Studying at the University of 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. The supreme governing bodies of the University are the Council and the Senate.

There are some 11,000 students including over 650 international students from 77 different countries, following full-time or part-time degree and diploma courses, many of them run on the modular or credit system. The University regularly hosts a large number of Erasmus and other exchange students. 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 the University of Malta.

The University is geared towards the infrastructural and industrial needs of the country so as to provide expertise in crucial fields. Almost 3,000 students graduate in various disciplines annually. The degree courses at the University are designed to produce highly qualified professionals, with experience of research, who will play key roles in industry, commerce and public affairs in general. There are a further 2,800 pre-tertiary students at the Junior College which is also managed by the University.

Read more about the University of Malta.

FIND A COURSE at the University of Malta

The University of Malta offers a wide range of courses across a number of areas of study. You can browse through the University of Malta’s Course Finder.

You may also find the course syllabus and other reading material which can help you decide on which course is best suited for you. This can be done by selecting the course from the course finder.


General Entry Requirements

Applicants for undergraduate level courses are required to satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission to the University of Malta. Applicants are also required to satisfy the Special Course Requirements where applicable.

Read more here.

Special Entry Requirements

Some courses require applicants to satisfy the Special Course Requirements where applicable. You can find the latest Special Entry Requirement here.

Admissions to the University

Online applications are available in specific periods prior to the start of courses. It is important to adhere to the application timeframes set out by the University of Malta to enrol.

You can check out the admissions information here or contact the Admissions and Records Office for any admissions-related queries. You may also find help with filling your online application from the Online Application Presentation for MATSEC Applicants.

Administrative Information for Students

The Students section contains administration-related notices for current and prospective University students, as well as downloadable administrative forms.

Other Information

   Matriculation & Secondary Education Certificates (MATSEC)
   Comparability with University Admission Requirements


The decision to study abroad is a life-changing one which allows students to have a personal journey as well as an academic one. The International & EU Office will do its best to ensure that your journey is an enriching and fulfilling experience.


The National Commission for Further and Higher Education is the competent authority to recognise qualifications against the Malta Qualifications Framework. It deals with the recognition and comparability of both academic and vocational qualifications through the Qualifications Recognition and Information Centre (QRIC). QRIC uses the 
Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) and the European Qualifications Framework for Life Long learning (EQF) to provide recognition advice on both local and international qualifications. It also assists in the recognition of Maltese qualifications abroad. 

There are two services offered by QRIC: 

(1) Application form for the Assessment of Prospective Qualifications

This assessment provides you with an assessment of qualification which you are going to / have already obtained. Through this recognition certificate you will be able to identify the level which your qualifications hold. 

(2) Assessment of a National and (or) International Qualification

This assessment provides you with an assessment of your actual certificate, thus QRIC will verify and assess your personal qualification. In comparison with the previous service, you will be requested to provide proof of your qualifications to verify their authenticity.​

Opening Hours & Contact Details

Winter Time

1st October - 15th June

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

9.00am - 12.00pm & 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Summer Time

16th June - 30th September

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

9.00am - 12.00pm


+356 2381 0000


+356 2180 8758



National Commission for Further
and Higher Education, 
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Malta Life Sciences Centre Ltd,
Malta Life Sciences Park,
San Gwann, SGN 3000, Malta.

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The Students Advisory Services aims to provide prospective and current students at the University of Malta with the necessary information and advice in order to make informed and sensible choices. This is done through research, the provision of information and advisory services and the constant contact with fellow stakeholders.

Contact the Student Advisory Services.




Students' Maintenance Grants are provided by the Government of Malta for students attending in approved Post-Secondary and Tertiary educational institutions.  The Students' Maintenance Grants’ Scheme operates under a set of regulations, guidelines and the respective Legal Notice namely L.N. 308 of 2016 determining eligibility. 
Find out more information on student’s grants here.


The Stipend is a scholarship system provided by the Government of Malta for students in higher education. The Stipends Office on Campus provides guidelines and help for students in relation to this scholarship.

Like all other scholarships, the Stipend scheme operates under a number of rules and regulations that students must observe in order to receive it.

All stipends are  directly credited to students' bank accounts - the bank account number is provided by the student when enrolling online through eSIMS.

Find out more information on the Stipends here.

Smart Cards

The University of Malta also offers a Smart Card, which is available only to students in receipt of a stipend and is intended to partly cover expenses related to educational material and equipment.

The amounts transferred in students' Smart Card varies according to the course and year of study.

Supplementary Maintenance Grant

The Supplementary Maintenance Grant applies only to students who are currently receiving a stipend and have particular financial difficulties. All students who apply and are accepted under this scheme receive an extra grant together with their stipend.

Find out more information on the Supplementary Maintenance Grant here.


eSIMS is the University of Malta portal available to students, academic and administrative staff. It enables them to view information and perform various tasks online. The word eSIMS stands for Electronic Student Information Management System. The portal was launched in 2005. University of Malta students may use the portal for:

   Enrolling for each academic year
   Registering for each year's study units
   Viewing messages via eSIMS intray
   Viewing/updating personal details
   Viewing registered course details
   Viewing registered study-unit details
   Viewing University of Malta academic record
   Viewing historic and latest results
   Submitting feedback regarding lectures

Academic and Administrative Staff also use eSIMS for various tasks such as contacting students by course. New tasks are continually being added on eSIMS so that information is made available for the better convenience of the end user.

If you have the necessary privileges, you may access eSIMS here. If you have any problems accessing the system you may visit the FAQ section​.


A typical teenager spends several hundreds of Euros a year mainly on clothes, food, mobile phone calls and entertainment. Mostly teenagers will be still at school but upon reachin*g and entering post-secondary education, they will significantly increase their purchases. Therefore they engage in part-time jobs but those who work full time may spend more because the amount of money in their pockets is greater. 

Most teenagers are not well-prepared to make their purchases wisely. Some teenagers waste hundreds of Euros a year on purchases that do not represent good value. Much of this money comes from the hard-earned savings of their parents. Therefore it is valuable to increase the awareness and appreciation to this age group with regards to the financial challenges faced by parents

Read more information here

You may also try out the Benefits Finder​, which is a tool that will give you a set of recommendations of eligible benefits catered to your specific situation. Apart from advising you which benefits you may be eligible for, the Benefits Finder also advises you on how to apply for the recommended benefits. ​


Contact Information:
 Contact Name
University of Malta,
Msida MSD 2080,

+356 2340 2340