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Why study in Malta?

The country offers a number of advantages to students who are flocking from all over the world to study in Malta. Malta is a wonderful study abroad destination for students who are more comfortable in English-speaking regions. Malta has two official languages: Maltese and English.

While it’s famous for a cinematic falcon, Catholic knights, beautiful cathedrals and stunning beaches, Malta is much more than a vacation destination – it boasts some of the finest institutions of learning in the world.

Thousands of students from all over the world study in Malta each year, making studying in Malta one of the top choice for international students in Europe.

Benefits of studying in Malta

  • Malta is a wonderful study abroad destination for students who are more comfortable in English-speaking regions.
  • If you love excellent food, glorious weather and exciting nightlife, Malta is the island for you! Malta offers some of the world’s finest cuisine.
  • Malta is a paradise for anyone who’s a fan of rock climbing, hiking, watersports, soccer, sailing or just lying on the beach.
  • Malta is largely crime-free and is known as being one of the safest destinations in all of Europe.

“Valletta is the capital city of Malta. Located in the South Eastern Region of the main island.”

Typical living and learning costs

Although Malta is the smallest country in the EU, it’s nothing short of fascinating. First and foremost, it’s an archipelago consisting of 21 beautiful islands surrounded by the Mediterranean sea. Cost of living in Malta varies from region to region.

Accommodation – Generally, Malta is a very affordable country to live in.

We understands how crucial accommodations are in the students’ study abroad experience. As such, we offer a variety of accommodation options so that students will have the most memorable and enjoyable stays possible (host family, homestay host, executive host family, residences, hostel / hotel, studios, shared apartments,etc.)

Food – Malta is one of the more affordable places you can hang your hat.

You’ll spend a little bit more on things like bottled water (Malta’s water is safe to drink, but the taste is not that good, so everyone buys bottled or filters their water), but otherwise the cost of living in Malta is comparable to, or lower than, other European countries.

Cost of living will vary depending on where you want to live and your lifestyle, but in general expenses here run low.

There are a few options to get your daily groceries, mostly from supermarkets and their smaller variant – minimarkets – which are smaller grocery stores that will offer most of the basics.

Although prices are generally similar between larger and smaller supermarkets, a few chains import foodstuffs from elsewhere in Europe which tend to be cheaper (but also poorer in terms of quality sometimes). Weekly cost per person could be between  £30 – £40.

Transportation – One of the major advantages of Malta’s small size is that getting around is easy and you won’t need much travel time to explore the country. Malta offers a modern, relatively cheap and reliable public transport system of route buses, high-quality taxi services and other types of transport.
The only type of public transport in Malta nowadays is a system of route buses. There’s no underground or metro and although a railway service once existed (late 19th/early 20th century) all that remains are old train station buildings.

Getting around Malta by bus might not be the fastest way, but other than walking or cycling it is surely the most economical. So if you have a little patience and are not in a hurry, consider using this service.

Tuition fees

Whilst offering great opportunities for overseas students, life in Malta still retains its traditional flavor. The locals are friendly, the island is very safe and to top it all, it is one of the cheapest places to Study in Europe.

Malta uses the Euro (€) as its currency.

Your tuition fees will depend on where you are from, what course you choose to study and what institution you choose.

The final price of a language course depends on the weekly hours, the language school itself and the course you want to attend. And in general, accommodation is charged on top of tuition.

If you are an universitarian student from within the EU/EEA, you will not pay tuition fees for full-time bachelor degree courses. If you are an EU/EEA student and wish to study a postgraduate degree, you will pay the same tuition fee as maltese students. If you are from any other country, you will be required to pay tuition fees. On average, you should expect your fees to be between €1,000 and €6,000 per year.

Money Saving Tips

The Maltese absolutely love to party. Lively carnival are all over the island during February and March each year. Carnival is filled with parades, marching bands, lots of dancing, and plenty of food and drinks too.
Malta has beautiful beaches to enjoy without having to pay a penny for the privilege
The Malta Pass is a must-have item for tourists who want to see the island nation.
Walk instead of using public transport. Explore the island on foot.

What can I expect from Malta?

Officially the Republic of Malta, Malta is a Southern European archipelago, consisting of three islands. Malta is one of the sunniest nations in the world, and benefits from over 300 days of sunshine a year. A perfect environment for a wonderful higher education experience.
The country enjoys close ties with other European countries. Malta has many tourist attractions and historical monuments, including nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

There are both public and private institutions in Malta, some offer traditional courses, and others are specialist and offer courses such as tourism. Some of the most prestigious universities are the University of Malta, Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST). The university system is similar to that of other European countries, as is the academic year.



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