The basic requirements are:
a) a degree in law with a high standing from a recognized university; and
b) proficiency in the English language: all students must be fully proficient in that language by the time they begin their studies. This means that they should be fully acquainted with the fundamentals of the English language; i.e. in reading, writing, listening, comprehension and speaking skills. Students who have not studied or made active use of the English language in recent years are STRONGLY advised to refresh their English knowledge PRIOR to their arrival in Malta. They should bear in mind that the study of international maritime law in the English language demands a sophisticated knowledge of the language. If the candidate or the nominating authority is in any doubt as to whether the candidate's English meets the required standard, the candidate should undertake one of the following internationally recognized English language proficiency tests. Production of evidence of English language proficiency is required. Therefore, as a pre-requisite for the admission, the Institute may require candidates to undertake one of the following tests:
Administered on demand at local British Council offices / British Embassies.
Further information on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency may be obtained by contacting British Embassies/Consulates or the British Council, the Institute, or by visiting the following website: http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/proficiency
Further information on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) may be obtained through American Embassies / Consulates or the U.S. Information Agency, or by visiting the following website http://www.toefl.org.
If the test taken is not one of the above, the score, together with reference material on the system used, may be sent to the Institute for evaluation and advice. A certified copy of the test results should be sent to the Institute along with the application.