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Government of Malta Arts Scholarships Scheme, 2018

Applicants are now being accepted for Government of Malta Arts Scholarships Scheme. Scholarships are open for students applying for a new course/training programme starting throughout 2018 of not less than 9 months or for a programme of study leading to MQF Level 5, or MQF Level 6 or MQF Level 7 or MQF Level 8.

The Malta Arts Scholarships Scheme aims at providing more opportunities to support individuals who are exceptionally talented in the creation and/or promotion of professional in the Expressive arts. Theatre, music, dance, design, creative writing, film, the visual arts or any combination thereof shall be given priority.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: May 18, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are open to students applying for a new course/training programme starting throughout 2018 of not less than 9 months or for a programme of study leading to MQF Level 5, or MQF Level 6 or MQF Level 7 or MQF Level 8.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of Arts.
  • Scholarship Award: Awards under the Malta Arts Scholarships Scheme are made in two components: Tuition Fees and Maintenance Grants. Each of these awards is described in the following sections.Applicants shall be eligible for payment or reimbursement of Tuition Fees in respect of amounts due to be paid to a Recognised Institution or a Recognised Higher Institution as follows:
    • In the case of any course not leading to a training programme / qualification at MQF Level 5 by a Recognised Institution, the value of Tuition Fees to be awarded to applicants shall not exceed €5,000 for the whole duration of the programme;
    • In the case of a Recognised Programme of Study rated at MQF 6 provided by a Recognised Institution, the value of Tuition Fees to be awarded shall not exceed €20,000 for the whole duration of the programme;
    • In the case of a Recognised Programme of Study rated at MQF 7 provided by a Recognised Institution , the value of Tuition Fees to be awarded shall not exceed €10,000 for the whole duration of the programme;
    • In the case of a Recognised Programme of Study rated at MQF 8 provided by a Recognised Institution, the value of the Tuition Fees to be awarded shall not exceed €20,000 for the whole duration of the programme.

    Applicants under the Malta Arts Scholarships Scheme who will be pursuing a Recognised  Programme of Studies on a Full-ime Basis are further entitled for a maintenance grant of €400 per month subject to maximum periods as follows:

    • In the case of a Recognised Programme of Studies rated at MQF 5 or lower provided by a Recognised Institution, the Maintenance Grant shall be provided for a maximum period of twenty four (24) calendar months or the whole duration of the programme whichever is the earliest;
    • In the case of a Recognised Programme of Studies rated at MQF 6 provided by a Recognised Institution, the Maintenance Grant shall be provided for a maximum period of forty eight (48) calendar months or for the whole duration of the programme whichever is the earliest;
    • In the case of a Recognised Programme of Studies rated at MQF 7 provided by a Recognised Institution , the Maintenance Grant shall be provided for a maximum period of thirty six (36) calendar months or for the whole duration of the programme whichever is the earliest;
    • In the case of a Recognised Programme of Studies rated at MQF 8 the Maintenance Grant shall be provided for a maximum period of forty eight (48) calendar months or for the whole duration of the programme whichever is the earliest.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Nationality: Maltese students
  • Scholarship can be taken in Malta

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Maltese students are eligible to apply.
  • Entrance Requirements: In order to apply for an Arts Scholarship, an Applicant shall, by the closing date of Application, that is 7th April, 2017
    • Be a Maltese citizen who has been residing in Malta for the past five (5) years. Provided that a Maltese citizen who has been residing outside Malta for study, health or work purposes or any other purpose which the ASSB may consider, will still be eligible to apply and this period of time during which the citizen was abroad will not be taken into consideration for the purpose of calculating the five (5) year requirement. Or
    • Be a Maltese Citizen who is a worker or self-employed person in Malta, or
    • Be a national of an EU/EEA state or a family member of such EU/EEA national (as defined in LN 191 of 2007 and in LN 205 of 2004 respectively for EU and EEA nationals), provided that such person has obtained permanent residence in Malta in accordance with LN 191 of 2007 and in LN 205 of 2004 respectively for EU and EEA nationals, or
    • Be a national of an EU/EEA state who is in Malta exercising his/her Treaty rights as a

    worker, self-employed person or person retaining such status in accordance with LN 191 of 2007; or

    Be a third country national who has been granted long-term residence status in Malta under regulation 4 of the “Status of Long-Term Residents (Third Country Nationals) Regulations 2006” or who have been granted a residence permit under regulation 18(3) thereof, together with family members if such third country nationals who have been granted a residence permit under the “Family Reunification Regulations, 2007”; or

    • Be applying for a new course / training programme starting throughout 2017 of not less than 9 months or for a programme of study leading to MQF Level 5, or MQF Level 6 or MQF Level 7 or MQF Level 8; or
    • Be already in a programme of studies at MQF Level 5, or MQF Level 6 or MQF Level 7, or MQF Level 8 BUT the End date of studies is in 2018 or after. In such case, the Applicant is eligible for funding for the remaining years commencing from the date of publication of rankings.
    • Professional programmes may also be considered.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: Applicants with exceptional talent in the field of the arts are invited to apply using the appropriate online Electronic Application. Documents to be uploaded with the online Application shall include the following:

  • One (1) copy of the applicant’s identity card – both sides;
  • One (1) copy of the applicant’s University/College transcripts (where applicable);
  • One (1) copy of the letter of Unconditional Letter of Acceptance from the Recognised Institution applied for (if available at the time of application);
  • One (1) copy of MQRIC evaluation report;
  • One (1) copy of a personal profile report as per sample attached with the Application Form.
  • Any other documentation which may assist the ASSB to assess better the Applicant’s artistic merit.
  • Signed Declaration by the legal custodian if Applicant is under the age of 18 on 7th March 2017

Application Form

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