University in Malta, Diploma & Degree Courses

The only university in Malta is the University of Malta, founded in 1592, it became a university in 1769. It is the oldest university in the Commonwealth outside of the United Kingdom. It has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence and its degrees are widely recognized. Many members of the mostly Maltese faculty have received their doctorates from Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh and other prestigious universities worldwide.



Diploma, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate Degree Courses in fields of Architecture & Civil Engineering, Arts, Dental Surgery (Medical School), Economics, Management & Accountancy, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine & Surgery, Science, Studies for IT, Theology

Foundations Studies Course: This is a one-year preparatory course at the University of Malta. It is specially designed for those overseas students who do not have all the necessary entry requirements for undergraduate degree programmes. Some students may also benefit from this preparatory course after completing pre-University education in their own country.



The present campus opened in 1968, and has recently been greatly extended to include theater-type lecture rooms and science, language and computer laboratories. The sports complex includes a new olympic-sized swimming pool and separate diving pool, a football ground, tennis courts and a track.

The Library with its outlying branches comprises nearly a million monographs, extensive runs of journal literature, a wide range of electronic resources, and prestigious legacy collections of archival and rare book material. It is the hub for information retrieval and supports the teaching and research programmes of the University through services which include excellent reference facilities, library and information literacy instruction, bibliographical consultancy, online compilations of bibliographical guides, overseas document supply, online searching, and a dynamic web portal.


The Malta University Residence is professionally managed and welcomes people of all national origins who travel to Malta to expand their academic standings, take an academic holiday or visit the University colleagues. This vibrant cosmopolitan setting connects people, enhancing understanding and personal development.

The Malta University Residence is conveniently located 4 kms from the university Campus. The Residence operates a free bus service connecting with the University directly. Situated on extensive private grounds within walking distance from the town centre of Lija and main public transport routes, the Residence is well positioned for accessing major shopping centres, historical sites and beautiful beaches.

Since 1994 the Malta University Residence has provided an excellent service which has met the living needs of thousands of long term and short term stay clients. This facility has built an enviable reputation for its services and is recognized for its exceptional value-for-money. The Malta University Residence offers the visiting University of Malta student, the International Travelling student, and University visitors a unique, comfortable, professionally managed live-in facility.

The residence is fully complemented with a helpful staff and concierge service available on a 24-hour basis. The premises and extensive grounds offer modern amenities within a hospitable and secure setting. Continuous investment is made to ensure that the facilities serve the student within the context of a modern academic residence. The computer service facility enables residents to connect to the World Wide Web. The facility provides cost-effective computer technology for research, E-mail and preparation of University study papers. Free use of Internet for University of Malta Students. Printing is at a minimal charge.

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