Start by trying to obtain as much information about your preferred study programme, accommodation, funding, student visa, getting around Malta and spending money.
- Pay your first tuition fee instalment
In order to apply for a residence permit, you’ll need to have paid your first tuition fee instalment. Your course provider will provide you with information on how to pay.
- Apply for a visa and residence permit
If you’re from a country outside of the European Union, it’s time to get started applying for your residence permit for studies.
- Find housing
Depending on where in Malta you’ll be living, various housing options will be available to you – see Accommodation for an overview. After reading through the basics, your first point of contact should be the at your course provider. They’ll give you the details on the housing situation and how you can start your search.
- Arrange for practicalities
Health insurance is important to arrange before leaving home – see Health insurance and medical care for an outline of what applies for students from different countries. It’s also a good idea to look over your finances and consider if you want to look for a part-time job during your studies.
- Connect with your future friends
Making contact with other students in Malta is a great way to make friends before you arrive and discuss common questions. A good start is to search for a Facebook group for your country in Malta.
- Read up on Malta culture and your new location
There’s lots to learn about Maltese culture and what you’ll have to look forward to in your free time.