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UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS

Who should apply for undergraduate admissions?

  • Students in their last year of secondary education.

  • Students who have successfully completed and graduated from secondary education and have never enrolled in university.

REQUIREMENTS

Fill out and submit the online application. You can apply up to one year prior to the term for which you plan to enroll. 

Scanned copies of Secondary School qualifications certificates and transcripts in the original language, as well as certified English translations, if necessary. If admitted to AUM, all original documents must be presented to the Admissions Office in order to be permitted to officially enroll. Details of acceptable Secondary School qualifications are provided below.

All applicants to any undergraduate program of study (MQF 6) at the American University of Malta must satisfy one of the following entry requirements:

1. For candidates following the Maltese education system:

i. A Matriculation (MATSEC) certificate, with two subjects at an Advanced level, three other subjects at Intermediate level and Systems of Knowledge, and a pass at Grade

5 or better in the Secondary Education Certificate (SEC) examinations in English Language. If you are not in possession of a SEC certificate in English, you might be asked to carry out an Institutional iTEP test.

OR

ii. Three subjects at Advanced Level (MQF 4), and a pass at Grade 5 or better in the Secondary Education Certificate (SEC) examinations in the English Language. If you are not in possession of a SEC certificate in English, you might be asked to carry out an Institutional iTEP test.

Please note: Conditional admission is offered to all applicants who are still waiting for their MATSEC results. These results must be submitted by the student to the Admissions Office within 1 week of receipt.

2. Candidates following the US system must submit scanned copies of the transcripts for the last two years of High School. Students must be in possession of an average GPA of 2.0 for admission.

3. Candidates following the British system (GCSE/IGCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education/International GCSE) must be in possession of one of the following:

i. O Levels - Five subject exams with grades of D or above on each, or

ii. A/S or A Levels – Three subject exams with a minimum of grade D on each.

4. An International Baccalaureate Diploma obtained at 24 points or higher.

5. Any other qualifications that in your home country give you access to a college/university education will be assessed independently by AUM for comparability, e.g. European Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, etc.

To be eligible to apply for any of AUM’s undergraduate programs, you need to have completed your secondary school education within 5 years from the start of the semester for which you are applying at AUM.

Additional Requirements: Please note that specific degree programs may have additional requirements to those indicated above.

 

The English language proficiency requirement may be waived if you are a native speaker of English and you have completed your secondary education in a country where English is the official language and English was the language of instruction where you graduated. 

AUM reserves the right to request English test results from any applicant.

Examining Boards recognized by AUM and minimum scores required:

IELTS 6.0
TOEFL  65
PTE 48
iTEP 3.7
Academic Plus iTEP – EAP 4.5
 


Please note:
 All score reports will only be valid if issued within 2 years from the date of matriculation at AUM. 

Please note: For students who do not meet the English proficiency requirement, conditional acceptance can be offered to our English for Academic Purposes program designed to improve student's English academic proficiency before entering their degree.

You must submit a photocopy of your passport along with your application and supporting materials.

Please note: If you are a Maltese citizen, you are able to submit a copy of your National ID.

GRADUATE ADMISSIONS

Who should apply for graduate admissions?

  • Students in their last year of a bachelor's degree.

  • Students who have successfully completed and graduated from a bachelor's degree program.

REQUIREMENTS

Fill out and submit the online application. You can apply up to one year prior to the term for which you plan to enroll. 

Scanned copies of qualifications and transcripts in the original language, as well as certified English translations, if necessary. If admitted to AUM, all original documents must be presented to the Admissions Office in order to be permitted to officially enroll.

All applicants to any graduate program of study (MQF 7) at the American University of Malta must satisfy the following entry requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree (comparable to EQF level 6) with a minimum or 180 ECTS or equivalent.
  • An average GPA of 2.2

Any other qualifications that in your home country would be equivalent to a full degree program will be assessed independently by AUM for comparability. Conditional admission is offered to all applicants who are still waiting for their degree results. These results must be submitted by the student to the Admissions Office within 1 week of receipt.

Additional Requirements: Please note that specific degree programs may have additional requirements to those indicated above.

The English language proficiency requirement may be waived if you are a native speaker of English and you have completed your secondary education in a country where English is the official language and English was the language of instruction where you graduated. 

AUM reserves the right to request English test results from any applicant.

Examining Boards recognized by AUM and minimum scores required:

IELTS 6.5
TOEFL  79
PTE 55
iTEP 4.0
Academic Plus iTEP – EAP 4.9
 


Please note:
 All score reports will only be valid if issued within 2 years from the date of matriculation at AUM. 

Please note: For students who do not meet the English proficiency requirement, conditional acceptance can be offered to our English for Academic Purposes program designed to improve student's English academic proficiency before entering their degree.

You must submit a photocopy of your passport along with your application and supporting materials.

Please note: If you are a Maltese citizen, you are able to submit a copy of your National ID.

TRANSFER STUDENT

Who should apply as a transfer student?

  • Students who are currently attending university for either a bachelor's or master's degree. Students who wish to transfer must enroll in the same level of study in which they are currently enrolled.

REQUIREMENTS

Fill out and submit the online application. You can apply up to one year prior to the term for which you plan to enroll. 

Undegraduate Requirements 

Undergraduate students applying for transfer to AUM must have a minimum average GPA of 2.0.

Only courses with a “C” or better will be considered for transfer into AUM. Such credits should have been earned not more than five years prior to the transfer. Transfer credits will be noted on the transcript with a grade of “TR.”

Undergraduate transfer credit may be awarded up to limits established in the AUM catalogue. Furthermore, students must meet the general education, major and upper level course requirements in order to graduate.

Grades earned in transferred courses do not count in the student’s cumulative GPA (CGPA), though transferred credits count toward the cumulative earned hours and may apply towards meeting graduation requirements. Graduate students applying for transfer to AUM must have a minimum average GPA of 2.2.

Graduate  Requirements

Only courses with a “B” or better will be transferred into AUM. Such credits should have been earned not more than five years prior to the transfer. Transfer credits will be noted on the transcript with a grade of “TR.”

A maximum of nine (9) graduate credits from a graduate school at an accredited university may be transferred to the MBA programme at AUM. Transfer credit will not normally be accepted for research or thesis/dissertation work.

Grades earned in transferred courses do not count in the student’s cumulative GPA (CGPA), though transferred credits count toward the cumulative earned hours and may apply towards meeting graduation requirements. 

The English language proficiency requirement may be waived if you are a native speaker of English and you have completed your secondary education in a country where English is the official language and English was the language of instruction where you graduated. 

AUM reserves the right to request English test results from any applicant.

Examining Boards recognized by AUM and minimum scores required:

Undergraduate Requirements

IELTS 6.0
TOEFL  65
PTE 48
iTEP 3.7
Academic Plus iTEP – EAP 4.5
 

 

 


Graduate Requirements

IELTS 6.5
TOEFL  79
PTE 55
iTEP 4.0
Academic Plus iTEP – EAP 4.9
 


Please note:
 All score reports will only be valid if issued within 2 years from the date of matriculation at AUM. 

Please note: For students who do not meet the English proficiency requirement, conditional acceptance can be offered to our English for Academic Purposes program designed to improve student's English academic proficiency before entering their degree.

You must submit a photocopy of your passport along with your application and supporting materials.

Please note: If you are a Maltese citizen, you are able to submit a copy of your National ID.

Maria Lia
Admissions Officer

Kamila Khaziakhmedova
Admissions Officer

Contact the Admissions Office!

If you have any questions about the admissions process, make sure to contact our admissions team. 

Email: admissions@aum.edu.mt

Phone: +356 2169 6970

 

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