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 440,000.
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.
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.
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.