University of Malta Admission Requirements

University of Malta Admission Requirements

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If I am an overseas applicant, do I still have to present a SEC level pass in Maltese to satisfy the General Entry Requirements?

A non-Maltese applicant may be allowed to offer instead of Maltese, another language as approved by the Admissions Board; provided that, as from September 2018 such other language cannot be English, and applicants whose mother tongue is English, shall be required to offer a language other than English instead of Maltese.

However, please note that applicants who hold dual citizenship, or who become naturalized Maltese citizens, are required to be in possession of a pass in Maltese at SEC level for entry to a course at University.

As from 2015, all non-Maltese M.D. applicants who are not in possession of a SEC pass in Maltese at grade 5 or better, must present a Medical Maltese Proficiency Certificate which is awarded if applicants pass an examination set by the University prior to the commencement of the course. More details about the Medical Maltese Proficiency Certificate can be found here.

I have overseas qualifications. Is the recognition and/or comparability certificate issued by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC) binding on the University of Malta?

The statement issued by MQRIC is taken into consideration but the Mutual Recognition of Qualifications

Act XVIII of 2002 empowers designated authorities, like the University of Malta, to make further evaluation of qualifications.

I have completed a Certificate/Diploma which gives me access to Higher Education in my home country. Will this qualification be automatically acceptable to the University of Malta?

The qualifications you present from your home country in support of your application are independently evaluated by the University of Malta to assess the comparability against national framework levels.

Which subjects do I need to have in order to be eligible for admission to one of the courses offered by the University?

The Matriculation Certificate Examination is offered in a wide range of subjects divided among groups structured in such a way as to ensure that all candidates study a language, a science subject and a humanistic subject.

The General Entry Requirements are the Matriculation Certificate and a pass at grade 5 or better in the Secondary Education Certificate examinations in English Language, Maltese and Mathematics. A non- Maltese applicant may be allowed to offer instead of Maltese, another language as approved by the Admissions Board; provided that, as from September 2018 such other language cannot be English, and applicants whose mother tongue is English, shall be required to offer a language other than English instead of Maltese.

The Matriculation Certificate (www.um.edu.mt/matsec/regulations) comprises six subjects and is awarded if students obtain a certain number of points including passes in a language, a science subject and a humanistic subject as well as a pass in a subject entitled “Systems of Knowledge”.

In the case of applicants who pursued their secondary education outside Malta, the University would accept comparable qualifications, provided that the required mix of subjects and levels would make the qualifications comparable to the Matriculation Certificate Examination.

Candidates must pass in a language, a humanistic and a science subject to be eligible for the award of the Matriculation Certificate, which subjects must be chosen as follows; one subject from each of Groups 1, 2, 3 and Systems of Knowledge and two other subjects from Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4. Two of the six subjects must be at Advanced Level, three other subjects at Intermediate Level and Systems of Knowledge.

I noticed that the subjects which make up the Matriculation Certificate Examination are divided in different groups. How would I know which subjects I have to choose to present the required mix?

The Matriculation Certificate Examination is offered in a wide range of subjects as follows:

Group 1: Maltese, Arabic, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Russian, Spanish;

Group 2: Accounting, Classical Studies*, Economics, Geography, History, Marketing, Philosophy, Psychology*, Religious Knowledge, Sociology;

Group 3: Applied Mathematics (Mechanics), Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science*, Physics, Pure Mathematics;

Group 4: Art, Computing, Engineering Drawing†, Engineering Drawing and Graphical Communication*, Graphical Communication†, Home Economics and Human Ecology, Information Technology, Music, Physical Education*, Theatre and Performance*.

Systems of Knowledge*

*offered at Intermediate Level only

† offered at Advanced Level only

Candidates must pass in a language, a humanistic and a science subject to be eligible for the award of the Matriculation Certificate, which subjects must be chosen as follows; one subject from each of Groups 1, 2, 3 and Systems of Knowledge and two other subjects from Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4. Two of the six subjects must be at Advanced Level, three other subjects at Intermediate Level and Systems of Knowledge.

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