Most of the colleges and universities in Malta are clustered around capital Valletta, on the north-east coast of Malta Island.
The largest of these is the University of Malta, a publicly funded university which has around 11,000 students, including about 700 international students. The university’s main campus is in the harbour area of Msida, just to the west of Valletta. There’s also a smaller campus in Valletta and another on Gozo, the second largest of the Maltese islands.
The public university system in Malta also includes the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology in Paola (just south of Valletta) and the Institute of Tourism Studies in St Julian’s (to the north-west). Along with the University of Malta, all of these participate in the EU’s Erasmus exchange program and the Bologna Process for compatibility of higher education across Europe. The official teaching language is English, though international students are also encouraged to learn Maltese.
There are also a number of private colleges and universities in Malta, of which the latest addition is an international branch campus opened by the UK’s Middlesex University, in the Pembroke area (again, just to the north-west of Valletta). Welcoming its first students in September 2013, the campus is offering an initial selection of courses focusing on business, finance and ICT.
For students who want to develop their English language level, Malta is also home to a large number of English language schools.
Source by topuniversities