One important consideration when choosing a university is the location. Why is Malta the ideal place?

Situated at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, the Maltese Islands have long been considered as the lifeline between Africa and Europe. This has led to the Islands being ruled by a succession of sovereigns, leaving their imprints on many facets of Maltese culture, ranging from the warm and welcoming character of the Maltese people to the entrepreneurial spirit of the Maltese businessperson.

Malta is a small island but smallness has its advantages. The small geographic size makes it relatively cheap, quick and easy to get around the island, especially with the many direct bus routes to and from various bus termini including one at the gate of UM main campus in Msida. Malta’s proximity to other Schengen and EU countries and the numerous direct flight connections make it very easy to explore the Mediterranean region. In addition, Malta enjoys a temperate climate with mild winters and warm summers.

Although UM has a long history and dates back to 1592, we believe that no-one tells the story of UM better that our alumni and students. Past students refer to Malta as a safe place where they feel protected and part of the vibrant community offering the right ambience for student life.

English and Maltese are the two official languages but the language of instruction at UM is English. In fact applicants who have completed their secondary education overseas are obliged to satisfy UM’s English language requirements by presenting a Secure English Language Test (SELT) result.

UM students are spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation. Malta offers a variety of accommodation options for students, located around and close to the UM campuses, to suit different needs and budgets. Students are free to choose the lodging which suits them best. The University Residence operates a courtesy bus service to and from University, and runs on a regular basis.

The courses at UM are designed to produce highly-qualified professionals in multiple disciplines. 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 UM.

To pursue their studies at UM, local students require the Matriculation Certificate awarded by the MATSEC Board.

Another opportunity provided by UM to apply for a course at undergraduate and taught postgraduate level is through the Recognition and Accreditation of Prior Learning (RPL).