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International Students – Why study at the University of Malta?


The University of Malta is the highest teaching institution in Malta. It is publicly funded and is open to all those who have the requisite qualifications. Over the past few years, the University has reviewed its structures in order to be in line with the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education Area. Conscious of its public role, the University strives to create courses which are relevant and timely in response to the needs of the country. The supreme governing bodies of the University are the Council and the Senate.
There are some 11,000 students including over 600 international students from 80 different countries, following full-time or part-time degree and diploma courses, many of them run on the modular or credit system. The University regularly hosts a large number of Erasmus and other exchange students. A basic Foundation Studies Course enables international high school students who have completed their secondary or high school education overseas but who do not have the necessary entry requirements, to qualify for admission to an undergraduate degree course at the University of Malta.

The University is geared towards the infrastructural and industrial needs of the country so as to provide expertise in crucial fields. Well over 3,000 students graduate in various disciplines annually. The degree courses at the University are designed to produce highly qualified professionals, with experience of research, who will play key roles in industry, commerce and public affairs in general. There are a further 2,600 pre-tertiary students at the Junior College which is also managed by the University.

International & EU Office of the University

The International & EU Office is tasked with managing the University’s international relations and the welfare of its international students. The major aspects of the Office’s work include the following:
• managing the University’s participation in EU programmes such as Erasmus.
• managing the University’s participation in international exchange programmes such as International Student Exchange Programmes  (ISEP) and University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC).
• coordinating the University’s international relations.
• overseeing the welfare of the University’s international students in cooperation with other University entities.
• enhancing the University’s participation in international academic networks such as the Santander Group, the Compostela Group and   Utrecht Network.
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Last Updated: 18 April 2018

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