Why should you choose Malta over other English study destinations? Who is there that doesn't dream of going on a grand adventure? Why is it that thousands of English students come flocking every year to this tiny archipelago in the middle of the sea?
Malta is one of the world’s very few truly bilingual countries. It’s very rare to find a Maltese person who doesn’t speak English. By law, all English teachers must be qualified and certified to teach.
300 days of sunshine per year. You will not be freezing under piles of snow and ice. You will not wake up every day to a cloudy sky. You will get an awesome tan.
You will pay a small fraction of what it would cost to study and travel in Great Britain, the Americas, or Oceania. Food, transportation, living expenses, and tuition are all very economical.
Despite its small size, Malta is surprisingly rich in culture and history. Many ancient and modern world powers desired this strategic island at the crossroads of the Mediterranean and left their mark on its landscape. From the world’s oldest buildings to the castle-city of Mdina, to the chessboard fortress of Valletta, Malta’s many World Heritage Sites will dazzle your eyes!
Many traveling students have struggled with the “cold culture” found in other English speaking lands. Malta has the cure! A family-based, laid-back, warm-region culture with Mediterranean folks ready to help at the slightest request, creates a welcome change and relief! It’s also one of the safest places on earth.
If you study English in Malta, you will be surrounded by thousands of others who are doing the same thing. This not only creates a great learning experience and opportunity to make friends but also provides avenues for you to find connections with people from your own country who can help you out.
The water is so blue! Malta is one of the best diving sites in Europe. Whether you enjoy swimming, sailing, or just lying on the beach, Malta is the place to be! It’s so beautiful that many film productions have chosen Malta as a shooting location. Find us on Gladiator, Troy, World War Z, Captain Phillips, Game of Thrones, and many more! New Zealand has great film sites? We do too.
International students are required to present the following:
After admission has been granted, international students are expected to begin visa processing before they can study in Malta, except students from within the EU, the US and some other countries. Some important documents that are necessary before a visa can be granted include:
International students from the EU should be able to work whilst studying in Malta without much trouble, but are much more likely to find work (for example in hospitality) during the summer than in the winter.
Working in Malta after graduation should also be fairly painless for students from within the EU, although for those from elsewhere it will be more difficult – you may have to find a company to sponsor you. Areas that are most likely to employ graduates from outside Europe include IT and translation services.
A visa is required to study in Malta for a period longer than 90 days.
The Consulate of Malta requires applicants to apply for student visas directly, and a personal appearance may be necessary at the nearest Consulate. Follow these instructions below.
Original, plus one copy of information page of a signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Malta, issued within the last ten years and with at least two blank passport pages available for a Malta student visa. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Malta visas.
Malta Visa Application Form:
One original Malta visa application form.
Two recent, identical, 2 x 2 passport photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/light background.
Student Status Letter from your university faculty, and one copy.
Two copies of computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or travel agency or copy of airline tickets showing round trip travel to Malta and onward flight.
Original and one copy of proof of travel/medical insurance to cover the duration of your visit. The insurance company will provide you with a certificate to include in your application.
Evidence of sufficient funds (minimum 48 Euros per day) to support stay in Malta, such as most recent bank statement or international credit card statement.
the cost of living in Malta is relatively low, especially when compared to the high quality of life students in the country are offered on a daily basis. The smallest country in the European Union, Malta provides its stunning beaches, world-class education, and rich culture of a relatively low fee.
Overall, rent tends to be approximately 550EUR each month, which is a low price in a tropical paradise. Meals and drinks, social excursions, and cultural adventures also come at a lower price tag than many other Mediterranean destinations, which makes the country and ideal one in which to study.