Student Visas and Studying in Malta

Find out about student visas and the opportunities available to study in Malta...

As Malta is a member of the EU, it is relatively straightforward for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens to work or study in Malta.

There is one university in Malta, the University of Malta which has three campuses – the main one at Msida; the Old University Building at Valletta, and one on the neighbouring island of Gozo.

An appropriate qualification in Maltese is an entry requirement for students resident in Malta who want to attend the University of Malta, even though classes and exams there are conducted in English.

For applicants who pursued their secondary education outside Malta, the University may consider and accept comparable qualifications, provided that the mix of subjects and levels of the qualification obtained from overseas examining boards are comparable to the subjects and levels required for the award of the Matriculation Certificate.

Student Visas

EU citizens do not need a visa to visit or study in Malta.

Information for non-EU citizens who may require a visa to enter Malta is available on the Department of Home Affairs website.

All students, even those from EU countries, studying for more than three months in Malta must apply for an e-residence document, which will also act as an ID card for the duration of their stay.

Applicants should provide the following documents with the completed form:

  • Original and copy of passport or foreign ID card (Bio data page only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens, all pages for third country nationals)
  • Original and copy declaring proof of sufficient financial means of subsistence (Original and copy of the bank statement
  • Original and copy of the rental agreement (a copy of the lessor’s ID card must be provided when this is in the form of a lease letter and not a contract
  • Original and copy of comprehensive health insurance (the policy should cover in-patient and day care hospital expenses, and also medical evacuation and repatriation)
  • Letter from the educational establishment (such as an Endorsement letter)
  • Application fee for third country nationals only

Non-EU nationals will also be required to undergo a medical check within 15 days of their arrival in Malta.

Endorsement letters may be applied for via the following websites:

An Electronic Identity Registration application form must be completed by overseas students of all nationalities.

Applications must be submitted, with all necessary documentation to:

  • Department of Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs
    Evans Building, St Elmo Square, Valletta

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