Fees and funding

Funding your studies

Your main expenses to study at the University of Malta will be enrolment or tuition fees and living expenses.

Enrolment or tuition fees cover the cost of education and research. Wherever possible, up-to-date fees are provided for each programme, including fees that students pay when they are granted an extension of studies.

  • Full-time Doctoral degree at the University of Malta  -  EUR 11,000 (annual enrolment fee)
  • Part-time Doctoral degree at the University of Malta - EUR 5,500 (annual enrolment fee)
Enrolment, Tuition and Bench Fees payable by EU and EEA students reading for a doctoral programme as per Legal Notice 258 of 2009 amended by LN 370 of 2009; 397 of 2010, 302 and 430 of 2012 and 301 of 2013
  • Full-time Doctoral degree at the University of Malta - EUR 600 (annual enrolment fee)
  • Part-time Doctoral degree at the University of Malta:
    a) Arts and Business related Doctoral Degrees leading to a Ph.D., D.Mus. and S.Th.D. - EUR 675 (per semester)
    b) Science based Doctoral Degrees leading to a Ph.D., D.Mus. and S.Th.D. - EUR 1,000 (per semester)
A note to all students
The duration of a part-time Doctoral degree at the University varies between 12 and 16 semesters. Reference is to be made to Regulation 20 of Legal Notice 293 of 2008 as amended by Legal Notice 117 of 2009.

Students reading for a full-time or part-time Doctoral Degree at the UM and who are granted an extension of studies shall pay an annual fee for each academic year of EUR 600.

In addition, science-based doctoral studies may require bench fees. These cover the cost of consumable materials and facilities used during research projects and are established on a case by case basis. Additional information is available in the University of Malta Bench fees Guidelines 

In order to have an idea of the cost of living in Malta students will find the information available on the University’s International Office website useful.

Funding opportunities at UM

As part of its internationalisation programme, the University of Malta is issuing scholarships to deserving students from non-EU/EEA countries, who have already been accepted to read for a Ph.D. or Masters (mainly by research) programme.

Additionally, from time to time, research entities within the University of Malta publish calls for funded opportunities as part of research programmes, including scholarships for doctoral research. Funded studentships on such programmes offer the chance to study as part of a cohort of researchers.

Other funding opportunities

The Government of Malta offers scholarships to fund tertiary studies, even at doctoral level (EQF level 8). Announcements and details about these scholarship schemes are issued periodically. It is important to go through individual calls to ensure that you are eligible.

https://www.um.edu.mt/doctoralschool/feesfunding