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Scholarships offered for the MSc. in Applied Oceanography


The University of Malta is offering two scholarships to support qualified students from an EU country to follow the course. 

The scholarships cover bench fees, tuition fees and a maintenance grant of 1500 Euro.


How to apply 

STEP 1: Apply online on the University of Malta website ( Upon completing this step you will be assigned an Application Confirmation Number.

STEP 2: Fill in the Online Application Form and submit it together with the requested supporting documents by not later than 15th May 2020.

Students who are expecting to obtain qualifications within the current academic year are also eligible to apply. In such a circumstance, the letter of recommendation by the relative tutor/supervisor highlighting the student's potential and performance as well as an official transcript, will be of utmost importance in the final selection. 

 The application should be accompanied by an email notification to:  Prof. Aldo Drago.

Applications need to be supported by

  1. A letter of recommendation signed by a senior official of the nominating entity, university, institution, national or regional organisation (template).
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. A covering letter describing the applicant’s motivation for attending the course, and stating how this course fits the career and endeavours of the applicant..
  4. A Secure English Language Test (SELT) result. The main Examining Boards recognised by the University include: Academic IELTS (a minimum of 6.0 in each element), TOEFL (a writing score of at least 24), and Cambridge Advanced Certificate (a pass at a Grade C or better is required). TOEFL and IELTS score reports will only be valid if issued within 2 years from the date of commencement of the course at the University of Malta. Details on English Language requirements for enrolment at the University of Malta can be obtained from here.

Selection criteria 

The selection will be made by the Board of Studies of the course and will be based on the academic records and experience of the applicant and on their relevance to the nature of the course. The decisions made by the Board of Studies cannot be contested.


Financial benefits 

The scholarship covers bench fees and tuition fees. The selected foreign students can also apply for a maintenance grant amounting to a total of 1500 Euro each, and paid in pre-instalments by semester. The scholarship does not cover travel costs. 

The Maintenance Grant will be given to students in three instalments at the beginning of each semester to support personal expenses such as accommodation. The grant is not sufficient to fully cover all costs for a one year stay in Malta; applicants  will need to ensure that they can cover the rest of the expenses. Guidance on approximate costs for accommodation and living in Malta can be provided on request.

It is expected that students who resign, fail, or abandon the course are to pay back all of the maintenance grant.


Further information

Successful applicants will be required to obtain medical insurance policy for their stay in Malta. This expense is not covered by the scholarship package, and participants are to make the necessary arrangements and cover these costs personally.


Important dates

  • Dead-line for scholarship application: 15th May 2020
  • Notification of successful candidates: 30th June 2020

Last Updated: 16 April 2020

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