How to Apply for Undergraduate Admissions

We know the application process to university can feel like a daunting and complex task. At the American University of Malta, we've tried to make applying to our university as simple as possible, and while it is a relatively straightforward process, we do require several supporting documents. Below you will find an easy to follow checklist of items you will need to submit, followed with more specific information for each requirement. Questions? Feel free to email us!
15 July 2018  Applications received after this date will be considered on a space-available basis
We consider applications on a rolling basis and are able to give an answer within two weeks of receiving your completed application and supporting documents. Upon acceptance, you will receive an enrollment form along with your letter of acceptance from the Office of Admissions. Your placement in the University will be confirmed once we receive your completed enrollment form.

Undergraduate Application Checklist and Requirements

AUM Undergraduate Application

You can find the AUM undergraduate application here. This is an interactive PDF. Download it and save it to fill it out. Once completed, you may submit your application form through the submit button on the form and attach the required supporting documents to your email. Alternatively, you may email your application and documents directly here.

Secondary School Records and Final Diploma

You will need to submit the last three years of your secondary school records along with your completed undergraduate application. If your school records are in a language other than English, you will also need to include a certified translation.

All students admitted to AUM are required to have completed 12 years of schooling and to have a minimum cumulative grade average of 80 or its equivalent.

Common secondary education certificates that AUM accepts are:
  • American style high school diploma or certificate
  • AP program
  • British System combination of:
    1. GCSE/IGSCE "O" Levels: five subject exams with grades of A, B, C or D, and
    2. A/S or A Levels: three subject exams with grades of A, B, C or D
  • Maltese System combination of:
    1. Matriculation Certificate, and
    2. Secondary Education Certificate (SEC) examinations in English language, Maltese and Mathematics*, and
    3. A/S or A Levels: three subjects exams with grades of A, B, C or D
  • IB certificate
  • Other school leaving certificate*

* If you do not see your school system listed here, send us your school records and diploma or school leaving certificate. We will be happy to access the grade equivalence for you.

English Language Proficiency Score

AUM classes are taught in English and, as such, AUM requires demonstrated proficiency in the language. One of the following exams will meet this requirement and you will need to enter our school code to have the results sent directly to us.
  • TOEFL You are able to have your scores sent directly to us by using our school code B757

AUM accepts the following minimum TOEFL scores: PBT 550 or above iBT 79-80 or above CBT 213 or above

AUM accepts a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or above


AUM accepts a miminum reading score of 18 and English score of 20

  • SAT  You are able to have your results sent directly to us by using our school code 7057

AUM accepts a minimum reading and writing score of 550

The English language proficiency requirement can be waived if you meet one or more of the following:

  • You are a native speaker of English and you have completed your secondary education in an English medium institution in a country where English is the official language
  • You are a student admitted to an institution in which English is the language of instruction and have graduated
AUM reserves the right to request English test results from any applicant.

SAT Scores

The SAT is only required from students that will obtain an American style high school diploma.
  • SAT Have your scores sent directly to AUM by using our school code 7057

AUM accepts a minimum SAT score of 550 or above

Counselor or Teacher Recommendation

Invite your school counselor or a teacher to fill out our Academic Reference form on your behalf. Any instructions they may need for completing or submitting this document are included on the form. Please note that this recommendation must be returned to us by your reference and should not be sent to us by you when submitting your other documents.

Extracurricular Activities and Achievements

Any activities or achievements you would like us to take into consideration when reviewing your application can be listed and submitted in a separate document. Include this when you send in your application.

Personal Statement

Tell us about your personal and academic goals. Briefly, in 150 words or less, share with us what you hope to accomplish in your time at AUM. Include this in a separate document with your completed application.

Application Fee

AUM charges a €50 non-refundable application fee. This can be paid using bank transfer, credit card, PayPal or other money transferring systems. Contact admissions for more details.
*Note: if a pass in Maltese, and/or English, and/or Mathematics is obtained within the Matriculation Certificate, either at Advanced or at Intermediate Level, a pass in such subjects in the SEC examination is not required.