The University of Malta starts its new Academic Year today, with over 4,030 new students joining its community (figure updated as at 1 October 2021).
Over 2,670 students will be following undergraduate courses, while over 1,350 students will be reading for postgraduate degrees.
Over 960 students will be joining Junior College, to bring the total number of students to 1,945.
The Opening Ceremony was held on Monday, 4 October 2021.
The theme of this year's ceremony was Reset and fast forward with determination.
University Rector, Prof. Alfred J. Vella, addressed attendants present at Sir Temi Zammit Hall as well as all those following remotely via a live-stream of the event.
His address was followed by a speech delivered by KSU President, Mr Neil Zahra.
Some detailed facts and figures for this academic year
New students, new courses and total number of students
A total of 1,242 international students representing 119 different countries will be pursuing studies at the University this year.
Total number of students
The total number of students at the University of Malta for academic year 2021-2022 is 11,850, who are following a total of 930 courses.
The University offers students an increasingly large and diverse choice of courses with different areas of study.
New courses and areas of study for this year include:
New Postgraduate Courses
- Master of Arts in Archives and Records Management
- Master of Arts in Library and Information Sciences
- Master of Arts in Transdisciplinary Childhood Studies
- Master of Science in Digital Health
- Master of Science in Pharmacotoxicology
New areas of study in Master Courses
- Occupational Therapy within the Master of Science course
New Undergraduate Courses
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Public Sector Accounting
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmacology
- Diploma in the Archival and Cultural Appreciation of Ecclesiastical Patrimony
This academic year is seeing most students come back physically to campus.
Lectures for continuing students commenced on Monday 27 September, 2021.
Lectures in most cases for year 1 students will commence on Monday 11 October 2021.
The COVID-19 advice and guidelines for both staff and students can be accessed online.