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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)


Where is malta

Where is MAlta?


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


Campus layout

Campus Layout


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


Accomodations1

Accomodations


University of malta l universit ta malta

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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