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6 best universities in Malta for international students. Description, rankings, 2023 fees

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GBSB Global Business School Malta
GBSB Global Business School Malta
Malta
Sliema
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8.1
from 6900.00 € / year
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American University of Malta
American University of Malta
Malta
Valletta
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7.8
from 750.00 € / 8 weeks
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from 750.00 € / 8 weeks
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University of Malta (UM)
University of Malta (UM)
Malta
Msida
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7.8
from 1000.00 $ / year
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from 1000.00 $ / year
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Domain Academy
Domain Academy
Malta
Valletta
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7
from 1590.00 € / year
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from 1590.00 € / year
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Queen Mary University in Malta
Queen Mary University in Malta
Malta
Gzira
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7
from 27000.00 € / year
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from 27000.00 € / year
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Global Banking School Malta, GBS Malta
Global Banking School Malta, GBS Malta
Malta
St. Julian
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7
from 6000.00 £ / year
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EC Malta English School
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St. Julian
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IH Malta Kids Language and Summer Camp
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ETI Malta Executive Training Institute
ETI Malta Executive Training Institute
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St. Julian
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from 790.00 € / week
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Eurocentres Malta Language School
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Inlingua Malta language school
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Sprachcaffe Malta Language School
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Clubclass Residential Language School Malta
Clubclass Residential Language School Malta
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Education information

Malta is a small southern European country, best known as a popular tourist destination, but today local education is also gaining popularity. Thanks to the ubiquitous knowledge of English, a calm, safe life, and a mild climate, Malta has long attracted foreign children, teenagers, and adults who want to learn English. In addition to courses that allow you to combine study, recreation, and higher education in Malta is becoming popular among international students.

The country invests 13.15% of total expenditures in education: 25.33% of them in higher education, the enrollment rate in higher education institutions is 48.6%. Most colleges and universities in Malta are concentrated around the capital Valletta on the northeast coast of the island.

The largest of them is the state–funded University of Malta, which is the only university in the country included in the world's leading educational rankings. There are 11,000 students studying here, including 700 foreign students. The main campus of the university is located in the harbor of Msida, west of Valletta, additional campuses are in Valletta, on Gozo, the second largest of the Maltese islands.

The system of public universities in Malta includes the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Paola), the Institute of Tourism Studies (St. Julian's). Both universities comply with the requirements of the Bologna Process, ensuring compatibility of higher education certificates worldwide. The official language of instruction in Malta's universities is English, although foreign students are encouraged to study Maltese.

Tuition fee in the best universities in Malta for foreign students

The foreign students enter TOP universities in Malta only on a fee basis. The cost depends on the chosen specialty and is charged per year or for each semester. The prices for studying at higher educational institutions in Malta on average amount to €3,000-€10,000 per year (bachelor's degree). The most expensive is studying in medical specialties: a year of dental studying at the University of Malta costs €26,000.

Educational expenses may include the payment of consumables, for example, for conducting scientific research and experiments. This fee is charged at the University of Malta: depending on the faculty, the amount for the year can range from €500 to €20,000.

The scholarship is awarded for academic success. Under the Get Qualified state program, you can get a tax deduction that will cover up to 70% of the tuition fee. Students of the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology can receive a one—time scholarship payment: €6,500 in the third year of study and €8,650 in the fourth.

How the studying is organized in the universities in Malta?

Higher education in Malta is offered by state universities and branches of foreign institutions, where education is organized according to the principles of the British and European systems. Educational stages are as following:

  • Bachelor (3-7 years of studying)

For most specialties, the period of studying is three years, studying with medical and legal students lasts 6-7 years. Evening or distance learning takes five or six years, depending on the specialty. A bachelor's degree already gives you the opportunity to get a job.

  • Master (1-2 years of studying)

Here, the studying is also available in full-time and part-time forms. To get a master's degree, it is necessary to defend a thesis project or scientific research.

  • Doctoral studies (from 2 years).

To obtain a degree, a student needs to defend a dissertation.

