Malta is the tenth smallest country in the world in area, with a population of 516,000, and is also the fourth most densely populated sovereign country. This island nation in the Mediterranean Sea has a long history dating back to around 5900 BC. From the historic period onwards, Malta is known for its quality education and standard of living. Also, the healthcare system, transportation, and banking sectors are all well renowned, and the people in Malta are always welcoming towards foreigners. If you wish to explore a bright future abroad, Malta will be a good choice for higher studies. 

Basic Facts

  • Official name – Republic of Malta
  •  Population – 519,562
  • Currency – Euro
  • GDP – $29.36 billion
  • Capital – Valletta
  • Official Languages – Maltese, English
  • Largest City in the Country – St. Paul’s Bay

Reasons to Study in Malta

  • Universities in Malta follow the British education system and thus offer global standard education. 
  • You will get the possibility to explore courses in the field of Medicine, Engineering, and Arts.
  • Both Maltese and English are the official languages of the country, and the medium of education is English in most universities. 
  • Malta is an affordable place to live and study. The expenses for travel, education, stay, etc are lesser than in other European countries

Intakes in Maltese Universities

  • October Intake
  • February Intake 

Education Institutions in Malta

Some of the most renowned educational institutions in Malta are: 

  • University of Malta
  • American University of Malta
  • Malta College of Arts, Science, and Technology (MCAST)
  • St Martin’s Institute of Higher Education
  • Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in Malta
  • STC University
  • Advenio eAcademy
  • London School of Commerce Malta

October Intake

  • IELTS Coaching – December 
  • Appear for IELTS Test – January 
  • IELTS Test Result Publication -January/February 
  • Submit applications to Universities – from January to April 
  • Receive Offer Letters – January to May 
  • Arrangement of Funds – February to May 
  • Financial Assessment in the Universities – May to June
  • Visa Application- June to July
  • Visa Grant – August to October
  • Fly to Malta- October

February Intake

  • IELTS Coaching – June
  • IELTS Test – July
  • IELTS Test Result Publication – July/ August
  • Submit applications to Universities – from August to Sep 
  • Receive Offer Letters – Sep to January
  • Arrangement of Funds – October to February
  • Financial Assessment in the Universities – October to January
  • Visa application – November to January
  • Visa Grant – Dec to Feb
  • Fly to Malta- February

Work Rights and Stay back Policies

  • Students can work a maximum of 20 hours per week in Malta
  • They cannot work in their first 90 days in Malta while attending a course
  • Students can apply for their visa extension after 21 days in Malta
  • You will need a valid study visa to apply for an employment license.
  • The employment license fee is currently €230

Cost of Study in Malta

  • For EU students and citizens of Malta, university education is free.
  • Non-EU students will be required to pay tuition fees.
  •  On average, the tuition fee will be around 2,000 EUR 

Test Requirement

  •  The English-taught courses require an IELTS band score of 6 to 6.5