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Fees and Exemptions from Fees at State Educational Institutions

 
Fee Exemptions
Citizens of EU/EEA countries are considered as non-fee paying students. However citizens of Bulgaria and Romania are not granted this automatically except if they produce evidence that they are legally employed in Malta.
 
Citizens of non-EU countries are required to pay fees for all State Educational Institutions.
 
Exemptions to Fees
 
Any non EU citizen may wish to apply for an exemption, which is done through a special application process. This policy applies for exemptions from fees payable at the following educational institutions:
  • All Primary and Secondary State Schools
  • Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School
  • Sir Mikelang Refalo Post-Secondary Complex
  • Institute of Tourism Studies
  • Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology
  • University of Malta (including Gian Franāisk Abela Junior College).
  • Schools’ Information System Training Centre
  • All course programmes organized by the Directorate for Lifelong Learning.

​The Board shall consider applications for exemptions from fees on the ground of any one of the following conditions being met:

1.  The applicant is an EU/EEA national

2.  The applicant is a ‘family member’ of an EU/EEA national

  • The spouse of such EU/EEA national
  • The direct descendants of the EU/EEA national who are under the age of 21 who are dependants on the EU/EEA national even if over the age of 21
  • The direct descendants of the EU/EEA’s national’s spouse who are under the age of 21 or who are dependants on the EU/EEA national even if over the age of 21
  • The dependent direct relatives in the ascending line of the EU/EEA national
  • The dependent direct relatives in the ascending line of the EU/EEA national’s spouse who are dependents of the EU/EEA national or his/her spouse

3.  The applicant is a family member of a Maltese national

4.  The applicant is a third country national who has obtained a long-term residence permit or EU Blue Card

5.  The applicant is a ‘family member’ of a third country national who has obtained a long-term residence permit or EU Blue Card and is entitled to equal access to education as Maltese nationals in accordance with the Family Reunification Regulations (LN 150 of 2007).


Last updated in June 2014.

 Contact Name
Exemption Board
Department of Education
Great Siege Road
Floriana

 Telephone
+356 25982884