Best Universities in Malta

Best Universities in Malta for International Students

Because of the nation’s small size and equally small population (just 420,000 citizens live on the archipelago), Malta has become a premier destination for tourists looking to experience beauty in a less mainstream destination. This trend of seeking off-the-beaten-path locations has extended beyond tourism, however, and has begun to center in on education and academia, as well.

Malta is home to a few significant universities and colleges, many of which are based in international locations such as the UK. These schools have opened branches in the Mediterranean cluster of islands to both meet the needs and beat the rush of students beginning to flock to Malta for their studies [link to Why Study in Malta]. Of course, Malta is also home to its own universities, which often follow the curricula and standards set by the UK, Europe, or the US.

Malta’s universities are known for their wide range of programs and their variation in teaching languages - though most courses are in English. This gives students the opportunity to study in and learn some of the world’s most widely spoken languages. Because the number of higher education institutions in the country are limited, here is a list of the best opportunities for students from around the globe:

University of Malta

The largest university on the island nation is the University of Malta, a publicly funded university that serves as home to approximately 11,000 students. Of these, about 700 hail from international settings. The university’s main campus is in the harbour area of Msida, just to the west of Valletta, the country’s capital and 2018’s European Capital of Culture. The school additionally boasts smaller campuses in Valletta and on Gozo, the second largest of the Maltese islands.

American University of Malta

The American University of Malta is a private, accredited liberal arts university in Malta. The school is structured based on the US system of higher education and is committed to providing a top-quality education with an emphasis on research and intellectual pursuit offered to its diverse student body.

STC University

A leading Business and IT institute for higher education in Malta, STC Higher Education currently offers state-of-the-art training facilities and curricula to hundreds of students in partnership with world industry leaders such as Middlesex University, NCC Education, Cisco, and Microsoft. Students at the school obtain internationally accredited qualifications through STC’s expanded intake and course offerings.

Advenio eAcademy

The first organization in Malta whose services are based on online learning, Advenio eAcademy is a Higher Education Institution based in Malta, which caters to a primarily international clientele. It provides the opportunity to participate in an educational institution and training organisation that moves beyond the constraints of physical premises, while still maintaining state-of-the-art educational and training programs.

Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST)

Founded in 2001, Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) is the nation’s leading education and training institution. Through its six institutes across two campuses, Malta and Gozo, the school offers 185 full-time and over 300 part-time courses ranging from certificates to degrees. MCAST collaborates closely with local industries to ensure that the competencies within its curricula are relevant to a dynamic and forward-looking economy.

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in Malta

The first overseas campus of one of the UK’s leading medical schools, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in Malta. A new university as of 2017, the school offers two programs: a five-year Medicine MBBS Malta (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) undergraduate program and
 a one-year Medicine Foundation programme (Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta). The programs will be taught by Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, a leading UK Medical School.

London School of Commerce Malta

The London School of Commerce Malta is set on a beautiful, centrally located campus on the stunning island of Malta. The LSC’s Malta campus is equipped with all of the facilities required for a rigorous learning experience including Wi-Fi throughout the premises, a well stocked and equipped library, and leisure areas.

Global College Malta

Global College Malta is a private institution founded in 2012 that provides degree courses in alignment with British standards in Malta. It was the first European College offering university degrees according to British standards in the small Mediterranean country. The Foundation Course in Management with English, the BA in Management, the MBA and the MSc were its first courses.

Saint Martin's Institute of Information Technology

St Martin's Institute of IT is a licensed, private education institution by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education of Malta, offering a range of diploma and degrees in computer and social sciences conferred by the University of London. Founded in 1985 and started supporting programs offered through the University of London International in the year 2000, the school is one of the island nation’s leaded higher education institutions.

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