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Students' Summer Work Opportunities’ Scheme 2022


The Students' Maintenance Grants’ Board (SMGB), within the Ministry for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation, in collaboration with the Institute for the Public Service within the People and Standards’ Division at the Office of the Prime Minister, is inviting full-time students to apply for the Students’ Summer Work Opportunities’ Scheme for 2022.


Who may apply

Full-time students having finished their compulsory secondary education,  including those in the final year of their studies (Form V/Year 11), and those currently studying at Post-Secondary and Tertiary Level.


Students following a compulsory placement during the summer period as part of their course of studies are not to submit an application for this scheme.


Online Application

Students interested to apply, should submit the online application at and upload the scans of both sides of their Identity Card.  


Students who will finish compulsory secondary education during this current scholastic year (2021-2022) are required to submit a declaration from the respective Head of School to prove that they have finished Form 5/Year 11.  Failure to submit the requested information properly, including the requested scans, may disqualify students from this scheme.


Applications opened on Friday 22nd April 2022 at noon and closed on Friday 27th May at noon.


Eligible students will be requested to do an online test following the acceptance of their application.


Work Phases

Following the vetting of their applications, eligible students will be asked to indicate their preference between the first and second phase (see table below) before taking up the online test. Students may apply for both work phases. Students who may have their work phase extended upon request from the employer and after approval of the SMGB need to have another Jobsplus Engagement and another Termination Form filled in to cover the additional period of work phase.


Phase 1

11th July 2022 – 5th August 2022

Phase 2

16th August 2022 – 12th September 2022




Remuneration and Entitlement

Remuneration for this work is pegged at an hourly rate of €7.07 in line with basic pay Salary Scale 16 of the Public Service. 

Students participating in this scheme are entitled for each phase as follows:


Vacation Leave       

7 hours



Income Supplement 


Sick Leave

2 days on full pay

2 days on half pay




Students are to ensure with their employer that once assigned a job, their employment is registered with Jobsplus via the Engagement Form as per Cap. 594 (Employment and Training Services Act).  The Jobsplus Termination Form must be submitted by the employer at the end of each work phase.


Failure to register a Commencement or a Termination of a job may result in incorrect data being shown on the students’ Jobsplus Employment History.


Students’ Organisations


The Students’ Maintenance Grants’ Board welcomes applications from students who wish to work for recognised Students’ Organisations in Educational Institutions during Summer.


Students’ Organisations have to be registered with the Students’ Maintenance Grants’ Board as per Registration of Work Provision by Employers (MEYR  5/2022 Circular).  Projects need to be approved by the Students’ Maintenance Grants Board as stipulated in the MEYR 5/2022 Circular for Students’ Summer Work Opportunities’ Scheme 2022.


Other Notes:


a.  Please note that students receive the bonus and any other benefits such as vacation leave, sick leave (against presentation of medical certificate) and income supplement on a pro rata basis.

b. Vacation leave which is not availed of till the end of each work phase is non-refundable.

c.  Non-EU students must check with Jobsplus whether they require a valid permit enabling them to work in Malta.

d. The application form referred to in this circular is specifically for the Summer Work Opportunities’ Scheme and will not be considered for any other scheme.

e. Students who have just finished compulsory secondary education must obtain a declaration from the respective Head of School to prove that they have finished Form V/Year 11, and to upload it to the online application.

f.  Full-time students studying at Post-Secondary and Tertiary Level and who are not- stipend eligible are required to upload proof that they are still studying, including a scanned copy of their Acceptance Letter/Enrolment letter for academic year 2021-2022 and a recent Jobsplus Employment History.


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