Student Visa Requirements to Study in Malta

Malta is one of the world’s smallest and most densely populated countries. Did you know 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, boost a total resident population of roughly 420,000.

Several tourists 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.

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Student Visa Requirements

Students from within the EU, the US and a number of other countries would not require a visa to study in Malta for less than three months.However, if you plan to stay for longer, please check with your nearest Maltese embassy or consulate to find out whether you need a visa. If you do, the visa requirements for Malta are as follows:

  • Completed visa application form
  • Valid travel document (passport)
  • Two passport-size photographs
  • A valid return ticket or certificate of prepaid return journey
  • Proof of access to sufficient funds to cover tuition fees and living expenses
  • Letter of acceptance from a Maltese educational institute
  • Proof of accommodation arrangements on arrival
  • Proof of medical insurance for duration of your stay

All international students wishing to study in Malta for more than three months should apply for an e-residence document, which is replacing the old identity card system. This requires many of the same documents and supporting materials listed above, and can be applied for after arrival in the country.

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