Applying to the Malaysia Teacher Prize

All applicants should meet the following criteria to be considered for the Malaysia Teacher Prize:

In-service teachers

The Malaysian Teacher Prize is open to currently working teachers in Malaysia who teach students that are in compulsory schooling* who are between the ages of five and eighteen.

*Compulsory schooling include public schools, private schools, and schools run by non-profit organizations that abide by the Malaysian national syllabus.

Teaching experience

The Prize is open to teachers with at least 5 years of teaching experience in any kind of school from any state in Malaysia.


Malaysian teachers

Candidates must be of Malaysian citizenship.

Teaching hours

Candidates must teach at least 10 hours a week** and must plan to remain in the teaching profession for the next 5 years.

** If a teacher teaches less than 10 hours a week, they are still encouraged to apply and will be asked to explain their role in school further within their application. Teachers who hold leadership and special positions in schools are encouraged to apply.

Application limit

A candidate will only be allowed to send in one application for the Malaysia Teacher Prize.

In any case of contestation regarding eligibility, PEMIMPIN GSL’s decision is final.

To apply for the Malaysia Teacher Prize,
please complete the online application below.

The application deadline is on 2 June 2024 extended to 9 June 2024. 

Please note that only online applications will be accepted. Applications submitted via post or e-mail will not be considered.

Recommending A Teacher for the
Malaysia Teacher Prize

To recommend a teacher,
please submit basic details of the teacher.

There is no limit to the number of recommendations.

Find out more about Malaysia Teacher Prize
applications and recommendations

  • Further details on terms and conditions can be found here.
  • Further details on judging methodology can be found here.
  • All policies, procedures and timeline involved in the Malaysia Teacher Prize are subject to change without prior notice at the sole discretion of PEMIMPIN GSL.