Study In Europe (Malta)

This small southern European country is best known as a popular tourist destination – but if you’d like to stay longer than a two-week holiday, 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 420,000. Far more people than this visit each year, attracted by the beautiful beaches and lagoons, diverse watersports, vibrant nightlife, archaeological sites and picturesque harbour towns. Malta boasts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the historic capital city Valletta, the seven megalithic temples and the hypogeum (a prehistoric underground structure). Valletta is also preparing to take on the mantle of European Capital of Culture in 2018.

Most of the colleges and universities in Malta are clustered around capital Valletta, on the north-east coast of Malta Island.

The largest of these is the University of Malta, a publicly funded university which has around 11,000 students, including about 700 international students. The university’s main campus is in the harbour area of Msida, just to the west of Valletta. There’s also a smaller campus in Valletta and another on Gozo, the second largest of the Maltese islands.

The public university system in Malta also includes the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology in Paola (just south of Valletta) and the Institute of Tourism Studies in St Julian’s (to the north-west). Along with the University of Malta, all of these participate in the EU’s Erasmus exchange program and the Bologna Process for compatibility of higher education across Europe. The official teaching language is English, though international students are also encouraged to learn Maltese.

For students from countries part of the Schengen convention who have visa issued from their home country, no visa is needed to enter Malta. However, if decide to go to Malta for your abroad studies it is wise to contact your nearest maltese embassy or consulate for more exact information about visas and other things surrounding your move to Malta.

Maltese historic venues are often hosts to outdoor theaters and concerts, and the vibrant calendar of Malta does not stop there. Annual events such as the three-month summer festival and the international jazz festival by floodlit Grand harbor in July also keep the Maltese occupied on their free time.

Nightlife is also very up and coming in Malta, Paceville and St Julian's are the centre of the scene inviting DJ´s from all over the globe. For an extra special night out do not miss the summer fiesta providing your senses with fireworks, food and fun all night long.

Malta has a typical mediterranean climate as well as cuisine with inspiration from all over the world, do not miss the traditional delicacy pastizzi and ftira bread.

Surrounded by water, Malta, like any other island, is a land of seafood, fishing boats and the most beautiful diving waters. Vitit caves and hidden beaches in the weekends with your newly found friends.