Wi-Fi

IT Services manages the wireless network within the University of Malta. UM staff, students and visitors can connect their devices to the campus network to get access to:

  • the Internet and information available on the University Intranet, including the Library e-journals, eSIMS and VLE
  • UM email and services available through G Suite for Education
  • IT Services printing facilities.

The wireless network service is available throughout the University of Malta campuses and locations, including the Junior College.

Departments are invited to propose locations within their respective buildings that could be better equipped with wireless access points. Requests should be made through the Head of Department using the Self-Service Portal.


The University of Malta is a participating institution in the eduroam Wi-Fi service. eduroam (education roaming) is a secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.

eduroam allows:

  • staff and students to use their UM IT Account to access the Internet from their device when visiting other eduroam participating institutions. This is particularly useful when staff and students attend events or participate in exchange programmes (e.g. Erasmus+) at these institutions.
  • visitors from eduroam participating institutions to connect to the UM wireless network using the IT account of their home institution. Visitors do not need to be provided with IT guest accounts to be able to connect to the wireless network.

Step-by-step instructions to set up eduroam on laptops, smartphones, and tablets are available below. When at the visited institution, eduroam configured wireless devices connect to the Internet without the need for any additional settings. Some institutions may restrict what is available through eduroam.

Students and staff are encouraged to check the website of the institution for details of what services are made available.

Visitors can use the eduroam UM wireless network with no further configuration if their home organisation uses eduroam as well. IT Services recommends that visitors have their devices configured for eduroam use and tested at their home institution before arriving at the University of Malta.

Any queries or problems regarding laptop or mobile device set up for eduroam should be referred to their home institution's IT Support.  

Visitors with a guest UM IT Account can connect to the University wireless network through the browser-based service. Once connected, they are required to launch their web browser, choose the visitor option, and authenticate using the provided username and password.

UM staff may submit a request using the Self-Service Portal for temporary wireless accounts for visitors who do not have eduroam, indicating the duration of the visitors' stay. Temporary wireless accounts may be issued for one day, seven days, or fourteen days.

These temporary wireless accounts are not intended for events such as conferences etc. Requests for wireless accounts for events should be directed to the Conferences and Events Unit.

You will require an internet connection in order to download the eduroam CAT tool as described in the steps below.

Android devices

  • Download and run the eduroam CAT app from the Google Play store.
  • Provide the location - University of Malta.
  • Allow the requested app permissions.
  • Ensure eduroam is not already saved on your device. The steps below may differ depending on your model and version.
    • Exit the app and go to the Android Settings.
    • Tap Wi-Fi.
    • Tap More settings.
    • Tap Saved networks.
    • Select eduroam if it is in the list and tap Forget, otherwise continue with the next steps.
  • Go back to the eduroam CAT application and tap Install.
  • When prompted, enter your University or Junior College email address (@um.edu.mt or @jc.um.edu.mt) as the username and your corresponding University or Junior College email password.
  • Your device will automatically connect to the eduroam network when in range.
Other devices (e.g. Windows and Mac Laptops, iPads, iPhones, etc.)
  • Use your device web browser to go to eduroam CAT
    Note that for iPhone and iPad devices, you will need to use Safari.
  • Click the download your eduroam installer button.
    Note that for iPhone and iPad devices, you will be requested to Allow the download of a configuration profile. 
  • Run the installer.
    For iPhone and iPad devices:
    • Go to Settings and at the top there will be a notification Profile Downloaded. Click it and follow the onscreen instructions.
      Note - during this process you may receive a warning prior to installing a certificate. Tap Install to proceed.
  • When prompted, enter your University or Junior College email address (@um.edu.mt or @jc.um.edu.mt) as the username and your corresponding University or Junior College email password.
    For Windows devices you may need to click on eduroam from the list of wireless networks in order to be prompted to enter your credentials.
  • Your device will automatically connect to the eduroam network when in range.

A number of eduroam connection problems can be resolved by removing the eduroam network settings from your device and then setting it up again. Please refer to the list below for platform-specific guides.

Windows 8.x, Windows 10 & Mac OS

  • Follow the instructions on how to connect your device again to refresh the connection settings.

Android - You will require an internet connection.
  • Open the eduroam CAT application.
  • Tap PROFILES.
  • Tap Remove Profile
  • Tap Yes.
  • Close and reopen application.
  • Tap University of Malta.
  • Tap Install.
  • Tap Yes.
  • When prompted, enter your University or Junior College email address (@um.edu.mt or @jc.um.edu.mt) as the username and your corresponding University or Junior College email password.
  • Tap Install.
  • Your device will automatically connect to the eduroam network when in range.
iPhone and iPad - You will require an alternative Internet connection.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Tap General.
  • Tap Profile (may need to scroll down).
  • Tap the eduroam configuration profile.
  • Tap Remove Profile (may require device password).
  • Confirm by tapping Remove.
  • Follow the instructions on how to connect your device again

Need help? Contact us.


https://www.um.edu.mt/itservices/wifi