The Institute of Tourism Studies offers programmes of study at Certificate, Diploma and Higher Levels, for careers in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Hotel Operations, Accommodation Operations, Travel Agency Operations, Travel and Tourism, and Tour Guiding. Programmes of study are also offered in Food Preparation & Production and Food and Beverage Service.
The Institute offers:
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Moreover, as an institution that shapes the future of our Tourism and Hospitality Industry, the Institute of Tourism Studies also offers tailor-made training modules designed to meet specific needs within the industry, which range from one and two-day management seminars and refresher courses to specific skills training programmes.
Specific single certification modules are also available at the Institute. These usually start in October or in February and are an excellent preparation for the City & Guilds certificate examinations.
The Institute's programmes of study are designed to meet the needs of industry on a global level.
Our students receive both theoretical and practical exposure throughout the course thus enabling them to be operational as soon as they step into the world of work.
Admission to the Institute of Tourism Studies
Method of Application
Application forms may be obtained from:
- The Office of the Registrar of the Institute of Tourism Studies, St George’s Bay, St Julian’s.
- ETC Job Centres in Valletta, Mosta, Birgu and Victoria Gozo.
- The Applications Page in the website
Programme of Studies
Applications, accompanied by the relevant documentation, will be received by the Office of the Registrar between Monday 25th July & Friday 5th August 2016 (Summer Office Hours 8:00am till 1:00pm).
- Photocopies of all the Certificates required (or a photocopy of the result slips). Kindly note that original certificates are to be presented during the interview.
- Photocopy of the Identity Card
- References (if available).
Applications by post should be sent by registered mail and in sufficient time to ensure delivery by the deadline set. The Registrar will acknowledge such applications in writing within three working days. Additional information regarding the Institute of Tourism Studies as well as an online application can be obtained from here.
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- Students must follow the time-tables set out by the Institute of Tourism Studies and may be required to attend morning, afternoon and/or evening sessions. They may also be required to attend sessions after normal hours, on public holidays and at weekends (Saturday or Sunday).
- The language of tuition at the Institute of Tourism Studies is English.
- The Institute may consider applications from mature students who are twenty-three (23) years of age or over and who are not in possession of the full entry qualifications. Such applications will be considered on an individual basis and applicants will be asked to undertake an aptitude test and a personal interview.
- Students presenting professional or post-secondary diplomas or certificates related in whole or in part to the area of study may, if approved by the Institute, be exempted from taking particular modules from the relevant programme of studies, provided full documentation is presented at the time of assessment. The Institute reserves the right not to accept such credentials.
- Students who come into contact with food will be required to successfully complete a Food Handlers course in accordance with current Health & Hygiene Regulations prior to the commencement of the course.
- Students shall undertake a medical examination to certify their suitability to join a programme of studies at the Institute of Tourism Studies.
- The Institute reserves the right to determine the number of new entrants in relation to the availability of resources and the standard of applicant
Students at the Institute of Tourism Studies, whether they are following a full-time or a part-time programme, must at all times comply with the Institute's Rules & Regulations.
Rules and Regulations are periodically updated . Please refer back to this page to ensure that you have the latest version of the regulations.
The following stipends will be paid to full-time students who meet the eligible criteria and who are not in full-time employment during the scholastic period.
MQF Level 2
€29.00 per week
MQF Level 3
€29.00 per week
MQF Level 4
€29.00 per week
MQF Level 5
1st year student - €46.061 per week
2nd year student - €53.86 per week
The first stipend will be paid at the end of November. Thereafter stipends will be paid every four weeks in arrears. Students receiving a stipend are also entitled to receive half the annual Government bonus and have to pay their National Insurance
- Full-time students will be required to undertake a compulsory fourteen (14) week Local Industrial Trade Practice (LITP) during the summer months in establishments assigned to them by the Institute of Tourism Studies.
- Conditions of employment and remuneration payable to students during the LITP will be compliant with Maltese employment regulations.
- The satisfactory completion of the LITP is a requirement for all programmes of study.
- Students may propose establishments where to conduct their placement. Final approval of such arrangements is at the discretion of the Executive Director and the Board of Studies.
- The six (6) month International Internship is a compulsory component of some of the Diploma/Higher National Diploma programme of studies.
- Students who apply for an International Internship (as approved by Executive Director) and who are accepted by properties approved by ITS will have to make their own travel and insurance arrangements.
- The Executive Director’s and the Board of Studies decision on the placement of students is final.