A young Gozitan man is the first Maltese student to take the plunge and enrol at the new American University of Malta, which will open its doors as of next month.
The AUM, which will be based in an old dock in Cospicua and virgin land at Zonqor Point, announced on its Facebook page that Sultana has been awarded a full tuition scholarship.
It said the young Gozitan went to secondary school at the ‘High School for Arts, Imagination and Inquiry’ in New York and he is now excited to continue his university studies in Malta.
The New York school, whose Facebook page only has 98 likes, says it teaches “the reflexive study of the arts” with the aim to “release imagination and open intellectual possibilities that provoke students to reach beyond themselves”.
“He is most excited about the lectures at AUM and hopes to pursue a career in marketing after graduating. Welcome to the AUM family,” the University said.
The AUM will offer ten scholarships to Maltese students every year, as part of the deal between the government and Sadeen, the Jordanian development firm behind the university project. The government will provide stipends to these ten students.
Ahead of its first scholastic year, the AUM is posting photos of its first cohort of students who will apply at one of four available courses – Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Game Development, and Master’s in Business Administration.
Besides the young Gozitan man, the other students whose names have been published so far are Vilijam Hristijan Pupkov from Macedonia, Afham Mashaly from Libya, Faisel Eljali and Raghad Alamin from Libya, Carmen Diaz from Spain, and Can After from Turkey.
Editor’s note: Lovin Malta has removed the name and details of the student after his photo and details were pulled at his request by the American University of Malta.