One of the key tasks of the International Office at Global Institute of Theology (GIT) is to guide international prospective and current students. We are available to provide information about the courses we offer to our students http://programinfo.git.edu.mt. We are making every effort to ensure that the information included on this website is accurate. However, please consider this information as dynamic since we need to adapt our guidelines as we learn from experience or required by the accrediting authorities and Maltese law. It is neither comprehensive nor complete. Global University (GU), our awarding body, has a policy of continually revising and updating courses and admission requirements. This is also true for our home-grown programs. Therefore, programs we can withdraw, change or update classes as required. Therefore, before proceeding with the website’ contents, especially before applying, prospective students are advised to check the information by contacting us by writing to us using this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits for International Students
We believe that international students can benefit from the services and low tuition we offer. GIT certificates are recognizing by the NCFHE in Malta and all countries that recognize the European Quality Framework. Global Institute of Theology encourages international students interested in Bible and Theological courses which awarding body, Global University has offices in over 150 countries.Prospective students must note that GIT is a distance learning school, and students can study in their own time. There is no set date when a class starts, such as in traditional classroom settings. However, students are required to have five contact hours for each credit. The contact hours can occur by personally meeting with a qualified instructor, in person or online, chat, and other means.Students travelling to Malta to study can benefit from the above. However, we do point out that most of the study time is done alone unless other students are studying the same module together.
Applicants may apply to courses with GIT throughout the year. This is another benefit for international students because we offer self-paced courses. Students can apply at their own convenience and study in their own available time. Applicants may apply through an electronic online applicationDetailed instructions and information about how to apply to the Global Institute of Theology can be found here. We recommend that students contact by email before applying. The initial communication may be found needed for specific clarifications according to the students' needs.Students interested in applying to come to Malta to study with the Global Institute of Theology need to follow the application procedures on this page. However, before we begin processing the application, a payment of 50 Euros must be made. This is refundable only once the application procedure is complete, and the course invoice is issued. We will credit 50 euros to the total cost. If an applicant decides to stop enrolment, the 50 Euro will cover administration costs. In most cases, a one term payment will need to be made after the students are accepted. These funds fall under the refunding principles found on the student application form and replicated here:GIT strives to develop instructional materials and programs that will be completely satisfactory to the students who enroll with us. However, if it is necessary for a student to discontinue studying a GIT course, the following refund policy will apply. 1.You may cancel your enrollment within five (5) days after midnight of the day on which you signed the enrollment agreement (Subject Enrollment Form). If you cancel your enrollment during this time, you will be given a complete refund of all money paid. 2.From five (5) calendar days after midnight of the day on which you signed the Student Registration and or the Student enrollment form until nine (9) months from the day on which you signed the SEF, GIT will be entitled to retain a registration fee from the amount you have paid. 3.If after three months of registration students do not enroll in any courses, no refund is eligible.4.The registration fee (converted to local currency) will be calculated as follows: a.For courses costing less than €300, GIT may retain up to €75. b.For courses costing €300 more, GIT may retain 20% of the total paid but not more than €200.5.If the students request cancellation after two (2) months of their dated SEF, GIT shall be entitled to the registration fee plus a percentage of the total cost of the course. The percentage will be calculated as follows: The registration fee will be deducted from the total of the course. Then, in addition to the registration fee, GIT will retain a percentage of any amount that remains. The percentage retained will depend on how much of the course you have completed.Therefore: a.Up to and including your completion of the first 10 percent of course, GIT may retain 10 percent of any remainder. b.After students have completed more than 10 percent of the course and up to and including completion of 25 percent of the course, GIT may retain 25 percent of any remainder c.After students have completed more than 25 percent of the course and up to and including completion of 50 percent of the course, GIT may retain 50 percent of any remainder. d.If students complete more than half of the course,GIT shall be entitled to the full cost of the course. e.Refunds will only be given on materials that are in resalable condition.VISA and Processing of ApplicationsOnce the students send their required documents, we will provide them with any documents they need for the visa application process. This link my help the prospect students with further visa information.Global Institute of Theology is not responsible for the students' VISA application except to provide documents the student requests. We expect international students to study no less than 5 hours each day, except on weekdays. If we notice that students are not keeping with their timetable, or are receiving failed grades, GIT holds the right to inform authorities, especially Identity Malta.This link will further guide you with the documents international students need to provide.
Before the enrollment of the prospective students need to provide the following:•recommendation from their church leadership•Police conduct certificate
International Students Verification
Since students with GIT would be coming from Pentecostal and Evangelical churches, a number of student verifications will be applied. These can include:•Prospective students need to provide a copy of a legal identity document, such passport or national ID card.•The pastor of the church will verify the identity of the students by a signed declaration.•A Skype (or similar software) meeting will take place between a GIT staff member to (1) verify the students likeness and (2) assess the language ability of the applicant if studying in English. oSeveral of our courses are translated into several languages. If students are using study guides in their respective language, we will consider this in regards to their English fluency. •The above are necessary before the prospective students send in their applications.This procedure will apply for students who can come to Malta to study or study by distance learning.
