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Students reading undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral degrees at the University of Malta are eligible to participate in academic mobility at partner universities with which the University of Malta has signed an Inter-Institutional Agreement.


The Erasmus Study Programme is available for:

  • LL.B. (Hons.) students in first semester of 4th year

  • LL.D. students in first semester of 3rd year


During that period of study, students follow classes and study-units offered by the host university.




1. When do I apply?

Each year the International & EU Office at the University of Malta issues applications together with the list of university placements available for students interested in pursuing an Erasmus+ period abroad. The applications are usually issued at the beginning of the year.


Look out for applications released in February 2016. Students are encouraged to have their preferences ready by that time.


Students must also be aware that failure to adhere to the deadlines laid down will result in ineligibility to participate in the Erasmus+ Student Mobility programme.


2. Which are the partner universities?

Erasmus + Inter-Institutional Agreements are signed between universities enabling them to exchange students through the Erasmus Programme. The list of universities available may change from one application round to the next.


The list of available universities for 2015/2016 are included here.



Two universities in Switzerland will shortly be added.


3. How are preferences awarded?

Preferences are awarded based on academic achievement, calculated as the average mark for all preceding years of the current degree, i.e. for LL.B (Hons) students it’s calculated on the results for years 1 and 2; for LL.D students it’s calculated on LL.D year 1.


Students are encouraged to list as many preferences as possible.


4. I’m an LL.B (Hons.) student and I wish to apply for the programme. Am I in competition with LL.D students who are applying?

No. There are a certain number of places awarded for undergraduate students (LL.B (Hons.)) and a separate number of places awarded for postgraduate students (LL.D).


5. What should I be doing right now?

Students interested in the programme are encouraged to conduct personal research as early as possible into the universities and cities they’re interested in applying for; in particular, students should look into:

  • The language in which study-units are delivered, and the method and language of examination. There are some universities that offer courses in English for Erasmus students;

  • The study-units on offer and the credits students are required to take.


6. How many ECTS do I have to complete while on Erasmus?

While studying at the foreign institution, LL.B (Hons.) students must complete minimum 28 ECTS. LL.D students must complete minimum 9 ECTS.


Students should also be aware that some universities may require students to complete more ECTS than are required by the University of Malta.


7. Funding

Students selected for an Erasmus+ mobility may be eligible to receive a mobility grant which is awarded to them through financing received from the European Commission. Grants are calculated per month according to the country of destination and the length of the Erasmus+ mobility period. Grants are aimed at setting off part of the costs that are incurred and cannot cover all of the expenses. Students are therefore encouraged to ensure that they have other forms of financial assistance to cover the expenses that will be incurred.


Depending on how early students hand in documentation and applications, they should start receiving funding as soon as they start their studies at the foreign institution. Students are advised to retain an electronic copy of all documents and applications so that if there are any problems while abroad they will be easily remedied.


All grants are additional to stipend and maintenance grant.


The Erasmus+ grant provided to students will be allocated as follows:


From Malta

To Group 1 Countries: Denmark, Ireland, France, Italy, Austria, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway

750 euro per month

From Malta

To Group 2 Countries: Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Spain, Croatia, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Iceland, Turkey

700 euro per month

From Malta

To Group 3 Countries: Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, FYR Macedonia

650 euro per month












In addition, students from Malta will receive the following support to cover travel costs:

Travel Distance


Between 100 and 449 KM

180 EUR per participant

Between 500 and 1999 KM

275 EUR per participant

Between 2000 and 2999 KM

360 EUR per participant

Between 3000 and 3999 KM

530 EUR per participant

Between 4000 and 7999 KM

820 EUR per participant

8000 KM or more

1100 EUR per participant












Erasmus Traineeship


Erasmus+ Mobility traineeships are organized along the same lines as Mobility Studies, however, in this case, students spend a period of time (ranging in duration between 2-12 months) in an enterprise or organization. The objectives of traineeships are to reinforce the contribution of higher education and advanced vocational education to the process of innovation; to improve the quality of student mobility throughout Europe, and to improve the quality of cooperation between higher education institutions and enterprises. 


The conditions for eligibility to Traineeships are similar to those for students participating in Mobility Studies where the student must have already completed the first year of Undergraduate studies. Full recognition of the traineeships must be sought prior to departure, and students must fulfil certain conditions in order to participate and be eligible to receive financial assistance if this is made available.


Students will also have the possibility of conducting a traineeship within a maximum of one year after their graduation. This may also include assistantships for student teachers. Interested applicants are advised to consult their Deans/Heads of Departments with regards to the logistics of their traineeships.


For more info please click here. Please contact international@ghsl.org with any queries.


Compiled by Luisa Cassar Pullicino, Brandon Meli, Michela Mifsud and John Caruana.