The University of Malta invites applications for the Scholarships in Climate Action open to applicants in possession of a first cycle degree in Electrical Engineering with at least Second Class (Honours) for 2018/2019 academic session.

The Scholarships are being offered as part of the Government of Malta’s commitment under the Climate Finance Package to provide support for capacity building in developing States. Whilst capacity building is often associated with infrastructural projects, Malta believes that the formation of professionals within a community is the essential step in this process of emancipation from an excessive and long-term dependence on external expertise. Consequently, the Government of Malta wishes to provide assistance to developing states on an equally fundamental aspect of capacity building, namely the empowerment of human resources in developing States through funding scholarships for academic learning and research at the post graduate level.

Applicants can submit a research proposal in one or more of the following:

  • assessment of the impact of electric vehicle charging profiles on the power distribution
    network
  • investigation of solutions for power network operation with harmonised increased
    integration of distributed generation and electric vehicle charging;
  • provision of ancillary services to the power distribution network
  • facilitation of charging through use of wireless charging
  • extending electrification to waterborne transport

Worth of Award

Funding will cover

  • Payment of the University of Malta Tuition Fees and bench fees
  • Health Insurance to cover a premium up to a maximum of EUR 500. Students will be guided on this and other arrangements upon arrival.
  • Reimbursement for visa expenses amounting to EUR 60.
  • A monthly subsistence allowance amounting to EUR 1100 per month to be used towards
    accommodation, living, transport, academic expenses and any other expenses that may
    arise. Students will receive this monthly allowance for a maximum and continued duration of 13 months. The study programme must be completed on a full-time basis within the same time-frame. This amount may not cover all costs related to living and studying in Malta and students are required to have other means of financial assistance to cover their stay in Malta.
  • One return journey to the home country/country of residence the cost of which is capped at 1200 euro. Any additional trips or travel costs higher than this amount will have to be covered by the student. The amount will be refunded on presentation of receipts and entry boarding passes following the student’s arrival in Malta.

Eligibility

  • The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of a first cycle degree in Electrical Engineering with at least Second Class (Honours), obtained in the ten years previous to registration for the Course.
  • Applicants are required to present an internationally recognized English Language Proficiency Certificate at the required level.
  • Applicants need to have submitted their application online and provided copies of their
    academic qualifications and all other requested documentation to the University of Malta by the 25th May 2018.
  • In order to be considered eligible, applicants should be Nationals and current residents of one of the countries indicated in the following list: the eligible countries

How to Apply

  • Apply online via their website. See link below.
  • Applicants may be required to attend an online interview
  • Applicants who wish to be considered for the scholarship are required to present a letter of motivation and three letters of reference. These are to be submitted as signed and scanned copies to the Director, International Office by email at [email protected] The covering message is to include reference to the application code generated by the online application and should also be submitted by the 25th May 2018. Documents that are submitted after the deadline cannot be considered.

Deadline: applications close 25th May 2018.

Click here for more details and to apply

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