Postgraduate Diploma in Gerontology and Geriatrics

Marvin Formosa mfor2 at
Fri Jul 7 05:13:59 EST 2000

To whom it may concern,

The Division of Gerontology, University of Malta, runs a nine-month
Postgraduate Diploma in Gerontology and Geriatrics. The next course
commences on the 1st of October 2000.

The primary aim of the Postgraduate Diploma Course is to produce
qualified and trained personnel engaged in the provision and planning of
services to older persons in the statutory, voluntary and private
sectors. The emphasis is on basic gerontological training aimed at
giving a better understanding of the various aspects of ageing and the
needs of elderly persons, as well as the skills necessary to meet their
needs adequately, thus improving their quality of life and well-being.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Gerontology and Geriatrics was set up in
1989 by an Expert Group Meeting convened by INIA. The Division was
precisely set up to meet the training needs of personnel working in the
field of ageing from developed and underdeveloped countries. The
Division’s international academic reputation can be witnessed by the
high number of applications from foreign students received annually.
During the years 1990-1999, 96 foreign students hailing from 42
different countries, as well as 82 Maltese nationals, have successfully
read for the Postgraduate Diploma in Gerontology and Geriatrics.
Application forms may be downloaded from web site Otherwise you can
indicate a fax number where we can fax you the application form. Further
information can be found on our website or by contacting us on
email geront at

Currently, the University of Malta’s tuition fee for foreign students
reading for the nine-month Postgraduate Diploma in Gerontology and
Geriatrics stands at US$3750 (LM1500). However, partial scholarships are
available to potential candidates hailing from developing countries.
Further information will be given on the receipt of the completed
application form.

As regards accommodation, this can be provided in sharing apartments
situated very close to the University (two minutes by walk). The total
charge for accommodation (having own bedroom but sharing both bathroom
and kitchen – and including board, electricity and water, but excluding
 (food) stands about US$ 275 (LM110) every month. The University also
provides its own  accommodation service. The total charge for Sole
Occupancy (having own bedroom but sharing both bathroom and kitchen) is
US$ 250 (Lm100) per month, and for Sharing Accommodation is US$ 167
(Lm67) – both rates include electricity and water charges, but exclude
food. Kindly note that all quoted fees may increase or decrease slightly
due to different exchange rates. Should you have further queries, you
are welcome to contact the undersigned.


Dr. Joseph Troisi
Gerontology and Geriatrics


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