The small Island located in the middle of the Mediterranean sea has never relented in its search for a broader knowledge in the blockchain sector. This time around, the country has decided to add an interesting new development in the educational sector.
The University of Malta and the Malta Information Technology Agency have signed an agreement where a fund of EUR300,000 will be made available for those students who wish to pursue their studies in blockchain and distributed ledger technology in the forthcoming academic year. The fund will be available for those students who will be specialising in ICT, law, finance and engineering.
The scholarship fund is dependent on the agreement between the University of Malta and the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA), which states that the scholarship program be split over 3 years.
The Student’s coming into the university in the next session will benefit more from this as they can now acquire master’s degree in courses related to blockchain and DLT.
Scholarships will be available for courses with at least 30 ECTS credits directly related to DLT. Students will be provided with full sponsorship for the course, according to Silvio Schembri, the Junior Minister for digital economy. He also explained further that the driving force behind the scholarship fund program is to attract blockchain companies to Malta by making available local human resources.