Study in Malta

Would you like to have an experience that will change your life?

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Would you like to study and work in a warm place and feel like you’re always on vacation? Malta is your destination.

Studying in Malta is living a wonderful season in one of the hidden treasures of the Mediterranean Sea. Malta is the ideal destination for those who want to receive a quality education while enjoying living on an island with good weather all year round and hundreds of leisure and cultural activities at any time of the day.

Advantages of studying in Malta

Malta is a beautiful island at all levels where you can spend a season that you will never forget studying. Keep reading to discover all the advantages of studying English in Malta!

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Quality education

Malta is a very popular destination among international students who want to take advantage of the summer months to improve their English without having to give up fun.

That’s why Malta has a multitude of renowned educational institutions with diverse educational programs designed to adapt to the level and curricular needs of all types of students.

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English is the official language

English has been the official language in Malta for many years alongside Maltese, as it was a British colony for a long time.

In this island, everyone speaks English, and even university classes are taught in this language, so you can practice a lot and will have no problem communicating.

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Live well for little money

On this small island, you will enjoy a very good quality of life without having to invest a lot of money.

In Malta, English courses, rent, and even going out for a drink are much cheaper than in other European destinations like London or Dublin.

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History and cinematic landscapes

If you like history, art, culture, and cinema, you will feel right at home in Malta. This island has not only been the setting for major historical events in real life, but Malta has also made its mark in both the big and small screens.

Malta has been the filming location for blockbusters like Gladiator, World War Z, The Da Vinci Code, and The Count of Monte Cristo, to name a few of the titles of the more than 100 productions that have been filmed here.

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Super-rich and varied gastronomy

In Malta, you can enjoy a Mediterranean diet with Arab, African, and British influences. A marvel for the palate and also for your health, as the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest diets, thanks to the prominence of fresh products such as vegetables, legumes, cheeses, meats, and fish.

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Spectacular diving

The crystal-clear waters of Malta are the perfect place to start diving, as it has colorful underwater landscapes, visibility of up to 40 meters, and plenty of World War II shipwrecks to explore.

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Great nightlife

Nothing goes better with a summer night than a good party. In Malta, they know how to enjoy life. There are numerous events, both in nightclubs and on the beach, featuring top DJs and artists with whom you can dance until the next morning.

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Incredible beaches and good weather all year round

Malta enjoys a subtropical Mediterranean climate, with mild temperatures throughout the winter and quite hot temperatures during the summer. And the best part? Malta has beautiful sandy and rocky beaches where you can cool off, get a tan, and take envy-worthy photos with your friends.

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What requirements do I need to study in Malta?

If you’re convinced that you want to come and study in Malta, you’ll be glad to know that there aren’t many requirements to achieve that.

For example, if you have a European passport, there are no special requirements for you to come and study English in Malta. You just need to choose an English school, buy your plane tickets, and embark on the adventure.

On the other hand, if you come from another Latin American country, such as Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Colombiayou will need to meet a series of requirements to study in Malta.

These requirements are:

  • Valid passport.
  • Valid visa.
  • Round-trip plane tickets.
  • Enrollment in an English course.
  • An invitation letter or a reservation of accommodation.
  • Purchase of travel insurance.
  • Proof of sufficient savings to cover your stay in Malta.

Finally, you need to know that the requirements to study in Malta may vary depending on your country of origin and the duration of the course you intend to take, so don’t hesitate to contact us to resolve any doubts. Our Dingoos guides will advise you and help you with all the procedures completely free of charge.

What visa do I need to study in Malta?

As mentioned in the previous section, if you have a European passport, you do not need to apply for any visa to study in Malta.

In addition, there is a list of countries that do not require any type of visa as long as the course you come to study in Malta is less than 3 months in duration.

However, the visas that you can apply for if necessary are:

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Short-Stay Schegen visa

This visa is for all students from countries that are not exempt from visas. With this visa, you can study courses of up to 3 months in duration.

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Student Visa

For courses longer than 3 months in duration. This type of visa is applied for once you are in Malta (unless you have a passport from Ecuador, Bolivia, or the Dominican Republic), it has the same duration as the course in which you have enrolled, and it allows students to work for 20 hours per week.

If you have any doubts about which visa to apply for or the process to follow, you can always write to us. One of our Dingoos Guides will take care of your case completely free of charge for you. He will help you choose the school, collect the visa documents, and other paperwork so that your visa application is approved. You just have to worry about packing your bags and coming to enjoy the experience of studying in Malta.

