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Adult education

 
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The Ministry of Education and Employment offers various courses to adults for foreigners who wish to learn Maltese as well as English and other vocational subjects. Various short and long courses have been developed to help those who stopped studying a while back or who simply want to learn new skills. 
​Information about the courses, the Centres and the respective days and times can be accessed from the website.  You can also go to our Facebook page: Lifelong Learning Courses Malta & Gozo.
Third Country Nationals may not request a visa for a long stay on the ground of applying for any of the courses offered by the Directorate for Lifelong Learning. All applicants must be sixteen years of age or over, if not stated otherwise in certain specific sections or Centres.
 
Applications for Courses
 
Applications are received either online, at the Ministry of Education, Great Siege Road, Floriana, or the Education Office in Victoria, Gozo or at a Local Council.
 
Fees  
 
Applicants who are:
 
(a) Citizens of Malta; or
(b) citizens of other Member States of the European Union who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters of employment by virtue of EU legislation and treaty provisions dealing with the free movement of workers; or
(c) citizens of any other country who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters related to employment by virtue of the application to that country of EU legislation and treaty provisions dealing with the free movement of workers; or
(d) any other persons who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters related to employment in terms of the law or the above-mentioned EU legislation and treaty provisions, on account of their family relationship with persons mentioned in paragraph (a), (b) or (c); or
 
(e) third country nationals who have been granted long-term resident status in Malta under regulation 4 of the “Status of Long-Term Residents (Third Country Nationals) Regulations, 2006” or who have been granted a residence permit under regulation 18(3) thereof, together with family members of such third country nationals who have been granted a residence permit under the “Family Reunification Regulations, 2007”
  
These individuals are required to pay a fee for courses held by Lifelong Learning. Applicants who do not fall in either of the above categories pay a fee which is double the amount.

Once you have made your payment, please keep a printed copy of your receipt to show to the tutor on the first day of attendance of each course. Learners will not be allowed to attend the course without the receipt.
There will be no changes to the registration of courses after payment is made, except in the case of courses that have to be cancelled.
Exemption from Fees

The following are exempted from payment:
  • ​Adults who qualify under (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) under the above subtitle “Payment” and who apply for the basic skills courses in literacy (Maltese and English), numeracy (Mathematics) and Science.

  • Those in possession of the Senior Citizens Card (Kartanzjan) do not pay for their first course (however all subsequent courses applied for during the scholastic year 2016-2017 will need to be paid for). 

  • Applicants who, due to social reasons declare that they cannot afford the relevant fee, have to apply in person and not through the online service. They will then need to fill in and sign the necessary form, which is to be verified and approved by the Director for Lifelong Learning after consultation with the Department of Social Services.

  • Applicants who feel they are entitled to payment exemption require permission to be issued by the appropriate Board within the Ministry for Education and Employment. This exemption has to be obtained before the course commences, otherwise payment will be required. If the exemption is received after the payment is made, the applicant will be entitled to a payment refund. Applicants will need to acquire this Exemption Form and apply at the Ministry’s Board.


Last updated in August 2016.

 Contact Name
Directorate for Lifelong Learning
Ministry for Education and Employment
Great Siege Road
Floriana

 Telephone
+356 2598 2444
+356 2598 2290
+356 2598 2291

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