Recognised School Leaving Qualification(s)

  • Advanced Matriculation
  • Matriculation Certificate Examination from the University of Malta


Eligibility Requirements

Grade E (on a scale of E-A where A is best)

Minimum Entry Requirements/Matriculation:

The minimum eligibility criteria applies. Proof of English proficiency is required in all cases. There may also be specific subject requirements for courses (not incl. Systems of Knowledge).

Level 8       2 H5 required

5 distinct recognised subjects which must include 2 subjects at Advanced Level grade C minimum and 3 other subjects at Intermediate Level Grade C minimum (not incl. Systems of Knowledge)

NB:  Applicants must submit certified copies of both Advanced and Intermediate results

English Language Competence:

The minimum acceptable level of English is 3 in the Secondary Education Certificate or pass in the matriculation or equivalent English Language competence. Note applicants whose school-leaving examinations are more than two years old should present additional proof of English.


Specific Subject Requirements:

To compare the subject requirements in terms of Irish Leaving Certificate as specified on the UCC website, use the following table:

 Subject Grade Comparison:

NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

 LC Higher   Maltese Matric    LC Ordinary  Maltese Matric
 H1     Advanced level A     O1  Advanced level C 
 H2 Advanced level B O2 Advanced level D
 H3 Advanced level B O3  Intermediate A
 H4 Advanced level C O4  Intermediate B
 H5 Advanced level C O5   Intermediate C 
 H6 Advanced level D O6 Intermediate Level Grade C or 5 in Secondary Education Certificate
 H7 Advanced level E    



Agreed Entry Requirements for EU/EFTA

Points Comparison


Guideline Indicative Points Score (IPS) equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points:

Points Equivalence Table     
Advanced Level Grade Indicative Points Score per subject             Intermediate Level Grade Indicative Points Score per subject


B 164
C 123 C 62
D 80 D 40
E 40 E 20

The best 5 distinct subjects normally accepted for admissions purposes in Irish HEIs are totalled, in accordance with matriculation and entry requirements. Scoring is based on 2 Advanced subjects and 3 Intermediate. Only advanced presented at a single sitting (i.e. either April-June or September sitting) will be scored. Intermediate subjects can be presented from the same or previous sitting.


Bonus Points for Maths in 2021

Bonus points of 25 will be awarded for A Level Maths Grade D or better where mathematics is one of the subjects counted for points



Admissions Office


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