Study in Malta - Complete Guide for International Students

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Updated On 12 November 2022 & Read Time 6 minutes



Are you planning to study in a country with less bustling crowds and quality living options? If yes, Malta is the place for you.

Malta is made up of three Islands, Camino, Malta and Gazo. The country is known for its history. It is a small nation with a population of 515,000 people. English and Maltese are the two main languages spoken in the country. Over 600 international students study in Malta.

Why Malta for Study

Malta is one of the best places to study science. Festivals, music, and parties constitute a major part of everyday life. History, geography, and languages make it an ideal place for international students to study in Malta.

The top 5 reasons to study in Malta are mentioned below:

  • It is an English Speaking country.

  • Fantastic Weather with Continuous Sunshine

  • Low Cost of Living

  • Free Healthcare for International Students

  • Good job Opportunities

Some key features of studying in Malta are as follows:

  • Malta is one of the cheapest countries to live in and study in

  • Food and accommodation are relatively affordable

  • Programmes offered are of high calibre, along with many international educational institutions making it a famous destination

  • Degrees obtained here are recognised all over the world

  • Reputed institutes are known for academic excellence

  • Malta is a part of Erasmus

  • The people are very friendly, respectful and well-educated

Education in Malta

Malta is a part of the Bologna Process. It ensures all universities deliver an education of high standards. It makes studying in Malta for international students. The Bologna Process divides Maltese education into three tiers. These cycles are named the first cycle, second cycle and third cycle.

  1. First cycle - this cycle is the undergraduate cycle. Bachelor’s degrees are for three years, irrespective of the subject.

  2. Second cycle - this cycle is the postgraduate cycle. Master’s degrees normally take two years to complete, although there are some accelerated programmes for one year. Some programmes are only run once every two years.

  3. Third cycle - this cycle is the doctoral cycle. PhD degrees are generally for three years. Some students choose to teach alongside this. This can extend the degree up to six years.

Some popular courses in Malta include MBBS, BDS, engineering, tourism and travel, finance, nursing and psychology.

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Top Universities in Malta

There are many prestigious universities in Malta.

The universities in Malta have two intakes in October and February, respectively. Although these are the common intakes, some institutes offer extra intakes for international students in April, May and June. Malta University is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Malta. There is also the European Graduate School in Valletta and the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology. The list of universities in Malta is given below.



Universities in Malta


University of Malta


Institute of Tourism Studies Malta


American University of Malta


Middlesex University Malta


Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology


St Martin’s Institute of Higher Education


Queen Mary University of London in Malta


London School of Commerce Malta


STC University


Advenio eAcademy


Learn Key Institute


Global College of Malta

Cost of Studying in Malta

Malta has both public and private universities. Public universities charge relatively lower fees than private universities. The actual tuition fees of colleges in Malta vary depending on the university and the course of your choice. Tuition fee ranges between 2,000 to 9,000 EUR on average. Accommodation and basic living expenses may range up to EUR 300 per month. The table below lists the cost of studying in colleges in Malta

Cost of Studying in Malta

University Name

Average Tuition Fees

Malta University

EUR 11,000 (INR 970000)

Queen Mary University


Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST)

18,863.71 Euro

London School of Commerce Malta

7,547.76 Euro

The American University of Malta

16,837.09 Euro

Global College Malta

4,343.17 Euro

Cost of Living in Malta

In Malta, the monthly cost of living is €1010 ($1210). Rent is not included because it is typically considered a separate expense. Student halls, often known as dorms in Malta, are available at some colleges and are significantly less expensive than private renting. When you are admitted, your school can provide you with more information about this.

Malta accepts credit and debit cards. In larger stores and supermarkets, cards are used, although cash is used in smaller stores, pubs, and restaurants. Finding a part-time job is relatively easier if you're fluent in English. The list below lists some basic utilities and their cost for international students in Malta.

Cost of Living in Malta




34 EUR


8-10 EUR per meal

Local Transportation

26 EUR


700 EUR

Household utilities

80 EUR 


1.80 EUR

Malta Study Visa Funds Requirements

To meet the Malta study visa funds requirements, you will either need to present proof of funds for yourself or do so via a sponsorship (such as a relative financially backing your education). You must check directly with the consulate as this may vary by country and agency, but here are some general references and documents you should bring during your visit. You can also provide proof of liquid funds.

The requirement for international students is 75% of the minimum wage in Malta. In 2022, the minimum monthly wage in Malta was €792.3, which means you should have at least €594/month as an international student.

Scholarships in Malta

There are plenty of scholarships in Malta for international students. Some of them are mentioned below.

  • Malta Scholarship for Doctoral Program European University Institute, Fiesole, Firenze

  • Malta Sports Scholarships Scheme

  • Reach High Post-Doctoral Grants

  • Endeavour Scholarships Scheme

  • Malta Arts Scholarships

  • Malta Financial Sector Scholarship Scheme

  • Tertiary Education Scholarship Scheme (TESS)

Documents Required to study in Malta

To study in Malta, you must fill out the university application form. Universities ask for some supporting documents that you will be required to submit with the application.

The documents which need to be submitted are as follows:

  • Statement of Purpose

  • Previous educational certificates and mark sheets

  • IELTS or TOEFL scores

  • Letter of Recommendation

  • Resume

  • Work experience

  • Portfolio

  • A valid passport

  • Filled and signed application form

  • Two passport-size photographs

  • Proof of financial requirements

  • Language test

  • Health insurance

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