The Fellowship Application

Learn more about our application process

Learn More About The Fellowship

We invite everyone who is passionate about education to join our national community of leaders. 

The Fellowship
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The Fellowship Pathways
Find out who we look for

The Fellowship Journey and Beyond
Learn more about the Fellowship’s leader development framework, what being a full-time teacher entails and an overview of our Alumni network

Fellowship FAQ
Find out answers to frequently asked questions about the Fellowship

The Application Process

The Fellowship is as challenging as it is rewarding. We are looking for ambitious, resilient, and committed individuals who are passionate about our mission to end education inequity.

Online Application

Tell us about your education & work background and help us get to know you better. Demonstrate your understanding of Teach For Malaysia in your short essay responses.

Phone Interview

You will be invited for a 30-minute phone conversation with one of our Selection Team members.

Assessment Centre

You will be invited to attend a full-day assessment where you will participate in three distinct sessions: a mock teaching activity, a role playing activity, and a one-to-one interview.

Contract of Service (COS)

Candidates for COS pathway will need to fulfil requirements of the Ministry of Education, including but not limited to, the Ujian Kelayakan Calon Guru (UKCG), and an interview with the Ministry of Education. (Note: Application to this pathway is not open in 2022  but will be reopened in the future)

Teaching Partner (TPP)

Candidates for the Teaching Partner Pathway will be employed directly by Teach For Malaysia and will be matched with one of our partner schools. We are accepting applications for this pathway in 2022.

Provisional Offer

Upon successful completion of the previous stages, you will receive a conditional offer for the Fellowship, subjected to fulfillment of requirement(s) for either Contract of Service Pathway or Teaching Partner Pathway.

Pre-Service Programme

You will participate in a full-time training to prepare you for the Fellowship.

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Do Your Homework

We are looking for people who are aligned and committed to our Mission and Vision. Strengthen your understanding of the Fellowship by reading through our website, blog, and social media posts.

Use Your Best Examples

You will be asked to describe examples of past experiences so we may get to know you better. We recommend that you take time to consider the examples you use. We are more interested in the skills and behaviour you demonstrated than the opportunities you have had. You may draw on professional, volunteer, personal, or academic experiences.

Structure Your Answers

We recommend you structure your answers according to the STAR method – Situation, Task, Action, Results. This ensures you provide comprehensive responses to our questions which will help us evaluate your application better.

Always Double-check

Before you submit your application, take a little extra time to double-check your responses. Avoid unprofessional language and grammatical errors, and most importantly, make sure all your responses are relevant to the questions.