financial support in recognition and encouragement of Malaysian students with great art talents and outstanding artworks to pursuing their studies in the creative arts. Students will need to demonstrate outstanding art portfolio for scholarship application which is available for application across all intakes annually. Successful applicants may required to go through interviews with the Dasein Scholarship Committee for portfolio verification.

  • Applicant is required to submit SPM / UEC / O-level or other equivalent qualifications results that meet the minimum entry requirement upon the application. Forecast result is not accepted. 
  • Applicant is required to prepare and organize art portfolios in softcopy format (ie. PDF / Google Drive / Dropbox etc.) for submission and ease of review by the Dasein Scholarship Committee.
  • Applicant is required to complete and submit the Dasein Scholarship & Study Grant Application Form together with all required supporting documents.
  • The Dasein Study Grant by Portfolio is offered strictly to full-time registered students at Dasein Academy of Art. The scholarship applies to the year of admission, and not the year of application.
  • Students are required to pay off their first semester tuition fees before the commencement date of the semester or prior to the first day of class. Upon the approval of study grant, the tuition fee waiver will take effect in 5 long semesters (Year 1 Semester 2 / Year 2 Semester 1 / Year 2 Semester 2 / Year 3 Semester 1 / Year 3 Semester 2) accordingly.
  • Study grants will be released for the following semester after being approved (unless otherwise stated). Study grants offered is not transferable nor exchangeable for cash.
  • The student will be repeating the semester if unsatisfactory performance or academic misconduct occurs. The student has to bear his/her own full tuition fees for that repeated semester.
  • Should the student withdraw from studies or expelled from school, the study grant will automatically be forfeited immediately.
  • All study grant holders must maintain required grades every semester (refer table below). Failure to keep the standard or expelled from the college will lead to forfeiture of study grant for that particular semester.
  • The amount of study grants will be offered according to SPM or other equivalent qualifications as follows:
Amount Granted (Portfolio-based) Grades to Maintain

RM1,000 (RM200)
RM2,000 (RM400)
RM3,000 (RM600)
RM4,000 (RM800)
RM5,000 (RM1,000)
RM6,000 (RM1,200)
RM7,000 (RM1,400)
RM8,000 (RM1,600)
RM9,000 (RM1,800)
RM10,000 (RM2,000)

GPA 2.5 & above
GPA 2.5 & above
GPA 3.0 & above
GPA 3.0 & above
GPA 3.3 & above
GPA 3.3 & above
GPA 3.3 & above
GPA 3.5 & above
GPA 3.5 & above
GPA 3.5 & above
  • Should the successful applicant deferred due to personal problem during the term of the scholarship, he/she will be allowed to retain the scholarship status for one year. After this period, it will be forfeited automatically.
  • All application forms must be submitted to the Dasein Finance Department within 2 weeks after the date of class commencement.
  • Dasein Academy of Art reserves the right to alter, add or delete any of the terms and condition and scholarship scheme at any point in time as and when Dasein Academy of Art deems necessary. In the event of a dispute on the eligibility for the scholarship, the decision made by the Dasein Scholarship Committee is final.
  • Dasein Academy of Art reserves the right to involve the study grant recipient in interviews, advertisements, photography or other publicity related activities for the purpose of promoting the institution.
  • The study grants will be considered and reviewed, then offered strictly to enrolled, full-time students of Dasein Academy of Art that had settled their registration fees.
  • Each applicant must obtain consent from his/her parent/guardian. Non-compliance to any of the terms and conditions related to the relevant scholarship would result to a breach of contract.

DASEIN-EXSIM STUDY GRANT, Merit-Based (Partial Tuition Fee Waiver)

The Dasein-EXSIM Study Grant is supported by property developer, EXSIM Group as part of their commitment to sustainable education by providing financial support for deserving and well-qualified students in Malaysia to pursuing their studies in the creative arts. Students will need to demonstrate good academic results for scholarship application which is available across all intakes annually. Successful applicants may required to go through interviews with the Dasein Finance Department for financial background verification.

  • Applicant is required to submit SPM / UEC / O-level or other equivalent qualifications results upon the application. Forecast result is not accepted. Validity of academic certificate is limited to 3 years from the date of issuance.
  • Applicant is required to complete and submit the Dasein Scholarship & Study Grant Application Form together with all required supporting documents.
  • The Dasein-EXSIM Study Grant is offered strictly to full-time registered students at Dasein Academy of Art. The scholarship applies to the year of admission, and not the year of application.
  • Students are required to pay off their first semester tuition fees before the commencement date of the semester or prior to the first day of class. Upon the approval of study grant, the tuition fee waiver will take effect in 5 long semesters (Year 1 Semester 2 / Year 2 Semester 1 / Year 2 Semester 2 / Year 3 Semester 1 / Year 3 Semester 2) accordingly.
  • Study grants will be released for the following semester after being approved (unless otherwise stated). Study grants offered is not transferable nor exchangeable for cash.
  • The student will be repeating the semester if unsatisfactory performance or academic misconduct occurs. The student has to bear his/her own full tuition fees for that repeated semester.
  • Should the student withdraw from studies or expelled from school, the study grant will automatically be forfeited immediately.
  • All study grant holders (1A – 9As) must maintain required grades every semester (refer table below). Failure to keep the standard or expelled from the college will lead to forfeiture of study grant for that particular semester.
  • The amount of study grants will be offered according to SPM or other equivalent qualifications as follows:
SPM Or Equivalent Qualifications Study Grant / Grades to Maintain
Category Art & Design
1 A  (RM200)
2 As (RM400)
3 As (RM600)
4 As (RM1,000)
5 As (RM1,400)
6 As (RM1,800)
7 As (RM2,200)
8 As (RM3,000)
9 As (RM4,000)
RM1,000 /GPA 2.5 & above
RM2,000 /GPA 2.5 & above
RM3,000 /GPA 3.0 & above
RM5,000 /GPA 3.3 & above
RM7,000 /GPA 3.3 & above
RM9,000 /GPA 3.5 & above
RM11,000 /GPA 3.5 & above
RM15,000 /GPA 3.6 & above
RM20,000 /GPA 3.6 & above

