The Government of Malta announces the second call for Commonwealth and Valletta Action Plan Scholarship applications for two students from Ghana and Nigeria wishing to pursue postgraduate studies

dies at the University of Malta commencing in the academic year 2018/2019.
This call is part of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP); an international programme under which Commonwealth member governments offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth countries.

Worth of Award
The two scholarships will cover:

  • Payment of the University of Malta Tuition Fees.
  • Health Insurance to cover a premium up to a maximum of EUR 500 per year. Students will be guided on this and other arrangements upon arrival.
  • Reimbursement for the obligatory Health Test of EUR 45 to be carried out in Malta as required for the processing of the Residence Permit. (Information about the health test that will be carried out upon arrival in Malta is available at: This Health Test would need to be carried out once upon arrival and would not need to be repeated once the year elapses.
  • One return journey to Ghana or Nigeria, 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.
  • Costs for full board accommodation for the duration of the course.
    – An additional stipend will be provided. Students will be entitled to receive a stipend amounting to €200 per month, for a period of up to 16 months which would allow applicants to cover other expenses, including transport, academic material and books, food and leisure. Kindly refer to the Annex for an indication of Malta’s Cost of Living.
  • The C Schengen visa fee of EUR60 will be reimbursed upon the presentation of a receipt. The student is legally required to apply for a residence permit within the validity period of their visa.
  • The residence permit application fee of EUR27.50 shall also be covered by the scholarship.


  • ONLY candidates applying through their respective Universities shall be considered for a scholarship.
  • Undergraduate students who would not yet have fulfilled all the course requirements at the time of application (i.e. are not in a position to provide proof of attainment of the academic qualifications required to join the programme), would be considered for a scholarship on a conditional basis.
  • Applicants are required to present an internationally recognized English Language Proficiency Certificate at the required level. Applicants are also requested to present a copy of their passport.
  • Applicants should be Nationals of Ghana or Nigeria, who are currently residing in Ghana or Nigeria.
  • The respective Universities will be shortlisting candidates for the Scholarship based on entry requirement guidelines provided by the University of Malta. Shortlisted candidates would be bound to pay the University of Malta application fee of EUR50 (this will not be reimbursed) in order to be considered for a Scholarship.

How to Apply

  • Applicants who wish to be considered for the scholarship are required to fill in the
    Commonwealth and Valletta Action Plan Scholarships application form, and to present three letters of reference.
  • Interested applicants are to contact the Vice-Chancellor’s office of their University for details of how to apply.
    The submission deadline is Tuesday, 20th March 2018. Documents that are submitted after the deadline will not 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 programmes indicated above.

Deadline: applications close Tuesday, 20th March 2018.

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