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    What English courses can I study in Malta?

    In Malta, you can study all kinds of English courses, regardless of your starting level and goal.

    In Malta, the most popular English courses are intensive English courses, followed by general English courses, IELTS and Cambridge exam preparation courses, and English for business courses.

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    Intensive english courses

    English courses in Malta are perfect for those who have little time to learn English but still want great results. These courses are short and effective programs that usually last between 2 and 3 months. They usually have more hours per week than general english courses, which helps you learn faster.

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    General english courses

    General english courses in Malta are focused on improving your English at all levels. These courses usually have fewer class hours per week and last for 3 months or more, making them perfect for those who have more free time and want to enjoy living in a charming place like Malta.

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    Official exam preparation courses

    If you’re thinking about studying abroad or applying for visas such as the Work and Holiday for Canada or Australia, you need to know that one of the requirements is often to have a certificate of your english level.

    And so you don’t have to face the exam on your own, IELTS and Cambridge offer a series of courses designed to help you prepare for each part of the exam: writing, reading, speaking, and listening. You will pass the test without any problems and with the score you need!

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    Business english courses

    General english courses for business in Malta are focused on professionals of all ages who want to work abroad. In these courses, you will learn English notions about marketing, negotiation, presentation, finance, politics, etc., which will be very useful for you to navigate professional environments anywhere in the world.

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    Individual english courses

    Individual English courses consist of private and personalized lessons in which you will receive one-on-one attention. This is ideal if you want to learn English quickly, as the teacher will tailor each class to your level and work together on the areas that are most challenging for you.

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    How much does it cost to study in Malta?

    Malta is one of the paradisiacal destinations where studying English will cost you the least.

    Obviously, your monthly expenses will vary depending on your lifestyle, the city you live in, the type of accommodation, or the type of English course; nevertheless, as a general rule, the cost of living in Malta is quite reasonable and suitable even for modest budgets that want to enjoy a decent quality of life.

    Thus, our students in Malta spend between €700 and €1,000 per month on accommodation, transportation, groceries, phone, internet, and leisure activities.

    Here are some indicative prices to give you an idea of the expenses you will have while studying in Malta.

    • Shared room in an apartment: between €150 and €300
    • Monthly groceries: €120 to €200
    • Monthly transportation: €25
    • Mobile internet: €10
    • Dining out: €12 to €50
    • Going to the cinema: €8
    • A beer: €3
    • A cocktail: €6

    Which is the best city to live in Malta?

    Despite its small size, Malta has everything you need to fall in love with it. Its main cities are full of history reflected in the architecture of its houses, streets, and monuments, and are surrounded by incredible landscapes and beaches. The three best cities to live in Malta are St. Julians, Valletta, and Sliema.

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    St Julians

    St. Julians is a coastal city located 7 km from Valletta and with a population of about 13,800 inhabitants. St. Julians is very touristy and offers excellent daytime and especially nightlife. Many compare this small city in Malta with Mykonos or Ibiza, although the charm of St. Julians is different: thanks to the architecture of the city, you will feel like you’re partying in a movie set.

    The most famous neighborhood in St. Julians is Paceville, where most hotels, bars, and restaurants are located, and where hundreds of tourists stroll during the summer nights when the heat is less intense.

    During the day, the best plan is to go to St. George Bay, one of the few sandy beaches you will find in Malta. Or if you’re more of an urbanite, you’ll love walking around the city’s shopping centers, where you’ll find cinemas, bowling alleys, casinos, gaming halls… with good air conditioning systems, perfect for escaping the summer heat in Malta.

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    La Valeta

    La Valeta, located in the northern part of the island of Malta, covers an area of less than 1 km2 and has a population of 6,309. It is a city with a rich history and spectacular Renaissance architecture from the 14th century. Its streets are lined with fortresses, churches, gardens, and museums filled with beautiful works of art by famous Italian painters such as Caravaggio.

    Valletta is one of the few remaining fortified cities and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1980. Walking through its streets is like taking a journey through history, with tales of knights and conquering kings.

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    Sliema

    With a population of 22,591 and located between Valletta and St. Julians, Sliema competes in popularity with St. Julians; it attracts thousands of tourists every year who seek to enjoy the tranquility of this beautiful city that was once Malta’s most important fishing port.

