High-quality education with a perfect climate
Malta is one of the smallest countries in the world, that it is comprised of seven tiny islets in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Historically, Malta existed as a British colony from 1800 to 1964. Therefore, the educational system of the country was formed by the British model, which operates in all English-speaking countries and is gradually moving to Europe.
More than half of the Maltese students progress from secondary school further to higher education. Due to the small size of the island, there is not a big higher system of education in Malta: University of Malta, Colleguim Meltinese, The Tourism Institute (The Institute of Tourism Studies) and the College of Arts, Science and Technology (Malta College of Arts, Sciences and Technology) provide students with Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Degrees. However, they have a good reputation. Larger foreign institutions recognize the diplomas all over Europe.
University of Malta is small in size, but extremely international way to achieve higher education. There are constantly educated 9,800 students, including 750 international people from 80 countries. Many of them come for an exchange program to spend one or two semesters. The university maintains partnerships with universities in the United States, France and Great Britain, for example.
Tuition fees vary depending on the course student is applying for. Fees also change every academic year. Therefore, it is best to check the university admissions document for up-to-date information.
Finding a job in Malta can be a challenge, especially for foreigners. Jobs in Malta are hard to find also due to the size and job sectors of the island. Malta’s official languages are Maltese and English. Student has a better chance of getting a job if he or she knows Maltese. Italian is widely spoken on the island as well and can also be used as an advantage, because Italy is the islands’ main commercial partner. But remember that student status does not allow foreigners to work legally in Malta during the school year – only during holidays. However, there is one industry that is constantly looking for new foreign talent. There are dozens of international internet casinos based in Malta due to its liberal legislation. Jobs in that industry are definitely worth checking!
In Malta there is an exceptional amount of sunny days, spacious beaches, rich nightlife and 7,000 years of fascinating history, so there is a lot to see and do in a free time apart of studying.
Top 3 reasons to study in Malta:
- Diploma is recognized in the EU and beyond
- Interesting opportunities after graduation
- Warm and soft climate
Did you know this about Malta?
- In 1878, English replaced Italian as the primary language of instruction, and education was made compulsory in 1946 in response to a number of children not attending school due to the poverty between World Wars One and Two.
- Almost half of Malta’s population live in the country’s capital, Valletta.
- While Malta is no longer tied to the United Kingdom officially, the Maltese still keep to the British tradition of driving on the “wrong (left)” side of the road.