University of Malta Application for Admission Process
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Are applications only available online?
How long will it take to fill in and submit the online form?
It should take around ten minutes to complete the online application form. You also have the possibility of starting an application and saving it, to be completed at a later date. An application is only considered as submitted when it has been fully filled in and when the application fee has been paid.
I am not a Maltese citizen but have been living in Malta for many years. Am I a Local or Overseas applicant?
It is your qualification type, not your nationality, that determines whether you are a Local or an Overseas applicant. Therefore, in this context, the term ‘local applicant’ is not and can not be considered synonymous to ‘EU/EEA applicant’.
For the academic year 2016/7, individuals will be considered as ‘Local applicants’ if, in support of their application, they present one or more of the following qualifications: University of Malta degrees and diplomas, the Matriculation Certificate, MCAST, MCAST-BTEC Diplomas and MCAST Degrees, Institute of Tourism Studies Diplomas, the ACCA qualification, the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the European Baccalaureate, City & Guilds Diplomas and the Certificate in Banking of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. If the qualifications you are presenting in support of your application are not included in this list, then you are to apply as an ‘Overseas applicant’, irrespective of your nationality and/or place of residence.
I am applying for a course under the maturity clause. Should I fill in a special application?
No. The online application form is also to be filled in by mature applicants.
When starting an application, should I click on Log In or New User?
When creating an application for the first time, you are to select New User. You will be asked to create a username and password of your choice. Should you have started an application and saved it to continue later, the next time you try to access your application, you are to select Log In and insert the username and password you would have created when you first started your application.
Can I apply before I receive the MATSEC results?
Your MATSEC result slip will include a username and password which you must use to log in and start filling in your application form. Therefore, if you need to await the successful outcome of the MATSEC examinations in order to satisfy the entry requirements of your preferred course, you are advised to wait for the publication of the MATSEC results. The name and surname you key in when completing your online application must be the same name and surname displayed on your national identity card/passport.
Last year I submitted an application to follow a course at the University of Malta but I was not eligible. Do I have to submit another application in order to be re-considered for admission?
Yes. If you want to be re-considered for admission into one of our courses, you need to submit a fresh application and pay the relevant application fee.
What do I do if I receive additional/outstanding results after submission of application?
Results received after the submission of the application form (excluding MATSEC results) need to be presented to the Admissions and Records Office (Room 113) or scanned and sent to [email protected]
I am sitting for an examination in the September session. Should I apply before the first deadline?
Yes, you should apply by the July deadline, indicating on your application form that you intend to sit for an examination in September.
Is it possible to apply to follow another course at University if I have not yet completed the one I am currently following?
The following courses may be followed concurrently:
(i)any two Courses that together do not exceed 75 ECTS credits per academic year;
(ii)the Courses leading to the degree of Doctor of Laws and Diploma of Notary Public;
(iii)the Courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Laws and Diploma of Legal Procurator;
(iv)a part-time or full-time Course leading to any qualification and a part-time Course leading to an Undergraduate Certificate; and
(v)a full-time Course leading to any qualification and the Certificate or Diploma in Language Proficiency.
Requests to follow concurrently any other courses not listed above, require the approval of Senate. If you will still be following a course not listed above by the time the course you are applying for will commence, you should write a letter to Senate requesting permission to follow concurrent courses. If you are in your final year of studies and your final classification has not yet been issued and you would like to proceed further with your studies by following a postgraduate course, you can apply during the indicated application periods.
If I select Save and Continue Later when filling in my application, where should I click to continue?
When you wish to continue your application, select the ‘continue’ button and log in using the username and password you had created when you had started your application the first time. If you have started an application and do not have the required information at hand, you are given the option in each page to save the inputted details and continue your application later by selecting “Save and Continue Later”. You are advised to check each page carefully before proceeding to the next as it will not be possible to effect any changes retroactively.
Is it mandatory to apply for a second preference?
The University recommends that you apply for a second preference course when:
∙You are not sure that you satisfy all the admission requirements of your first preference course
∙If you will be sitting for examinations in September
∙When your first preference is a limited number course.
Applicants choosing a limited number course offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences will only be able to change the order of their preferences until the 31 August 2016. Once a letter of acceptance is issued for the course of the first preference, the application for the second preference course will be automatically withdrawn.
Please be aware that some of the courses falling under the International Collaborative Programme (ICP) cannot be chosen as a second course preference. For more information regarding such courses, please contact [email protected]
Can I apply for a third preference?
The online application allows applicants to select two (2) course preferences. Indications of a third preference are only allowed if both the first and second course preferences are limited number courses. In this case, the third course preference is to be indicated in the NOTES section in the online application form. Please note that you cannot choose a course with a limit in number as your third preference.
How will I know that the application has been submitted?
An application to follow a course offered by the University of Malta is considered to be submitted when you have paid the application fee. After clicking on the “Submit Secure Payment” button at the end of the payment process, you will receive two confirmation emails: one confirming payment of the application fee and another confirming receipt of your application and indicating the course/s and/or area/s of study you selected. It is important that you read the latter email carefully to recheck the course/s applied for, to avoid disappointments later on. If you do not receive both emails within 24 hours, kindly send an email to [email protected], quoting your I.D. or passport number so that our Admissions staff will check that all is in order.
Am I eligible to apply for the Certification in Foundation Studies course?
The Certificate in Foundation Studies is a bridging course specifically designed to enable students who have completed their secondary or high school education abroad, and are eligible to join a university course in their country, to qualify for admission to an undergraduate degree course at the University of Malta.
Do I need to present the original certificates of all my qualifications when submitting the application?
If you applied as a Local Applicant, Faculties/Institutes/Centres/School will verify the original certificates after the letters of acceptance have been issued and once the academic year has started. However, in cases where selection of applicants needs to take place, some Faculties may require the submission of certain documents before the selection process gets under way. It is advisable that you check the procedure directly, in good time, with the respective Faculty offering the course/s you are interested in.
If you applied as an Overseas Applicant, you will need to scan copies of the qualifications you are presenting in support of your application and send them by email to the address indicated on your acknowledgement email within ten days from submission of your application. Failure to submit such documentation will be taken to mean that you are no longer interested in pursuing your application. Accepted Overseas applicants will need to present their original certificates to the International Admissions Office for verification, in the first two weeks of October during the enrolment period.