Before applying online, make sure you have an active e-ID account and an IBAN number.
Eligible students must satisfy the criteria established by LN 308 of 2016, including residence in Malta for a period of not less than five consecutive years preceding commencement of the relative course of studies and that they have completed their term of compulsory education.
First year students must also prepare a scanned copy of all pages of their Secondary School-Leaving Certificate. The employment history, which can be downloaded from Jobsplus is also compulsory.
Eligible students are entitled to receive the amount of EUR 90.93 every 4 weeks covering 1 October 2020 to 30 June 2021. This amount is to be revised in February 2021 by a pro rata adjustment of the COLA increase. First stipend is to be issued in the beginning of December 2020, while the last stipend for academic year 2020/2021 will be issued in August 2021, following regular attendance and satisfactory progress. One-time repeating students are eligible for a Stipend according to the number of hours per week.
An Initial Grant amounting to EUR 332.94 will also be credited at the beginning of the academic year to all students, except those repeating a year and students going down an MQF Level in their studies. Payments are credited following confirmation of the online application by the student.
Stipend-eligible students facing hardship, including financial difficulties, may be eligible for a Supplementary Allowances. Students may apply for the Supplementary Allowances in the same online application. Students need to submit an online application on a yearly basis.
Moreover, students who are single parents and rely solely on social assistance, may benefit from the Single Parent's Benefit.
Single parent students on social assistance will benefit from an extra Grant.
Students are allowed 15 days of paid sick leave for every academic year against presentation of a Medical Certificate to the respective institution. Thus, students exceeding 15 days of certified sick leave will be considered absent for students' Maintenance Grants purposes.
Online applications open at the beginning of September 2020. Students who apply after 31 November 2020 will have their eligibility determined as from the date of application.
Students under the age of 16, will need to fill in and submit the guardian approval document available.
Non-EU students need also apply for Exemption from school fees with the Ministry for Education & Employment attention Mr Victor Agius, Room 335, Ministry for Education & Employment, every academic year.