FAQ Admission

South Europe College Admissions Information

  • Future students may apply to the SEC programs by submitting an application through the available electronic admission form, which contains personal information about the student, prior educational information, a copy of a government identification document, and proof of English proficiency if needed.
  • After submission, the application is reviewed by an admission committee. Once the admission decision is made, the result of the students’ eligibility will be sent back to the students with instructions about the next step. All admission information will be available to students through the college website.
  • The verification of a student’s identity begins at the time of admission and the first course registration.
  • After a student has been through the admission process and is accepted to attend, Information Technology Services is responsible for creating a secure and unique login and password for the accepted.
  • Students are responsible for maintaining the security of their login information and password. This information may not be shared or given to anyone other than the person to whom they were assigned. Users are responsible for any use and activity of their account.
  • Of course, for its part, SEC ensures the security and anonymity of the students’ personal data.
  • Students must provide the following minimum requirements to be considered eligible for admission:
  1. Bachelor’s Degree

Candidates should submit official transcripts from a European undergraduate three-year initial degree or recognized equivalent at EQF/MQF (Level 6 – 180 ECTS minimum).

Foreign undergraduate bachelor’s degree from outside the Malta equivalent at EQF/MQF (Level 6 – 180 ECTS minimum) is accepted. Where transcripts are in a language other than English, candidates should submit original transcripts accompanied by approved English translation.

  1. Proof of English Language Proficiency

Candidates should submit one of the following proofs of English language proficiency. IELTS: minimum score 6.5 or TOEFL Minimum score 81 IBT, 213 CBT, or 550 PBT. Proof of English proficiency will be waived if last degree at a school where English is the primary medium of instruction.

  • All students who receive admission approval will attend an online orientation and induction to the online learning program. The orientation includes information about the program, finance, learning resources, student services, assessment system, course activities, and academic ethics, in addition to information about all SEC departments and units.

Within the process of prior learning recognition, SEC aims to ensure compliance with required standards as specified by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA). Recognition of Prior Learning is a process where students can apply for an exemption to credits within nationally/internationally recognized qualifications which is based on the courses’ learning outcomes.
Applicant students seeking admission must provide proof in writing by submitting course specifications that they have completed at the required level of studies. The recognition of prior qualifications will be based on the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) requirements.

Students’ progression is based on their academic progress and performance to complete the program.

All learning resources and coursework activities are available to students through the online learning system. Students can access their grades to see all their grades and academic progress.

Academic advising is also available to all students to ensure students success and that all graduation requirements are completed.
While after graduating, many students are left standing at a crossroads; SEC tries to overhaul its teaching in order to meet the needs of students and current industry trends.

For us, we try to teach our students how to find their own meaning and purpose in life. We believe that college is more than just about getting a degree, and puts life purpose, positivity, wellbeing and happiness at the epicenter of its student education and teaching.

In fact, we try to help our students to build their self-awareness and to outline to them the value of what they learn, by encouraging them to get out of their comfort zones and showing them how to learn from their mistakes.

For these reasons, we foster collaboration and we get students out into the real world.
In other words, we provide to our students work-integrated learning opportunities by offering them the opportunity to work in a genuine business setting and guide them to develop their sense and awareness of workplace culture, to enhance their soft skills and to advance their theoretical knowledge, besides helping them to increase their awareness of global challenges and industry issues.

As a result, our students will be able to build a flourishing network of contacts and they can boost their employment prospects, so that they can broaden their perspectives, can make a positive impact and offer solutions to real-life problems.
In SEC, two approaches to teaching assessment are used.

First, the criterion of teaching effectiveness used in the impact analysis of teaching activity, with performance indicators and questionnaires on students’ opinions of teacher activity as the main tools used to assess teaching activity.

Second, our teaching evaluation is developed according to the criterion of teaching excellence, with consideration being given to enhancement and innovation processes introduced by teachers.

This approach is based on the use of procedures such as teaching profiles, portfolio and peer review (evaluation of work by one or more people with similar competencies as the producers of the work peers and it functions as a form of self-regulation by qualified members of a profession within the relevant field. Peer review methods are used to maintain quality standards, improve performance, and provide credibility).

Teaching profiles enable the teacher’s activity, as well as teaching innovations and learning outcomes, to be documented.
SEC teaching system will ensure that students are the core of the learning process. Learning will take place by providing a syllabus, weekly recorded lectures and resources, online meetings for live discussion lectures, and ongoing weekly coursework and assessments, in addition to general seminars related to the subjects conducted for students.

For some programs, students are also required to complete a final self-study dissertation where they explore topics related to their field of study. Learning feedback from students is continuously collected to be considered for the achievement of course delivery.

Our college adheres to the Goals of Sustainable Development of the United Nations, over the decade 2020-2030 and we are convinced that Inclusion in higher education is indispensable for both social justice and talent development reasons.

We mainly focus on the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) which is the education goal and which aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promotes lifelong learning opportunities for all”.

It is directly linked to the achievement of SDG 4.3 and to the SDG 4.5, which insist on eliminating gender disparities in education and ensuring equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities.

In this context, our college focuses on Inclusion, Equity and Gender Equality. That’s why all our students should have access to inclusive, equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities, irrespective of sex, age, race, color, ethnicity, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property or birth, as well as persons with disabilities, migrants, …

Vulnerable students who require particular attention and targeted strategies, specially having disabilities (especially color blindness and dyslexia with all its types) are not excluded from our programs. Indeed, for students with specific needs, we adapt our courses, with the help of specialists who are part of our academic team, so that they can benefit from the courses like their colleagues.

In accordance with the standards established by the MFHEA.03.2021, SEC shall issue certificates to students upon successful completion of the programme of studies.

At the end of the program, once a student has successfully completed all program requirements, the student will receive a graduation certificate in addition to a transcript.

The Diploma Supplement/Transcripts shall provide complete and accurate information on the students’ personal achievements, including:

  • The college license number
  • The accreditation status of the program
  • The type and level of qualification awarded
  • The institution that issued the qualification
  • The level of the programme
  • The graduation date
  • The name of the student
  • The content of the course and results gained
  • Details of the national education system