Why Study in Malta for International Students and Living Costs
Malta is a small island situated about 80 km of the south of Italy and 280km of east of Tunisia. This country covers 317 km² but has one of the most densely populated countries of the world behind Monaco, Singapore or Hong Kong. The capital city of Malta is Valletta.
It has some 11,500 students including over 600 international students from 71 different countries, following full-time or part-time degree and diploma courses. More than 3,000 students graduate in various disciplines annually.
Malta has a comparatively low cost of living compared with the rest of the EU. Typical costs are as follows:
- A bottle of water – €0.94
- Bread (500g loaf) – €0 92
- Rice (1 kg) – €1 71
- Coffee (cappuccino) – €1 64
- Bus – €1.50
- Cinema – €7
- Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) – €5.00
- Domestic Beer (0.5 liters) – €1.37
- Imported Beer (0.33 liter) – €1.46
- Pack of Cigarettes – €5.00
Costs Excluding Tuition Fees
Visa Fee10,000 INR
Insurance5000 to 6000 INR
Food Cost100 to 150 Euro Per month
Accommodation200 to 400 Euro Per month
Show money15000 Euro
Flight Ticket FareINR 40000 to 60000 (Approx)
Benefits of the Country
Stay Back and PR
There is no stay back option for International Students
Malta has two official languages: Maltese and English
According to the Eurobarometer poll conducted in 2012, 98% of Maltese people can speak Maltese, 88% can speak English, 66% can speak Italian, and more than 17% speak French
Hottest Month August (27 °C avg)
Coldest Month February (12 °C avg)
Wettest Month January (38.4 mm avg)
Windiest Month April (17 km/h avg)
Annual Rainfall 199.5 mm (per year)
The public bus service on Malta and Gozo is a good way to get around as buses serve the major tourist areas, go practically everywhere and are inexpensive and efficient
Renting a car is a good option if you want to get to the farther reaches of the island. All the road signs are in English and driving is on the left. Major international brands and local car hires are located on Malta and Gozo with daily rates of €16 - €28. International and national driving licenses are acceptable.
The white taxi service can pick up passengers from anywhere, except bus-stops.
A regular ferry service links Malta to Gozo, taking about 20 minutes each way.
There are also regular boat services between each island and Comino
A water taxi service using traditional Maltese 'dghajsa' boats is also available in Grand Harbour.