Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about the Malaysia Teacher Prize? Check these answers.

The Malaysia Teacher Prize is open to currently-working teachers who teach children between the ages of five and eighteen that are in compulsory schooling. Compulsory schooling includes public schools, private schools, and schools by non-profit organisations that abide by the Malaysian national syllabus. Teachers must spend at least 10 hours per week teaching children face-to-face, and plan to remain in the teaching profession for the next 5 years. 

For more information on who can apply for the Malaysia Teacher Prize, please visit the application and terms and conditions pages.

Not at all, the application for Malaysia Teacher Prize is completely FREE! Please do apply if you are eligible and/or nominate eligible teachers to apply.

To apply or nominate a teacher for the Malaysia Teacher Prize, please follow this link.

The Malaysia Teacher Prize application can be done in two languages - Bahasa Melayu and English. After you register on the Malaysia Teacher Prize application page, you can select your preferred language for each application and nomination. All application/nomination questions are presented in a bilingual format.

To apply or nominate a teacher for the Malaysia Teacher Prize, please follow this link.

No, you can submit as many nominations as you like. To nominate teachers for the Malaysia Teacher Prize, simply submit their full names, phone numbers and e-mails, one at a time. We will send them an email to start their applications.

To nominate a teacher for the Malaysia Teacher Prize, please follow this link.

For each Malaysia Teacher Prize application, there are two options at the end - “Save and continue later” and "Submit" functions.

If you wish to revise and edit your application at a later time, please select the "Save and continue later" to pause and continue your application later. When you choose this option, you will receive an email with a unique link to your application for you to come back and complete it at a later time.

If you are satisfied with your application, please press "Submit" to finalize your application. Once an application is submitted, it can no longer be edited.

To submit an application for the Malaysia Teacher Prize, please follow this link.

If you have been shortlisted as the Malaysia Teacher Prize Top 10 finalists, you will receive an email from us notifying you of the decision. If you did not receive an email after the finalists are announced, it unfortunately means you have not been selected as the Top 10 finalists.

To stand a chance to be selected as a Malaysia Teacher Prize Top 10 Finalist, please apply via this link.

Unfortunately, all Malaysia Teacher Prize applications and nominations must be done online through our website. Any materials sent in via post or e-mail will not be accepted as valid applications or be taken into consideration alongside an online application.

Please apply or nominate a teacher for the Malaysia Teacher Prize online via this link.

The Malaysia Teacher Prize money will be paid in equal annual instalments over a period of two years for the Winner. The rest of the Malaysia Teacher Prize Top 5 finalists will receive their prize money in one payment.

For more information, please check the Malaysia Teacher Prize terms and conditions.

The Winner and the rest of the Top 5 Finalists of the Malaysia Teacher Prize will be announced during the Award Ceremony that will be carried out in October 2022.

To stand a chance to be the Top 5 Finalists of the Malaysia Teacher Prize, please apply via this link.

A group of judges, known as the Prize Committee will select the Top 50 Finalists. Thereafter, our esteemed Judging Panel will select the Top 10 Finalists, Top 5 Finalists and the Winner. All applications are reviewed based on a rubric to ensure fairness and consistency.

For more information regarding the judging methodology of the Malaysia Teacher Prize, please visit the Methodology page.

If you do not hear back from the organizer by the time the Top 10 Finalists have been announced, unfortunately you have been unsuccessful in progressing through to the Malaysia Teacher Prize Top 10 Finalists.

To stand a chance to be named the Malaysia Teacher Prize Top 10 Finalists, please apply via this link.

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