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Students' Maintenance Grants


 

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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 application. ​

 An Overview

Students' Maintenance 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 eligibility.

 Students' Maintenance Grants online application forms should be submitted on a yearly basis.

 ​Stipends and Grants

The Students' 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 application.

 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.

Link: http://education.gov.mt/en/Pages/SMGBStipends/SMGB-Foreign-Students-Special-Cases.aspx​

 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 complications.

 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.