Studying with us

Get to know about the special arrangement to study for a degree in German.

Recognition of B2 certificates in German

For a B.A. in German, applicants must normally satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission (Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics) and an Advanced Level pass at Grade C or better in German.

If you are in possession of all the General Entry Requirements except for a pass at grade C or better in German at Advanced Matriculation Level, you can present the following certificates:

  • a B2 certificate in German according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR); and
  • the Certificate in German Literature and Culture, an exam offered by the Department of German.

The examination for the Certificate in German Literature and Culture, by the Department of German, is held every September.

Access the syllabus for this special examination.

In order to sit for this special examination in German Literature and Culture, a candidate must apply to the Department of German (Ġużè Cassar Pullicino Building, Room 100C). The Certificate B2 (CEFR) also needs to be submitted for verification. No late applications will be accepted.

Deadline: 30 August 2020
Examination fee: EUR 25
Date of Examination: tbc

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Stay connected - learn German! We offer certificate, diploma and degree courses in German.

Certificate/Diploma in German Part-Time Evening Course

Next intake: October 2020

Refer to the detailed outline and the course contents of the Certificate in German.
Refer to the detailed outline and the course contents of the Diploma in German.


Certificate/Diploma in German Day Course

The Certificate/Diploma in Language Proficiency (German) offers students from all faculties and all academic or administrative staff at UM an intensive and professional training in German language skills.

Get to know more and apply for the Certificate in Language Proficiency (German).
Get to know more and apply for the Diploma in Language Proficiency (German).

The course will complement their expertise in their area of studies with a considerable command of the German language both related to everyday life situations as well as to terminology in connection to their field of studies. The course is divided into two parts: the Certificate and the Diploma. Either part can be followed concurrently with the main degree course followed by a student of the University.


B.A. General in German / B.A.(Hons) in German

The B.A. General and B.A. Honours (Hons) courses in German offer a rich programme combining German language, linguistics, literature and culture studies of the German-speaking countries.

The courses extend over a period of three years of full-time study. The first year of the course is the same for B.A. General and Honours. All B.A. students at the Faculty of Arts study two subjects during their first year and they can choose from a vast variety of subject combinations.

After the first year, students can decide whether to opt for a B.A.(Hons) degree in German or whether to study for a B.A. General, i.e. to keep two equal main areas of study. Honours students write research-based dissertations during their final year.

Access detailed information on the B.A.(Hons) in German course structure and how to apply for the course. If you have queries, send an email or contact the departmental secretary Ms Charlotte Cucciardi.


M.A. in German

We offer an M.A. programme in German (by research). In their M.A. dissertation, candidates may focus on a wide range of topics related to literary and cultural studies or linguistics. Courses can either be followed full-time (3 semesters) or part-time (6 semesters).

Access more information and the detailed course structure for the full-time M.A. in German commencing in October 2020.


If you have any queries about our courses, contact Ms Charlotte Cucciardi.


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