The structure of the academic year includes 2 semesters. The beginning of studying depends on the university and the chosen specialty. The dates of the beginning of the semester, holidays and sessions are floating: for example, the semester always starts on Monday, and the Christmas holidays are on Saturday.

For students whose language level does not meet the required level, the best universities in Malta offer to complete a preparatory program for admission to the university — Foundation. It is focused on language learning (reading, writing, grammar, the ability to take notes of lectures, write essays, etc.), on a basic introduction to the subject.

Universities in Malta ranking – TOP 5

  • University of Malta

UM is the centre of international academic exchange on the island: it strives to conduct academic research, provide dynamic higher education in the field of art, science, humanities. UM courses are designed to teach highly qualified specialists in several disciplines. UM annually graduates more than 3,500 students in various disciplines.

  • United Campus of Malta

UCM attracts professionals and international business leaders to teach, uses innovative interdisciplinary teaching methods, and ensures the highest standards of learning. UCM is accredited by the National Commission for Higher and Further Education and uses 20 years of university experience accumulated by the Swiss campus.

  • AUM American University of Malta

American University of Malta is an American–style private liberal arts university dedicated to higher education and research according to the highest international standards. Educational programs and research activities form the knowledge necessary to work in a global environment.

  • London School of Commerce Malta

It offers an attractive campus. Modern equipment, comprehensive educational resources of LSC Malta will provide you with the necessary tools for effective study, developing the knowledge and experience necessary for a career in international business. The teaching staff includes outstanding professors, researchers, highly qualified professional scientists.

  • Middlesex University Malta

This institution is an ambitious university offering students carefully designed courses, studying in a newly renovated campus, an optimal ratio of the number of employees and students, personal attention and support, unlocking the potential of learning from experts in their field.

Enrolment process in TOP universities in Malta

Applicants apply for admission online, on the website of the selected university. The application indicates from which semester the applicant wants to start studying and in which specialty.

Together with the application, the foreign students provide scans of:

  • Passports;
  • Certificate of secondary education or bachelor's degree;
  • Certificate confirming the level of English language proficiency — for foreign students.

If the applicant graduated from school in Malta, he provides one of the documents for admission to the bachelor's degree:

  • Certificate of full secondary education of the European standard — Matriculation Certificate;
  • Certificate of completion of secondary education in the International Baccalaureate program (International Baccalaureate, IB);
  • Certificate of completion of secondary education in the European Baccalaureate program (European Baccalaureate, EB);
  • Diploma of secondary special education.

To enter the master's program, you need to present a bachelor's degree.

To study foreign students at the private universities of Malta, they need to provide scans of documents and their certified translations into English. A copy of the bachelor's degree must be accompanied by an extract with a list of completed subjects and the number of academic hours. Applicants who have received a certificate or diploma outside Malta are considered foreign applicants.

 

Tuition fee in the best universities in Malta for foreign students

The foreign students enter TOP universities in Malta only on a fee basis. The cost depends on the chosen specialty and is charged per year or for each semester. The prices for studying at higher educational institutions in Malta on average amount to €3,000-€10,000 per year (bachelor's degree). The most expensive is studying in medical specialties: a year of dental studying at the University of Malta costs €26,000.

Educational expenses may include the payment of consumables, for example, for conducting scientific research and experiments. This fee is charged at the University of Malta: depending on the faculty, the amount for the year can range from €500 to €20,000.

The scholarship is awarded for academic success. Under the Get Qualified state program, you can get a tax deduction that will cover up to 70% of the tuition fee. Students of the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology can receive a one—time scholarship payment: €6,500 in the third year of study and €8,650 in the fourth.

How the studying is organized in the universities in Malta?

Higher education in Malta is offered by state universities and branches of foreign institutions, where education is organized according to the principles of the British and European systems. Educational stages are as following:

  • Bachelor (3-7 years of studying)

For most specialties, the period of studying is three years, studying with medical and legal students lasts 6-7 years. Evening or distance learning takes five or six years, depending on the specialty. A bachelor's degree already gives you the opportunity to get a job.

  • Master (1-2 years of studying)

Here, the studying is also available in full-time and part-time forms. To get a master's degree, it is necessary to defend a thesis project or scientific research.

