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submitting their online application after the end of November of the respective
academic year will be considered eligible for the Maintenance Grants as from
the date of submission of application.
Grants are provided by the Government of Malta for students in higher
education. The Students' Maintenance
Grants scheme operates under a set of regulations and the respective Legal Notice
namely L.N. 308 of 2016 determining
Grants online application forms should be submitted on a yearly basis.
Stipends and Grants
Maintenance Grants include the initial grant, the one-time grant and the
stipend. The stipend is paid periodically in backdated four-weekly
payments. Students, applying for the
Students’ Maintenance Grant before the end of November of each academic year,
shall receive their first stipend backdated as from start of academic year in
December subject to confirmation by the relative educational institution. Students submitting their online application
after the end of November of the respective academic year will be considered
eligible for the Maintenance Grants as from the date of submission of
Students who do not possess an e-ID
Students admitted as
Foreign Students and who for some reason do not possess an E-Id, should click
on the link available here, leading to the application form, which can be
printed and submitted personally at the Students’ Maintenance Grants Board
Office, Room 207, Ministry for Education and Employment, Floriana.
Students will also be
receiving a yearly Initial Grant (and a one-time grant for degree-level
students) which is to be utilised for the purchase of textbooks and other
educational material. This allowance
will be credited directly to the students’ bank accounts at the beginning of
the academic year, after this office receives the educational institutions’
confirmation of the students’ commencement of course and after the students
confirm their online application.
It is very important
that students who resign from their respective course of studies, inform their
respective stipends office by an email or letter within a week of their
resignation. Students who: (a) resign; (b) abandon; (c) fail to continue their
studies, will have to refund the one-time grant or part thereof and/or any stipend
received after the last day of attendance. University of Malta students who
abandon the course without submitting a resignation will be asked to refund
both the stipend and initial grant / one-time grant.
Since the funds
provided in the form of a Maintenance Grant are directly credited into the
students' bank account it is very important that an active and correct IBAN
account number is entered in the online application so as to avoid payment
For MCAST and
University of Malta students, the amount of stipend to be received depends on
whether the course is classified as general or prescribed. This depends on the area of study and is
determined by the SMG Board after consultation with the Hon. Minister for
Education and Employment.