|University of Malta|
The only university on Malta is the University of Malta. 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 350,000 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. It owes its origins to the Jesuit Collegium Melitense, founded in 1592, and became a university in 1769. It is the oldest university in the Commonwealth outside of the United Kingdom. It has a long- standing reputation for academic excellence and its honors degrees are widely recognized. Many members of the mostly Maltese faculty have received their doctorates from Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh and other prestigious universities worldwide. Studnetsi progress is usually assessed through written assignments, tests and exams. An A-F grading scale applies. The teaching method combines teacher/student contact, through lectures and tutorials, with an emphasis on independent study. Visiting students are required to remain in Malta until the end of their semester exams and hand in all assignments before leaving.
|Number of MAUI/AEN students you can accept during 2013/2014||2 students (per academic year)|
|Areas of study open for exchange students||
• Accountancy • Arabic • Archaeology • Anthropology • Banking and Finance
|Areas of study not available to MAUI/AEN students||
Medicine, Gerontology, Health Care, Science
|Utrecht Network contact person||
Anna Callus, International & EU Office
|General university web site||http://www.um.edu.mt/|
|International office web site||http://www.um.edu.mt/int-eu/visitingstudents|
Sem 1: 30th Sept 2013-4th Feb 2014
Sem 1: 18th January 2013-4th Feb 2014
Sem 1: Friday 27th September 2013
|Application deadline(s) for admission||
|Application material on the web site or paper copies only||
http://www.um.edu.mt/int-eu/visitingstudents (Kindly indicate AEN mobility on the application). Original application and documents to be submitted by post.
|Course registration deadline(s)||
Announced during the Orientation session. Registration takes place when the student is in Malta.
|Enrollment in coursework/academic advising support : Are there special issues students should concern themselves with course registration? Any services available to assist in registration or course selection?||
Students need to check with their academic advisers at their home University prior to departure with regards to the number of ECTS they are advised to register for and with regards to the list of study-units they are advised to register for. Students may look for study-units through the Course finder: http://www.um.edu.mt/courses/. Students are to contact the host department prior to departure to confirm that the study-units they wish to register for are available for them to take.
Good knowledge of the English language (writing skills, conversation skills and listening skills)
|Language test certificate required?||
For non-native speakers of English
|Preparatory language course for incoming students|
|Courses taught in English||
All teaching is in English except those of other foreign languages/specific specialisations.
|Student jobs available/allowed?||No|
|Cost estimates per month||
|Optional on campus meal plan?(Y/N)||No|
|Additional fees to pay||
Prior to arrival in Malta, all international students, including those from EU member states, must obtain and maintain insurance coverage for health (including coverage of medical evacuation and repatriation during the period of enrolment at the University of Malta). EU students are requested to be covered for 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.
|Comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed||
Students are to take out an insurance policy from their home country prior to departure.
|Health facilities at the university||
Counselling Unit, University of Malta. Free of charge for students and staff. The General Public Hospital (Mater Dei) is within five minutes walking distance from the University of Malta (Mater Dei website - www.materdeihospital.org.mt/)
|Summer courses available?||No|
|Prior arrangements needed to secure visa before arrival in country?||
|Last update of this information||February 2012|