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Study in Malta

This small southern European country is best known as a popular tourist destination – but if you’d like to stay longer than a two-week holiday, why not choose to study in Malta?

One of the world’s smallest and most densely populated countries, Malta is a group of islands in the Mediterranean Sea to the south of Italy. The three largest of these – Malta Island, Gozo and Comino – are inhabited, with a total resident population of roughly 420,000.

Far more people than this visit each year, attracted by the beautiful beaches and lagoons, diverse watersports, vibrant nightlife, archaeological sites and picturesque harbour towns. Malta boasts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the historic capital city Valletta, the seven megalithic temples and the hypogeum (a prehistoric underground structure). Valletta is also preparing to take on the mantle of European Capital of Culture in 2018.

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Valletta
  • Population: 423,282 (2013)
  • Area: 316 sq km
  • Currency: Euro
  • Official languages: Maltese and English
  • One of the world’s smallest and most densely populated countries
  • A group of nine islands to the south of Europe and north of Africa
  • Joined the European Union in 2004 and the eurozone in 2008
  • Main source of national income is tourism
  • Malta’s Kunsill ta’ l-iStudenti Universitarji (University Students’ Council) is the oldest national student union in Europe, founded in 1901.