Yayasan Palan (The Palan Foundation) is an educational non-profit based in Malaysia.

Recently founded with the goal of improving the educational attainment of young disadvantaged individuals, the Palan Foundation strives to empower these individuals with the tools necessary to break free from the cyclical trappings of poverty.

Fellowship applications are now open. Learn more here.


To help people and organisations learn, perform and be impactful.


We operate on the belief that a great education helps nurture the human promise and that organisations that serve the underserved could be more impactful with the right tools and talent.


  • A Dedication to Meaningful and Fun Learning
  • A Commitment to Inclusivity
  • A Belief in Entrepreneurial Leadership

What We Do

  • Fellowships

    The Palan Fellowship is a unique program that provides scholarships to Malaysian students who are pursuing undergraduate studies at Minda Global institutions (University of Cyberjaya, Asia Metropolitan University, and Asia Metropolitan Colleges) and who have a demonstrated financial need. Click here to learn more about the Palan Fellowships.

  • Scholarships

    In special cases, The Palan Foundation offers scholarships to outstanding Malaysian students pursuing undergraduate studies at institutions not directly associated with the Palan Foundation, and who have a demonstrated financial need. To apply for a scholarship from the Palan Foundation, please contact us directly.

  • Teach the Teachers

    The Palan Foundation is currently trialling a training program for teachers in rural regions of Malaysia, to improve the quality of teaching and the level of support that they receive. To learn more about or get involved with the program, please contact us directly.

Talk to Us

Drop us a message if you are interested in learning more about the work of the Foundation or about contributing to the Foundation.