In a knowledge based economy that is already starting to shift to the creativity economy, it is imperative that a strong base composed of a post-doctorate programme is in place, that in turn, will provide the country with the necessary expertise that will ultimately bring intellectual and economic growth to society as a whole.

Post-Doctoral research education is of central importance as it provides the means through which research activity may be stimulated within Universities and Industry. It is also vital that the areas of note that have been selected by the country for future development based on past success are further enabled to provide Malta with needed, additional, development capacity.

What you'll get

The possibility to benefit from a scholarship.


Each Scholarship Scheme is governed by its own set of regulations. Therefore, eligibility depends on the criteria specified in the respective scheme regulations which may be reviewed on a yearly basis as may be deemed necessary.

How to apply

When a call for scholarships opens, an online application is to be filled and submitted by the deadline specified in the respective scheme regulations.

Required documents:

i) Curriculum Vitae (CV);
ii) Evaluation/Recognition Statement issued by the NCFHE;
iii) Transcript;
iv) Unconditional Letter of Acceptance;
v) Copy of Statement by Applicants applying under Group A that s/he intends completing the course in time;
vi) Card issued by the Kummissjoni Nazzjonali Persuni b’Diżabilità (KNPD);
vii) Permanent Residence Certificate;
viii) A copy of the acknowledgement from the University/Universities applied for;
ix) Personal Profile (applicable for those applying under the Arts Scheme);
x) Signed Declaration by Parents/Guardians authorising applicant to participate in the scheme if the applicant is under the age of 18 by the closing date of the application;
xi) Signed nomination form by your representative National Sports Organisation or Club;
xii) Certificate of evidence of your participation in a youth development scheme for a minimum period of 3 years;
xiii) Sports Profile report including a record of Sport participation achievement as per sample attached with the Application Form or on a DVD or both;
xiv) Sport Career Profile Report showing evidence, if any, of work experience or voluntary service in Sport as per sample attached with the regulations.