Whatever the source of funding for the programme fee, candidates
are reminded that the programme fee does not cover travel expenses.
Travel arrangements will have to be arranged and settled by the
Students should arrive in Malta ahead of the programme starting
date. However, candidates are advised to make their travel
arrangements to ensure their arrival at the Institute not earlier
than one week before the commencement of the programme. To find out
the exact starting date of the forthcoming programme, please refer
to Annex 4 of the Application Package for the LL.M. Programme (see
How to Apply). In view of the fact that a three-day field trip to
London is organized at the end of the academic year, participants
are asked to arrange for their return ticket with Air Malta via
London Heathrow Airport, leaving departure dates and the exact
stop-over period in London open pending final booking, which may be
effected in Malta. This would avoid the student and/or nominating
authority incurring unnecessary expenses. Should the student need
an entry visa for the United Kingdom, the Institute will assist in
obtaining it from the British High Commission in Malta.
Students are requested to arrange for a visa, if this is required,
for their initial travel to Malta. Malta is a member of the
European Schengen Agreement. Therefore, the Institute cannot
procure visas on behalf of students. Students coming from countries
with no Maltese embassy or consulate must apply for their visas to
enter Malta from the Italian or Austrian Embassy in their
respective countries. For more information relating to visa
requirements please visit the website of the Malta Ministry of
Foreign Affairs at www.mfa.gov.mt (information on visas is found on
the SERVICES menu located on the top of the Ministry's homepage).
Family and dependants
Students are not expected to bring their families or dependents
with them to the Institute and are strongly advised not to do so.
The residential facilities at the Institute are not intended for
occupancy by the members of the families of students. If students
nevertheless do decide to bring dependants with them, they
themselves have to arrange at their own expense suitable
accommodation outside the Institute. The Institute must be notified
in advance of the intention to bring dependants. No arrangements
can be made for them by IMLI.
Entrance to the IMLI residential area
Books and Other Instructional Material
Students are provided with a selected number of textbooks,
conventions and other instructional material as determined by the
Institute. On completion of study, arrangements will be made for
sending such material to the student’s home country by sea
transport, if this is necessary.
As part of the programme, each student is required to write a
dissertation of 10,000 words on a topic of their choice, approved
by the Faculty. The topic selected by each student should relate to
some aspect of the programme , but it is expected that it will also
be relevant to the student’s own country or region. Students are
therefore encouraged to bring with them any materials that would be
useful for such purpose, in particular any domestic textbook
concerning public or private maritime law.
Students are also required to undertake a drafting project related
to maritime legislation. It would be useful if students brought
with them copies of ALL NATIONAL LEGISLATION RELATING TO MARITIME
LAW covering topics such as marine pollution, ports and harbours,
commercial maritime law, as well as the constitution of their
Furthermore, students are advised to bring with them a copy of any
law relating to the incorporation of international legal
instruments regarding maritime law into their domestic law, as well
as any law or material governing legislative drafting within their
jurisdiction, such as an Interpretation Act.
Such materials can then be retained in the IMLI Library for
consultation and use by future students. In this way, the Library
can build up a comprehensive collection of maritime legislation.
Co-operation in this matter will be much appreciated by IMLI.
It would also be useful for the student to have a contact person
within his/her jurisdiction who would be willing to supply him/her
with any material as required during his/her stay at the Institute.
IMLI Student Rules
Student life at the Institute is governed by the IMLI Student
Rules. BY APPLYING TO THE INSTITUTE, CANDIDATES UNDERTAKE TO COMPLY
STRICTLY WITH THESE RULES SHOULD THEY BE ADMITTED TO THE PROGRAMME.
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