Overview

Stipends and Grants are provided by the Government of Malta for students attending at approved Post-Secondary, Vocational and Tertiary Educational Institutions. Stipends and Grants are regulated by Subsidiary Legislation 605.06. This legislation also determines applicants’ eligibility. Students are encouraged to apply online between the 30th September and 31st December 2023 in order to benefit from Stipends and Grants as from the beginning of the respective academic year. Students submitting their online application after the end of December 2023 would be considered eligible for Stipends and Grants as from the date of the submission of their application. New students, students changing course and/or institution, repeaters, and students in additional or extension year are to apply for the Students' Stipends and Grants by submitting an online application at the beginning of the academic year by using their e-ID and password through this link: https://studentgrants.gov.mt/login At the beginning of the respective academic year but by no later than 31st December 2023, in order to benefit from Stipends and Grants as from the beginning of the respective academic year, promoted students are required to access their online application using their e-ID and password to confirm their personal details and the details of their course. Students confirming the details on their online application after the end of December 2023, will be considered eligible for Stipends and Grants as from the date of the submission of their application.

What you'll get

Students studying at MQF Level 5 and 6, and students studying at MQF Level 7 following courses leading to a warrant, and who have successfully confirmed their online application, would receive the following:

  • A yearly Initial Grant, given once per academic year, which is to be utilised for the purchase of textbooks and other educational material.
  • One-Time Grant (for First-Year Degree Level students only). This Grant covers the entirety of the course and is credited to students reading for courses leading to an MQF Level 6 qualification.
  • Four-weekly backdated stipend rates, starting from the first week of December and normally running up to August. These stipend rates may be subject to deductions due to absenteeism.
  • A Single Parents’ Grant, (depending on eligibility), the amount of which depends on the MQF Level of the course of studies being pursued. This Grant is given to full-time students who are single parents, and who depend solely on Social Security benefits as their sole source of income.
  • Summer Special Stipend (credited to apprentices depending on eligibility, payable throughout the Summer period, subject to attendance)
  • The Top-Up Stipends are additional rates credited to apprentices over the span of a whole year so that the total remuneration credited them is not less than the national minimum wage. These rates are credited on condition of eligibility and subject to attendance.
  • Supplementary Allowances, depending on eligibility which is determined by the Students’ Maintenance Grants’ Board.

Stipend Payment Dates for Academic Year ending 2023*

 

  • 2nd December 2023
  • 30th December 2023

 

Stipend Payment dates for 2024.

  • 29th January 2024
  • 26th February 2024
  • 25th March 2024
  • 22nd April 2024
  • 20th May 2024
  • 17th June 2024
  • 15th July 2024
  • 12th August 2024

The below stipends dates are only applicable for students following their 3rd semester and those on Apprenticeships programmes

  • 9th September 2024
  • 7th October 2024
  • 4th November 2024

Eligibility

For students to benefit from Stipends and Grants they should: - • Be Maltese Citizens, or have at least one parent being a Maltese Citizen; or be a national of a European Union/European Economic Area state or a family member of such European Union/European Economic Area national (provided that such person has obtained permanent residence in Malta; or be a national of European Union/European Economic Area state who is in Malta exercising his/her Treaty rights as a worker, self-employed person or person retaining such status; or be a Third Country National that has been granted refugee/long term residence status). • Have resided in Malta for a period of not less than 5 years immediately prior to the commencement of the respective course of studies. Provided that for the purpose of calculating the 5-year requirement, consideration shall not be given to that period during which the student, as per this Regulation, would have
been residing outside Malta due to medical treatment or any other purpose that the Board may consider acceptable. • Have completed their term of compulsory education. • Be attending their respective course of studies regularly and are making satisfactory progress. • Not be in full-time employment. • Be in part-time employment not exceeding 30 hours weekly. • Be progressing in their level of studies. Progression of level of studies shall be determined according to the Malta Qualification Framework levels as established by the Malta Qualification Recognition Information Centre or any other competent body.

How to apply

The below is a drive through the Stipends and Grants online application: Page 1: This page contains the students’ personal details. Students are to ensure that these are correct. Applicants will also need to insert an IBAN. It is made up of 31 alphanumeric characters. Page 2: Applicants are urged to click all the questions and to fill in all their course details. There shall be at least one item in the Education / Employment History section. Page 3: This page relates to Supplementary Grant. Only applicants facing proven hardship and humanitarian situations are to click Yes to the question regarding Supplementary and select a reason why they are applying for Supplementary. Page 4: Applicants are to upload the requested files indicated in the application. Applicants need to upload a recent Employment History and all pages of the School-Leaving Certificate and Profiling. Students applying for Supplementary Stipend and Grant (if applicable), are to make sure to also upload all the necessary documentation under the proper heading; such as parents’ Employment History, parents FS3, Social Security statements of allowances/benefits received, profit and loss declaration (where applicable) etc.. Once students fill in the online application, they need to make sure that they click on the Submit button. Students may take up to 10 minutes to login, fill in and correctly submit an online application. This timeframe assumes that scans of requested documentation are already prepared and the IBAN account already available. Students may amend their online applications for Stipends and Grant until end of June of the respective academic year. There shall be no further processing of online applications after 30th June 2024.

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