CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Commonwealth Masters’ Scholarships at the University of Malta

The University of Ghana has been invited to make two (2) nominations for the Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships at the University of Malta. The Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) is therefore pleased to invite applications for nominations from suitably qualified individuals for Masters’ Scholarships at the University of Malta for courses beginning in September 2018. 

The Scholarship is under the auspices of the Government of Malta’s Commonwealth and Valletta Action Plan. Applications are available for four students from Ghana and Nigeria wishing to pursue post‐graduate studies at the University of Malta.

The scholarship will cover the following: 

  • Tuition Fees
  • One return ticket to Ghana at a cost which is capped at EUR 1000 (Any additional trips or travel costs higher than this amount will have to be covered by the student).
  • Costs for full board accommodation for the duration of the course.
  • Health Insurance to cover a premium up to a maximum of EUR 500 per year. 
  • Stipend amount of €200 per month, for a period of up to 16 months to cover other expenses, including transport, academic material and books, food and leisure.
  • The C Schengen visa fee of EUR60 (will be reimbursed upon the presentation of a receipt). 
  • Reimbursement for the obligatory Health Test of EUR 45 to be carried out in Malta as required for the processing of the Residence Permit. (Information available at: http://www.um.edu.mt/international/international/healthtests
  • The residence permit application fee of EUR 27.50 (application form could be found at: https://identitymalta.com/wp‐content/uploads/2014/07/CEA‐Form‐N.pdf)


  • Applicants must be Ghanaian nationals and residing in Ghana
  • Applicants must meet the entry requirements of the University of Malta.  Refer to the attached documents for detailed information on eligibility.


Step 1: Eligible applicants must submit to ORID a completed and signed Application Form with the following: 

  • Research Proposal
  • A copy of first degree certificate and transcript;
  • A copy of high school certificate; o A copy of biodata page of passport/national ID card; 
  • Three letters of reference.

Click here to download the application form

Step 2: Shortlisted applicants shall be invited to attend a selection interview at ORID. Only nominated applicants will be submitted to the Association of Commonwealth Universities for final selection.

Applications must be submitted both in hard and soft copies.
Hard copies of applications must be submitted to the ORID Secretariat located on the Ground Floor of the LECIAD Building. Electronic copies must be submitted via email to orid@ug.edu.gh.


Applicants are encouraged to take note of the following timelines:

  • Institutional deadline for submission of applications to ORID: 
    5.00pm on Friday 23rd March, 2018.
  • Deadline for submission of nominations to the ACU: 
    Monday 9th April, 2018

NB: Please refer to the attached documents for further information on the scholarship. Click here to download.

For further information, please email orid@ug.edu.gh