Study In Malta


Malta, also known as the “hidden gem of the Mediterranean” is surrounded by serene geographical topography like Sicily and Alexandria which are beauty on itself. Moreover, the region is a prime locus to study due to its natural landscape, beautiful lakes, and ocean front views. International students may require some private insurance although the health care in Malta is widely considered as 5th best in the world. Malta is a relatively peaceful country surrounded by beauty with diverse career choices for students who pursue higher education. The electronics field and computer technology is a very popular major, so is the field of Education, Engineering, and Medicine. The students have several choices as per their preference for education in the Universities of Malta. Some students take up permanent residence in Malta once they complete their educational requirements due to the facilities like free health care and other factors of attraction. Malta has various institutions (both public and private) that offer graduate programs to international students; some specialize on tourism, technology or arts. Most of these institutions are located on Valletta, Gozo and Comino, the coastal regions of Malta.

About Maltese Education

There are a number of institutions in Malta that provide graduate programs. Graduate education in Malta works on the English model of Master of Arts/Master of Science. Many of the graduate courses offered are geared as per the needs of the local area like security, culture or arts of the Mediterranean.

Some of the features about the education service in Malta are briefed as below:

  • The University of Malta provides tertiary education at diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate level where most departments in the university offer courses in English.
  • Approximate 11,500 students are present in Malta including over 600 international students from 71 different countries, following full-time or part-time degree and diploma courses. More than 3,000 students graduate in various disciplines annually.
  • The University of Malta has revised its Tuition fee schedule for short-term (1 semester or 1 full academic year) for undergraduate visiting students which is €1,080 for Non EU/EFA Nationals.
  • Students are required to register for a minimum of 8 ECTS per semester. According to the regulations of University of Malta, students can register for a maximum of 30 ECTS per semester and a maximum of 60 ECTS per year. The amount of study-units or the study/learning program a visiting student takes up is usually worked out with the home coordinator prior to departure.
  • The University accepts GCE Advanced and Advanced Subsidiary Level certificates, the International Baccalaureate, the American Advanced Placement System and the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE).
  • After selecting a course, applicants for undergraduate study may apply to courses throughout the year. Online application is available and should be made by July in the year of admission.

Living Expenses

The living expenses in Malta are fairly cheaper as compared to that of UK, U.S.A and other destinations. The accommodation cost is 500 EURO (589 USD), food expenses is around 250 EURO (294 USD), transport expenses is around 40 EURO (47 USD), telephone/WIFI cost is around 25 EURO (29 USD) , and other requirements for a month. A total of 1075 EURO (1265 USD) is required for a month to live in Malta excluding the education expenses.