Program Terms:Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
WWU applicants only
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** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Established in 1592, the University of Malta is the oldest university outside the U.K. and is Malta’s only university. The present campus opened in 1968 and was recently extended to include theater-type lecture rooms, language and computer laboratories. The sports complex includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool and separate diving pool, a football ground, tennis courts and a track. 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 of Malta is the highest teaching institution in Malta. It is publicly funded and open to all those who have the requisite qualifications. English is the language of instruction at the University of Malta.
The university is located in Msida on Malta, which is one of a group of islands and rocky islets that comprise the Republic of Malta. The island, measuring about 17 by ten 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. The town enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry, sunny summers and short, cool winters.
Msida is a suburb of Valletta, the republic's capital city. Valletta is easily reached from the university by bus, affording convenient access to the capital's museums, palaces, hospital, theatres, libraries, botanical gardens and churches.
The islands have been inhabited since the dawn of civilization as the prehistoric constructions, even older than the Pyramids, attest. In fact, the oldest prehistoric buildings in Europe are found in Malta.
The University of Malta has several student organizations and faculty associations. These societies are an integral part of university life. They represent students and provide services which enhance campus life. When students become involved in non-academic interests at university they develop a network of friends, broadening their outlook on life.
Students may also participate in courses offered through the degree plus program in the areas of entrepreneurship, sport, culture and heritage, development education, languages, music, creative and performing arts, and more. A small fee is associated with the participation in these courses. These courses are not credit bearing, but students receive a certificate upon completion.
The University of Malta’s academic calendar is organized on a full year basis. As a result, students studying at Malta for one semester should be aware that course availability may be limited, requiring extra flexibility in course selection. ISEP students are encouraged to read useful course information.
Students will be asked to get in contact with their departmental administrator well in advance of their departure to confirm that they are allowed to take the classes for which they would like to register. Prospective students should also be in constant contact with their home university regarding the classes they register for at the University of Malta in order to confirm the classes are appropriate for their academic level. Students are also encouraged to have additional classes in mind in case of scheduling conflicts.
Junior level standing is strongly preferred.
Fall Semester: September 2017 - February 2018
Winter Semester: January 2018 - July 2018