Student Residency



Welcome to the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) – the Student Residency Advisory Service is a division of the (OSA). Our expertise lies in guiding students through the application and renewal procedures for a Maltese Temporary Residence Permit (TRP) which may be tied to their studies, ensuring their lawful and comfortable residence in Malta. Kindly note, EU students do not have to apply for or hold a Maltese residency card. 

At AUM, we’re here to make your stay in Malta seamless and legally sound. Choose our Student Residency Service for a smooth transition to your new academic adventure.

The Temporary Residence Application Process in 3 Easy Steps!

Welcome to a hassle-free path toward your Maltese Temporary Residence Permit (TRP) through AUM’s Student Residency Service. Follow these simple steps to ensure a smooth application process:

Step 1: Document Request Form (DRF)

First, complete and sign the AUM Document Request Form (DRF). Then, send it to us at Our dedicated team, including the Office of Student Affairs, the Finance Office, and the Registrar, will guide you through the approval process.

Step 2: Online Application and Payment

Next, it’s time to upload your TRP application and make your payment online. Use your official AUM email account for this step, not your personal email address. The Maltese Goverment Entity – ‘Identita`’, will be your platform for this process.

Step 3: Monitor Progress

Now, all that’s left is to keep an eye on your TRP application. Log in to your Identita` account in the online portal regularly to track your application’s progress. You’re one step closer to your Maltese Temporary Residence Permit.

Join us at AUM, where we simplify the journey of international students. Opt for our Student Residency Service, and let your educational adventure begin seamlessly.

    Important TRP Information

    Unlock the Path to Your Maltese Student Temporary Resident Permit (TRP)

    Looking for comprehensive guidance on applying for or renewing your Maltese Student Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) online? Your quest for detailed information ends here.

    Simply click the link below to embark on a journey of seamless application and renewal, ensuring your legal residence status in Malta.

    At AUM, we’re your trusted partner in navigating the intricacies of international student life. Make the smart choice and opt for our Student Residency Service. Your successful academic adventure starts here!


      Your TRP & Employment in Malta

      Residence and Work Permits in Malta: Your Guide

      Are you an EU National? Great news – you don’t need a permit to reside and work in Malta. The Free Movement of European Union Nationals and their Family Members Order 2007, along with related amendments (Legal Notice 329 of 2011 and Legal Notice 107 of 2012), paves the way for you to exercise your free movement rights in Malta.

      European Economic Area (EEA) Nationals

      EEA Nationals have the privilege to reside in Malta while they exercise their treaty rights. This includes roles as workers, self-employed individuals, self-sufficient persons, family members, exempt individuals, or students.

      Non-European Union Nationals

      For students who don’t fall under the provisions of Subsidiary Legislation 217.22 and are pursuing courses exceeding 90 days, the opportunity to work in Malta arises. Access to employment comes with conditions set by Jobsplus, including sectors where these students can work. After their initial three months of study in Malta, students can apply for a Jobs Plus Work Permit and upon receiving the Work Permit, students can work a maximum of 20 hours per week Part-Time. Keep in mind that these provisions may change as per the discretion of the Ministry responsible for Jobsplus.

      Non-European Union Nationals pursuing a full-time course leading to a recognized higher education qualification by MQRIC can work for a maximum of 20 hours per week, starting from their first year of study. In such cases, students can apply for a work permit once they receive a residence permit, which includes reference to S.L. 217.22. It’s important to note that work permit applications are more likely to be approved if the employment offer aligns with the student’s chosen field of study.

      Explore Malta with AUM – your gateway to a world-class education and a welcoming, diverse community. Opt for our Student Residency Service to navigate the intricate legalities seamlessly. Your academic journey begins here!


        Contact the Office of Student Affairs

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        David O’Shaughnessy

        Director of Student Affairs

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        Clara Youssef

        Student Affairs Coordinator

        For further information pertaining to Student Residency Services, kindly contact the Office of Student Affairs team.