Knowing Malta

Why Malta?

Malta's government universities have two intakes in August and February (link).

  • Private institutes have several intakes in January, February, July, August, September, and October.
  • Polytechnics typically accept students between April and September.

Yes,  you can transfer to malta from any country-specific to the university you are willing to apply for.

VISA - Malta

India being a non-EU country, the students from India need a study visa to pursue their education in Malta (link).
1. A completed visa application form, which you may access on the website of the Maltese embassy or consulate nearest to you.
2. Two passport-sized photographs and your passport
3.Your school's admission letter must state that your course will run for over three months.
4. Proof of money - you must demonstrate that you can live on at least €18 per day for the duration of your degree.
5. Proof of a home in the land of Malta
6.Across the EU, health insurance with a minimum coverage of €30,000 is required.
7. An airplane or ferry ticket can be used as proof that you will depart Malta after the completion of your training.

1. While applying for Visa, Financial evidence is required to stay in Malta. You must indicate that the student has sufficient funds to cover the duration of their stay. For each month of stay, the sum displayed must match 75% of Malta's minimum salary. In terms of expenditures, this equates to 18 Euros a day if the student has already paid for the entire accommodation period, which is determined by the course length. Simply double this daily amount by 30 days and then by the number of months you will be studying in Malta. If the student has not paid for the entire stay, they must produce a daily payment of 30.00 Euros. A bank statement from an international account can be used to substantiate this amount. The statement must include the student's name and a valid debit card in Malta.

2. For the course duration in Malta, you must have health insurance that complies with the Schengen Treaty's standards (minimum coverage of 30,000 euros).

3. Payment of the 66.00 Euro application cost for this visa (It might change). This is a one-time cost that must be paid in cash.


1. Non-EU students who have been enrolled in a higher education degree for more than 90 days will be permitted to work 20 hours per week, and overseas graduates will be entitled to stay in Malta for six months following graduation to hunt for jobs.

2. Non-EU nationals must apply for an employment license if they wish to work in Malta. The employer must apply for the license.

3. To obtain the license, you will need the following documents.

*Curriculum vitae (application form)

*Description of the job

*Testimonials and references

*A passport photo, a copy of your travel documents, and a copy of your valid visa 

*Certificates of qualification and accreditation/recognition copies

*Employer's cover letter revealing the employment location

*The fee that has been paid

*Evidence from a full vacancy report demonstrates that the post was first advertised for EEA, Swiss, and Maltese nationals.

4. The license will take between four and six weeks to process. You will be notified as soon as the permit is issued, and an engagement form will be prepared on the first day of the license's validity. You will be evaluated within 15 days if you are denied.


Living in Malta

1. Malta's average monthly cost of living is €1010 ($1210). This does not include rent, which is typically considered a separate expense. Some Maltese colleges provide dorms, referred to as student halls in Malta, which are far less expensive than private renting. When you've been accepted, your school can tell you more about this.

2. These expenditures will reflect the cost of living in the capital since many students will be studying in or around Valletta.

3. The following are some examples of average living expenditures in Valletta (in EUR and USD):

■    €1200 ($1440) a month for a one-bedroom apartment.
■    Utility costs (monthly): €110 ($130).
■    €30 ($35) for a monthly public transportation pass
■    €20 ($25) for a meal in a budget restaurant
■    €2.90 ($3.50) for a cup of coffee
■    €1.25 ($1.50) for 1 liter of milk
■    €3.30 ($4) for 1 kilogram of vegetables
■    €3.60 ($4.35) for a dozen eggs
■    €1.80 ($2.15) for 1.5 liters of water
■    1kg chicken: €12.30 ($14.80)
■    €8 ($9.60) for a bottle of wine
■    €2.10 ($2.55) for a loaf of bread

4. In Malta, you may drink tap water. However, because it may become very hot there, you'll need to buy bottled water when you're out and about.


1. Before applying for a work and study visa, students must stay in Malta for at least three months. After 90 days in Malta, students are allowed to work.

2. Following that, they will be able to apply for a visa to work and study English in Malta.

3. The student would have to locate work on his or her own. BELS can connect students with a job agency if they want it. There will be a charge;

4. The company will complete a document verifying that the student will be hired. This form will be attached to the student's application for a student visa to work and study English in Malta.​​​​​​​

5. For a valid visa to work and study English in Malta and Gozo, the student can only work up to 20 hours per week and must maintain an attendance rate of at least 80% in class.​​​​​​​

6. Daily attendance will be monitored, and no course conversions will be allowed. ​​​​​​​

7. The student must attend lessons every day in order to complete a minimum of 15 hours of tuition per week (General English Standard Course); if lodging is not booked through BELS, the student must show proof of the agreement with the accommodation owner and ensure that the accommodation is licensed by the Malta Tourism Authority. ​​​​​​​

8. To guarantee the convenience of the process and assurance, it is strongly advised that all students book school-provided housing.​​​​​​​

9. If you speak fluent English, you may be able to get part-time employment in Malta. Malta has a sizable tourist industry, which necessitates the presence of people. Work may be quite beneficial in assisting with the expenditures of living in Malta.


​​​​​​Yes, while applying for the visa, we need to show the health insurance of at least 30000 euros to the authorities as a proof document.


Exams required- Malta

1. IELTS, TOEFL, etc. SOP and LORs are also required.

2. If you have MOI, i.e., Medium of Instruction letter, we don't need to appear for IELTS.


Malta Post-Study

1.   For working in Malta post-study, students need to apply for a long-term visa, i.e., a D visa.
■    Typical Maltese visa requirements include:
●    A duly completed visa application form
●    A cover letter stating the purpose of the applicant’s trip to Malta
●    A valid passport with at least two blank pages
●    Two passport photos
●    Proof that the applicant has travel medical insurance coverage for the entire Schengen area
●    An employment contract with a company based in Malta
●    Proof of accommodations for the duration of the applicant’s time in Malta
●    Evidence of sufficient financial means to cover the entire period of the applicant’s stay

2.   Foreign nationals will also need an employment license to work in Malta. The requirements for a Maltese employment license include:
●    A completed application form
●    A copy of the applicant’s CV
●    A copy of the applicant’s visa if they are already in Malta
●    A cover letter from the applicant’s employer
●    One passport photo
●    References and testimonials of the applicant’s qualifications
●    A medical certificate of health
●    A vacancy report demonstrating that the company searched for qualified Maltese nationals to fill the position


1. Occupations that are well-liked in Malta Malta is a developing island that places a high value on internal improvements, particularly in the areas of roads and transportation. Jobs that need a lot of human connection, especially if you can speak more than one language, are also in great demand.

Service to Customers
Services for Health
Human Resources

2. Currently, positions in hospitality and tourism are in high demand. Malta is a pleasant and sunny island for around 300 days of the year, and tourism is a major source of revenue. Consider a career on Malta's tourism strip if you enjoy connecting with people on a regular basis.

3. Medical jobs, particularly nursing jobs, are also in great demand. Malta is looking for competent foreign professionals to assist in the treatment of hospital patients. Live-in carers are becoming more popular, especially since so many retirees have moved to Malta in the last decade.

4. With such a huge elderly population, a live-in caregiver will have no issue finding work, and because Malta is such a tiny island, you will never have to drive far to get where you need to go. If you enjoy working with and caring for the sick and old, Malta is an excellent place to do it without feeling confined. No matter how exhausted you are after a long day of caring, a walk in the sunshine will instantly lift your spirits.



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