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Overview of Malta

The Republic of Malta is a southern European island nation in the Mediterranean Sea, located 93 km from the south of Sicily and 288 km north of Libya. The scenic Maltese archipelago consists of three major islands: Malta, Gozo, and Comino, with a total population of around 500,000 residents. Malta, the largest of the three islands, also remains the administrative, cultural, and commercial centre. The sister city, Gozo, is the second largest island and is popular for its rural areas and countryside. Comino is famous among tourists for trekking and day trips.

The islands lie as a passageway between Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa and hold an important position in maritime history. Malta was a former British crown colony before it gained independence in 1964. Later on, the country became a republic in 1974 and joined the European Union in 2004 and the Eurozone in 2008. The country is divided into 67 local councils, and Valletta is the capital city. Maltese and English are the official languages, however, 90% of the population is fluent in Italian.

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The Maltese economy heavily relies on tourism, international trade, and manufacturing. The country flourished after the opening of the Suez Canal. Nowadays, the film industry, gaming industry, and financial industry have started to bloom, boosting the country’s economy to its prime.

The Maltese climate consists of hot summers and mild winters with adequate rainfall. Malta boasts its centuries old rich history and culture in the form of several historic sites and UNESCO heritage sites, all within a small area, making it the most concentrated historical area in the world.

Maltese Education System

The Maltese education system follows the British model and has four levels of education. It is compulsory to attend school until the age of 16.

Pre primary level for students ranging from three to five years old.

Primary level is for students ranging from five to eleven years old.

Secondary level is for students ranging from eleven to eighteen years old.

Tertiary level for students over the age of eighteen.

Starting at the lower secondary level, vocational subjects are included in the curriculum. Owing to the Maltese Qualification Framework, students now have the option to select vocational home-grown subjects as optional subjects at secondary level.

Malta has three types of educational institutions, state institutions, institutions run by the church, and independent institutions.

State institutions: State-funded institutions are available in the main towns of Malta and Gozo and accessible to everyone. The study supplies and transport to and from school are free for students, however, parents have to pay for the school uniforms.

Institutions run by the church: These institutions are owned by the Catholic Church and are free of fees due to an agreement with the government. However, parents are needed to cover expenses.

Independent institutions: These institutions are run by private organisations and mostly attended by foreigners in Malta.

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Fact Sheet

Republic of Malta

Capital Valletta
Largest city Saint Paul’s Bay
Official languages Maltese and English
Government Unitary parliamentary republic
Calling code +356
Time zone UTC +1
Summer UTC +2
Total area 316 km2
Population 519562
GDP (nominal) $32,912
Currency Euro
Date format dd/mm/yyyy

Why Malta

Despite the fact that Malta is the smallest country on the European continent, it offers high quality education in its institutions at every level. Their top rated academic curriculum, on par with international standards, along with the institutions with the best infrastructure, have attracted masses of students to the country. The Maltese healthcare system is rated as one of the best among European nations and is absolutely free for the natives. Owing to the bilingual status of the country, several courses are available in English to facilitate globally recognised study programmes for international students as well as the Maltese student community.

Thanks to the great weather conditions, best healthcare facilities, and safe living conditions, most of the international students decide to stay behind in Malta after their studies. Malta is fairly affordable for study abroad programmes when compared to other countries in the European belt, and it has become the root cause for the influx of international students who wish to pursue higher studies at an affordable cost.


The higher education system in Malta includes graduate, postgraduate, and research programmes as well as certificate and diploma courses in universities, colleges, and vocational colleges, respectively.

Maltese universities offer a wide variety of study programmes at various levels, with the option to choose between full-time, regular, and part-time durations. The most popular study programmes in Malta are:

  • STEM courses and applied sciences
  • Arts, design, and architecture
  • Film and media production
  • Hospitality and tourism
  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Business and Management

Course duration

Course Duration
Certificate level courses 1 year/ 2 semesters
Diploma level courses 2 years/ 4 semesters
Advanced diploma level courses 2-3 years/4-6 semesters
Bachelor’s degree 3 years/ 6 semesters
Master’s degree 2-3 years/ 3-6 semesters

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Cost of Education

Tuition fees in Maltese universities depend upon the student’s nationality and the course and university of their preference. Students from Malta and EU, EEA and Switzerland are exempt from paying tuition fees in Public universities. However, Third world country nationals have to pay around 1080 euros per semester for arts and business courses and 1360 euros for science and engineering courses in the public universities at the graduate level. Tuition fees and expenses might be a bit expensive in the private universities, but still, it will be much lesser than other European counterparts.

Funding Options

There are several government and university scholarships available for international students to support their study programmes in Malta. Few of the major scholarships are listed down. Please check the Maltese educational ministry's website or university websites for more information.

