Are YOU a high achieving student? …

Why aren’t you pursuing a high achievers’ degree?

Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education is pleased to offer a scholarship fund of €120,000 to be distributed in sums of €3,000 to each student that meets the criteria, which funds in addition to other schemes will assist high achieving students to read for a degree from a University that is highly regarded in the top FIVE of the world. Read on, don’t miss this opportunity!

This is not a competition to select one student - YOU are #NotJustANumber

Each student who meets the criteria will qualify for a €3,000 part-scholarship and a monthly fee of €100!

Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education offers Maltese and international students, who for varying reasons could not travel to London and study at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), the option to read for their undergraduate degree at Saint Martin’s Institute, for a University of London degree under the academic direction of the LSE. Learn more

Reading for a University of London degree with Academic Direction by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) means achieving very high standards that are globally recognised.

A WORLD CLASS career in finance

Starts at SMI …

If you achieved grades ‘A/B’ or ‘1/2’ and wish to pursue a degree in finance, then you should really consider a degree that is academically led by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), ranked #2 globally in social sciences according to the 2018 QS World Rankings.

Find out more on how you may join the world class — click here.

If you are a high achiever you should aim to attain a degree that will set you apart from all the rest.

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Join the world class

The LSE is a global community of people and ideas that transform the world. The school is unique in its focus on Social Sciences and was founded with the purpose of academic engagement with real world issues. This ethos informs the Economics, Management, Finance & Social Sciences programmes, all of which are based on world-leading research and led by LSE’s expert faculty.

QS Top Universities Ranking

The LSE has world recognition in higher education. In the 2018 QS World Rankings, LSE was ranked second worldwide (following Harvard University and higher than both Oxford and Cambridge Universities) for Social Sciences. The school also has the highest proportion of research rated ‘World Leading’ of any UK University.

Dr James Abdey, from the LSE, explains how students reading for their degree in Finance are following a curriculum that is closely aligned to that taught at LSE.

The research undertaken by the academics at the LSE finds its way in the undergraduate degrees taught at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and through the EMFSS programme, at Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education as an Affiliate of the University of London and a teaching institution for the degrees that are academically led by the LSE.

If you wish to know more how you may read for a degree led by the LSE in Malta, click here.


Saint Martin’s Institute Scholarship

for ALL registered full time high achieving students !

We AWARD EACH high achieving student, and not just one by competition! Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education is pleased to announce a scholarship of €3,000 for every student registered and successfully completing any one of the degrees that are academically led by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) as follows:

BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance;
BSc (Hons) Banking & Finance;
BSc (Hons) Economics & Management.

This partial scholarship applies to ALL registered students who would have applied and registered by July 31st, 2018 and who:

Possess grade 1 or 2 in ANY six ordinary level subjects at SEC including Mathematics and English, or possess an awarded Matriculation Certificate with a minimum of 80 points, with intermediate at a minimum grade of B in Mathematics and either Accounting or Economics;
Are 16 years and over (17th birthday must be before 30th April, 2019);
Are motivated to successfully graduate in any of the above degrees by studying as a full time student at Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education, Malta for the duration of the three year degree programme.

NOTE: Qualifying students will receive an award of €3,000 by Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education, €1,000 for every successful year as a student at the Institute, totaling to €3,000 upon completion of the three academic years.

How much will it cost?

€100 per month …

€100 per month and income tax payable to Government provides you with the key

Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education, in partnership with Bank of Valletta, and the GetQualified Scheme offered by MEDE, has developed the SMIFlexiPay™, a scheme that allows students to read for a degree taught at Saint Martin’s Institute without the worry of hefty monthly tuition fees.

The scheme is simple and effective for families with at least one parent/legal guardian earning a salary as a resident of Malta with an income of around €25,000 gross pay per year.

The income tax charged for a parent/legal guardian earning an annual salary of €25,000 is €3,328.13 according to the 2018 budgetary measures (http://maltasalary.com/ ). The tax rebate from one year of tuition fees may be recouped in one single year’s income tax contribution.

The Saint Martin’s Institute tuition fee for any of the listed degrees on full time basis is of €4,990 per annum, and the programme runs for three academic years, totaling €14,970 plus one time €950 registration fee and a €125 application fee. The University of London registration and examination fees amount to a total of £3,760 which are spread over the last two years of study.

High Achievers are being given a partial scholarship of €1,000 for each of the three years — 20% of the annual tuition fee reduced every year.

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70% of fees paid reimbursed as an income tax rebate

Through the GetQualified Scheme parents/legal guardians of children that read for their degree in a private licensed institution in Malta will benefit from tax rebates of 70% of the tuition fees paid under the GetQualified scheme.

Parents or legal guardians are entitled to an income tax rebate of €3,500 for the Diploma in Finance and a further €12,500 for any of the degrees listed above from their annual income tax bill. This is provided under the GetQualified Scheme. This scheme may also apply for non-EU students who study and then go on to work in Malta, as well as students who are not in employment since they will receive the tax reimbursement following graduation and once in employment.

The net cost for the parent/legal guardian is of €5,156 plus interest at 3.7%. The GetQualified income tax rebate is conditional on successful completion of the degree, and the tax rebates must be deposited into the low interest account as soon as they are received by the parent/legal guardian in whose name the loan is issued. The SMIFlexiPay™ is subject to the Bank and the Institute’s discretion. The tuition fees in the table are already discounted by €1,000 per year as a part-scholarship and applicable for EU students only.

Stipends & Grants

SMI students are entitled to stipends & grants equal to State University students

Total stipends and grants paid to full time students reading for a degree in Finance

As a Maltese or EU citizen living in Malta for over five years, and reading for the degree as a full time student at Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education in Finance, you will qualify for a monthly stipend of €87 per month and €930 as an initial grant and an annual €465 annual grant as from year two, under the MGUS.

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Are YOU ready to distinguish yourself?

Apply now …

Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education accepts students to read for the MQF level 5 Diploma in Finance at a minimum age of 16 (with the 17th birthday before April 30th, 2019) and in possession of 6 (six) ordinary level at Matsec or equivalent, with a grade 5 or better and including Mathematics and English.
Successful completion of the Diploma in Finance, will allow students to register for the University of London degree, academically led by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) at second year, thus completing the degree over a minimum of two academic years.
Students who show grades 1 or 2 in each of 6 (six) ordinary level subjects, including Mathematics and English OR students who possess an awarded Matriculation Certificate with a minimum of 80 points, with intermediate at a minimum grade of 2 in Mathematics and either Accounting or Economics, will qualify for a partial scholarship of €1,000 for each of the three years of the degree programme, for a total of €3,000 (three thousand Euro).

NOTE: Students aged 21 and over may read for the Diploma in Finance as evening students over two academic years and admitted under the maturity clause on a case by case basis. The scholarship scheme is applicable only to students reading for the degree as full time students.

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Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education, a licensed tertiary education institution by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE) with license number 196, is an Affiliate Teaching Institution of the world renowned University of London.

More stories to guide you towards your future

Read more about the University of London

Read more about a Career in Finance

Read more about how you may Join the World Class

Read what Alumni have to say about the programme in Meet our Alumni

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