Lying at the cross-roads of the Mediterranean, University of Malta (UM) has been, over its 400-year history, the hub for international academic exchange on the island. University of Malta is the leading higher education institution in Malta and its structures are in line with the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education area.
The University of Malta seeks to carry out academic research and provide a vibrant higher education setting in the arts, sciences and the humanities as required for Malta’s economic, social and cultural development. The courses at University of Malta(UM) are designed to produce highly-qualified professionals in multiple disciplines. The University of Malta(UM) alumni community is growing exponentially: well over 3,500 students graduate in various disciplines annually.
The total floor area occupied by the (Main) University Library building, situated at the Msida Campus is between 5,000 and 6,000 square metres. A collection of nearly one million volumes is housed throughout the Main Library, Branches and Institutes. The University Library currently subscribes to over 60,000 e-journals, 196 print journal titles and 16,554 e-books.
Tuition costs for 8 credits for international students studying the Arts or Business courses is 1,080 EUROS for undergraduate students and 1,360 EUROS for Science career paths. Full-time undergraduate courses are free of charge to citizens of Malta and the European Union. Also, Maltese students who are enrolled in higher education courses in Malta are entitled to a stipend.
Eligibility for Student Visas
The eligibility requirements for student visas are relatively straightforward, but there is a long list of pieces of documentation required in order to receive a visa. Some of these are:
an original passport recognized by the government of Malta
a copy of specific data or informational pages
a passport photo
one signed student visa application form
an invitation or official course confirmation letter from the school the student plans to attend
proof of payment of coursework planned
an official declaration from the school or college in favor of the student applying
verification of current address
other information upon request
Because of the large amount of detailed documentation required by the Immigration Department in Malta, it is important that students gather all of this information several weeks or months prior to planning to attend, so that nothing will be missing that could hold up the process. As long as the paperwork is in order, a student visa is usually granted without further delay.
Why Study in Malta?
Malta is called the "hidden gem of the Mediterranean," because it is surrounded by interesting geographical locations such as Sicily and Alexandria, as well as the fact that it is beautiful in and of itself. In addition, it is a great place to study that is set apart from the rest of the world due to its natural landscape, beautiful lakes, and ocean front views. Health insurance is entirely free to Maltese residents. International students would need some private insurance but the health care in Malta is widely considered to be the 5th best in the world. Malta is a relatively peaceful country surrounded by beauty and there is a wide variety of career choices students may choose to focus on. The electronics field and computer technology is becoming a very popular major, as is the field of Education, Engineering, and Medicine. Whatever the preference a student wants to focus on, they will find many options with an education from the University of Malta. Some students decide to take up permanent residence in Malta once they complete their educational requirements. There are many reasons for this, one of which is the free health care and other factors that attract many to make Malta their permanent home. Whether you just want to study there or live there for good, Malta has a lot to offer which will be the kind of educational experience you will not soon forget.
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Please note that fees will vary.
Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.