Modes of study in Malta.
Global Institute of Theology is a growing school. Therefore, we do not have the facilities the man power to hold full time classroom studies. However, since our courses are designed for distance and online learning, students that want to study in Malta need to know that they can study at their place of residence. However, for every one (1) EQF/MQF credit, they will need to meet with a tutor for five hours. This is explained in the following Chart:
ONE EQF/MQF CREDIT HOUR = 25 HOURS OF WORKLOAD
Approximate division of work load for each credit hourIn line with European tools, all education pegged to the MQF is quantified in workload hours known as "credits." The workload can be defined as 25 hours of learning (consisting of a minimum of 5 hours of direct contact teaching hours; practical sessions; mentoring; self-study; such as reading, research, seminars, conferences, tutorials, assignments, and assessments; and related organized activities, such as informal and non-formal learning). Thus both ECTS and ECVET are subject to the same quality standards and have equal value.Therefore, students will meet with a qualified instructor and that meeting will be logged and recorded as their attendance. This is imperative.
Students Overseas Earned Qualifications
A large number of overseas qualifications are accepted as satisfying the entry requirements to the GIT/GU. All original transcripts must be sent from the awarding body directly to GU or GIT. Some students may need to take courses to meet the entry criteria.
Language of instruction
The language of instruction GIT lectures in is English. Prospective students who have completed their secondary education overseas are obliged to satisfy the GIT/GU English language by writing a proficient essay so that the GIT director assesses the English. This is generally needed in level 6 and above.
Students are required to settle the balance for their tuition fees before the acceptance letter is sent. However, we charge for the first semester and the application fee. The students must pay using the bank transfer information below:Global Institute of Theology – Malta17 – ChristineTriq il-KlinIklinIKL 1030Bank of Valletta (B’kara Branch)295, Triq in-Naxxar, B’kara BKR 9041IBAN # MT92VALL22013000000040018045981Swift Code: VALLMTMTCurrency used: EuroPLEASE ALWAYS SEND US THE BANK RECEIPTThe costs for every program is found in the program information page of each program. www.git.edu.mt/costs.htm
Modes of Payment
It would be expected, however, that each year will be paid in advance. If the program is less than one year, then the payment must be made in full. Special arrangements can be made ifat the discretion of the administration.It would be expected however, that each year will be paid in advance. If the program is less than one year, then the payment must be made in full. Special arrangements can be made ifat the discretion of the administration.
The table below is an approximate guide for the monthly expense international students may incur while studying in Malta. Needless to say, personal lifestyles will affect the following approximate expense. For example If one prepare his or her own meals, will pay less than those that buy their meals.International students are strongly encouraged to buy a health insurance for the time staying in Malta. The school is not responsible for medical expenses. When possible, students can reside at the Gozo Jesus Center PH Church. The students will give a monthly donation to the church and share the expense of the utilities. This will need to be agreed and accepted by the church leadership. If the students will coordinate their cooking, and not interested in much leisure, and wash their laundry, the expense will be much less.
It is a known fact that some applicants travel to Malta, posing as students. However, they will then travel to another country. To avoid this, and help GIT maintain its integrity, we will ask you to allow us keep your traveling documents in a secure safe. This ill grantee to the authorities that students are genuinely traveling to Malta for their studies.
•GIT is not responsible for any financial burden that students may find themselves in during their studies. Furthermore, GIT will not be able to make any guarantees for students, especially for them to inquire their Student Visa. •GIT is obliged to report to the Central Visa Unit, and or other authorities if:oStudents is absent from class without notification.oGIT cannot make contact with students.oStudents are significantly behind in their studies.oFailing several modules.
We will be adding further information as students make us aware of other queries that they may have. We welcome your assistance to provide you better service.
Global Institute of Theology is a student centered institution. In fact, one of internal quality assurance standards requires that we do not show partiality to any student regarding race, color, and religion among other things. Consequently, concerning the educational requirements of students studying with GIT, students are not under the jurisdiction of any church or denomination, nor does GIT apply any admission requirements related to religious affiliation or creed. Global University’s faculty appoints mentors, graders, to the course of studies of their students. In some cases, the students choose their mentors according to their program prospectus.
Students, with no partiality, are to present with their application identification papers, such as copies of passports or Identity cards. This is important for GIT to have evidence that students are identified according to legal documents. GIT is a distance learning institution. Consequently, whether students are local or international, we will need to be assured that students enrolled with GIT are the same taking exams. It is a way of how the proctors can verify the identity of the student. Furthermore, will be able to meet the standards of the NCFHE our accreditation body.See Student Application Procedures
Contact hours20%Practical, mentoring* 25% self-study & assessment 55%Ministerial activities as directed by church leadership (hands on activities)EQF: European Credit FrameworkMQF: European Credit Framework