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L-Università ta' Malta

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Founded in 1769, the L-Università ta' Malta (University of Malta) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Msida (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants). This institution also has branch campuses in Gozo, Valletta and Marsaxlokk. Officially recognized by the Ministry for Education and Employment? of Malta, L-Università ta' Malta (UM) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational Maltese higher education institution. L-Università ta' Malta (UM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 255-year-old Maltese higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this Maltese higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UM also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


L-Università ta' Malta's Control Typepublic


L-Università ta' Malta's Entity Typenon-profit


L-Università ta' Malta' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


L-Università ta' Malta's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateleast selective

University Identity

Name (English) University of Malta
Acronym UM
Founded 1769 Origins date back to 1592 as Collegium Melitense
Motto Ut Fructificemus Deo
We should bring forth fruit unto God
Colours Red
Video Presentation

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University Location

Address Msida Campus
MSD 2080
L-Università ta' Malta's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
L-Università ta' Malta Phone Number +356 (21) 2340 2340
L-Università ta' Malta Fax Number +356 (21) 2340 2342
Other locations Gozo, Valletta and Marsaxlokk

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


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Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following L-Università ta' Malta's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify L-Università ta' Malta's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This L-Università ta' Malta's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at L-Università ta' Malta.

L-Università ta' Malta: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
Not reported
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
Not reported

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic L-Università ta' Malta's admission information.

L-Università ta' Malta's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

L-Università ta' Malta's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has L-Università ta' Malta a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

L-Università ta' Malta's acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.

L-Università ta' Malta's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Information for international students at the University of Malta:

  • The University of Malta hosts more than 1200 international students.
  • Overseas applicants can view specific requirements at:

L-Università ta' Malta's Admission Office Admission Office

Admissions & Records Office, Administration Building, University of Malta
2340 2233

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for L-Università ta' Malta.

L-Università ta' Malta's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

L-Università ta' Malta has an enrollment range of 10,000-14,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

L-Università ta' Malta's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,000-1,499 academic employees (Faculty).

L-Università ta' Malta's Control Type Control Type

L-Università ta' Malta is a public higher education institution.

L-Università ta' Malta's Entity Type Entity Type

L-Università ta' Malta is a non-profit higher education institution.

L-Università ta' Malta's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

L-Università ta' Malta's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

L-Università ta' Malta does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.

University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of L-Università ta' Malta's main facilities:

L-Università ta' Malta's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit L-Università ta' Malta's Library

  • The remit of the Library is to support UM’s teaching programmes and research initiatives by providing adequate scholarly information resources, emerging technologies and user support services.
  • The Library is responsible for the implementation of Open Science principles and practices which enhance the visibility and impact of research being generated by UM.

  • The Library houses approximately one million print monographs, over 60,000 e-journals and a wide spectrum of databases and e-book collections.
  • Its holdings include a prestigious Melitensia Collection, which comprises works about Malta, publications authored by Maltese scholars, or works about any aspect of Maltese studies by any author, and publications on the Order of St John.
  • The Archives and Rare Books Department encompasses a significant range of literary manuscripts, historical papers and archival records, as well as prestigious collections of rare books and local cartographic material.

  • The Library consists of a central building on the main campus, with satellite libraries at the Faculties of Arts, Laws and Theology, the Valletta Campus, the Junior College and the Gozo Campus.
  • The Library also supports the European Documentation Centre, the Confucius Institute Library, the German Language Resource Centre, the Faculty for the Built Environment Library, the Cottonera Resource Centre and the Centre for Environmental Education & Research Resource Centre.

L-Università ta' Malta's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

  • L-Universitŕ ta' Malta housing offering includes student accommodation at the Campus Hub.
  • More information can be found at:

