Admissions and advice

Last updated: 15 July 2021


Download the list of courses commencing in October 2021

Applications for UM Courses starting in October 2021 are now open. Normal entry requirements shall apply for admission to the University of Malta in October 2021.

Dates and deadlines are applicable for different courses. Course applications are to be submitted by the given deadline as indicated on the List of Courses. Some courses do not accept late applications. 

UM makes a distinction between local and international admissions and each application is treated on its own merits. Applicants who are in possession of local qualifications are considered as local applicants, while applicants in possession of overseas qualifications are considered as international applicants. Generally, applicants in possession of qualifications that give access to recognised universities in their home country are accepted provided that these are of comparable standard to those required by UM and the course applied for does not require a special entry requirement.

After course applications are evaluated, the Office of the Registrar issues a decision letter to all applicants.

Applicants presenting MATSEC qualifications for admission

Applicants who intend to apply for an undergraduate UM course starting in October 2021 and will be presenting MATSEC qualifications following their examinations in 2021, should submit their application after they receive their result slip. Such applicants are required to apply for a UM course using the username and password which will only be available once the MATSEC result slip is issued.

Applicants sitting for resits

Applicants who will be sitting for resit examinations in the September/October 2021 session should not wait until their resit results are issued, but apply for their preferred course before the first deadline as indicated on our list of courses. Such applicants will be allowed to attend their course provisionally until their resit results have been published and the outcome of the application is communicated to them.

All other applicants who will be awaiting their results, and/or will be sitting for resits during the September/October 2021 session, should also apply for their preferred course by the first deadline as indicated on our list of courses.

Other services

The Office of the Registrar, also provides advice to prospective applicants through its Student Advisory Services (SAS). SAS aims to assist prospective and current students seeking advice about study route choices and operates in close liaison with other UM specialised service units, in particular those like the Admissions & Records Office.

Prospective students may also apply for a course at undergraduate and taught postgraduate level at UM if they have gone through a range of learning experiences which include formal, non-formal and informal education. This is known at UM as Recognition and Accreditation of Prior Learning (RPL). 

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