An extension of studies gives you additional time to complete your dissertation/thesis. Whether you are registered on a part-time or full-time basis, in special circumstances, UM may grant you an extension of studies to finish your work. In this case, fees are applicable as follows:
Undergraduate level (applicable only to fee-paying students) In the undesirable circumstance of failing a year of studies and you have to repeat the year of studies the standard annual tuition fee will apply. If however, you fail the first two assessment attempts of an individual study-unit/s and you would still qualify to progress to the subsequent year, you will only be charged a pro-rata additional fee according to the ECTS value.
Postgraduate and doctoral level Both Non-EU/EEA and EU/EEA part-time or full-time students who are granted an extension of studies shall pay an annual fee of EUR 400, for postgraduate courses (leading to a Master’s degree) and € 600 for doctoral courses.
From time to time, research entities within the University of Malta publish calls for funded opportunities as part of research programmes, including scholarships for postgraduate and doctoral research. Funded studentships on such programmes may offer the chance to study as part of a cohort of researchers.
The Government of Malta offers scholarships to fund tertiary studies, even at doctoral level (EQF level 8). Announcements and details about these scholarship schemes are issued periodically. It is important to go through individual calls to ensure that you are eligible. Financial support is also available to through the Get Qualified scheme and Tax Deduction schemes.
University fees are required to be paid on the due date indicated on the issued invoice/s. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure timely settlement of fees as well as compliance with the University Fees Policy.
If you depend on scholarships or on another source of funding, which transfer the funds at a later date, you will be allowed to pay by instalments. In this case, the Finance Office needs to be notified in advance and these requests are treated on a case by case basis.