Date of publication: 2017
Fees - first cycle (euro): -
Fees - second cycle (euro): most common/min 400 - max 14500
Fees - note: No fees for short cycle and 1st cycle full-time EU students
Grants - note: All EU students following short cycle or 1st cycle full-time courses receive grants
Need-based grant (euro): min 1334 - most common 3382 - max 3615
Merit-based grant (euro): -
National student fee No fees apply for Maltese and EU/EFTA/EEA nationals following first-cycle full-time and part-time day courses at
the University of Malta, Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST). Part-time courses are only
offered by the University of Malta. Part-time evening courses are self-financing (EUR 900/year).
In the second cycle, the annual fee is EUR 400 for all Maltese and EU nationals at the University of Malta. No fee
applies if the 2nd cycle programmes is required to practise a profession. Students following 2nd cycle courses
offered jointly with foreign universities pay higher fees. Annual fees for full-time evening courses range from
EUR 400 to EUR 14 500 (most common is EUR 400). Annual fees for part-time studies range from EUR 400 to
EUR 4 500 (most common is EUR 1 600)
There is no fee for EU/EFTA/EEA nationals in full-time short cycle programmes at the University of Malta, the
Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) and the Institute for Tourism Studies (ITS). Students in
part-time short cycle programmes pay EUR 900 per year.
International students pay fees, and these are higher than those paid by Maltese and EU nationals.
Student grantsAll short and 1st cycle full-time students (Maltese EU/EFTA/EEA) receive a student maintenance grant. Students
in 'prescribed courses' (listed in Legal Notice 372 of 2005) obtain an annual grant of EUR 698.81 and ten stipend
instalments of EUR 151.99 every four weeks between October and June. Those in other full-time programmes
('general courses') receive an annual grant of EUR 465 plus ten stipend instalments of EUR 86.85 every four
weeks between October and June. At the start of studies, a one-time grant of EUR 698.81 or EUR 465.87
respectively, is offered. Maintenance grants are awarded in second-cycle courses leading to a regulated
profession. Student maintenance grant increases pro rata on a yearly basis to reflect the national Cost of Living
Students who, due to proven hardship, qualify for a supplementary maintenance grant receive ten instalments of
EUR 291.62 every four weeks, instead of the stipend. Students in a 'general course' receive an annual grant of
EUR 465.87 while students in 'prescribed course' EUR 689.81.
Several scholarship schemes are available to students who wish to pursue studies abroad.
LoansNo loans and no family allowances are in place.
Tax benefit for student's parentsParents whose children are in tertiary education benefit from an annual tax rebate of between EUR 150 and
EUR 840 until their children are 23 years of age. Part-time or working students are not eligible for tax reductions.
Family allowancesNo loans and no family allowances are in place.