Malta is a Southern European island nation in the Mediterranean, off the coast of Sicily and close to Tunisia and Libya. The small country is home to a population of just over 500,000 people.
Malta belonged to the British empire from 1814 from 1964. During that time, the British imposed the use of English as an official language. And it still is, alongside Maltese: Roughly 90% of the population speak English, and Malta is a popular destination for students seeking English language courses.
Malta has a well-rounded education system with several public as well as private institutions offering full-time programs to international students in a variety of disciplines as well as specialized courses in technology, tourism, arts, etc. Majority of these institutions are in Valetta, the capital city. They also welcome students on exchange programs, as well as students who are benefiting from a scholarship. All qualifications attained through the institutions in Malta are internationally recognized.
Although a small country, Malta is home to a number of higher education institutions where students can study for degrees in English; for example:
The University of Malta, the country’s largest institution with roughly 11,000 students.
The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST), a vocational college that also offers Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes.
Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education, which focuses on Computing and Commerce/Business and awards its Bachelor’s degrees jointly with the University of London as an Affiliated Institution.