Study in Malta: requirements and eligibility?

Malta is a collection of small islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Several rulers influenced Maltese society, which is now home to beautiful historical sites related to a succession of rulers, fortresses, and megalith temples.

Maltese people are of various ethnicities, including Maltese, Greeks, British, Palestinians, and Sindhis.

With its beautiful historical sites, churches, and stunning beaches, Malta offers a diverse range of jobs, including data scientists, designers, account executives, business development managers, and many others. Malta has a wide range of study programs that use internationally recognized course curricula and teaching methods. In this city, international students have access to top universities and a multidisciplinary environment. It also provides students with a fantastic learning opportunity to learn in Malta without IELTS but by providing valid proof of intermediate-level English knowledge.

 Free health care is available to students and permanent residents. International students are also eligible to apply for permanent residency.

Programs to study in Malta 

Business accounting and finance 

Engineering 

Science and technology 

Medicine 

Nursing 

Psychology 

Law 

Arts tourism travel and culture 

Anthropology 

Health Sciences 

Economics 

And various other courses. The medium of instruction is English in most of the institutions which makes it even easier for students to take their time in learning the native language. 

Universities in Malta to study abroad 

All educational institutes in Malta are run by the government, which ensures that students receive the best education available in the European country.

The University of Malta, American University of Malta, Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST), St Martin’s Institute of Higher Education, STC University, and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are among the best universities in Malta, according to the QS World University Rankings.

Malta student visa requirement and eligibility criteria: 

  1. An international student must have a students visa or a Schengen visa to study in Malta 
  2. A completed and valid recognized visa by the government of Malta 
  3. A passport-size photograph according to the requirement of Malta 
  4. Acceptance letter from the Maltese university 
  5. A valid proof of medical or travel insurance 
  6. A valid proof of adequate funds to study in Malta with bank statements/traveler’s slip
  7. A flight ticket as proof of travel plans
  8. The visa application fee must be paid as per the Embassy’s/Consulate’s requirements
  9. Extra photocopies of the academic documents and the required documents
  10. Verification of current address

For updated information regarding visas, one must contact your local embassy/consulate.

Cost of Studying and living in  Malta:

Malta’s authorities offer a variety of scholarship programs to international students. Malta also has low tuition fees and economic living expenses when compared to the majority of European countries. The total cost of the study is determined by the university and the course taken. On average, an aspirant will spend 2,000 EUR on their education in Malta.

Accommodation expenses could be around 700 EUR if one lives on rent/shares a place. Generally, one must keep at least 300 EUR on hand to cover all high-end expenses.

However, on-campus housing can cost between 250 and 300 EUR, and off-campus housing can cost between 450 and 700 EUR, depending on location.

Work permit and study in Malta:

Malta universities provide the best courses with the best infrastructure facilities they not only offer Maltese study-based programs but also English based.

Students studying in Malta for more than 90 days can apply for their employment license with the requirement of the following documents:

  • A completed application form
  • A photocopy of the applicant’s visa (if they are in Malta)
  • A valid cover letter from the candidate’s employer
  • a passport-sized photograph of the candidate
  • To scale the candidate’s qualifications, testimonials, or references the candidate
  • The applicant’s current medical certificate
  • A vacancy report demonstrating that no (eligible) Maltese are available for the job.

It takes 4-6 weeks to obtain an employment license, after which the aspirant can begin working by demonstrating to the authorities that they will be studying in Malta for more than 90 days. Some conditions must be met before an international aspirant can work in Malta. An international enthusiast cannot work more while attending a study course in Malta.

  • After receiving a study visa in Malta for more than 90 days, the student may apply for an employment license.
  • A potential international candidate must obtain a job offer and complete the application form with their employer.
  • The candidate must attend at least 15 hours of class per week.
  • The international student is only permitted to work 20 hours per week.
  • Even if they have obtained a work permit or are working, an international student must complete their studies.

PR in Malta for International citizen

International students and citizens of third-world countries can also apply for a PR visa. Once granted, a PR visa should be renewed every five years. It usually takes 6-8 months to register or process a PR in Malta via the Embassy/Consulate.

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