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Moving to Malta as a student and in need of a guide to help navigate the essentials?

You’ve just found the right resource. 

Relocating to a new country is an exciting endeavour. Especially as a student. 

However, being prepared sets you up for success as you start this new journey.

Which is why as insiders to the student life in Malta, we’ve created the ultimate student handbook to relocating to Malta. We’ll cover all the essentials you need to settle in smoothly, providing invaluable insights for a seamless transition, including: 

  • Visa and legal requirements
  • Accommodation and housing options
  • Cost of living
  • Campus life and facilities
  • Socialising
  • Travel

Hello, Malta 

Malta, a small archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, boasts a diverse geography characterised by beautiful coastlines, charming towns, and historic sites. As a result of its rich history, the islands’ culture blends Mediterranean influences, resulting in a one-of-a-kind lifestyle, cuisine, and historic landmarks. 

Locals speak both English, as well as Maltese, and are known for their warm hospitality to newcomers. 

The climate you can expect is just as welcoming — with the island boasting warm summers and mild winters, which is ideal for students year-round. 

Education in Malta 

Malta’s education system includes the esteemed University of Malta, offering diverse undergraduate and postgraduate programs. 

Malta hosts specialised institutions focusing on technology, business, and hospitality, providing industry-relevant education. These institutions equip students with practical skills and knowledge tailored to specific sectors. 

Among the most renowned educational institutions are the Malta College of Arts, Science, and Technology (MCAST) and the Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS). 

MCAST offers diverse vocational courses, while ITS specialises in tourism, hospitality, and culinary arts, both playing pivotal roles in shaping Malta’s educational landscape by aligning programs with industry demands.

Visa and legal requirements

Understanding legal obligations and residence permits is crucial before moving to a new country to ensure a hassle-free stay. 

Visa requirements in Malta vary for EU and non-EU students. 

EU students often require a valid passport or ID, while non-EU students may need a visa to study. 

For detailed information, contact the Maltese embassy in your country or visit the Malta government’s immigration website for specific visa requirements and application processes.

Accommodation and housing options

In Malta, students can choose from diverse accommodation options such as dormitories, shared apartments, or private rentals. 

Before making your choice, we suggest you explore online platforms and housing services to get an idea of what’s available, within your budget, and in your preferred location. 

Read more: The Best Tips For Finding Student Accommodations In Malta

If you’re looking for affordable, convenient and centrally-located student accommodation options, you’ll want to consider Campus Hub. Our premises are located just outside of the University of Malta, and offer a variety of accommodation options, as well as a wide range of convenient outlets catering to various needs. 

Here are 5 Reasons To Choose Campus Hub For Student Accommodation In Malta

Cost of Living

Understanding the cost of living is essential for student life in Malta. Typical expenses include rent, groceries, transportation, and more. 

While rent for shared apartments or dormitories varies, groceries and transportation costs are generally reasonable. 

Managing a budget is key; seeking cost-effective options, such as cooking at home or using public transportation, helps save money. 

Exploring local markets and student discounts can further stretch your budget. 

Campus life and facilities

Malta’s vibrant campus life revolves around the University of Malta, featuring modern facilities like libraries, laboratories, and sports complexes. 

You can also find a diverse array of student associations such as JCI Malta, AIESEC, ELSA Malta, MMSA, and UMDU — offering a platform for networking and skill-building. 


Making friends is an essential part of being a student in Malta.

Especially if you’ve just moved to the island, we recommend you attend orientation events, join clubs, and participate in group activities organised by student associations to broaden social circles and enhance the overall experience.

This way you can ensure you feel at home in Malta, while making memories and friendships you’ll cherish throughout your life. 


Travel options in Malta include an efficient public transport system of buses, ferries connecting islands, and taxis. 

You can rent bicycles or cars for more flexibility. 

Explore Malta’s rich history by visiting Valletta’s Grand Harbour, ancient sites like Ħaġar Qim, Gozo’s serene beaches, Mdina’s mediaeval streets, and the breathtaking Blue Lagoon in Comino, each promising an unforgettable experience steeped in history, beauty, and cultural richness.

Join us at Campus Hub

At Campus Hub, we offer accommodation and facilities that make for a smooth transition to Malta, as well as an unforgettable stay. 

Read more: What Facilities Do We Offer At Campus Hub?

For more information about Campus Hub accommodation and facilities, contact us directly via our contact form, email us at, or +356 23167700.