Read these guidelines carefully if you intend to follow the Matriculation Course (extra) to further your studies abroad.
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.
This Matriculation Course prepares students to obtain their MATSEC Matriculation Certificate issued by MATSEC, which is required for entry to UM.
Applicants who would like to be admitted to Junior College must be in possession of six passes in the Secondary Education Certification (SEC) Examination or when applicable, their equivalent at Grade 5/C or better. The subjects must include: English Language, Maltese, Mathematics and at least one of Physics, Chemistry or Biology.
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 students 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.
This is a two year, academic, full-time course aimed at obtaining the Matriculation Certificate in adherence to MATSEC syllabi and regulations.
Students are therefore allowed to choose six subjects, three at Advanced Matriculation (AM) level, two subjects at Intermediate Matriculation (IM) level and Systems of Knowledge (as a compulsory subject).
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)
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.
All students are expected to follow Junior College general regulations and guidelines.
Students will be able to sit successfully for the MATSEC examinations at the end of the respective course.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that the group of chosen subjects for the standard Matriculation Course is in line with MATSEC regulations. The same applies if, at any time, a change of subjects is requested.
As per MATSEC regulations, candidates who sit for three subjects at AM level shall be entitles to have one of the results of these subjects considered as substitute for one of the IM level subjects as outlines 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.
Students may request to be exempted from studying a subject if they are already in possession of a pass in the subject but cannot replace it with another subject.
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.
No changes to the timetable will be allowed once this is set at the beginning of the year.
All prospective students, who are under 18 years of age, must have at least one parent/guardian residing in Malta.
Students may only register for one study programme at a time, and cannot be registered at the Junior College concurrently with another institution.
All Junior College students are entitled to use the facilities available on the College Campus normally free of charge. Normally facilities need to be booked in advance and are available on a first-come-first-served basis
Those students who have been exempted from Maltese as an entry requirement to Junior College, must hold a SEC pass at Grade 5 or better in this language by the time they apply for any undergraduate course at the University of Malta.
Students must commit themselves to their programme of studies and attend all sessions.