National Information Centre(s)
Ċentru Malti għal Rikonoxximent ta’ Kwalifiki u ta’ Informazzjoni (Maltese NARIC/ENIC)
Malta Qualification Recognition Information Centre (Malta QRIC)
Casa Leoni, 476,
St Joseph High Road,
Phone: +356 2754 0051
Fax: +356 21 801411
Dr Philip von Brockdorff, Chief Executive Officer, National Commission for Further & Higher Education
National Education Bodies
Ministry of Education and Employment
Ministeru ta' l-Edukazzjoni u Xogħol
The Ministry's Portfolio
Childcare and Early Education
Higher Education (including MCAST and tourism studies)
Employment and Training
Public Broadcasting Services
Youth Sport and Sport Complexes
For Organigramme please click the ENGLISH link below
English, Maltese: https://www.education.gov.mt/Default.aspx?depid=13
System of Education
Everyone between the ages of 5 and 16 is entitled to free education in all state schools. On completion of Form 5, marking the end of compulsory secondary education, students may sit for the Secondary Education Certificate Examination (SEC). Successful candidates may choose to continue into the postsecondary academic route or enter into the labour market, including applying for positions within the Maltese public service.
Vocational education may take the form of apprenticeships, (which are part-time studies and parttime training on-the-job); as well as studies at different vocational institutions in Malta, such as the Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS), the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) or the Malta Centre for Restoration.
The post-secondary academic route, known as Sixth Form, lasts for two years. Upon completion students may take the Matriculation Certificate Examination (MATSEC) to progress to higher education.
The figure below outlines the Maltese Education System from primary to higher education. It also explains the different entry and transition requirements to specific stages of the education system.
For a structured overview please follow the link below
University of Malta
L-Università ta' Malta (The University of Malta) is the highest educational institution in Malta. The University offers undergraduate Bachelor's Degrees, postgraduate Master's Degrees and postgraduate Doctorates (PhD).
English, Maltese: http://www.um.edu.mt/
English, Maltese: http://g.co/maps/7ne5v
National Commission for Further and Higher Educaiton
On the 14th September 2012, three legal notices on licensing, accreditation and quality assurance were launched. These will continue to further aid the National Commission for Further & higher Education (NCFHE) in its mission to maintain, uphold, enhance and improve standards.
These regulations endorse the 2012 European Regulations for Further and Higher Education, including the European Standards for Guidelines and Quality Assurance in the Higher Education Area and the European Quality Assurance Reference Framework for Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET).
National Database of Recognised Qualifications
Users of this qualifications database may search for recognised qualifications by any of the search fields on the right.
All qualifications listed in this database are recognised by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC).
Post-secondary Non-university Education
Recognized Higher Education Institutions
Policies and Procedures for the Recognition of Foreign Qualifications
Malta Qualifications Framework
The Malta’s Qualifications Framework (NQF) gives a national identity in Malta’s educational world as well as provides international recognition within the European Union/Community and beyond.
After researching the national frameworks of an international selection of countries, Malta’s Qualifications Council has concluded that an 8-level framework, with a set of features and characteristics to foster trust and recognition, and bench marked to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), represents the best option for Malta’s NQF. This responds to Legal Notice 347 / 2005 and addresses the National Reform Programme.
Malta’s Qualifications Framework takes the existing qualifications currently being issued by local education and training institutions and superimposes them on eight different levels.
Please follow the link below to download related documents.
Self Evaluation Report
MQC Referencing Report
The Referencing Report can be downloaded from the MQC Website in PDF format. You can access this site by choosing Link (s) ENGLISH.
When you access the MQC webpage, please scroll down and click on the 3rd edition - Published April 2012.
Diploma Supplement Information
The Diploma Supplement is not a feature of higher education in Malta.
Verified: venerdì 28 settembre 2012
Total number of records: 12