Advanced Diploma in International Taxation – Paper 1

The Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) is the only International recognised Diploma in Taxation in Malta through the Chartered Institute of Taxation (UK). The Chartered Institute of Taxation is the leading taxation professional body in the United Kingdom and is delivered in Malta through the Malta Institute of Management (MIM). 

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Designed by a board of world-leading experts, created to provide a foundation in international tax needed for today’s professionals to stand out from the crowd.


The ADIT qualification structure includes a mandatory ‘Principles of International Taxation’ exam, which covers fundamental concepts in international tax. In addition, students are required to select two further exams, from a range of jurisdiction-based and thematic international tax subject areas. ADIT exam sessions are organised twice per year, with exams taking place in June and December.

This course is an international recognised qualification which is considered to be at a level of a post graduate professional qualification.  It consists of 3 papers, Paper 1, 2 and 3

ADIT Module 1 -Principles of International Taxation

This module is based on the OECD Model Convention, and is compulsory for all candidates. The focus is on key issues such as Principles of International Tax Law, Residence, Double Taxation Conventions and Treaty interpretation, transfer pricing, the work of the OECD and international tax avoidance. The curriculum is regularly updated to cover current tax laws and emerging trends, providing a thorough grounding in international tax. This modules gives the required breadth of knowledge, skills and understanding of international tax, based on the OECD Model Convention, that one needs to success in ones career. The learning will cover in detail key international issues, with particular emphasis on residence, double taxation conventions and treaty interpretation, transfer pricing, the work of the OECD, and international tax avoidance.

ADIT is no ordinary achievement. It’s a rigorous learning and professional development programme. When you progress your career with ADIT, you will enjoy a number of benefits relevant to either your student or International Tax Affiliate status, each designed to help you get the most from your career.

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Principles of International Tax falls under the Get Qualified Scheme where eligible students benefit from a 70% tax rebate

ADIT Principles of International Tax

Starting October 2023