How to Study in Malta: Tuition Fees, Cost of Living and Admission Procedure

Malta is one of the world’s smallest and most densely populated countries. Malta is an associate of both the Commonwealth and the European Union, and benefits close bond with the United Kingdom. It is a member of the European Higher Education Area.

People from different places around the world visit each year, and are attracted by the stunning lagoons and beaches, water sports, pulsating nightlife, archaeological scenes.



The University of Malta Located at Tal-Qroqq is the main teaching institute of the State by which it is largely funded and is open to all those who have the necessary qualifications.

The degree courses at the University are premeditated to yield highly qualified professionals, with skill of research, who will play key roles in industry, commerce and public affairs in general.

The official languages adopted in the country are English and Maltese, but courses are taught in English.


There are a large number of students including over a thousand global students (with 45percent visiting students) from 92 diverse countries, undertaking full-time or part-time degree and diploma courses, several of them run on the modular or credit system.

A basic Foundation Studies Course aids international high school students who have finished their high school education overseas but who do not have the required entry requirements, to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate degree course at the University.


After selecting a course, applicants for undergraduate study may apply to courses during the year. Nevertheless, applicants are instructed to forward their application to the Admissions and Records Office as early as possible. Online application is also readily available for applicant’s.

The University takes Advanced Subsidiary Level certificates and Advanced GCE, the International Baccalaureate, the American Advanced Placement System and the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE).


Malta is a member of the Schengen Area, but students from within the EU, EEA or Switzerland need a visa to study in Malta for more than three months. Students from somewhere else require a visa regardless of the duration of their stay.

Subsequently, after arrival and registration at the university, all international students who will be staying for more than ninety days should apply for a residence document.

At the time of initial arrival, students ought to be in custody of a return air ticket to their country of origin, or its cost in cash/bank draft, together with a bank statement signifying that they have adequate funds to cover at least one year’s tuition fees plus accommodation and living expenses.

two passport-sized photos.

  • Copy of the applicant’s passport (passport details showing date and place of Issue).
  • Official Transcript from the applicant’s University. A certified English translation should be provided if the applicant’s transcript/certificate is not in English.
  • Official recommendation letter from the student’s home University or English Language Proficiency certificate.
  • Student Health Information
  • Non-refundable application fee as related (exchange students are excluded from paying application fee).
  • Exchange students; endorsed letter from the home University of the applicant (with official seal) which recommends the applicant to study at the University of Malta for a period of one/two semesters as applicable.

Completed application for visiting students, together with ALL the requested documents is sent to:

  • International and European Union Office, Administration Building, Room 107, Ms Monique M. University of Malta.


The University of Malta has reviewed its Tuition fee schedule for short-term (one full academic year or one semester) for undergraduate visiting students.

  • Prior to arrival, at the stage where applicants are in receipt of the acceptance letter, students are authorised to pay a non-refundable deposit as stated;
  • EU/ EEA Nationals: €240
  • EU/ EEA Nationals applying for B.Sc. IT study-units: €640
  • Non EU/ EEA Nationals: €1,080
  • On resuming, students are required to register for at least of eight ECTS per semester. In line with University of Malta principles, students can register for at most thirty ECTS per semester and at most 60 ECTS per year.


Students from EU/EEA member states who are registered with the university are eligible to free treatment at Malta’s state-funded hospitals and health centres on tendering a valid EHIC card. Students from non-EU/EEA member states are as well eligible to these services only in cases of emergency.

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