Master by Research and PhD Positionsfor International Students at University of Malta

  • PHD, Master
  • Up to 100% tuition fee waiver

The University of Malta seeks to attract top quality students from countries outside the European Union/EEA for whom the University's Master by research and Ph.D. programmes may be beyond their financial reach.


  • the academic ability of the applicant: academic track record; evidence of academic excellence and rigour; publications; strong academic references (if available); ability of candidate to undertake the proposed research and bring it to a successful completion (25%)
  • the quality of the research proposal: validity of the hypothesis; relevance of research (including the benefit of any generated added value to Malta); relevance and currency of any citations and references (25%)
  • the quality of the motivational letter: quality of language and syntax; connection of research proposal to candidate’s current or intended occupation and career demonstration of knowledge about and commitment and passion for research topic (25%), and
  • performance during interview: clarity of communication in the English language; ability to follow and answer questions; suitability of temperament and evidence that candidate will be able to proceed along the designated research plan (25%).

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Tuition fee waivers of up to 100 percent shall be awarded to deserving students. The fee waiver will apply for the normal duration of the programme being followed.


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