    Sliema is abundant in restaurants and beachfront bars where you can enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine and colorful cocktails.

    In addition, Sliema has a beautiful waterfront promenade, The Ferries, and its coast is dotted with rocky beaches where you can cool off on hot days.

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    Want to know more about Malta?

    Keep reading and discover everything you need to know about living, working, and types of visas in Malta.

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    Living in Malta

    Malta has a stable economy and a cheerful way of life that invites you to enjoy. Plenty of sunshine, turquoise waters beaches, and cities with many stories to tell come together to make your stay in Malta one you will never forget.

    Working in Malta

    Malta has a strong tourism industry and one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe, so finding work quickly will not be a problem. This way, you can earn money to cover your expenses while living on this beautiful island.

    Types of visas in Malta

    There are different types of visas that allow you to study and work in Malta, depending on your nationality and duration of stay. At Dingoos, we provide advice and assistance with all the paperwork and procedures, 100% free and personalized.

    How to study in Malta? Steps to follow:

    If you’re interested in studying in Malta, a small island in the middle of the Mediterranean, we don’t blame you, it’s a great idea! And at Dingoos, we will help you with everything you need to fulfill your dream without any problems.

    Step 1: Contact Dingoos

    First, write to us through this form. A Dingoos guide will contact you soon to help you plan your trip to Malta.

    Step 2: Choose a city

    Our Dingoos guides know Malta inside out, so tell them what you’re interested in, what you like to do, and where you imagine yourself living, and your Dingoos guide will help you choose the city in Malta that best suits your tastes and goals.

    Step 3: Choose a course and school

    Once you’re located on the map, it’s time to choose an English course and school. And for that, your Dingoos guide will take care of checking the educational offerings and offering you the options that best suit what you want.

    Step 4: Enroll in school

    We’ve got it! Now it’s time to enroll. Your Dingoos guide will help you gather all the necessary documents, fill out the forms, and submit them in a timely manner to process your enrollment in the school you have chosen.

    Step 5: Student Visa Application

    Now, and only if you need it, it’s time to apply for your student visa. But don’t worry, we will also accompany you here; our experts will guide you through each step and help you gather all the necessary documents, and you will receive your approved visa from the Government of Malta in no time.

    Step 6: Book Flights and Pack Your Bags

    No more paperwork!

    Now we’re in the home stretch. Pack your bags, you’re going to Malta! Our Dingoos Integration Coordinators will help you find the cheapest flights. They also know everything about Malta, so don’t hesitate to ask them any questions that come to mind, such as which neighborhood to start looking for accommodation in or how many swimsuits are too many swimsuits (if there is such a thing).

    Step 7: Begin a New Chapter in Malta

    And just like that, without any worries and without realizing it, you land on this beautiful island in the middle of the Mediterranean: welcome to Malta!

    You will feel at home right away, as your Dingoos family awaits you at the airport, far from your own family!

    One of our Dingoos integrators will pick you up at the airport, give you your Dingoos Welcome Pack, and accompany you to complete the initial paperwork so you can quickly settle in, such as getting a local SIM card, opening a bank account, or obtaining your identification number to be able to work.

    Can I work in Malta while studying?

    Yes, if you have a European passport or a student visa.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Do you have more questions about studying in Malta? Look for yours in the following questions. And if you don’t find it, write to us! At Dingoos, we are always happy to help.

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    Can I work if I go as a tourist?

    It depends on your country of origin. If you have a European passport, yes, you can.

    If not, you may need a study or work visa to be able to work.

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    What are the cheapest English courses in Malta?

    The prices of the courses vary depending on the school, the program you choose, and the number of hours per week.

    Nevertheless, usually the longer the courses, the cheaper the weekly rate.

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    Can I go to Malta just to work?

    Only if you have a European passport or a valid work visa.

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    Can I work and study in Malta as in any other European Union country?

    If you are Spanish, yes. With just your national identity card (DNI), you can enter Malta and work and/or study as much as you want.

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    How long can I study English in Malta?

    From 1 week to 3 years, you choose the duration of your course.

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    When do English courses start in Malta?

    English courses in Malta start every Monday of the year, unless it is a holiday. In that case, the English course will start on the next non-holiday day.

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    What kind of English is taught in Malta?

    British or British English is taught in Malta. Although the English spoken here has a Maltese accent and the population comes from many different places, you can get a global view of English and learn to understand different accents.