Scholarships in Malta

  • Endeavour II scholarship
  • Malta Arts Scholarship
  • Live the language Scholarship
  • Malta sports scholarship scheme
  • AUM scholarships scheme
  • TESS -Tertiary Education Scholarship scheme
  • Commonwealth scholarship
  • Get Qualified incentive scheme
  • Master it! Scholarship scheme
  • MGSS postgraduate scholarship
  • STEPS scholarship scheme

Deadlines and intakes

Most of the universities in Malta offer two intakes in an academic year, once in February and once in October. However, almost every university offers openings all year around and flexible class timings. Even the major universities allow the student the option of doing a degree part-time at their own pace.Students who plan to attend the university for the October intake should apply for their preferred course around the end of July or end of November for the February intake.


Admission process


Selection of course:

Look up your preferred study programme in Malta while considering your interests and job aspects. If you don’t know what course to choose, seek expert advice.

Selection of university:

Once you’re done selecting your preferred course, search for a university according to the course availability, budget, and location. Also check if the university offers scholarships and stipends for international students.

Cross-check the university's website

for your preferred course's admission requirements and application deadlines.

Collect the required documents.

Make sure to clear English language proficiency tests such as IELTS, TOEFL at least two months before the opening of the application window.


Submit the application

with the required documents, pay the application fee, and save the details for further reference.

Wait for your acceptance letter from the university.

Gather adequate funds for your overseas studies.

Apply for educational loans if it’s necessary, and seek expert advice if you’re unaware of the loans and their processing.

Once you receive the acceptance letter, apply for a student visa at the Maltese Embassy in your country.

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Documents required for a study programme in Malta

  • Transcripts and certificates
  • Proof of English proficiency (scores of IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge English Language Assessment, International Student English Test, and OET for healthcare courses)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Experience letter (If it’s mentioned in your programme’s application requirements)

Malta study visa requirements

EU, EEA, and Swiss nationals don't need a visa to study in Malta. However, third world nationals need a study visa to enter the country, preferably a Schengen visa.

  • A duly filled application, signed by the applicant.
  • A valid passport
  • One recent passport size photograph with a white background.
  • An Overseas Travel Medical Insurance that is valid for all Schengen countries and has a coverage of 30,000 euros or equivalent. The policy should be from one of the 16 Schengen approved insurance companies in India and must specify the validity of the policy, including the applicant’s arrival and departure dates in Malta.
  • Confirmed travel itinerary with travel dates. (Return flight's date if your preferred course duration is less than 90 days.)
  • Proof of adequate funds to cover the expenses (tuition fee and living expenses) for the entire period of your stay in Malta. If you’re sponsored by a parent or legal guardian, you need to submit a notarized declaration.
  • Acceptance letter from the educational institution with the course dates, duration, cost, title, credits, and contact hours. Whether the applicant is interviewed and accepted for the course or not, if accommodations are provided, then provide the address and rent details.
  • Course details with a copy of the timetable and schedule of lessons per month.
  • Original proof accommodations for the entire course duration. Either the booking details of the hotel or a declaration from the host’s signature and his/her Maltese ID or passport, all in the presence of a Maltese legal professional.
  • Proof of payment received by the institution.
    • -If the course fee is up to €1000, then submit the original receipt covering the full payment.

      -If the course fee is up to € 2500, the original receipt, covering 75% of the full payment.

      -If course fee is equal to or more than € 2500, original receipt, covering 50% of the full payment.

  • Original educational certificates apostilled by the ministry of external affairs and photocopies of them. The originals will be returned to the applicant with the visa.
  • Original and a copy of every page of your current and previous passports (if any).
  • Notarized no objection certificate from both parents if the applicant is a minor.
  • Adhaar Card and its copy.
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Work Options :


International students are not allowed to work for the first 3 months after arriving at Malta. However, after 3 months, they can find a job and apply for an employment permit. The Maltese government runs a job seekers website named ‘Jobsplus’ for those who are looking for employment opportunities. An international student can work for a maximum of 20 hours in a week and must attend at least 15 hours of class in a week.

Also, a 12 month post study permit is allowed to the international students to get acclimated to the Maltese labour market.

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Yes. International students are allowed to work a maximum of 20 hours a week. Students can start looking for a job after the first three months of their arrival in Malta. Once they get a job offer, they can apply for an employment permit or licence.
The Maltese government administers a job portal called Jobsplus’ for those who are looking for employment opportunities in Malta.
Yes, the Maltese government provides a 12-month post-study work permit for international students.
Yes, studying in Malta is much more affordable than in other European countries because of the low tuition fees. However, living expenses might change according to the area where you live.
No. Some universities accept results of English proficiency tests other than IELTS. Please check the preferred university’s criteria for more information regarding admission criteria.

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