Financial Assistance and Study Leave Policy

The purpose of this policy is to set out the framework within which decisions about Financial Assistance and/or Study Leave are made, as well as the rights and responsibilities of the applicant and the relevant authorities.


  1. Financial Assistance – means a total amount of funds approved by the relevant authorities to be given to an applicant in order to financially support their higher education studies.
  2. Study Leave – means a period of leave to allow for academic activities which develop and enhance knowledge and achieve greater excellence in areas of responsibility.
  3. Relevant Authorities – refers to the Ministry of Human Resources, Higher Education Committee and Cabinet.


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