The University of Malta has approved a change in regulations that will facilitate admission of applicants who are not in possession of all the qualifications at SEC Level as a result of conditions falling within the Autism Spectrum, and of applicants with other recognised Specific Learning Difficulties.
The University’s Access Disability Support Committee has long made special arrangements available for students with disability during MATSEC examinations, during their post-secondary studies at Junior College and at University. Senate has now approved possible eligibility for applicants with these conditions, who are missing a particular subject at SEC level, compulsory for admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Malta.
As Malta’s leading tertiary institution, the University strives to be an all-inclusive organisation that provides the opportunity to students with Specific Learning Difficulties to progress with their post-secondary studies.
This new regulation is being introduced on the premise that the missing qualification is not a subject which is a requirement for the programme of studies which the applicant would be pursuing. Whilst facilitating admission, the new regulation ensures that applicants claiming exemption due to significant disability will not be adversely impacted during their course of study.
Given the specific nature of such cases, the University will be considering each application on its own merits.
With a student population of just under 12,000 students and more than 730 undergraduate and postgraduate courses on offer, the University of Malta is confident that this special provision will lead more applicants with learning difficulties to read for a tertiary level qualification. These regulations are applicable for admission to courses commencing this October.