2022 Admission to Junior College

2022 Admission to Junior College

Entry requirements

Applicants may be admitted to the University of Malta Junior College if they are in possession of six (6) passes in the Secondary Education Certification (SEC) Examination or, when applicable, their equivalent at Grade 5/C or better. The subjects MUST INCLUDE one of the following subjects: English Language, Maltese or Mathematics. Students missing one or two subjects from Maltese, English Language or Mathematics must attend preparatory classes at the Junior College in order to satisfy the General Entry Requirements of the University of Malta as specified in Regulation 12 of the Admissions Regulations, 2016. Conditions apply.

In cases where an applicant does not hold SEC qualifications, but has qualifications from other boards, the applicant may still be admitted following a favourable recommendation of the Admissions Board.

Prospective applicants whose qualifications fall short of those required due to a significant disability, including individuals within the Autism Spectrum and with specific learning difficulties, may make a request to the Admissions Board who, on the advice of the Access Disability Support Committee (ADSC), will consider each application on its own merit. 

General conditions

1. All students are expected to follow Junior College Regulations and Guidelines as published on the JC website.

2. All students studying at the College will be prepared for MATSEC examinations only at the end of the respective study programme (SP), unless otherwise stated.

3. Whilst every effort will be made to ensure that prospective students can choose any combination of subjects, the Junior College reserves the right not to offer a particular combination of subjects if the number of applicants does not justify it or if logistics and timetable arrangements do not permit it.

4. The Junior College reserves the right not to offer a subject if the number of applicants does not justify it or if logistics and timetable arrangements do not permit it.

5. No changes to the timetable will be allowed once this is set at the beginning of the year.

6. All prospective students, who are under 18 years of age, must have at least one parent/guardian residing in Malta.

7. Students may only register for one study programme at a time, and cannot be registered at the Junior College concurrently with another institution.

8. All Junior College students are entitled to use the facilities available on the College Campus during working hours free of charge. Normally facilities need to be booked in advance and are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

9. Students intent on pursuing their studies at the University of Malta must be aware of the general entry requirements before they enrol at JC. Special course requirements are also provided. 

10. It is strongly advisable that adult learners, who intend applying at UM to further their education, are encouraged to contact the Student Advisory Services to assist them with the requirements for the course they intend to choose.

11. Students who study a combination of subjects which do not conform with MATSEC regulations cannot hold the Junior College responsible for their choice and level of subjects in view of their ineligibility to enrol with UM.

12. Students must commit themselves to their programme of studies and attend all sessions to ensure they reap all benefits therein.
 

Application by non-Maltese applicants
If you are a non-Maltese applicant, not in possession of SEC qualifications, contact the International Admissions Office for details:
Tel. +356 2340 3332 / +356 2340 3476
Email

Maltese as a requirement in 2022

Further to the requirement of Maltese at Secondary Education Certificate level for admission at the University of Malta, the Admissions Board may, in special circumstances and subject to the conditions set out hereunder, allow an applicant to offer another subject instead of Maltese, as follows:

  • Maltese applicant who, for reasons of residence or education abroad over a significant period during the previous four years, has not received adequate teaching in Maltese, may be allowed to offer another language instead of Maltese, or, until September 2018, any other subject.
  • a non-Maltese applicant may be allowed to offer instead of Maltese, another language as approved by the Admissions Board, provided that, as from September 2018 such other language cannot be English and applicants whose mother tongue is English shall be required to offer a language other than English instead of Maltese.

Applicable as from October 2025 onwards:

Maltese as a requirement

Further to the requirement of Maltese at Secondary Education Certificate level for admittance to the Junior College as specified in regulation 10 or for admittance to the University Undergraduate courses as specified in regulation 12, the Admissions Board may, in special circumstances and subject to the conditions set out hereunder, allow an applicant to offer another language instead of Maltese, as follows:

  • a Maltese applicant, who has lived and studied abroad for a significant period during the previous four years, and has not received adequate teaching in Maltese
  • a Non-Maltese applicant, who pursued at least four years of compulsory secondary level schooling in Malta, may present a pass at Grade 5 or better in Il-Malti bħala Lingwa Barranija (SEC) for admission.
(Extract from the Admissions Regulations, 2016 )

 


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