Scholarships for Palestinian nationals to study at the UM

Scholarships for Palestinian nationals to study at the UM

Scholarships for Palestinian Nationals offered through Official Development Assistance from the Government of Malta and the University of Malta - Call for Applications 2022

The Government of Malta and the University of Malta launched this scholarship programme in 2014. The Scholarships are designed to facilitate the formation of young Palestinian professionals in two key areas which have become increasingly recognised as critical pillars for the creation of a more sustainable future for Palestine, namely humanitarian action and conflict resolution. Malta is an ideal meeting point for the realization of this goal, not only because of the relevant expertise it offers in these sectors, but also because of the strong historic and cultural ties it enjoys with the Arab world as well as with Europe.

Through its Official Development Assistance Programme, the Government of Malta aims, above all, to promote solidarity and provide assistance in a number of key areas including education and human capacity development. These scholarships provide an opportunity to a number of students to deepen their skills and know-how on important issues, thereby providing them with an opportunity to contribute towards the growth and prosperity of their own country.

Master of Arts in Humanitarian Action

The Scholarship offers an opportunity for a Palestinian national to specialise in Humanitarian Action at a post-graduate level. The aim is to provide the successful candidate with the capacity and professional knowledge to take the lead in shaping humanitarian policy and practice in the country and the wider region, and to encourage bilateral cooperation in an area of mutual interest. Humanitarian action highlights local ownership, participation and bottom-up approaches.

Further details about the course are available here

 

Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security*

*jointly with the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University, USA  (the oldest and largest conflict resolution school in the USA)

The Scholarship offers an opportunity for a Palestinian national to specialize in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security at a post-graduate level. The main objective of this program is to provide students with an array of theoretical and practical tools that will enable them to deal effectively with conflicts at the micro and macro levels. It also places a specific emphasis on the Mediterranean context as an area where these skills are particularly useful. 

Further details about the course are available here

The Scholarships will cover:

  • Payment of the University of Malta Tuition Fee
  • A subsistence allowance amounting to EUR 1100 per month to be used towards accommodation, transport, living and academic expenses and any other costs that may arise during the student’s residence in Malta.  
  • One return journey (Palestine – Malta - Palestine), the cost of which is capped at EUR 1000. Any additional trips or travel costs higher than this amount will have to be covered by the student.

The selected students are expected to join the programme at the start of the 1st Semester of the Academic year 2022/2023. The official start date is Monday 3rd October 2022.

An orientation programme for international students is organized a few days before the start of the semester. Details about the date of the orientation programme will be communicated to the students in the letter of acceptance.

The duration of the Master of Arts in Humanitarian Action is 3 semesters of full-time study commencing on the 3rd October 2022 and ending in March 2024 (18 months).

The duration of the Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security is 3 semesters of full-time study commencing on the 3rd October 2022 and ending in October 2023 (13 months).

Only applicants who have obtained a full acceptance for the indicated courses will be considered for the scholarship award. Applicants who have a conditional acceptance cannot be considered.

Admission Requirements for the Master of Arts in Humanitarian Action are available here

Admission Requirements for the Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security are available here

 

English Language Proficiency.

Applicants are required to present an internationally recognised English Language Proficiency Certificate at the required level.  Further information about English Language Requirements for the 2022/2203 academic year entry is available here

Applicants are to submit an online application and provide copies of their academic qualifications and all other requested documentation for the Master of Arts in Humanitarian Action to the University of Malta by the 31 May 2022.

The deadline to submit the online application and provide copies of your academic qualifications and all other requested documentation for the Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security has been extended to the 30 June 2022.

The online application is available here

Apart from the online application, interested candidates are to send a separate email addressed to the attention of the Director, International Office by email. The email should include:

  • A letter of motivation,
  • Three letters of reference
  • Curriculum Vitae (kindly include mobile number)
  • Scanned copy of their Palestinian passport (details page)

The subject line should read “Scholarship Palestine” and it is highly recommended that students submit all documents together in one email.

Documents and requests that are submitted after the deadline cannot be considered.

Applicants who intend to apply for the scholarship must meet the entry requirements set out by the University of Malta and the conditions for joining the specific programme indicated above at the time of application. Applicants who can only be considered on a conditional basis (i.e. are not in a position to provide proof of attainment of the academic qualifications required to join the programme) at the time of application cannot be considered for the scholarship

Applicants will be required to attend an online interview.

Applicants for other courses cannot be considered for this scholarship.

Applicants should be Palestinian Nationals, are currently residing in Palestine and show a clear intention to return to Palestine at the end of their studies in Malta. Dual nationals who also hold EU nationality are not eligible.

Candidates employed in public office in Palestine, or working actively with NGOs in Palestine, will be preferred.

Preference will be given to applicants who would be unable to attend the programme without the scholarship. 

The scholarship holder will be requested to enter into an agreement with the University of Malta for the duration of his studies in Malta, which agreement will be binding in terms of the observation of rules and regulations of the host University and host country, to seriously engage in studies, register monthly progress with his academic tutor/coordinator and complete the set programme within the established time-frame.

The International Office, University of Malta 

Master of Arts in Humanitarian Action, Department of International Relations, Faculty of Arts, University of Malta – Mr Joseph M. Debono 

Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security, Centre for Study and Practice of Conflict Resolution – Ms. Zuzana Farrugia 

The Representative Office of Malta in Ramallah 


https://www.um.edu.mt/study/feesfunding/scholarships/scholarshipsforpalestiniannationalstostudyattheum/