• Experience the breath-taking beauty of Malta, often referred to as an open-air museum for its visible history and natural wonders including the Megalithic Temples and magnificent Blue Lagoon. 

• The University of Malta offers a diverse range of subjects, including business, archaeology, classics, foreign languages, social sciences and arts. All courses are taught in English. 

• Live in a lively student town among a diverse international student community from 77 different countries in one of the safest destinations in all of Europe. 

• Enjoy life in an inclusive community with Malta continuously being named one of the most LGBTQIA+ friendly locations to study abroad in Europe. 


Experience living on an island in the Republic of Malta while enjoying the beautifully warm Mediterranean climate. Stroll through the artistic and historic streets of Msida, an old fishing village turned lively university town! 


Live in a shared room in a centrally-located and newly-built campus residence in alongside the University of Malta student community. Connect with peers in the shared common spaces including comfortable lounge areas, onsite gym, and swimming pool. 


Access a communal kitchen with plenty of space to prepare meals or enjoy the vast food outlet amenities available onsite at the Campus Hub including Starbucks! Between classes, taste mouth-watering traditional Maltese food such as Lampuka (fish pie), Bragioli (beef and olives), and Pastizzi (savory pastry). 


Malta offers budget-friendly ways to get around including ferry, tram, or bus- there are even public transportation cards available to students for discounted rates. Visit nearby treasures like Slimea-home to Malta’s largest shopping mall or delve into the world-famous medieval dungeons of Mdina! Affordable flights are also available to spend a weekend in nearby countries like Italy or Greece. 


After class spend the day exploring wonders within walking distance of campus- strolling through the enchanting botanical gardens at University of Malta, or take in the mesmerizing views along the coast! Embrace living like a local and attend a village festival filled with fireworks or one of Malta’s historic greasy pole tournaments! 


Take advantage of services available to students at University of Malta such as one-on-one career advising, meetings with a nutritionist, or campus counseling services. Maintain or start a fitness routine with access to an on-campus gym that includes an Olympic swimming pool! Feel at home in Malta, known as one of Europe’s top destinations to live for LGBTQIA+ students. University of Malta even has a Gender+Equity Plan to address any cultural or situational barriers to support diverse populations including but not limited to, gender, disability, race & ethnicity, religion and socio-economic backgrounds. 


Earn a certificate volunteering through the Degree Plus program through the University of Malta. Past volunteer placements include working with children, persons with special needs and refugees.  

What We Love About University of Malta 

Embrace studying abroad in an off the beaten path location that is filled with an inclusive and close-knit community within Msida! 

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Program Website

Course Description

Make the most of your time in Malta!  The University of Malta offers a diverse range of subjects, including business, archaeology, classics, foreign languages, social sciences and arts. All courses are taught in English. The university also offers a unique opportunity for ISEP students to learn Maltese through an optional introductory Maltese language course. 

Credits Earned 

Students who complete the program in good standing can expect to earn 24-30 ECTS which ISEP recommends is the equivalent of 12-15 U.S. Credit Hours. Most courses range from 2-8 ECTS each but some can be worth up to 10 ECTS. 

If you use financial aid, please speak with a qualified financial aid advisor to understand your academic obligations and the requirements for using financial aid. 

Sample Classes Available: 


Physical Sciences 


Social Sciences 










Principles of Inorganic Chemistry 


Urban Society and Culture 


Business Statistics 


Children’s Understanding of the World through Environmental Education 


Foundations in Human Biology for Psychology 


Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory 


Health, Illness and Society 


Managerial and Professional Ethical Standards 


Promoting Positive Behavior in the Early Years 


Philosophical Psychology 


Organic Spectroscopy 


The Human Geography of the Mediterranean 


Interface Design for Business 


Critical debates in Early Childhood Education and Care 


Learning Disabilities 


Classical and Relativistic Mechanics 


Sociology of Disability 


Internet Marketing: Integrating Online and Offline Strategies 


Including Learners with Developmental Disabilities in Early Years 




For detailed instructions on how to search for all available courses, please click on the "other academic conditions" dropdown link below.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Grace Glancy 703-504-9975 | Thank you for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I’ll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.


