How to Apply for Undergraduate Admissions

The American University of Malta seeks talented applicants from around the world who desire to become ethically responsible global citizens, critical thinkers, and future leaders in an academically challenging learning environment. Our admissions process is designed to help us select the next cohort of AUM leaders. Applying to our university is a straightforward process, but we do require several supporting documents. Below you will find an easy-to-follow checklist of items you will need to submit.

15 November 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 your letter of acceptance from the Office of Admissions. Your placement in the University will be confirmed once we receive your admissions deposit.

Undergraduate Application Checklist and Requirements

You can find the AUM undergraduate application here. Once completed, a member of our Admissions team will reach out and schedule your video interview.

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.

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 minimum 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.

If you don’t quite meet our minimum English proficiency requirements, apply for our EAP Pathways Program designed to improve your English Academic Proficiency while you start taking courses towards your AUM degree.

Include a photocopy of your passport along with your application and supporting materials. If you are a Maltese citizen, a copy of your National ID will suffice.

In order to get to know you and your personal and academic goals better, we will arrange a Video Interview with our Admissions Team.

AUM charges a €50 non-refundable application fee. This can be paid using bank transfer, credit card, PayPal or other money transferring systems. Our Admissions Team will send you more information after you submit your completed application.

Merit Scholarships

The American University of Malta is offering several merit-based scholarships to undergraduate applicants. All applicants are automatically considered for the scholarship when they submit their completed application.

*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.