  • Doctoral studies (from 2 years).

To obtain a degree, a student needs to defend a dissertation.

The structure of the academic year includes 2 semesters. The beginning of studying depends on the university and the chosen specialty. The dates of the beginning of the semester, holidays and sessions are floating: for example, the semester always starts on Monday, and the Christmas holidays are on Saturday.

For students whose language level does not meet the required level, the best universities in Malta offer to complete a preparatory program for admission to the university — Foundation. It is focused on language learning (reading, writing, grammar, the ability to take notes of lectures, write essays, etc.), on a basic introduction to the subject.

Universities in Malta ranking – TOP 5

  • University of Malta

UM is the centre of international academic exchange on the island: it strives to conduct academic research, provide dynamic higher education in the field of art, science, humanities. UM courses are designed to teach highly qualified specialists in several disciplines. UM annually graduates more than 3,500 students in various disciplines.

  • United Campus of Malta

UCM attracts professionals and international business leaders to teach, uses innovative interdisciplinary teaching methods, and ensures the highest standards of learning. UCM is accredited by the National Commission for Higher and Further Education and uses 20 years of university experience accumulated by the Swiss campus.

  • AUM American University of Malta

American University of Malta is an American–style private liberal arts university dedicated to higher education and research according to the highest international standards. Educational programs and research activities form the knowledge necessary to work in a global environment.

  • London School of Commerce Malta

It offers an attractive campus. Modern equipment, comprehensive educational resources of LSC Malta will provide you with the necessary tools for effective study, developing the knowledge and experience necessary for a career in international business. The teaching staff includes outstanding professors, researchers, highly qualified professional scientists.

  • Middlesex University Malta

This institution is an ambitious university offering students carefully designed courses, studying in a newly renovated campus, an optimal ratio of the number of employees and students, personal attention and support, unlocking the potential of learning from experts in their field.

Enrolment process in TOP universities in Malta

Applicants apply for admission online, on the website of the selected university. The application indicates from which semester the applicant wants to start studying and in which specialty.

Together with the application, the foreign students provide scans of:

  • Passports;
  • Certificate of secondary education or bachelor's degree;
  • Certificate confirming the level of English language proficiency — for foreign students.

If the applicant graduated from school in Malta, he provides one of the documents for admission to the bachelor's degree:

  • Certificate of full secondary education of the European standard — Matriculation Certificate;
  • Certificate of completion of secondary education in the International Baccalaureate program (International Baccalaureate, IB);
  • Certificate of completion of secondary education in the European Baccalaureate program (European Baccalaureate, EB);
  • Diploma of secondary special education.

To enter the master's program, you need to present a bachelor's degree.

To study foreign students at the private universities of Malta, they need to provide scans of documents and their certified translations into English. A copy of the bachelor's degree must be accompanied by an extract with a list of completed subjects and the number of academic hours. Applicants who have received a certificate or diploma outside Malta are considered foreign applicants.

 

2 best universities in Malta 2022 rankings

1 GBSB Global Business School
2 American University of Malta

Top 15 best universities in Switzerland 2022

1 Glion Institute of Higher Education Switzerland
2 Les Roches International School Montana
3 César Ritz Colleges Switzerland
4 IHTTI School of Hotel Management
5 Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne
6 Geneva Business School
7 EU Business School Montreux
8 HIM Hotel Institute Montreux
9 Swiss Hotel Management School
10 Webster University Geneva
11 Business and Hotel Management School
12 Luzern IMI
13 Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) Caux
14 International University in Geneva
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Top 35 best universities and colleges in Canada 2022

1 University of Toronto
2 McGill University
3 University of British Columbia
4 University of Alberta
5 Simon Fraser University
6 Montreal University
7 University of Windsor
8 York University
9 University of Guelph
10 McMaster University
11 University of Manitoba
12 University of Waterloo
13 Royal Roads University
14 Vancouver Film School
15 Kwantlen Polytechnic University
16 University of Calgary
17 Dalhousie University
18 Fanshawe College
19 University of Ottawa
20 Laval University
21 Sheridan College
22 University of Regina
23 Brock University
24 Thompson Rivers University
25 Humber College
26 Vancouver Island University
27 Mohawk College
28 Centennial College Toronto
29 Niagara College
30 Capilano University
31 Seneca College
32 Algoma University
33 Saint Clair College
34 Douglas College
35 LaSalle College

