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Full name of University

University of Malta

Malta

Number of MAUI/AEN
students you can accept
during 2015/16.
Indicate total number of semesters

2

Contact person for
incoming students
name, title, full address, phone,
fax, email

Ms Marlene Debono
International & EU Office
Rm 107 Administration Building
University of Malta
Msida, Malta
email: marlene.debono@um.edu.mt
Tel: 00356 2340 2370
Fax: 00356 – 21316941

Contact person for
outgoing students
name, title, full address, phone,
fax, email

Ms Marlene Debono
International & EU Office
Rm 107 Administration Building
University of Malta
Msida, Malta
email: marlene.debono@um.edu.mt
Tel: 00356 2340 2370
Fax: 00356 – 21316941

General University
Website

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
list explicitly

Accountancy • Arabic • Archaeology • Anthropology • Banking and Finance • Built Environment Studies • Chinese • Classics • Communication Studies  • Computer Science • Contemporary Mediterranean Studies • Criminology • Dance • Economics •Engineering • English • European Studies • French • German • Geography • Greek • History • History of Art • Information and Communication Technology • International Relations • Italian • Journalism • Laws • Linguistics • Maltese • Management • Marketing • Mathematics • Music Studies • Near Eastern Studies • Philosophy • Physics • Psychology • Public Policy • Social Policy • Social Studies •  Social Work • Sociology •  Spanish Studies• Theatre Studies • Theology • Tourism •  Youth and Community Studies

Open undergraduate
areas of study taught in
English
list explicitly

Same as above. English is the language of instruction at the University of Malta except for those classes that involve the teaching of another international language.

Are graduate areas open
for exchange?

No

Areas of study open to
graduate exchange
students
list explicitly

N/A

Open graduate areas of
study taught in English
list explicitly

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

Biology, Gerontology, Medicine, Nursing.

Areas of study not
available to MAUI/AEN
students

Biology, Gerontology, Medicine, Nursing.

Websites for course
offerings
both in host language & English
offerings

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

Are summer courses
available as exchange
(non fee-paying)?
If so, please provide summer
school website.

No

Orientation session(s) for
incoming students
Is it mandatory, indicate dates and
costs

Date to be scheduled in due course

Academic Calendar
Please list exact dates.

Sem 1: 1st Oct 2015-30th January 2016
Sem 2: 1st Feb 2016-30th June 2016

Examination period(s)

Sem 1: 14th January 2016-30th January 2016
Sem 2: 28th May 2016 - 30th June 2016

If there is a break between
the academic course
calendar and exams, can
arrangements be made so
the student may take
exams early?
(i.e. semester ends in December
and exams are late January).

No

Application deadline for
each term

Intake Oct 2015: 1st June 2015
Intake Feb 2016: 1st Nov 2015

Application website.
If paper only, please write “paper
only.”

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

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

N/A - applications are received from undergraduate students only

Course registration
deadline

This is announced during the orientation session.  Online registration takes place when the student is in Malta.

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

Language Requirements

For non-native English speakers: Adequate level of English language proficiency to be able to follow courses at the University of Malta with profit.  For more information visit: http://www.um.edu.mt/int-eu/visitingstudents/languageofinstruction

Language test certificate
required?
If so, which and when: before
admission or upon arrival?

For non-native English speakers requirements are listed here: http://www.um.edu.mt/int-eu/visitingstudents/languageofinstruction

Preparatory language
course for incoming
students?
Indicate dates and costs

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?

Students need to consult 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/classes they are advised to take.

Students may look for study-units through the Course finder: http://www.um.edu.mt/courses/ by scrolling down the subject area.

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 before making flight arrangements.  Students are advised to have extra classes in mind in case of clashes in the lectures' time-table or due to sudden unavailability of classes which may be due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Required minimum and
maximum number of
credits available through
the exchange
For both undergraduate &
graduate

Exchange visiting students may register for a minimum of 8 ECTS and maximum of 30 ECTS per semester.

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

Yes

Housing options

Shared and Single Accommodation

Housing Website and
Contact Person(s)

universityresidence.com
Mr Marlon Grech
email: frontdesk@universityresidence.com

Do students apply for
housing with their regular
application or is it
separate?
Please list housing application
deadline.

Students apply for housing at:
universityresidence.com
There is no deadline for housing but students are advised to apply at least 1 month before arrival, to ensure a place.

Is housing available
between breaks in the
term?

Yes

Is there a campus meal
plan?

No

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

                                        

-Housing

315 Euro

-Meals

280 Euro

-Books

70 Euro

-Local Transportation

35 Euro

-Health Insurance

University of Malta does not offer health insurance, the students are advised to take this from their home country prior to departure..  Students need to be covered from  their day of departure till their return to their home country.

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

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.

Is comparable health
insurance coverage from
abroad allowed/not
allowed?
If not, please include fees in “other”
field above.

Yes                   

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?

No

Other important notes

Students are advised to be flexible in their credit taking.  Students are advised to have extra study-units (classes) in mind in case of any arising clashes in the time-table.

Visiting students are required to remain in Malta until the end of their semester exams and hand in all assignments before leaving.

Last updated

November 2014