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Malta


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. There are some 11,000 students including over 650 international students from 77 different countries.

With over 7,000 years of history and culture Malta is described as “one big open-air museum,” because so much of its past is visible today. The university is located in Msida (pronounced im-seeda), on Malta, which is one of a group of islands and rocky islets that comprise the Republic of Malta. The island, with a population of 375,000 and measuring about 17 by 10 miles, is in the center of the Mediterranean about 60 miles south of Sicily. The Maltese have one of the highest standards of living in the Mediterranean and an impressive record in health and education. The town enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry, sunny summers and short, cool winters. The official languages are Maltese and English making conversations with locals both easy and interesting.

Number of MAUI/AEN students you can accept during 2014/15.

2 students (per academic year)

Contact person for incoming students

Marlene Debono
International & EU Office
University of Malta, Msida, MSD2080 Malta. Europe
Tel: 00356—23402370, Fax:  0035621316941
Email: marlene.debono@um.edu.mt

Contact person for outgoing students

Marlene Debono
International & EU Office
University of Malta, Msida, MSD2080 Malta. Europe
Tel: 00356—23402370, Fax:  0035621316941
Email: marlene.debono@um.edu.mt

General University Website

http://www.um.edu.mt                                    

International Office/Website for Incoming Students

http://www.um.edu.mt/int-eu/visitingstudents

Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students

Visit here, bottom of page:
http://www.um.edu.mt/int-eu/visitingstudents/whychooseuom

Open undergraduate areas of study taught in English

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Anthropology
Archaeology
Art History
Astronomy
Biology
Business - Accounting
Business - Business Administration
Business - Finance
Business - Information Systems
Business - Information Systems
Business - International Business
Business - Logistics & Operations Management
Business - Management
Business - Marketing
Chemistry
Communications
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Dance
East Asian Studies
Economics
Education - Adult & Higher Education
Education - Early Childhood Education
Education - Elementary Education
Education - General Educational Studies
Education - Physical Education
Education - Secondary Education
Education - Special Education
Engineering - Civil Engineering
Engineering - Electrical Engineering
Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
English
Film Studies
Gerontology
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Relations
Journalism
Languages - Ancient Greek
Languages - Arabic
Languages - Chinese
Languages - French
Languages - German
Languages - Japanese
Languages - Latin
Languages - Modern Greek
Languages - Spanish
Latin American Studies
Liberal Studies
Literature
Mathematics
Media Studies
Modern European Studies
Music - Education
Music - Performance
Nursing
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Law or Law
Psychology
Public Policy and Administration
Social Work
Sociology
Studio Art - Art Education
Studio Art - Drawing
Studio Art - General Fine Arts
Studio Art - Graphic Design
Studio Art - Painting
Studio Art - Photography
Theatre
Women and Gender Studies

 

Are graduate areas open for exchange?

No

Areas of study open to graduate exchange students

N/A

Open graduate areas of study taught in English

N/A

Can advanced undergraduate exchange students take graduate level courses?

No

Can graduate students take undergraduate level courses?

Yes

Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties

Medicine, Gerontology, Health Care, Science

Areas of study not available to MAUI/AEN students

Medicine, Gerontology, Health Care, Science

Websites for course offerings

http://www.um.edu.mt/courses/

Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?

No

Orientation session(s) for incoming students

To be announced

Academic Calendar

1st October 2014-30th June 2015

Examination period(s)

Semester 1 Exams: 15th January 2015-31st January 2015
Semester 2 Exams: 30th May 2015-30th June 2015

If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?

No

Application deadline for each term

Intake October 2014:     Deadline 1st June 2014
Intake February 2015:   Deadline 1st November 2014

Application website.

http://www.um.edu.mt/int-eu/visitingstudents/applicationguidelines
Paper only

How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduates versus graduates?

Application is for undergraduate visiting students only

Course registration deadline

Online registration for classes takes place when students are in Malta. Information on this will be given on orientation day.

Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

Upon Arrival

Are prior arrangements needed to secure a visa before arrival in country?

No *
This depends on students’ nationality.  Students are advised to check and confirm procedures with the respective embassy prior to departure, visit: http://www.um.edu.mt/int-eu/international/visa

Language Requirements

 

Very good knowledge of the English language (writing skills, conversation skills and listening skills)
Visit : http://www.um.edu.mt/int-eu/visitingstudents/languageofinstruction

Language test certificate required?

For non-native speakers of English

http://www.um.edu.mt/int-eu/visitingstudents/languageofinstruction

On submission with the application.

Preparatory language course for incoming students?

No

Are there any special advising or registrations concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection?

All information on class registration will be given on orientation day.  Students are advised to be flexible with course selection, and to have extra classes in mind just in case.  Students are advised to consult their academic advisors well in advance of their departure, in connection with study-units/classes they would be advised to register for and in connection with number of ECTS they would need to register for.  On Orientation day students will be explained the online registration procedure.

Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

Minimum 8 ECTS per semester
Maximum 30 ECTS per semester

Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?

Yes

University of Malta students normally stay at the University Residence, their website is:
http://universityresidence.com/, email: frontdesk@universityresidence.com

Housing options

University of Malta students normally stay at the University Residence.

Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

http://universityresidence.com/,
 email: frontdesk@universityresidence.com

Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?

Housing is separate to the application.
For Housing application deadline visit: http://universityresidence.com/,
 or email: frontdesk@universityresidence.com

Is housing available between breaks in the term?

Yes

Is there a campus meal plan?

Yes

Total cost estimates per month in Euro
(broken down below)

 

-Housing

Visit: http://universityresidence.com/accomodation/residence-fees/

-Meals

Visit: http://universityresidence.com/featured/364/

-Books

Visit: http://www.um.edu.mt/int-eu/international/livingcosts

-Local Transportation

Visit: http://www.um.edu.mt/int-eu/international/livingcosts

-Health Insurance

This needs to be taken out from the student’s home country

-Other
(please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

 

Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?

Yes

It is the student’s responsibility to get insurance from his/her home country prior to departing to come to Malta, which covers him/her for the duration of stay.

Are health facilities available at the university?

Counselling Unit, University of Malta. 
The General Public Hospital (Mater Dei) is within five minutes walking distance from the University of Malta (Mater Dei website - www.materdeihospital.org.mt/)

Are internships available?

No

Are student jobs available/allowed?

The University of Malta does not provide jobs for visiting students.  Students may check for information out of their own initiative, and ensure they abide by the necessary procedures, if they wish to work in Malta, visit: http://www.etc.gov.mt/

Other important notes

Prior to arrival in Malta, all international students, including those from EU member states, must obtain and maintain insurance coverage for health, medical evacuation and repatriation during the period of enrolment at the University of Malta.  Evidence of adequate coverage is required as a condition of registration and continued enrolment.   EU students are requested to be covered by a Travel Insurance that covers items not covered by the European Health Insurance Card.  (http://www.um.edu.mt/int-eu/international/healthcare)

Non-EU citizens are required to undertake medical health tests within 15 days of their arrival in Malta. During the Orientation Programme students will be provided with information on where these tests may be carried out. The cost for the tests is approxmiately €30.

Non-EU students need  to apply for  the Residence Permit during the first month in Malta, at the cost  of €25. 

Last updated

7/01/2014