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Strategic Educational Pathways Scholarships

The 8th and FINAL Call for Applications closed on
the 15th June 2012, Noon [CET].

No further Calls will be issued under this Scheme.

The STEPS scheme was launched in January 2009. The scheme offers bursaries to address areas of national priority as identified within the Operational Programme II – “Empowering People for more Jobs and a Better Quality of Life” – for the implementation of Cohesion Policy in Malta for the period 2007-2013 STEPS is co-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).
During the eight Calls for Applications an investment of around €10M has been done in the future of the successful applicants who are now pursuing their studies at Masters or Doctoral level both locally and abroad.
STEPS 8th Call closed on the 15th of June 2012, Noon [CET]. STEPS 8th Call Regulations as well as the Regulations of previous STEPS Calls can also be retrieved below.
Operational Programme II – Cohesion Policy 2007-2013
Empowering People for More Jobs and a Better Quality of Life
Scholarships part-financed by the
European Union European Social Fund (ESF)
Co-financing rate: 85% EU Funds; 15% National Funds
Investing in your future

STEPS Regulations of Previous Calls for Applications:

STEPS Documents for Awardees:

STEPS Priority Area: Science & Technology programmes:

  • Information regarding areas of priority for Science and Technology programmes as identified under the National Strategic Plan for Research and Innovation 2007 - 2010, (pages 55 - 57), may be viewed by clicking here.

STEPS If you require more information:


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