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    Can I renew my student visa while studying in Malta?

    The visa to study English in Malta is not renewed. In case your studies last more than 12 months, you will have to apply for a residence permit for students. This way, you will be authorized to study English in Malta until your study program is completed.

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    How far in advance do I need to start the process to study in Malta?

    We recommend that you contact us about 3 months before the date you want to start your adventure in Malta. The process has its phases, but you don’t have to worry about anything, we take care of it!

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    Do I have to pay for my course in advance?

    No, many schools offer the option to pay in installments to accommodate the needs of students. Your Dingoos guide will inform you about everything during the personalized counseling sessions.

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    What if I decide to return early while in Malta?

    No problem. If you have to return to your country before your course ends, we will review your case and help you negotiate with the school for the cancellation of your course.

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    Is there a specific level required to study English in Malta?

    Whatever your level of English, in Malta you can start a course adapted to your needs. On the first day of class, you will take a very simple test to be assigned to a group of students with a similar level.

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    How does Dingoos help you study in Malta?

    Studying English in Malta is very easy with Dingoos.

    Our team of experts and professionals will help you with all the necessary arrangements and paperwork. You just have to worry about packing your bags and being enthusiastic.

    In addition, once in Malta, our integrators will always be at your disposal to help you with anything you need. Want to know more? Keep reading and discover all the free services available to you just for being part of the #DingoosFamily. We’re waiting for you!

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    Personalized counseling

    What, when, how, and where do you want to study? At Dingoos, we are experts in developing a plan tailored to your needs based on your preferences, interests, and budget.

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    Enrollment in a course

    We not only help you choose the course that suits you best, but we also take care of enrolling you in the school of your choice so you don't have to lift a finger.

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    Visa assistance

    As experts, we know that dealing with visa paperwork can be a hassle. That's why we help you gather all the information and advise you in each case!

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    Insurance coverage

    At Dingoos, we search and arrange for you a great health insurance coverage at a small price so that you can live your life and enjoy your visa without fear of anything.

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    Contact with other students

    Are you afraid of coming to Malta alone? Don't worry, at Dingoos we will connect you with other students even before you arrive in Malta so that you are always well accompanied.

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    Cheap flight search

    We help you purchase your flight to Malta at the best price thanks to our experience in the industry and our exclusive agreements with airlines.

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    Bank account opening

    We assist you in opening your bank account in Malta step by step or obtaining an international card so that you can pay in the local currency as soon as you arrive.

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    Accommodation booking for the first few days

    We will help you book your accommodation for the first few days. This way, after your long journey, you can take a shower, rest, and meet other students who have also just arrived.

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    Airport transfer

    We will arrange for your pick-up from the airport and drop you off right at the doorstep of the accommodation we have reserved for you.

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    Reception and integration

    Relax and enjoy, because your Dingoos Integrator will be with you as soon as you arrive in Malta to welcome you and accompany you in completing all the necessary procedures to start your adventure.

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    Mobile line activation

    When you arrive in Malta, we will provide you with a SIM card and help you activate it so that you can let everyone know you have arrived safely and start sharing your stories.

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    Transportation card

    All you need to move freely around the city by bus or boat is a public transportation card. When you arrive in Malta, we will accompany you in getting yours.

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    Support in accommodation search

    At Dingoos, we will advise you, provide you with tips, and answer all your questions to help you find a long-term accommodation where you feel at home.

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    Job search support

    Malta is full of job opportunities, and we will teach you some tricks to help you identify them and find a job that will help you settle in.

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    Events and leisure plans

    Every month, we organize a lot of events and activities for our students, such as surfing, diving, barbecues, drinks, excursions... Needless to say, you are more than welcome to join!

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    Student discounts

    We have a lot of exclusive agreements with local, national, and international companies, designed for you to enjoy as part of the #DingoosFamily.

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    Student support

    Whenever you have any questions or need assistance with anything, we will be there to help and advise you. At Dingoos, we will be "your family away from your family." As long as we are here, you will never be alone.

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    Visa renewal

    When you decide to stay longer in Malta, as you surely will, we will advise you on the best way to renew your visa and take care of all the paperwork for you.

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    Welcome Pack delivery

    When you arrive in Malta, we will provide you with our exclusive and useful Welcome Pack so that you have everything you need for your first days on hand.

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