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An Overview

 

NOTE: For the sake of clarity, gender-specific terms referring to the male gender are often included in these information pages.  Whenever a gender-specific term is used, it is to be understood as referring to all genders, unless otherwise stated.

 

Students' Maintenance Grants are provided by the Government of Malta for students attending at any approved Post-Secondary, Vocational and Tertiary Educational Institutions.  The Students' Maintenance Grants’ Scheme operates under a set of regulations, guidelines, and the legislation, namely Subsidiary Legislation 605.06 determining eligibility.

 

The Students' Maintenance Grants can be classified in seven distinct tiers:

 

a.  the Initial Grant

 (click here for more detailed information on Stipends and Grants)

 

b. the One-Time Grant

 (click here for more detailed information on Stipends and Grants)

 

c. Stipends

 (click here for more detailed information on Stipends and Grants)

 

d.  the Supplementary Allowances

(click here for more detailed information about Supplementary Allowances)

 

e.  Single Parents’ Benefit​

 (click here for more detailed information about Single Parents’ Benefits)

 

f.  Summer Special Stipend

(click here for more detailed information about Summer Special and Topup Stipends)

 

g.  Topup Stipends

 (click here for more detailed information about Summer Special and Topup Stipends)


 

Online Application

 

New students and students changing courses and/or Institution are to apply for Students' Maintenance Grants by accessing the online application forms at education.gov.mt/studentsgrants using their e-ID and password.  More information on the e-ID can be obtained from the following link https://www.servizz.gov.mt/en/Pages/Identity_-Citizenship-and-Immigration/National-Identity/Identity-Management/WEB082/default.aspx

 

Promoted students and students in their extended or additional year need to access their prefilled application form at education.gov.mt/studentsgrants using their e-ID and re-confirm their details

 

Students may amend their online application for Students' Maintenance Grants until the end of June of the respective academic year.  There shall be no further processing of online applications after 30th June 2022.

 

 

Payment of Students’ Maintenance Grants

 

All Students’ Maintenance Grants are credited directly to the bank account that the students have specified in their online application, after this office receives the Educational Institutions’ confirmation of the students’ commencement of course and after the students confirm their online application. 

 

Students who fail to confirm their online application cannot be awarded Students’ Maintenance Grants.  

There shall be no further processing of online applications after 30th June 2022.​

 

Maintenance Grants are directly credited into the bank account specified in the students’ online application. It is imperative that an active and correct IBAN account number is entered in the online application so as to avoid payment complications.

 

Termination of Students’ Maintenance Grants

Students who resign from their respective course of studies are to inform their respective Stipends’ Office and/or Educational Institution 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 supplementary initial grant / one-time grant.


General, Prescribed and High Priority Courses

All courses deemed eligible for Students’ Maintenance Grants are classified either as General, Prescribed or High Priority.

 

Students reading for courses considered as Prescribed receive a higher rate of 4-weekly stipend and different rates of Grants.  Students attending a High Priority Course receive a stipend rate higher than those attending a Prescribed Course.

 

This classification of courses depends on the area of study and is determined by the Hon. Minister responsible for Education after consultation with the Students’ Maintenance Grants’ Board.  Lists of Prescribed Courses are published annually and can be accessed through this link:

https://education.gov.mt/en/studentsgrants/Documents/Documents_alice/Classification%20of%20Courses2020-2021.pdf

 

a. General Courses (including vocational/professional courses)

Students who are following a General course are normally entitled to the following:

(i) A fixed rate of €91.75 every four weeks’ payable period between 1st October 2021 and 30th June 2022. Payable periods are between December 2021 to August 2022 for a total of 10 stipends.

(ii) A sum of €565.87 per academic year to partly cover expenses related to educational material and equipment; (not applicable to Post-Secondary Institutions)

(iii) A one-time grant of €465.87 payable in the first year. (not applicable to Post-Secondary Institutions)

iv) Post-Secondary Institutions – An Initial Grant of €322.94 payable to first-year and promoted students


b. Prescribed Degree Courses (including vocational/professional courses)

Students who are following a prescribed full-time course at MQF Levels 5, 6 or 7 shall qualify for the following awards:

(i) A fixed rate of €160.55 every four weeks’ payable between 1st October 2021 and 30th June 2022. Payable periods are between December 2021 to August 2022 for a total of 10 stipends.

(ii) A sum of €798.81 per academic year to partly cover expenses related to educational material and equipment;

(iii) A one-time grant of €698.81 payable in the first year

 

c. High-Priority Courses

Students who, under the terms and conditions established in Students' Maintenance Grants' Regulations are granted a monetary grant and are following a full-time undergraduate degree course defined as National High Priority by SMGB, qualify for the following award for the duration of their course of studies.

(i) A fixed rate of €322.07 every four weeks payable between 1st October 2021 and 30th June 2022. Payable periods are between December 2021 to August 2022 for a total of 10 stipends.

(ii) A sum of €798.81 per academic year to partly cover expenses related to educational material and equipment;

(iii) A one-time grant of €698.81 payable in the first year.


General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

In accordance to General Data Protection Regulations, (GDPR), the Students' Maintenance Grants’ Office at Floriana, Stipends’ Offices at the University of Malta and MCAST cannot provide personal/reserved information to third parties.

 

Reserved information will only be provided in instances when the students send an email via the online application itself, since this is e-ID secure.

 

In cases when a third party communicates with any Stipends’ Office, reserved information is only returned to the student concerned.   In all instances where students communicate via another email address,  he/she is to provide scans of his/her Identity Card to ascertain the identity of the email’s sender.