Apply online - all you need to know

Apply online - all you need to know

What you need to know about the online application process for admission

Applications for admission to UM are submitted online. To apply for a course, first search for an area of study on the Study at UM search facility, then select the course of your choice, and click on the ‘Apply now’ button.
  • Applicants who sat for MATSEC examination/s in 2018 are provided with a username and password (displayed bottom right of the MATSEC result sheet). If the password starts with M8, applicants should type in the username and password and click on the 'Log In' button.
  • All other applicants (including MATSEC applicants whose password does not start with M8) must click on the 'New User' button.

It should take around ten minutes to complete the online application form. Applicants also have the possibility of starting an application and saving it, to be completed at a later date. An application is only considered as submitted when it has been completed and the application fee has been paid.

In support of their application, applicants may submit either local or overseas qualifications. This means that there are a number of factors that need to be taken into consideration before UM informs applicants of the outcome. Applications for most University courses are received between December and mid-July, with an additional period of time to end September for late applications. The time taken to process an application depends on the following: whether the course being applied for is a limited number course (in such cases, it is not possible to work with a rolling admissions process); whether the course is a first cycle or second cycle degree because in the latter case more reviewers would need to be involved; in the case of overseas qualifications comparability needs to be determined; at what stage of the admissions cycle the application is submitted, and so on.

Because of these reasons, it is not possible to identify with accuracy the specific time-frames for reviewing applications. However, UM remains committed to working within reasonable turnaround times in the interest of its prospective students and to issue letters of acceptance as early as possible. 

To apply for a course at UM, and start off the process, you need:

a valid email address - during the application process, you will be asked for a valid email address. To communicate with you during the admission process the Admissions and Records Office will send you emails on this address. 

login details: applicants, who sat for their Matriculation Certificate examinations for the first time or who would have been awarded their Matriculation Certificate in 2018, will be provided with a username and a password found on the MATSEC results transcript. All other applicants will be required to create a username and password of their choice by clicking the 'New User' button. These login details will be used if an applicant cannot complete the application at one go and decides to log in later.

payment card details: on paying the application fee online, the system will prompt you to input the card holder details in order to pay and submit the application for admission. The cards currently accepted are Visa, Mastercard, APS Premiere, BOV Cashlink and HSBC Quickcash cards.

police conduct certificate: for some UM courses, a police conduct certificate is required and certain details are to be included on the application form. Check which courses require the Police conduct certificate.  

If you do not have all the required information when you apply online, you can opt to save the application at any stage of the process and then continue another time. Check each page carefully before proceeding to the next step as no change can be effected retroactively.

Supporting documents

Once you submit your application, you will receive an email reminding you to submit all necessary documentation in support of your application. You will be asked to present the original certificates for verification after being accepted to join the course of studies that you applied for. If you are an applicant presenting overseas qualifications you will not be able to enrol in the course before your original certificates are verified.

We can assist you when you apply online

Contact us if you need assistance.

UM offers added assistance: you can fill in the online application with the assistance of a member of staff at the UM Msida Campus. This service will be available, by making use of the PCs in the Gateway Building (Halle E1) at the UM Msida Campus, on 18 and 19 July 2018 between 08:30 and 12:30. For further information contact the Admissions and Records Office.

https://www.um.edu.mt/journey/admissionsadvice/applyonline