Study in Malta
The Republic of Malta is a southern European island country comprising an archipelago of seven islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies 80 km (50 mi) south of Sicily, 284 km (176 mi) east of Tunisia, and 333 km (207 mi) north of Libya.
Malta's location as a naval base has given it great strategic importance throughout history, and a succession of powers, including the Phoenicians, Romans, Moorish, Normans, Sicilians, Habsburg Spain, John, French and the British, have ruled the islands
Full name: the republic of Malta
Population: 423,282 (2013)
Largest city: birkirkara
Area: 316 km²
Qoromi, mosta, Zabbar, Sliema, Birkirkara
Malta's weather and climate are strongly influenced by the sea and have a very characteristic Mediterranean flavor, similar to that found in southern Italy or southern Greece.
The temperature is very stable, the annual mean being 18ºC (64ºF) and the monthly averages ranging from 12º C (54ºF) to 31ºC (88ºF). Winds are strong and frequent
The popular perception that the Maltese are in their vast majority racist has no solid foundation in fact. This perception is the result of much more media coverage being dedicated to incidents of racism and much less to successful examples of multiculturalism in action. Which is why I would like to write about a success story regarding multiculturalism in Maltese Society?
Primary education lasts for six years. There are different types of secondary education schools: junior lyceums, area secondary schools, schools for very low achievers, church and independent (private) schools. Studies last for five years divided into a two-year orientation cycle and a three-year cycle of specialization in lyceum and three-year orientation and two-year specialization in area secondary schools. Admission to state junior lyceums and some church schools is through an entrance examination. At the end of this cycle, pupils sit for the Secondary Education Certificate. Higher secondary schools (sixth forms) prepare pupils for the Matriculation Certificate which gives access to university.
Higher education in Malta is regulated by the Education Act of 1998 and subsequent amendments. Tertiary education is mainly provided by the University of Malta. But higher education is in the process of becoming a binary system following the foundation of the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) which is aiming at providing ISCED 5 courses.
Education in Malta is compulsory through age sixteen and is offered through three different providers: the state, the church, and the private sector. The state is responsible for promoting education and instruction and ensuring universal access to education for all Maltese citizens the existence of a system of schools and institutions accessible to all Maltese citizens. The objectives of education in Malta include intellectual and moral development and the preparation of every citizen to contribute productively to the national economy. Although Maltese citizens had access to education during the Arab occupation of 870 to 1090, the arrival of a number of religious orders in the following four centuries brought religious-based education to the island for wealthy families.
Malta is considered by many to be the jewel in the centre of the Mediterranean. It is a great place to study as it is renowned for being safe, politically stable, very low crime, relatively inexpensive and excellent educational system based on the UK model. Malta is a member of EU (European Union) and Schengen and uses Euro as its currency.
He Maltese people are very friendly and helpful and it is a multilingual country with English as the prevailing language.
The Maltese islands consist of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino which is famous for its Blue and Crystal Lagoons.
The climate is typically Mediterranean, with hot summers, warm and sporadically wet autumns, and short cool winters. This makes Malta an ideal destination both to study and to holiday.
While studying at Domain Academy in Malta, you will still obtain a British Diploma or Degree through partnership with the University of Hertfordshire and Edexcel. You may also choose to study English at Domain Academy’s sister English School called English Domain
The strengths of the Economy of Malta are its limestone, a favorable geographic location, and a productive labor force. Malta produces only about 20% of its food needs, has limited freshwater supplies, and has no domestic energy sources. The economy is dependent on foreign trade, manufacturing (especially electronics), tourism and financial services. In 2003, over 1.2 million tourists visited the island
Per capita GDP of $23,200 places Malta just above the middle of the list of European (EU) countries in terms of affluence. The island joined the EU in 2004. A sizeable budget deficit was a key concern, but recent initiatives by government have changed the situation allowing for the country to be admitted into the euro zone as of 1 January 2008
Work rights during studies:
You are entitled to work during your studies, as long the wording on your visa does not prohibit it. Most students on full-time degree courses are allowed to work. If you are allowed to work, your visa will state that 'Work must be authorized'. This actually means that you have an automatic right to work - you do not have to seek any special permission or authorization
Work rights for your spouse:
The spouse of a student cannot work if they have travelled to the MALTA on a dependent visa. If seeking employment, the appropriate work visa will be required.