The Maltese Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs (MFEA) in collaboration with the Islands and Small States Institute of the University of Malta (ISSI), is providing scholarships for students who are nationals of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA).
Starting with the Academic Year 2021/22, the MFEA will be offering
two annual scholarships for students reading for a full-time Master of Arts (Research on Islands and Small States), and one scholarship for a Doctor in Philosophy (PhD) student.
Selection criteria, among others, include past academic achievement and quality in the research proposal.
Dr Stefano Moncada, Director of the ISSI, stated that “these scholarships are part of a recent collaboration agreement between the University of Malta and the Maltese Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs. It will allow students from Small Island Developing States to engage in our postgraduate research and study in a centre of excellence specialising in Islands and Small States Studies. This will not only contribute to their individual academic and professional development but, we hope, also to the broader sustainable development of their respective countries. We believe this is a brilliant opportunity for the Maltese Government and for the University of Malta to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and the promotion of development cooperation scenarios which are a win-win for all.”
Further information about the ISSI Course Programmes can be obtained online.
Deadlines to submit expression of interest is 4 June, whilst the one for the application is 9 July 2021.