Signing of Agreements between the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade, and the University of Malta for the first set of scholarships to be granted to nationals from small island developing states

Signing of Agreements between the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade, and the University of Malta for the first set of scholarships to be granted to nationals from small island developing states

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Jul 15, 2022
 

Today, Mr Christopher Cutajar, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade, and Prof. Alfred J. Vella, Rector, University of Malta, signed the individual agreements for the first set of scholarships to be granted to nationals from small island developing states. Funding was made available pursuant to the Declaration of Principles on Cooperation on Matters relevant to Small States signed in September 2020 between the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and the Islands and Small States Institute of the University of Malta, and to the subsequent Agreement signed in 2021 for the provision of scholarships, at Master’s and Doctorate level.

 

These agreements cover two scholarships at Master’s le​vel granted to students from Fiji and Mauritius and one scholarship at Doctorate level granted to a student from Belize.

 

Malta is committed in its engagement towards offering capacity-building opportunities and contributing to boosting the skills and knowledge of small states, small island states and small island developing states and other vulnerable communities. By virtue of these scholarships, the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade reiterates its commitment to continue championing the interests of small island developing states, and to providing official development assistance where it matters most, and to whom it matters most.

 

As per the aforementioned Scholarships Agreement signed in 2021, another two scholarships at Master’s level to students from small island developing states are envisaged to be granted later this year.

Meeting with UoM
Signing of agreements