There are over 750 students from roughly 80 countries studying in Malta. Hundreds of foreign companies are setting up business in Malta due to its proximity to Europe and North Africa and the fact that the ICT industry is a main pillar of Maltese economy. Individuals studying in Malta will be within easy reach of employment opportunities.
The highest teaching institute of the country is open to students of all nationalities who fulfill the basic university requirements. The university houses 12 faculties providing students with a wide range of subjects to choose from. Teaching for most of the courses is done in English by highly qualified staff, with Maltese and Italian offered as elective languages. The university maintains its own IT infrastructure which provides the students with numerous facilities that help them with the IT related requirements.
Another study option available to students in Malta is an apprenticeship. The theoretical concepts are learned at colleges with such schemes in place, while the apprenticeship allows you to get training at an actual workplace. As an apprentice you even earn a wage while you work with qualified staff gaining job skills. Apprenticeship options are open in a range of industries and 75% of the time they lead to permanent jobs.
Students who are citizens of the 26 Schengen countries do not need a visa to study in Malta. Students from the European Union need a visa if their study period is more than three months. Non-EU nationals have to get a visa before entering Malta regardless of the length of stay.