University of Malta

601–800 th
World University Rankings 2020
Msida MSD 2080, Malta

About University of Malta

The University of Malta is a public university in which undergraduate students from Malta and the European Union who qualify for admission may go for free.

It traces its roots back to 1592, with the founding of a Jesuit college. The college building is now known as the Old University Building or the Valletta Campus.

The university was founded some 250 years ago in 1769, shortly after the Jesuits were expelled from Malta.

Today, the Valletta Campus houses the Evans Building for the Faculty of Science. There is also a medical campus near St Luke’s Hospital in Gwardamanga, a campus on Malta’s sister island Gozo, and a much larger campus at Tal-Qroqq in Msida, where the university is now mostly based. The sports complex includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a diving pool, a football ground, tennis courts and a track.

There are some 11,000 students, around 750 of whom are international students from over 80 countries. The Faculty of Dental Surgery accepts six European students a year. The university also hosts Erasmus and other exchange programmes.

A Foundation Studies Course is available to international students who have completed their secondary education but who do not have the necessary entry requirements to qualify for admission to an undergraduate course.

Maltese students enrolled in higher education in Malta are entitled to a stipend.

There are 14 faculties, various institutes and the School of Performing Arts.

The university motto is "We should bring forth fruit unto God".

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Key statistics

  • 13.0
    No. of students per staff
  • 9%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 58 : 42
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 11,772
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 World University Rankings

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