(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Agriculture

  • Architecture

  • Area Studies:

    Chinese Studies European Studies French Studies German Studies Italian Studies Latin American and Caribbean Studies Latin American Studies Women’s Studies

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management Economics Finance Insurance Marketing

  • Communication:

    Digital Communication and Media Mass Communication/Media Studies Public Relations

  • Computer and Information Sciences:

    Artificial Intelligence Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Informatics

  • Construction Trades

  • Education: Recommended!

    Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

  • Engineering:

    Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Environmental Engineering Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering Metallurgical Engineering Systems Engineering

  • English Language and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature Chinese Language and Literature Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics French Language and Literature German Language and Literature Italian Language and Literature Linguistics Modern Greek Language and Literature Spanish Language and Literature

  • History:

    Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology Ancient Studies/Civilizations European History History, Other

  • Human Services:

    Public Administration Social Work

  • International/Global Studies

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Law/Criminal Justice:

    Criminology International Law Legal Studies

  • Library and Information Science

  • Mathematics


  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies:

    Philosophy Religious Studies Theological Studies

  • Physical Sciences: Recommended!

    Geology/Earth Science Physics

  • Psychology Recommended!

  • Social Sciences: Recommended!

    Anthropology Geography Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art History Art Studies Dance Digital Arts Drama and Theatre Arts Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other Industrial and Product Design Music Performance Music Theory and Composition Studio Arts

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 79
  • IELTS Score: 6.5
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

Students are required to submit an internal application following their placement which is required of the host institution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email. 

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Students cannot leave the University of Malta before the final date of their semester exams. Fall semester exams take place from mid-January to early February and spring semester exams take place in the month of June. It is not possible to take exams early or remotely. Leaving early may result in a failing exam grade and/or forfeit of credit. 

Academic programs in Malta are called courses, areas of focus are called subject areas and classes are called study-units.  Study-units are coded according to the subject area, academic level and study-unit topic. Taking for instance: ART1001: Introduction to History of Art (level 1), as an example: 

the letter code - ART - refers to the subject area 

the initial number - 1 - refers to the academic level of the study unit 

the last three digits - 001 - refer to the study-unit topic. 

Review the Course List for Visiting students to learn more and access the lists of study-units available under their respective programs and semesters. 

Course List for Visiting Students 

Malta’s academic calendar is organized on a full year basis, so students studying abroad for only one semester should be aware that course availability may be limited, requiring extra flexibility in course selection. Students are also encouraged to have additional courses in mind in case of scheduling conflicts. 

Students will officially register for courses after arrival in Malta. Students will need to get in contact with the academic department administrator at the University of Malta in advance of departure to confirm that the courses desired are available, and obtain permission to register. Students may contact the host coordinator at Malta for assistance with this after ISEP confirmation.  


The faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine & Surgery are closed to ISEP students. 

Students must have extensive course experience in the fields of Chemistry and Biology if they wish to take courses in said fields. This must be reflected on their transcript.

Academic Year Students wishing to take more than 24 US credits should contact their ISEP Student Services Officer about additional pricing. 

Students taking courses in the Faculty of Science at the University of Malta should note that there is an additional fee of $500 per semester associated with science courses. If an ISEP student enrolls in one or more courses from the Faculty of Science, the $500 fee will be added to the cost of tuition in their ISEP account. This additional fee takes into account semester students enrolled in 12 - 15 US credits and academic year students enrolled in 24 US credits.

Please keep in mind that the Faculty of Science includes the following departments: Biology, Chemistry, Geoscience, Mathematics, Metamaterials, Physics, and Statistics and Operations Research.

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