Licence Updates (for already licenced providers)

The licensee must inform The Malta Further & Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) in case of changes which deviate from the original submission to the Authority. The following include the requirements in case of changes in the following:

If an already licensed provider is interested to apply for a change in category, the provider is to:

  1. Fill in the update licence application which can be downloaded from the following link: https://mfhea.mt/provider-licenses/. If any documentation requested in the application form is unchanged from previous application, this is to be indicated. MFHEA may request additional documentation as may be required.
  2. Have at least one programme with the Level of the Category being applied for. There are two kinds of programmes which can be provided: home-grown programmes that are accredited through MFHEA or foreign accredited qualifications. If you are interested in creating home-grown courses, you can download the programme application from the following link: https://mfhea.mt/programme-accreditation/.  In the case of foreign accredited qualifications which are not found on the OFQUAL register of regulated qualification/s, please attach a recognition statement which can be obtained from the following link: https://mfhea.mt/academic-qualifications/. Please note that in order to issue a licence, an applicant must obtain accreditation for at least one home-grown programme or have permission to provide at least one foreign accredited programme from the programme’s awarding body.

A copy of the application form/s, together with the required documentation requested in the application form and those listed below, needs to be sent to accreditation@mfhea.mt. The current fee structure can be downloaded from the following link: Administrative Fee Structure for Accreditation and Licensing of Providers and Programmes – Malta Further & Higher Education Authority (mfhea.mt).

A copy of the application form/s, together with the required documentation, is to be sent to accreditation@mfhea.mt.

The provider is to inform the Accreditation Unit of a change in Head of Institution.

For a change in Head, the following documentation are to be provided:

  • copy of ID Card/ Passport,
  • an updated CV,
  • true copies of the qualifications certified by a notary or lawyer. If qualification/s are foreign, a recognition statement must be submitted.

A copy of the application form/s, together with the required documentation are to be sent to accreditation@mfhea.mt.

For a change in the Legal Representative, the following is to be provided:

The person appointed shall be based in Malta and authorised to enter into legally binding agreements on behalf of the institution. Thus, a copy of ID card/Passport is to be provided. If the appointed legal person resides abroad, the applicant is re-quested to appoint a resident agent. A resident agent is a person who will be representing the legal person here in Malta.

A copy of the application form/s, together with the required documentation are to be sent to accreditation@mfhea.mt.

The provider is to inform the Accreditation Unit of a change/ ddition of a Training Venue and provide the necessary documentation as indicated in communication on premises.

A copy of the application form/s, together with the required documentation, is to be sent to accreditation@mfhea.mt.

If an licensed provider would like to introduce online/blended learning, they would need to provide MFHEA  with the following:

The programmes must satisfy the following criteria for the provision to be classified as “100% online or blended”:

  1. The learning process is directed and supervised by at least one suitably qualified and competent tutor; and
  2. Students have the freedom and flexibility to access the course at a time which is most convenient to them (student control) in addition to the engagement required with the tutor as stipulated by the course description;
  3. An integral part of the programme or the whole programme should utilise pedagogical methods which deliver new skills, knowledge, and competences to students through a virtual learning environment.

Furthermore, all providers that are intending to deliver an online/blended course should kindly note the need to provide the following:

A copy of the application form/s, together with the required documentation, needs to be sent to accreditation@mfhea.mt.

Kindly refer to the below links for further information – Definitions of the Terms Used in Online Learning and GUIDELINES FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE – FOR ONLINE LEARNING PROVIDERS IN MALTA.

The provider shall submit an updated final course description in track changes to indicate the revisions done. Depending on the changes done to the programme, MFHEA will determine if the programme needs to go through reaccreditation or else approved internally if the changes done are considered minor. If the programme requires re-accreditation, the provider will be informed accordingly and may be requested to update the application to the latest version if necessary.  Information of the process of accreditation can be found on the following link: Programme Accreditation – Malta Further & Higher Education Authority (mfhea.mt)

A copy of the application form/s, together with the required documentation, needs to be sent to accreditation@mfhea.mt.

In the case the provider would like to change the register company or sell the license to third parties’ company, the following information is required:

– Good Standing Certificate of the Maltese company which is not older than one month in original

– Company Organigram (signed and certified as a true copy by a director or company secretary of the Maltese company) that provides the name of every shareholder company, company registration number and country of incorporation, and the name of every individual shareholder including the ultimate beneficial owner, passport number and country of issue (or Maltese Identity Card, if applicable) as well as the percentage shareholding by every shareholder

– A certified copy of the licence of any company within the structure, if any and for each corporate shareholder:

– Good Standing Certificate of the company which is not older than one month in original  and for each individual shareholder including the ultimate beneficial owner:

– certified copy of passport

You may wish to guide them with the certification wording such as:

When certified documents are obtained, these should include a written statement to the effect that:

– the document certified is a true copy of the original document;

– the original document has been seen and verified by the certifier; and

– the photo visible on the document (where applicable) is a true likeness of the person appearing in front of me.

The certified copy must be signed and dated by the certifier and is to include the certifier’s name and surname, address, contact details; and profession, designation or capacity.

A copy of the application form/s, together with the required documentation, is to be sent to accreditation@mfhea.mt.

In case of any other changes not listed above, the provider is to inform the MFHEA in this regard and await approval. Additional document can be requested as deemed necessary.

 For any queries, please contact us on accreditation@mfhea.mt.