The University accepts applications from all persons who can benefit from the education which it offers.
Entry to Undergraduate Courses
The main entry routes to the University may be grouped as follows:
- from college or sixth form
- from institutions of further education
Entry from College/Sixth Form
Admission to the University and indeed for certain degree or diploma courses is on the basis of a standard set of qualifications. Such qualifications are obtained at the end of post-secondary education, normally at age 18. Candidates in possession of these qualifications satisfy the General Entry Requirements.
It is likely that the majority of candidates will offer the specific examination passes set out below. However the University may accept other qualifications considered to be comparable.
General Entry Requirements
The general entry requirements are meant to ensure that candidates have an adequate general educational background appropriate for tertiary studies, and are able to show their ability to pursue a course of study at the University with profit.
The General Entry Requirements are the following:
- the Matriculation Certificate (which includes six subjects, two of which taken at Advanced Level and four subjects taken at Intermediate Level including Systems of Knowledge); and
- passes in the Secondary Education Certificate at Grade 5 or better in Maltese*, English Language and Mathematics.
*Overseas Applicants: Normally qualifications that give access to education in the country of origin are favourably considered as long as it is ascertained that they are of comparable standard to the General Entry Requirements of the University of Malta. In some instances, applicants may be advised to follow a one year Foundation Studies Course. Maltese is not a requisite for overseas applicants.
Special Course Requirements
Special Course Requirements ensure that candidates wishing to follow a particular course of study at the University have already achieved a sufficient level of performance in those subjects which are a critical basis of the areas of study proposed or which are necessary for a proper understanding of parts of the course.
It is important to note therefore, that not all subjects approved for the General Entry Requirements count towards satisfying the Special Course Requirements.
A special leaflet is available providing information on the Special Course Requirements applicable to a particular year.
Grades obtained from single subject examinations from local or foreign boards shall also be considered towards satisfying the Special Course Requirements, provided a candidate is already in possession of the General Entry Requirements.
Entry from another University
Applicants who have completed in full or in part a degree course at a recognised University, which is of an equivalent standard, may be admitted to a degree or diploma course. Applicants are required to present sufficient documentary detail to ascertain their competence in any particular area of study.
Entry from Institutions of Further Education
The University may consider admission of candidates whose qualifications may be deemed to be equivalent in part or in whole to its General Entry Requirements, subject also to the satisfaction of Special Course Requirements, where applicable.
Entry as a Mature Student
The University considers applications from mature candidates, that is, persons who would be at least 23 years of age by the 1st October of the year or by the beginning of the course for which they apply.
Mature applicants may not necessarily be required to present the formal qualifications listed above. However, they may be accepted on the basis of a wide variety of acquirements. The Admissions Board, acting on the advice of a faculty admissions committee, assesses mature candidates in order to ascertain whether they possess the necessary academic background to follow the proposed course with profit.
It is important that mature candidates contact the University in order to discuss the acceptability of their current qualifications (including relevant experience), and to seek early advice about how to meet any additional requirements for a particular course.
How to apply for Admission
Applicants with Maltese Qualifications
Applications for admission to the University may be submitted online (www.um.edu.mt/apply) Closing dates for applications are usually until the third week of July
Further information about applying may be obtained from the Admissions & Records Office
Room 112, Administration Building.
Tel: +356 2340 2234, +356 2340 2811
Click here to send an email.
Applicants with International Qualifications
Application forms and further information may be obtained from:
The International Admissions Office
Room 103, Administration Building
Tel: +356 2340 2225/6
Fax: +356 21 316941