In view of the current situation with covid-19, the Institute of Tourism Studies is commited to provide the necessary support for both current and prospective students. Here below you may find some frequently asked questions and the necessary changes announced during this time.
Last Updated: 9th April 2020
Current ITS Students
Foundation level students
Certificate level students
Diploma level students
Higher National Diploma level students
Bachelor Degree students
What changes have taken place in the entry requirements for prospective (new) students for the new academic year, 2020-2021 at Foundation and Certificate programmes?
Prospective students are to refer to the ITS prospectus for specific entry requirements to Foundation and Certificate programmes. An overview of these criteria is being reproduced below:
Applicants who successfully complete: (i) compulsory education; or (ii) the Alternative Learning Programme (ALP) will be admitted to the Foundation Programme in Tourism And Hospitality (MQF level 2).
Applicants who successfully achieve a minimum of 5 (five) O level subjects of which; 2 (two) O level subjects shall include Hospitality, Mathematics, Maltese, English and/or Home Economics at MQF Level 3 (SSC&P level 3) attained either by the respective secondary schools or MATSEC predictive assessment or during the September 2020 examination session, and any other 3 (three) O level subjects at MQF level 2 or better (SSC&P level 2) attained either by the respective secondary schools or MATSEC predictive assessment or during the September 2020, will be admitted to the certificate programme of their choice.
Applicants who successfully achieve a minimum of 4 (four) O level subjects of which 1 (one) O level shall include Hospitality or Home Economics with a result of grade 1,2 or 3 (MQF level 3 / SSC&P Level 3) attained during the September 2020 examination session and any other 3 (three) O level subjects with any grade between 1 and 7 (MQF / SSC&P level 2 or better attained either by the respective secondary schools or MATSEC predictive assessment or during the September 2020 including English language, will be admitted to the certificate programme of their choice.
For more details on SSC&P certificates and levels kindly refer to Admission to ITS section in prospectus.
I have planned to sit for my MATSEC examinations (Advance and Intermediate levels). How is this going to impact on my entry opportunities to join ITS degree programmes?
ITS will provisionally accept students studying at Matriculation level to ITS Level 6 programmes, depending on specific entry requirements. Prospective degree students are to refer to the ITS prospectus.
All provisionally accepted students will have their status reviewed following the publication of results of the September 2020 examination session and subsequently the resit session in December 2020.
Between September 2020 and December 2020 if:
- A student does not achieve More then 36, the student will be redirected into an alternative program accordingly.
- A student gets between 36-43 points the student can continue through the 1st Year and ONLY if they pass from all 1st Year modules they can proceed to Year 2
- A student who achieve 44 Points or more will be able to proceed as per ITS Rules and Regulations.