Malta is conveniently situated in the heart of Europe and surrounded by the clear blue Mediterranean Sea, located 90km south of Sicily and 290km from the North African coast. Malta is famous for its pleasantly sunny climate, spectacular rocky and sandy beaches and thriving nightlife, not to mention a rich historical timeline stretching back over 7,000 years. There is no island that better represents the merging of traditions, cultures and modern living than Malta, which is why its reputation as the perfect island for studying is growing. Malta boasts two official languages (Maltese and English). It has one of Europe’s smallest populations (around 500,000 permanent residents) and is noted for its safety and high quality of living.
Combining a vast open-air museum, with no less than three UNESCO World Heritage Sites and seven Megalithic temples, the island is as famous for its scenery as its history. The island has changed exponentially over the last few decades to become a top destination for overseas companies, students, tourists and retirees. Studying in Malta has become more accessible, with rapid expansion of top IT services, communication networks, accommodation and other facilities. Malta is establishing itself as a key player in Europe for new businesses and especially online gaming, thanks in no small part to recent developments such as Smart City.
Malta gained EU membership in 2004, which further facilitated ease of studying. Obtaining a visa is easy, flights are frequent and direct flights can be caught from many of Europe’s biggest airports. The vast majority of the local population speaks English fluently, so language presents no barrier to students.
Why Study in Malta?
Choosing STC Higher Education if you are thinking of studying in Malta, you will be conveniently located in the centre of the island, within easy reach of transport connections, beaches, shopping, nightlife and more. Our dedicated education facilities provide you with everything you need to gain international qualifications. Our years of experience have enabled us to adapt to the changing needs of our students through advanced teaching methods, campus facilities, certification and more.
Information for Visa students
Student visas are required for all students travelling to study in or visit Malta. Some nationalities (including EU nationals) only need a student visa for stays of more than three months.
Students from the EU can apply for a student visa through the same process they would a travel or a work visa. Visas are not needed for stays inferior to three months.
Non-EU nationals need to apply for a visa regardless of the length of time spent in Malta. Contact your embassy for more information. Non-EU students should apply for a Schengen visa as this allows them more freedom of travel in the member states.