Known for its blue seas, pleasant weather and diverse cultural heritage, Malta is a very popular tourist destination. The islands offer visitors a 7,000-year long span of history, a mix of traditional food and international cuisine, an impressive cultural program, and a vibrant nightlife comprising of bars, lounges and clubs. Not surprisingly, in recent years the islands have also become a favored spot for international students who visit the islands to further develop their education in various fields. Every summer Malta sees an influx of students who come to study the English language, whilst an ever-growing number of foreign nationals are also following semesters or entire courses at one of Malta’s universities or institutions for further and higher education throughout the rest of the year.
Studying in Malta presents students with an array of options catering to all levels and subjects from preschool all the way up to post doctorate degrees in a system in which classes are conducted entirely in English, other than when another language is being studied. Malta’s educational system has a mixture of both public and private schools across all levels. It is based on the British model but is in line with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). English is the language of tuition and teaching materials especially at the higher levels. One can acquire qualifications up to post-graduate level (EQF level 8) that are internationally recognized, with students thus having no issues presenting their certificates abroad.