Overseas Education in Malta
Malta is one of the smallest countries in the world, that it is comprised of seven tiny islets in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Historically, Malta existed as a British colony from 1800 to 1964. Therefore, the educational system of the country was formed by the British model, which operates in all English-speaking countries and is gradually moving to Europe.
More than half of the Maltese students progress from secondary school further to higher education. Due to the small size of the island, there is not a big higher system of education in Malta: University of Malta, Colleguim Meltinese, The Tourism Institute (The Institute of Tourism Studies) and the College of Arts, Science and Technology (Malta College of Arts, Sciences and Technology) provide students with Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Degrees. However, they have a good reputation. Larger foreign institutions recognize the diplomas all over Europe.
University of Malta is small in size, but extremely international way to achieve higher education. There are constantly educated 9,800 students, including 750 international people from 80 countries. Many of them come for an exchange program to spend one or two semesters. The university maintains partnerships with universities in the United States, France and Great Britain, for example.