Award of Europass Diploma Supplement In keeping with the University of Malta’s strong commitment to the Bologna Process which aims to create the European Higher Education Area by 2010, the University is this year awarding the first Diploma Supplements to its graduates in the Bachelor of European Studies and Bachelor of European Studies (Honours) courses.
The University undertook the development of its Diploma Supplement as a pilot project, with the intention of gradually awarding it to all its graduates. Higher education institutions in Europe have also started giving the Diploma Supplement to their graduates and all 45 Bologna Process countries are moving towards full implementation.
The Diploma Supplement is an explanatory document attached to the original degree certificate aimed at improving international ‘transparency’ and at facilitating the academic and professional recognition of qualifications (diplomas, degrees, certificates etc). It is designed to provide a description of the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies that were pursued and successfully completed by the individual named on the original qualification to which the supplement is appended.
The Diploma Supplement is issued according to a template that has been developed by a Joint European Commission - Council of Europe - UNESCO working party that tested and refined it. It is one of the documents grouped under Europass framework, a European Commission initiative, which helps learners and workers to:
In particular, the Diploma Supplement aims to:
The Diploma Supplement also provides better information to academic assessors, admissions officers, employers and citizens regarding the award as it:
Office of the Registrar,
Msida, 5 December 2006