L-Università ta' Malta's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

  • L-Universitŕ ta' Malta sport activities and facilities include Sports for students. Students at UM benefit from discounted fees for a number of sport facilities available at UM such as the National Pool Complex, football pitches, gym, squash courts and a sports hall which may be used for basketball, handball, badminton, volleyball, and netball amongst others. Students studying at UM can also register for extra optional units in sport as part of the DegreePlus initiative.
  • The Student Athlete Support Programme was launched at the University of Malta following UM’s participation in an Erasmus+ project with other European universities. The programme is aimed at supporting student-athletes studying at undergraduate level at UM whilst at the same time competing in a sporting discipline at national and/or international level. The ultimate aim is to provide student athletes with the possibility of striking a balance between their academic and sporting commitments and consequently excel, to the best of their abilities, in both. Selected student-athletes are assigned a sport mentor who is normally their first point of contact. The mentor would be able to assist with any matters the student-athlete may be concerned with throughout the course of their studies at UM. This includes matters of an academic and/or administrative nature such as clashes with international competitions and examinations, clashes of lectures with training, distribution of workload and time management.
  • Sports for staff: Like students, staff benefit from the free use of sport facilities during the University’s normal operating hours. These include the use of the sports hall for basketball, handball, badminton, volleyball, squash, table tennis, and netball. Discounted rates for the use of the Kinetika Gym and National Pool Complex are also available. In addition, a number of opportunities to take part in organized sport events are also available. These include five-a-side football and volleyball tournaments. UM staff are also encouraged to participate in sporting events organized by the Malta Employees Sports Association (MESA) and which include, among others, athletics, football, and tennis. Through the Institute for Physical Education and Sport (IPES) (SD170), staff are given the opportunity to learn a new sport, improve their skills, and meet new people. Interested members of staff may discover the joy of playing, learning a new skill, meeting new people, getting active and having fun through participation in their selected sport discipline.
  • The Malta University Sports Club (MUSC) organizes sport and fitness activities and events for students. These include the Inter-Faculty Football Tournament and the annual Sports Fest, both very popular with students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of L-Università ta' Malta's main services:

L-Università ta' Malta's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

  • L-Universitŕ ta' Malta financial aids include Students’ stipends

The Students’ Maintenance Grant is a scheme provided by the Government of Malta for students in Further and Higher Education. This scheme operates under a set of regulations, guidelines, and the respective Legal Notice, namely Subsidiary Legislation 605.06. Stipends are paid periodically in backdated four-weekly payments. Furthermore, a one-time grant allowance is credited directly to the students’ bank account at the beginning of the academic year to be utilised for the purchase of textbooks and other educational material.

  • Scholarships for Non-EU/Non-EEA students

The University offers funding to a number of non-EU University students according to set criteria published by the institution. These scholarships are awarded to postgraduate (mainly by research) students and doctoral students. Some of these scholarships are offered through the Official Development Assistance programme by the Government of Malta in conjunction with the University of Malta. One of the aims of this programme is to promote solidarity and provide assistance in a number of key areas.

  • Student Solidarity Fund

The Student Solidarity Fund (SSF) of the University of Malta assists students facing financial difficulties with basic and essential needs. The fund was launched to help students struggling to get basic and essential needs in the COVID-19 pandemic and aims to provide “first-hand instant and interim relief” to students suffering financially. Although set up in response to the pandemic, the fund has continued to assist students. The Rector has set up a committee to evaluate requests and disburse the donations. Requests are evaluated in consultation with professionals, including UM social workers at the Health & Wellness Centre. The SSF is supported by the Kunsill Studenti Universitarji (KSU). UM staff and students contribute towards this initiative. Other material support, including food donations, are supported by the University Chaplaincy.

L-Università ta' Malta's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

L-Universitŕ ta' Malta offers study abroad opportunities:

  • Participation in EU programs like Erasmus+
  • Agreements with multiple international universities in various countries:
    • Australia (Victoria University of Technology, University of Melbourne, University of Sydney - Faculty of Health Sciences)
    • Canada (Bishop's University, Dalhousie University, St. Thomas University, Trent University, Huron College, University of Guelph, University of Prince Edward Island)
    • China (Xiamen University)
    • Japan (Akita International University, Kansai Gaidai University, Yokohama National University)
    • India (Manipal University)
    • United States (Clarion University, Gardner-Webb University, University of North Carolina, Oakland University, Pittsburg State University)
  • Established international collaborative partnerships with US institutions like George Mason University and James Madison University over the past decade, offering collaborative master's programs leading to dual/double degrees.

For more details, visit:

L-Università ta' Malta's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

The University of Malta provides information on online and blended learning at:

The University's Distance & E-Learning Policy can be accessed at:

L-Università ta' Malta's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

L-Università ta' Malta's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

L-Università ta' Malta's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

L-Università ta' Malta is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Ministry for Education and Employment? of Malta

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important L-Università ta' Malta's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important L-Università ta' Malta's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Compostela Group of Universities
  • European Association of Erasmus Coordinators (EAEC)
  • European University Association (EUA)
  • European University Continuing Education Network (EUCEN)
  • International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP)
  • RETI Network - the Excellence Network of Island Territories
  • Santander Group European Universities Network
  • UK Naric
  • Utrecht Network

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the L-Università ta' Malta 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some L-Università ta' Malta's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.

Facebook Facebook

L-Università ta' Malta's Facebook page L-Università ta' Malta's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

L-Università ta' Malta's X (formerly Twitter) page L-Università ta' Malta's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

L-Università ta' Malta's YouTube channel L-Università ta' Malta's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

L-Università ta' Malta's Instagram page L-Università ta' Malta's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

L-Università ta' Malta's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


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