The Institute for the Public Services (IPS) has just issued its prospectus for the academic year 2019–2020. The prospectus may be found on the Institute’s website and on that of the Public Service, and may be viewed by clicking here.


The prospectus offers a wide range of courses that closely reflect Public Service needs as well as the training needs of public officers who are carving a career for themselves within the public administration. These courses have been designed with the administration’s strategic direction of a Service of Excellence in mind. 

The prospectus also includes academic programmes of study, which are customised to the needs of the Public Administration, offered by the Institute for the Public Services through the University of Malta and the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST). The University of Malta and MCAST are strategic partners of IPS and these courses are the result of this ongoing collaboration. Each year the Institute advertises sponsorships by means of circulars to enable public officers to enrol in these programmes. 

Once again, the Institute is also offering courses for employees in technical and industrial grades. Details of such courses are to be found both in the prospectus and in a specially prepared leaflet. The leaflet is available on the IPS website and will be distributed to its target audience in printed form, through the Directors, Corporate Services of the respective ministries. 

Public officers who would like further information may send an email to ips@gov.mt or phone on 2200 1875.  

The Institute is basing its activities and operations on an academic year, that is from October 2019 to June 2020. Applications for courses in the Prospectus will be accepted until the 6th September 2019.  Late applications will not be accepted.  Application forms are available on the IPS website.