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Malta Government Undergraduate Scheme (MGUS) 2023 - 2024


High quality undergraduate education is of central importance to a number of objectives: an ever more highly skilled workforce and the development of new fields of study and specialisation.  It is a key to Malta’s economic and social progress and is essential to many people's continuing professional development.


The Maltese Government believes that students may find valid learning pathways in degree courses / programmes that are provided, either through Foreign Higher Education Institutions or through recognised Private Higher Education Institutions in Malta.


The Malta Government Undergraduate Scheme 2023 - 2024 aims at providing more opportunities to students to further the choice of undergraduate degrees/qualifications leading to MQF Level 6 and including Bachelor’s degrees and vocational qualifications, classified at Level 6 or equivalent under the Malta Qualification Framework (MQF).  


In the case of Diplomas set at MQF Level 5 leading to one of the abovementioned Degrees, this continuation must be expressly stipulated in the Unconditional Letter of Acceptance.


Students who require further information about the National Qualifications Framework may contact the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority on +356 25981489 or visit their website through


Through this scheme, the Government is extending the financial support available to undergraduate students at the University of Malta, MCAST and the American University of Malta (AUM), to other students undertaking equivalent studies, at other institutions, leading to officially recognised local and foreign at MQF Level 6 qualification at First Degree Level.



Key Objectives


The key objectives of this Undergraduate Courses are:

•  To encourage more student participation at an undergraduate level in Malta and abroad;    

•  To promote academic/vocational excellence in the private tuition sector;

•  To increase student choice of degrees/qualifications and institutions.


    To be eligible under this scheme, applicants must be registered as full-time students, be physically on campus and reading for a course of studies at one of the following institutions:

• A licensed Private Higher Education Institution or licensed tuition centre in Malta offering undergraduate courses leading to a recognised MQF Level 6 qualification, or;

•  A Foreign Higher Education Institution offering undergraduate recognised qualifications leading to MQF Level 6 Qualification.


Note: This scheme excludes students registered on Distance Learning (Full-time/Part-Time), Part-Time Courses and Blended Courses.


Provided that for the purposes of this scheme, recognised MQF Level 6 qualification’ shall mean such qualifications classified as undergraduate/vocational courses equivalent to MQF level 6 by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC) within the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA).


In the application students are requested to declare whether they were ever awarded a scholarship or were in receipt of the Students’ Maintenance Grants’ from any educational institution as this will determine their eligibility.  Students are to inform the Students’ Maintenance Grants’ Board immediately if they are accepted for any other funding from any institution/body whilst in receipt of Students’ Maintenance Grants.


Students may apply from


Malta Undergraduate Government Scheme Regulations are available through this link:


Closing date for applications is 30th March 2024 at noon Central European Time (CET).







Published on 30 September 2023​