Olympic Scholarships for Athletes

Olympic Scholarships for Athletes

The Olympic Council of Malaysia works closely with the National Sports Associations in nominating athletes who have the potential to qualify for the Olympic Games. Each scholarship is for the period of approximately four (4) years.

The IOC usually decides on scholarship recipients within six (6) months after the conclusion of an Olympic Games. The scholarship will cover the period until the end of the next Olympic Games.

Only athletes with the following profile may be nominated by their National Sports Associations as scholarship candidates:

  • Olympic sport: athletes practising an individual sport included on the programme of the Olympic Games at international level.
  • Minimum technical level: athletes with the technical level to be able to qualify for the Olympic Games. Proof of the athlete’s technical sports level must be shown through results obtained at international competitions, recognised by the International Federations.
  • Access to training funds: athletes to whom a scholarship will make a significant difference to their training, and who do not have access to alternative means of paying for their preparation.
  • Ethics: athletes who have not been convicted of a doping offence or sanctioned for actions contrary to the standards of sporting ethics as established by the Olympic Charter, the IOC or the NOC.

For the list of beneficiaries, please click here.

Once the application process is opened by the Olympic Solidarity, the Olympic Council of Malaysia shall communicate with the relevant National Sports Associations to submit names of eligible athletes to be considered for the Olympic Scholarships for Athletes.