University of Malta Will Not Hold Graduation Ceremonies in the Customary Manner: Degrees and Diplomas to be Conferred In Absentia


The Senate of the University of Malta has announced that graduation ceremonies will not be held in the customary manner in November/December 2020, saying that this has been decided considering the ongoing uncertainty and public health guidelines related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Senate has decided that degrees and diplomas will all be conferred in absentia on the 20th November 2020, after which students will be asked to collect their formal certificate of award from the University. Arrangements will be announced in due course and specific delivery arrangements will be made for graduates who would be residing overseas.

In the same statement, it was also stated that the University plans to hold Thanksgiving Masses and formal ceremonies to mark the graduation of its students in February/March 2021 – adding that the details will be announced when the public health situation permits the University to make definite  plans, principally addressing the major concern of ensuring the safety and wellbeing of its former students and their guests.