The Tertiary Education Scholarships Scheme (TESS) is intended to support good quality tertiary education at MQF Level 7 and MQF Level 8 and to seek to contribute towards the Maltese labour market with the right skilled individuals. The scheme is aimed to support those pursuing this path to succeed both at the level of education attainment as well as contributing effectively towards the economy.


Tertiary education forms an increasingly important part of any country’s economic and social agenda.  It also supplies a key element of many people’s continuing professional development. 


The Tertiary Education Scholarships Scheme which aims to address the above objectives is financed by the Ministry for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation in Malta.

What you'll get

Applicants who have already started their programme of study before the 19th May 2023 (that is, before the launching of the scheme) may also apply, subject that the end date of their programme must be in 2024 or after.



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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

Online application through: https://myscholarship-apply.gov.mt/