The Malta Trust Foundation offering three fully funded scholarships at LUISS University in Rome

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 May, 2021 at 4:11 pm by Andre Camilleri

The Malta Trust Foundation,, chaired by Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, is once again making higher education more accessible to disadvantaged young people through Enhance, a project that offers different scholarship opportunities to young people coming from a disadvantaged background.

Enhance, is one of the twelve projects being led by The Malta Trust Foundation.  TMTF is making accessible fully funded scholarships at the renowned LUISS University in Rome. This scholarship aims to support individuals holding refugee status and persons holding subsidiary protection, as well as disadvantaged young people from Malta and Gozo. This is made possible thanks to the ongoing collaboration between The Malta Trust Foundation, Fondazione Terzo Pilastro-Internazionale and LUISS University, Rome.

Three different scholarships are being made available for the 2021/2022 academic year:

Bachelor’s Degree Programs in Economics and Business;

Bachelor’s Degree Programs in Politics: Philosophy and Economics; Bachelor’s Degree Programs in Management and Computer Science.

These studies will be delivered in the English language and they are open to either refugees or persons with subsidiary protection refugees or other disadvantaged students residing in Malta and Gozo. The scholarship awarded to the three selected candidates shall cover tuition fees, teaching materials, travel costs and board and lodging in Rome to cover 3 academic years.

Interested candidates must fill out the application form online by June 3rd, 2021.

The vision of The Malta Trust Foundation is to establish long-term commitments and collaborations with certified academic entities, in order to sustain and support the development and growth of disadvantaged individuals and all relevant NGOs, which are supporting the wellbeing of the Maltese community at large.

During the past years, TMTF already funded this scholarship to three local students. One of them achieved excellent results and was given another fully funded masters to follow her undergraduate degree.

Commenting on this positive initiative launched by TMTF’s project, Enhance, Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca outlined the role of this organisation in our society, as a vital one in order to “invest in children and young people to better their life prospects. Thanks to Progetto Mediterraneo we have already managed to support 3 young people through an amazing educational experience, and we are pleased that we can now offer a similar experience to three other young people living in Malta. It is truly a unique experience to be a student at Luiss University in Rome, not only because it is an excellent educational institution, but also because it provides an extraordinary multicultural experience.”

TMTF is currently working on securing sponsorships and collaborations with various stakeholders to build its capacity at steering committee level.

Through encouraging the input of experts in the field and by nurturing corporate social responsibility, with a focus on making education accessible and inclusive for all, TMTF endeavours to seek what innovations are necessary to adapt to the increasing challenges brought about by the pandemic,

For further information, contact The Malta Trust Foundation via e-mail on

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