 

  • Applicants are required to submit a copy of Form B/BE with the payment receipt if his/her parents' declaration of annual income is below RM96,000.
  • Should the successful applicant deferred due to personal problem during the term of the scholarship, he/she will be allowed to retain the scholarship status for one year. After this period, it will be forfeited automatically.
  • All application forms must be submitted to the Dasein Finance Department within 3 weeks after the date of class commencement.
  • Dasein Academy of Art reserves the right to alter, add or delete any of the terms and condition and scholarship scheme at any point in time as and when Dasein Academy of Art deems necessary. In the event of a dispute on the eligibility for the scholarship, the decision made by the Dasein Scholarship Committee is final.
  • Dasein Academy of Art reserves the right to involve the study grant recipient in interviews, advertisements, photography or other publicity related activities for the purpose of promoting the institution.
  • The study grants will be considered and reviewed, then offered strictly to enrolled, full-time students of Dasein Academy of Art that had settled their registration fees.
  • Each applicant must obtain consent from his/her parent/guardian. Non-compliance to any of the terms and conditions related to the relevant scholarship would result to a breach of contract.


Other Study Loans & Tuition Fee Payment Options
  • This instalment plan is only applicable to student enrolled in Dasein Academy of Art's full-time, diploma and certificate programs.
  • Application form, declaration letter (from parents / guardian) and a copy of student IC must be submitted to the Dasein Finance Department within 1 week after the date of class commencement.
  • Registration fees and miscellaneous fees do not form part of the instalment plan, and must be paid in the first instalment. 
  • Fee payments are divided into 3 instalments (unless otherwise stated) according to the payment schedule prepared by the Dasein Finance Department which will be advised in advance.
  • Late fees payment may lead to penalties including (but not limited to) : not able to obtain your exam results, not able to apply to graduate, late payment fees charges being imposed.
  • An administrative fee of 1% will be levied on the total instalment amount.
  • Should the student withdraw from studies or expelled from school, full settlement of tuition fees for semester attended is required.
  • The approval of this instalment plan is at the discretion of Dasein Academy of Art.
  • Student enrolled in Dasein Academy of Art's full-time, diploma program is eligible to apply for the PTPTN (National Higher Education Fund Corporation) education loan as the college is an accredited institute of higher learning with the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
  • Students may apply the PTPTN education loan in concurrence with the study grants / installment payment plan approved by the college.
  • Registration fees, miscellaneous fees and first semester tuition fees must be paid before the commencement of class in first year first semester before the PTPTN education loan application briefing.
  • The PTPTN education loan application briefing will be conducted by the Dasein Finance Department during the New Intake Orientation Program to which students will be given reasonable timeframe to prepare and submit application documents accordingly.
  • Student is required to open a Bank Islam savings account for PTPTN Loan Direct-Debit Deduction.
  • Student is required to open an SSPN account online for PTPTN Loan application.
  • Late fees payment may lead to penalties including (but not limited to) : not able to obtain your exam results, not able to apply to graduate, late payment fees charges being imposed.
  • Should the student withdraw from studies or expelled from school, full settlement of tuition fees for semester attended is required.
  • More information on the PTPTN education loan scheme can be found on the official website.
  • Student enrolled in Dasein Academy of Art's full-time, diploma program is eligible to apply for the KOJADI education loan as the college is an accredited institute of higher learning with the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
  • Students may apply the KOJADI education loan in concurrence with the study grants / installment payment plan approved by the college.
  • Registration fees, miscellaneous fees and first semester tuition fees must be paid before the commencement of class in first year first semester before the KOJADI education loan application briefing.
  • The KOJADI education loan application briefing will be conducted by the Dasein Finance Department during the New Intake Orientation Program to which students will be given reasonable timeframe to prepare and submit application documents accordingly.
  • Late fees payment may lead to penalties including (but not limited to) : not able to obtain your exam results, not able to apply to graduate, late payment fees charges being imposed.
  • Should the student withdraw from studies or expelled from school, full settlement of tuition fees for semester attended is required.
  • More information on the KOJADI education loan scheme can be found on the official website.
  • Student enrolled in Dasein Academy of Art's full-time, diploma program is eligible to apply for EPF / KWSP partial withdrawal for education as the college is an accredited institute of higher learning with the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
  • Student or the parents / guardian may apply for EPF / KWSP partial withdrawal for education in concurrence with the study grants / installment payment plan approved by the college.
  • Registration fees, miscellaneous fees and first semester tuition fees must be paid before the commencement of class in first year first semester.
  • The EPF / KWSP partial withdrawal for education briefing will be conducted by the Dasein Finance Department during the New Intake Orientation Program.
  • Late fees payment may lead to penalties including (but not limited to) : not able to obtain your exam results, not able to apply to graduate, late payment fees charges being imposed.
  • Should the student withdraw from studies or expelled from school, full settlement of tuition fees for semester attended is required.
  • Application form and more information on the EPF / KWSP partial withdrawal for education can be found on the official website.