Matriculation course (Extra)

Matriculation course (Extra)

Read these guidelines carefully if you intend to follow the Matriculation course (Extra) to further your studies abroad.


MQF Level 4.

This course is offered to prospective students who would like to pursue their studies following completion of compulsory education at the time of application and is recommended for students who would like to further their studies abroad.

The Matriculation Course prepares students to obtain their Matriculation Certificate issued by MATSEC, which is required for entry to UM, while studying three (3) subjects at Advanced level.

  1. Applicants who would like to be admitted to the Matriculation course (Extra) must fulfil the Junior College general entry requirements as stipulated by the University of Malta.
  2. International applicants not in possession of SEC qualifications are to contact the International Admissions Office.

Two (2) years on a full-time basis.

  1. This course is in adherence to MATSEC syllabi and regulations.
  2. Students must choose six (6) subjects, three (3) at Advanced Matriculation (AM) level, two (2) subjects at Intermediate Matriculation (IM) level and Systems of Knowledge (as a compulsory subject).
  3. The choice of subjects should include at least one subject from each of Groups 1, 2 and 3. The remaining two subjects may be chosen from any of the four groups (refer to list of subjects and their grouping).
  4. Students are allowed the possibility to study one additional language at IM level. The language session will be held on Wednesday at 14:00 for two consecutive hours over the two year course.  Students will be able to sit for the respective MATSEC examination at the end of the course.

General conditions apply.

As per MATSEC regulations, candidates who sit for three subjects at AM level shall be entitled to have one of the results of these considered as substitute for one of the IM level subjects as outlined under “Choice of Subjects”. In such cases, the subject that is substituted shall be considered as IM level pass, grade for grade, for the purpose of calculating the number of points. Candidates shall be required to inform the MATSEC Board in writing which subject they wish to be substituted.

The registration period for this study programme is limited. Prospective students should be guided by current application dates.