Comparing your International Baccalaureate
Comparing the International Baccalaureate with the Matriculation Certificate and SEC Requirements
Effective from October 2011
- The IB Diploma will be accepted as comparable to the general entry requirements if obtained with 28 points or higher overall, and with passes at SEC level at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.
- The subjects chosen in the IB Diploma should have a mix comparable to that in the Matriculation Certificate.
- The IB Diploma should include passes with 4 points or better in a language, a science subject and a humanistic subject.
- For all undergraduate courses, except those having a numerus clausus, IB grades are considered as broadly comparable to those awarded in the Matriculation Certificate as follows:
Matriculation Certificate Grade A is comparable to International Baccalaureate Diploma 7 points
Matriculation Certificate Grade B is comparable to International Baccalaureate Diploma 6 points
Matriculation Certificate Grade C is comparable to International Baccalaureate Diploma 5 points
Matriculation Certificate Grades D/E is comparable to International Baccalaureate Diploma 4 points.
- For undergraduate courses having a numerus clausus, Faculty Admissions Committees shall be guided as follows:
MATSEC Grade C is higher than IB 5 points
MATSEC Grade B is higher than IB 6 points
MATSEC Grade A is higher than IB 7 points
Grades/points would be considered, starting with the highest, in the following order of merit:
- Where course regulations or bye-laws specify English (or another language) as a special course requirement such a pass must be obtained in Language A: Language and Literature at the specified level and grade.
- Compare some of the subjects offered within the IB to MATSEC qualifications.
Office of the University,
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