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Malaysian Technical Cooperation Program (MTCP)

The MTCP was established in 1980, to promote and facilitate technical assistance to participating developing countries. The programme consolidates various forms of technical cooperation in areas where Malaysia has the experience and expertise. The MTCP implemented by INTAN is based on the fact that the development of a country depends on the quality of its human resources. Such human resource quality can best be achieved through training. Presently, the MTCP covers 140 developing countries. A total of 4,061 participants have been trained under the programme conducted at INTAN.

Objectives of MTCP

  • To share development experience with other countries;
  • To strengthen bilateral relations between Malaysia and other developing countries;
  • To promote South-South Cooperation (SSC);and
  • To promote technical cooperation among developing countries (TCDC).

Type of Assistance:

  • Short-term specialised courses
  • Long-term courses (Scholarships)
  • Study visits and attachments
  • Services of experts
  • Socio-economic development projects
  • Supply of equipment and materials


The terms and conditions of scholarship/fellowship awards under the MTCP at INTAN include:

Allowance and Per Diem

  • Food and lodging are provided by INTAN;and
  • Participants are given an allowance of RM45 per day

A return air ticket on economy class is provided, except for participants from countries that their GDP per capita have exceeded USD5, 000. Expenditures such as Visa and transit fees, excess baggage fees are borne by the recipients.

Course Fees
All course fees are borne by the Malaysian Government

Medical and Dental Treatment
Candidates should be certified medically and physically fit to participate in this programme.

During participants' stay in Malaysia, all medical and dental expenses in government hospital/clinic are at the cost of the Malaysian Government. Dental treatment however is restricted to extraction and filling which must be carried out in government hospitals/ clinics only.

Applicant should be between 26 to 46 years old at the closing date of the application.

An applicant is not successful if she/he does not receive notification of the award four (4) weeks before commencement of the course. (To be advised accordingly)


For lectures, male participants are required to be in long-sleeved shirts with ties and tailored pants. Ladies should dress in appropriate office attire. (However, short skirts, shorts, sleeveless dress/blouse and slippers are not allowed). For formal occasions, suit jacket and tie or national costume is required.

Persons seeking to enter Malaysia must be in possession of valid passports or other internationally recognised travel documents endorsed for travel to Malaysia. Such passports or other travel documents must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of stay allowed in Malaysia. In the case of a national passport not recognised by Malaysia, the holder must be in possession of a document in lieu of a passport obtained at the nearest Malaysian Mission abroad. Travellers from certain countries in South America and Africa are required to produce the Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate at the entry point in Malaysia.


  1. National Blue Ocean Strategy (9–27 June 2014)
  2. Economic Planning and Management Course (14 August - 5 September 2014)
  3. Information Technology Management in Public Sector (14 August – 5 September 2014)


  1. National Blue Ocean Strategy (9–27 June 2014)
  2. Economic Planning and Management Course  and Information Technology Management in Public Sector (14 August – 5 September 2014)


  1. National Blue Ocean Strategy (1 April 2014)
  2. Economic Planning and Management Course (1 May 2014)
  3. Information Technology Management in Public Sector (1 May 2014)


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Application must be made in the standard application form obtainable from official representatives (Embassies or High Commissions) of the Malaysian Government in the respective countries. All application must be submitted through the applicant's government to the official representatives of the Malaysian Government and must reach INTAN 3 months (to be advised accordingly) before the commencement of the course.

Download MTCP Form

Applicants can download the application form here.

For further enquiries, applicants can either approach their respective Malaysian official representatives, or write/e-mail to the following address:

National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN)
Main Campus Bukit Kiara
Jalan Bukit Kiara
50480 Kuala Lumpur

Tel      : 603-2084 7204 / 7783 / 7330 / 7296
Fax      : 603-2095 4299
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For more Information , please visit Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia's website at