This section is solely for students who are reading for an undergraduate course at the University of Malta.
The Stipend is a scholarship system provided by the Government of Malta for students in higher education. The Stipends Office on Campus provides guidelines and help for students in relation to this scholarship.
Like all other scholarships, the Stipend scheme operates under a number of rules and regulations [PDF] and their amendments that students must observe in order to receive it. The criteria of eligibility are as follows:
Stipend grants are strictly available for students who:
are Maltese citizens, or students with at least one parent being a Maltese citizen; and
have resided in Malta for a period of not less than five years from the commencement of the relative course of studies; and
have completed their term of compulsory education;and
are attending their course regularly and making satisfactory progress.
There are two different types of courses: "Normal" Courses and "Prescribed" Courses (a list of the different courses can be found here [PDF]). Students registered on "Normal" courses receive a stipend of €83.86 every 4 weeks, while students registered on "Prescribed" courses receive €146.75 every 4 weeks.
Stipend grants are only available for students reading for their first undergraduate degree. The only exception concerns the course leading to the LL.D. Degree. (Regulations may be found here [PDF].)
Ten stipends are issued every year (dates of issue may be found here [PDF]). The first two stipends are issued in December, while the last one is issued in August. All stipends are directly credited to students' bank accounts - the bank account number is provided by the student when enrolling online through eSIMS during the first weeks of October (see here for an example) New students who never had a smart card are to contact the office .)
Stipend details can only be changed online through your eSIMS. Changes are to be done by not later than the dates listed here.
Students are bound to repay the Government the pro-rated amount of money indicated by the Authorities should they for some reason:
absent themselves from the course,
fail to register satisfactory progress,
discontinue their studies. This declaration is signed for as part of the online enrolment.
19 May 2013
Smart Card The Smart Card will be inactive as from July 15th up to the first week of October.