Malta officially the Republic of Malta is a southern European island country in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies 80 km south of Italy and it is one of the world’s smallest and densely populated countries. The capital of Malta is Valletta which is the smallest national capital in the European Union. Malta has two official languages i.e. Maltese and English.

Malta has a subtropical-Mediterranean climate with very mild winters and warm to hot summers. Rain occurs mainly in winter, with summer being generally dry. According to International living Malta is the country with the best climate in the world. Malta is one of the few places in Europe which are green all year round.


The higher education strategy for Malta is embedded within the strategic direction of the proposed framework for the education strategy for Malta and aims to deliver specific targets with regards to higher education. Malta is the largest natural port on the Mediterranean, a crossroads for students coming from all over the world to study English. ESL (English as a second language) course is very popular in Malta.

More than 54 percent of Maltese students continue with their education and training after the age of 16. Post-secondary education leads both to the academic route and the vocational route. They can choose from a wide range of courses like technical studies (mechanic and wood working to public sectors (tourism, health care, nautical, agricultural) and private sectors (hairdressing, beauty therapy). Students in the post-secondary sector may also receive financial stipends, apart from free tuition. The state post-secondary sector is presently administered by the University of Malta.