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University of Malta (L- Università – ta ’ Malta). MAUI Exchange (Mid-American Universities International). Where is MAlta ?. . Malta – fast facts. In the heart of the Mediterranean lies the archipelago of the Republic of Malta Situated halfway between North Africa and Europe

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university of malta l universit ta malta

University of Malta(L-Università – ta’ Malta)

MAUI Exchange

(Mid-American Universities International)

malta fast facts
Malta – fast facts
  • In the heart of the Mediterranean lies the archipelago of the Republic of Malta
  • Situated halfway between North Africa and Europe
  • Consists of three islands (Malta, Gozo, Comino) making up 122 square miles
  • Don’t let the small size fool you – Malta is one of the most densely populated countries worldwide (350,000 residents)
  • Over 7,000 years of history
  • Vacation destination for its relaxed lifestyle, the Mediterranean and the weather
  • Mediterranean climate: dry, hot summers; warm, wet falls; short, cool winters
  • Main languages are Maltese and English
  • Euro is the currency
things to see and do
Things to see and do…

Sports

Attractions

  • Rock climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Wakeboarding
  • Scuba diving
  • Water skiing
  • Attend a sailing regatta
  • Golf
  • Jet skiing
  • Horseback riding
  • Malta Marathon
  • Maltese lawn bowling
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Museum of Archaeology
  • The War Museum
  • Megalithic temples (including the oldest temple in the world)
  • Catacombs
  • WWII sites
  • Historical reenactments
  • Museum of Roman Antiquities
  • National Museum of Fine Arts
  • Nadur Carnival (music)
  • Shopping
getting to malta
Getting to Malta
  • Malta International Airport is in few hours flying time from many major European cities
  • The national airline, Air Malta, has flights coming and going from Europe
  • Take a ferry from another Mediterranean port to the island of Malta
  • Check sites like Student Universe and STA Travel for deals exclusively for students
getting around in malta
Getting around in Malta
  • Malta has a public bus transport system of its own
  • Take a “Smart Cab,” a battery-powered, chauffeur-driven vehicle that you hail
  • Orient yourself by taking a vintage bus sightseeing tour, or an open-top sightseeing double-decker bus
  • White taxi service available
  • If you rent a car, international driver’s licenses are accepted, but remember in Malta they drive on the left side of the road!
the university
The University
  • Public institution
  • 10,000 students (600 foreign/exchange students) from 60 different countries
  • Three campuses: Msida(main campus), Valletta (Malta’s capital), Gozo
  • Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorates offered
areas of study
Areas of Study
  • Arts
  • Built environment
  • Dental surgery
  • Economics
  • Management and accountancy
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health sciences
  • Information and communication technology
  • Law
  • Media and knowledge services
  • Medicine and surgery
  • Science and theology
institutes within
Institutes within:
  • Anglo-Italian Studies
  • Baroque Studies
  • Confucius
  • Criminology
  • Earth Systems
  • Islands & Small States
  • Linguistics
  • Maltese Studies
  • Public Administration & Management
  • Physical Education & Sport
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Tourism, Travel & Culture
  • The Edward de Bono Institute for the Design & Development of Thinking
  • The Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies
  • The Mediterranean Institute
  • International Maritime Law Institute
centers within
Centers within:
  • Center for Biomedical Cybernetics
  • Center for Environmental Education and Research
  • Center for Family Studies
  • Center for Labor Studies
  • Center for Literacy
  • European Center for Gerontology
  • European Center of Educational Resilience & Socio-emotional Health
  • Euro-Mediterranean Center for Educational Research
  • Euro-Mediterranean Center on Insular Coastal Dynamics
  • Malta Operational Center and the European Documentation & Research Center
academic calendar
Academic Calendar
  • Fall semester: October 3, 2011 – February 8, 2012
  • Winter semester: February 9, 2012 – June 30, 2012
  • Year-long program: October 3, 2011 – June 30, 2012
  • Exam Schedule: January 21, 2012 – February 8, 2012 (fall), May 31, 2012 – June 30 2012 (winter)
  • Orientation: September 30, 2011 (fall),

February 7, 2012 (winter)

  • Application Deadlines: May 15 (fall, year-long), October 30 (winter)
  • List of Malta holidays when university is closed: http://www.um.edu.mt/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/110028/Public_Holidays_in_Malta_2011-2012.pdf
maui exchange program
MAUI Exchange Program
  • Universities considered a part of the organization, Mid-American Universities International (MAUI), have partnered with the Utrecht Network: 31 European universities, to promote educational opportunities overseas
  • Study opportunities for fall, winter and year-long programs
  • Registration takes place once student arrives in Malta
  • All courses taught in English besides foreign language courses
  • A-F grading scale applies
  • Teaching style: teacher/student contact, lectures, tutorials and a focus on independent study
application process
Application Process
  • Electronic online application, found here: http://www.um.edu.mt/__data/assets/pdf_file/0013/31720/Application_visiting_students.pdf
  • Along with your application form, you are to include:
    • Two passport sized photographs
    • Copy of your birth certificate
    • Official university transcript
    • Copies of any certificates or qualifications
    • Photocopy of passport (pages with personal details and expiration date)
    • English language proficiency certificate, when needed
    • Medical health form
    • Official recommendation letter from home institution
accomodations
Accomodations
  • 7-8 bedroom townhouses available
    • Five bathrooms
    • Hot and cold water
    • Each room can be occupied by one or two students
    • Housing approximately two miles from campus
    • Complimentary bus service regularly runs between residences and campus
    • Large communal pool
    • Private grounds
    • Walking distance of Lija, a small town
    • Free wi-fi access
    • Dining choices: various meal plans available or cook at your residence
  • Visit www.universityresidence.com for more information on accomodation
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Cost

Monthly estimation of costs

Other expenses

  • Accommodation - $431
  • Meals $383
  • Telephone - $64
  • Local Transport - $48
  • Books, stationery, etc. - $96
  • Leisure activities - $223
  • Clothes, laundry - $32
  • Total - $1,277
  • Insurance coverage for health, medical evacuation and repatriation
  • Medical health tests to be completed within 15 days of arrival in Malta (approx. $39)
  • Residence permit to be bought within the first month (approx. $30)
visa information
Visa information
  • If you stay in Malta less than three months, you are not required to have a Visa
  • If you stay longer than three months in Malta, you are required to obtain a uniform residence permit:
      • Application form
      • Two passport-sized photographs
      • Proof of Malta residence
      • Financial proof of sufficient funds
      • Application fee
      • Endorsement letter from the University of Malta
  • Form available here: http://www.mfa.gov.mt/Library/Citizenship%20Forms%20and%20Templates/CEA20%20-%203rdCountry_Euros.pdf
services available
services available
  • ACCESS – Disability Support Unit
  • Chaplaincy
  • Counseling services
  • Campus events team
  • Kids Point – child care facility
  • University IT services
  • University library services
  • University sports club
the next step
The next Step

Contact Information

Helpful sites

  • University of Malta contact for incoming students

Marlene Debono
International & EU Office
University of Malta
Msida, MSD2080 Malta. Europe
Tel: +356—2340 2370

Fax:  +356-2131 6941

Email: [email protected]

  • Utrecht Network contact

Anna Callus

International & EU Office

Room 105 Administration Building

University of Malta

Tel no: +356 2340 2591

Fax: +356 2131 6941

Email: [email protected]

  • University of Malta website:

http://www.um.edu.mt

  • Tips for traveling abroad: http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/tips_1232.html
  • K-State Study Abroad Website: http://www.k-state.edu/studyabroad/
  • Application to K-State Study Abroad: https://ksu.studioabroad.com/
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