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Education In Malta

Education in Malta

Children of foreigners with residence in Malta are regulated by the Education Act (Cap 327).  Education is offered by:

  • State Schools
  • Non-state Schools​


Education is provided to children at state schools. More information can be found in the following link


Non-state schools in Malta are either Church schools or Independent schools.  Both categories offer pre-primary to upper secondary education and are regulated by the Ministry for Education and Employment.

State schools and Church schools do not charge school fees.

Further information can be obtained from the following link.


Parents wishing to register their children in Independent Schools need to contact the individual school directly. A list of schools can be found in the following link.


The University of Malta

The University of Malta is the national university of Malta. There are some 11,000 students including over 600 international students from 80 different countries, following full-time or part-time degree and diploma courses, many of them run on a modular or credit system. The language of instruction is English. The University currently hosts fourteen faculties: Arts; Built Environment; Dental Surgery; Economics, Management & Accountancy; Education; Engineering; Health Sciences; Information & Communication Technology; Laws; Media & Knowledge Sciences; Medicine & Surgery; Science; Social Wellbeing and Theology. The university’s academic year is divided into two semesters, from October to end of January, and from February to June.

Applicants and prospective students should consult the University website in order to obtain updated information regarding courses, fees, admission requirements.

​You can also access the introductory guide to the University of Malta in ChineseArabic and Russian

Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology

Established in 2001, the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) is Malta’s main vocational education and training institution. Through ten institutes in Malta and the Gozo Centre, 170 full-time and over 300 part-time vocational courses are offered ranging from certificate courses to degrees (MQF Level 1 to Level 6). Students are prepared for careers in different sectors of the economy or for higher education.

MCAST collaborates closely with local industries to ensure that the knowledge, skills and competencies within the curricula are appropriate and relevant to a dynamic and forward-looking economy. MCAST has the following Institutes: Applied Science, Art and Design, Building and Construction Engineering, Business and Commerce, Community Services, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Maritime Institute.

Institute for Tourism Studies 

The Institute of Tourism Studies is an autonomous and self-regulating institute that provides further and higher education programmes of a high standard in the tourism and hospitality sector.​

Last updated in August 2016.

State educational system
Fees and exemptions from Fees at State Educational Institutions
Adult education
​Recognition of qualifications