The Goverment has received 10 new scholarships from the American University of Malta (AUM), amounting to more than €300,000, and will be offering them immediately to students in Malta, thus creating more opportunities at an undergraduate level.
This is the delivery of part of the agreement signed by both parties for the largest ever foreign investment in the education sector in Malta—€120 million.
The decision that Malta should have another university is in line with the Government’s pledge of guaranteeing pluralism in the higher education sector, in particular with regard to tertiary students. The scholarship awardee students will join the first intake at the AUM building in Cospicua next month.
A broader choice of undergraduate courses for our students means more young people will be prepared to enter the workforce. The unemployment rate is already the lowest ever recorded and the Government is committed to continue investing in education and to offer more scholarships.
The 10 scholarships are spread over four years and cover three courses: ‘Bachelor of Science in Accounting’, ‘Bachelor of Science in Business Administration’, and ‘Bachelor of Science in Game Development.’
The Government will also be providing stipends to the ten students awarded the scholarships.
The Government believes that money spent on post-secondary and tertiary education, including the provision of grants, is fundamental to the economic and social success of Malta and Gozo.
Applications for these scholarships are open until 20 August 2017 on www.edu.gov.mt/aum.