Times Higher Education’s top 50 best universities in USA 2022

World University Rank US Rank University City State
2 1 Stanford University Stanford California
3 2 Harvard University Cambridge Massachusetts
4 3 California Institute of Technology Pasadena California
5 4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge Massachusetts
7 5 University of California, Berkeley Berkeley California
8 6 Yale University New Haven Connecticut
9 7 Princeton University Princeton New Jersey
10 8 University of Chicago Chicago Illinois
12 9 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore Maryland
13 10 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia Pennsylvania
15 11 University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles California
17 12 Columbia University New York City New York
19 13 Cornell University Ithaca New York
=20 14 Duke University Durham North Carolina
22 15 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Michigan
24 16 Northwestern University Evanston Illinois
26 17 New York University New York City New York
28 18 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
29 19 University of Washington Seattle Washington
33 20 University of California, San Diego San Diego California
38 21 Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta Georgia
44 22 University of Texas at Austin Austin Texas
48 23 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign Illinois
49 24 University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison Wisconsin
50 25 Washington University in St Louis St. Louis Missouri
53 26 University of Southern California Los Angeles California
=54 27 Boston University Boston Massachusetts
=56 28 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill North Carolina
61 29 Brown University Providence Rhode Island
=64 30 University of California, Davis Davis California
68 31 University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara California
=80 32 Ohio State University (Main campus) Columbus Ohio
=85 =33 Emory University Atlanta Georgia
=85 =33 University of Minnesota Minneapolis Minnesota
90 35 University of Maryland, College Park College Park Maryland
=94 36 Purdue University West Lafayette West Lafayette Indiana
=98 37 University of California, Irvine Irvine California
=101 38 Dartmouth College Hanover New Hampshire
105 39 Michigan State University East Lansing Michigan
=111 40 Vanderbilt University Nashville Tennessee
=114 41 Penn State (Main campus) State College Pennsylvania
117 42 University of Virginia (Main campus) Charlottesville Virginia
120 43 Georgetown University Washington D.C
=121 44 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland Ohio
=124 45 University of Arizona Tucson Arizona
=124 =45 Rice University Houston Texas
=131 47 University of Colorado Boulder Boulder Colorado
=133 48 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh campus Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
=140 49 Indiana University Bloomington Indiana
=147 50 University of Rochester Rochester (NY) New York

Top 50 best universities in the UK 2022

1 Cambridge
2 Oxford
3 St Andrews
4 London School of Economics
5 Imperial College London
6 Loughborough
7 Durham
8 Lancaster
9 University of Bath
10 East Anglia (UEA)
11 University College London
12 Warwick
13 Exeter
14 Birmingham
15 Bristol
16 Edinburgh
17 Leeds
18 Manchester
19 Southampton
20 Glasgow
21 King's College London
22 Nottingham
23 York
24 Newcastle
25 Royal Holloway, University of London
26 East Anglia (UEA)
27 Aberdeen
28 Queen's University Belfast
29 Sheffield
30 Heriot-Watt
31 Cardiff
32 Dundee
33 Swansea
34 Liverpool
35 Surrey
36 Queen Mary, University of London
37 SOAS University of London
38 Leicester
39 Reading
40 Sussex
41 Essex
42 Harper Adams University
43 Aston
44 University for the Creative Arts
45 University of Stirling
46 Nottingham Trent
47 Kent
48 Arts University Bournemouth
49 Oxford Brookes
50 Lincoln

Cost of living in Malta

Expenses - USD/Month. Min. Med.
Accommodation 217 311
Food 180 376
Transportation 23 197
Communications and utilities 55 65
Clothing 23 86
Sports and leisure 27 81
Total 524 1,117

Accommodation in Malta

Shared room outside of centre 219
Shared room in city centre 314
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 401
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 543

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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