This small southern European country is best known as a popular tourist destination, but why not choose to study in Malta? One of the world’s smallest and most densely populated countries, Malta is a group of islands in the Mediterranean Sea to the south of Italy. The three largest of these – Malta Island, Gozo and Comino – are inhabited, with a total resident population of roughly 502,000.
Malta is home to two major universities, The University of Malta and the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST). With roughly 90% of the population speaking English, Malta is a popular destination for students seeking English language courses at both the bachelors and master levels. Additionally, Middlesex University operates a branch campus on Malta where they offer a range of degree programmes focusing on IT / Computer Science as well as International Business.
In this section, we highlight the overall performance of Malta's universities on the institutional level per U-Multirank dimension. The table below shows the national breakdown of Malta's universities and how they stand across the spectrum of above average (receiving a score of ‘A’ (very good) or ‘B’ (good)), versus below average (receiving a score of ‘D’ (below average) or ‘E’ (weak)). In doing so, U-Multirank offers a clear picture on the country’s strengths and areas for improvement.
It becomes apparent that in general Malta's higher education institutions perform strongest in U-Multirank’s international orientation and teaching & learning dimensions.
Tuition costs for 8 credits for international students studying the Arts or Business courses is 1,080 € for undergraduate students and 1,360 € for Science career paths. Full-time undergraduate courses are free of charge to citizens of Malta and the European Union.
No matter the reason, paying high tuition fees can be a source of stress for many. However, there are many options for financing your studies, including the use of scholarships. There are various scholarship opportunities available for international students looking to study in Malta. Depending on your country of origin and the level of studies, there are different options for funding. To explore what scholarship options are available, check this scholarship database.
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to obtain a visa but need to register with the local authorities within 90 days of their arrival. Generally, all non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens must hold a student visa along with a residence permit. The visa has to be obtained before traveling to Malta. Upon arrival in Malta, you are able to apply for a residence permit.