Applications for our 2021 cohort are now open!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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)
Teach For Malaysia Fellows come from very diverse backgrounds, but are united through a strong belief and purpose in the organisation’s mission. Our leadership competencies below should give you an idea of what we search for in our candidates and what we focus on further developing in your 2-year journey.
Motivation and DriveRead MoreMotivation and Drive
You seek challenges and you understand that the path to success requires hard work. You have initiative, you are organised and you increase your effort as new challenges arise. As such, you achieve ambitious results.
Change PotentialRead MoreChange Potential
You adapt to new and unfamiliar situations. You are versatile in ambiguous situations. You remain calm and confident when the best laid plans do not materialise and you integrate new input or context into a flexible plan.
People PotentialRead MorePeople Potential
You are able to work effectively and collectively in teams. You are aware of your impact on others. You listen, encourage participation and engagement to influence others. You create a positive culture for others especially in challenging situations.
Intellectual and Learning PotentialRead MoreIntellectual and Learning Potential
You are aware of your own strengths and weaknesses, you are comfortable giving as well as receiving feedback and coaching. You have a strong growth mindset and actively develop learning opportunities. You reflect and challenge your own assumptions.
Respect and HumilityRead MoreRespect and Humility
You do not generalise as you seek the best in other people’s wisdom despite it contradicting your own beliefs. You seek to understand and empathise with others. You understand that you are not an expert in ending education inequity and you are grounded in the limitations of your experience.
Sense of PossibilityRead MoreSense of Possibility
You dream big. You can mentally visualise different versions of the future. You are fearless in your pursuit of that dream. You motivate others to do the same. You do not dwell on setbacks and you see new opportunities in every crisis.
You command a presence through clear, compelling and passionate communication. You can adapt your communication style to different audiences in different situations. You are proficient in English and Bahasa Malaysia.
Mission FitRead MoreMission Fit
Your personal vision and mission aligns with Teach For Malaysia’s. You are motivated to succeed as a Fellow on the 2-year leadership development programme. You are realistic that the mission would not be achieved overnight and you continue serving the mission in whichever pathway you choose as an Alum. You understand that the 2-year programme isn’t “just another teaching job”.
The Application Process
Your journey through the application process will take approximately 4 weeks.
The Application Form and English Test
Ministry of Education (MOE) Assesments
Preparing For School
Pre-Service Programme begins!
- "I felt the warmth of TFM's culture when I stepped into the office. I will never forget the insightful conversations I've had with the staff here, and am really thankful for the constructive feedback given to me on my strengths and weaknesses!"
Tips for your Application
Ready to apply for the Fellowship, but unsure how to start? Here are some pointers from our selection experts on how to submit a successful application.