Student welfare


Expanding Student Support and Welfare


This section is part of the Strategic Plan 2020-2025, which sets out the goals and priorities for the University, its faculties, departments, centres, institutes and schools. 


   Enabling Strategies


  • Expand infrastructure for student welfare
  • Support the strategies defined for learning, teaching and social impact
  • Enhance the psychological, social and physical welfare of students
  • Increase social engagement and a sense of community across the campus
  • Expand support for local students on outgoing international educational exchanges, internships and remote online learning programmes
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities for the provision of student support


The University of Malta is committed to providing a high-quality student experience within an academically inspiring and motivating environment in the knowledge that this will lead to the enhancement of learning and performance of our graduate community. We understand that students who are provided academic and social support and who are engaged in campus life achieve more in their studies and career. We will increase our focus to improve the student experience across a breadth of factors, including security, health, safety, physical and psychological welfare, and social engagement. 

Safeguarding students and warranting that they receive a comprehensive and positive educational experience is central to the strategy of the University. It is essential for us to identify the particular needs of specific student cohorts and create activities that integrate international and domestic students and students with different social, economic and cultural backgrounds. The integration of students with the campus community is vital for students with disabilities, as well as students studying remotely via online programmes and on exchanges or internships at international institutions. 

It is our responsibility to create an intellectual and social culture within a research environment that has a variety of extracurricular programmes. Students and researchers require flexible learning spaces that are conducive to productivity and an ecosystem of support. Student safety, security and welfare are the essential prerequisites for achieving the University’s goals, and we will continuously seek to develop student support services on campus. 

The University aims to be clear about roles, reporting duties and boundaries of services, acknowledging student rights and responsibilities and providing options that foster student engagement. Building an ecosystem of student support is a collaborative undertaking involving many areas of the University’s academic, administrative and student community. In providing a comprehensive and complete educational experience to our students, the University is ensuring that it fulfils its quality agenda, which allows the country and its graduates to maintain their competitive edge. 





The Strategic Development Process for the University of Malta is organised by the team dedicated to Strategic Planning and Enterprise. We constantly seek feedback to improve and evolve our strategic planning process, whilst identifying opportunities to assist students and staff in meeting University's objectives. Contact us here