The Fellowship is a Leadership Development Programme that trains Fellows to become changemakers in the education system. Fellows are given the chance to teach in high-need schools to deepen their understanding of the education landscape and the roots of education inequity, in order to lead change in the lives of students.

What is the Fellowship?

The Fellowship is designed to give aspiring changemakers like yourself the opportunity to develop your leadership skills and understanding of the education system. By being placed in a high-need school as a full-time salaried teacher, you will experience first hand the challenges in education at the grassroots level. Throughout the 2-year programme, you will be assigned a coach who will help you on your journey of personal growth.

Through the Fellowship, you will lead, inspire and impact classrooms and communities, and create transformational change in their leadership and public school system.

  • "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
    Margaret Mead

Why the Fellowship?

  • Gain direct experience in the education sector
    A unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience teaching and problem solving at the grassroots of education.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education
    Gain a fully sponsored qualification that allows you to continue teaching in the public school system.
  • Transform the education system as a TFM Alum
    Be a part of our growing network of Alumni who are working together to transform education for all children.

Develop yourself while you develop the nation.

  • Grow your personal and professional network
    Work alongside highly passionate and outstanding like-minded leaders championing the same vision and mission.
  • Accelerate your career
    Develop a set of strong, transferable skills that apply to any career pathway.
  • Earn a Competitive Graduate Salary
    You will be employed by the Ministry of Education and will receive corresponding salary and benefits.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to join the Fellowship, you must

  • Be a Malaysian citizen, aged 32 years or younger at the start of the Fellowship
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  • Have strong verbal and written English communication skills
  • Possess a minimum credit (C) for Bahasa Melayu in SPM
  • Be a graduate from a local public or overseas university recognised by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and Ministry of Education (MOE)
  • Have a strong academic track record as stated in this table:
Malaysia United Kingdom (Class) United States Australia (Percentage) Australia (Band 7 scale) Australia Other countries
Eligible to apply 3.50 – 4.00 1st Class
70% and above
3.50 – 4.00 80% and above 7 (High Distinction) H1 Please email us at
May apply, but eligibility is subjected to consideration and approval of the selection committee 3.20 – 3.49 2nd Class Upper (2:1)
60% – 69%
3.00 – 3.49 70% – 79%
60% – 69%
6 (or Distinction)
4.67 (or Credit)

The Application Process

Your journey through the application process will take approximately 4 weeks.

  • 1
    The Application Form and English Test
  • 2
    Phone Interview
  • 3
    Assessment Centre
  • 4
    Provisional Offer
  • 5
    Ministry of Education (MOE) Assesments
  • 6
    Preparing For School
  • 7
    Pre-Service Programme begins!
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