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All SA officials are invited to apply for fully funded training courses to be studied at Malaysia

The Malaysian Government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is offering 33 physical and online training courses to South African officials through the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Program (MTCP).

The MTCP focuses mainly on the development of human resources through training, including short-term courses offered by private and public training institutions, and long-term courses offered by Malaysian universities.

For more information on the various programmes offered, please visit

Level Training Courses

Field of study and deadlines

For detailed information on each course, the requirements, mode of offering, contact person, and financial coverage, please click the course link.



Courses dates: 18 - 28 October 2023

Closing date: 16 August 2023

Courses dates: 4 – 8 September 2023

Closing date: 4 August 2023

Courses dates: 9 - 13 October 2023

Closing date: 9 August 2023

Courses dates: 18 - 22 September 2023

Closing date: 18 August 2023

Application process

Applicants must submit the correct application form in hard copy (whether it's for an online course or an in-person course) for endorsement by DIRCO at: Mr Sean Pike, Economic Diplomacy Training and Support, OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, Pretoria, 0084

Documents and links


Please note that this opportunity is not offered by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions and are responsible for ensuring that the qualifications will be recognised in South Africa by contacting the South African Qualifications Authority and the relevant professional bodies. If there are any discrepancies in the details provided, the information given by the sponsor supersedes the details provided above. No additional financial support will be provided by the Department of Higher Education and Training.


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