Here, you will find a list of the best universities in Malta for international students in 2018. Although there’s only one actual university, there are plenty of equivalents to universities in the guise of higher education institutes. They offer excellent education and training. Please read on for a list of the most respected educational establishments here.

University of Malta

The University of Malta is the most senior of higher education establishments here. Run by the government from public funds, it’s available to applicants with the required academic level. Keeping its social responsibility in view, it strives to facilitate educational courses which are relevant to national needs. The institution is governed by its Council and Senate. It has, in recent times, adjusted to fit in with the requirements of the European Higher Education and the Bologna Process.

EEC-ITIS Malta Tourism and Languages Institute

“EEC-ITIS Malta Tourism and Languages Institute is a merger of two centres, formally known as Malta Tourism Institute (ITIS) and EEC Language Centre. The Institute is a partner school of IMI Institute Switzerland, examination centre for LCCI/Pearson and is also represented in the council of the Malta Association of Hospitality Executives (MAHE) in the field of education especially in hospitality and catering.

Centrally located in San Gwann, walking distance to St. Julian’s, Sliema and Gzira, it is surrounded with shops, restaurants, three banks, money transfer facilities, stationers, post office, etc.

The Institute’s Languages Centre offers an interesting selection of different courses, the main area is English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and its Tourism Centre offers programmes in International Tourism and Hospitality Management up to BA Degree with Honours at MQF/EQF level 6. The programme can be completed in 3 years including internship. The Institute is licensed by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE) in Malta. Certificates, Diplomas and degrees are accredited and recognised by NCFHE. The English centre offers English course from Beginner to Advance, examination preparation courses such as IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge and JETSET. It also offers English for specific purposes and more”.

MCAST

MCAST means the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology. Since its foundation in 2001, it’s been the main national vocational education and training establishment. The various institutions under MCAST provide almost 200 full-time training and vocational programmes throughout the country. 300 part-time programmes are also offered to facilitate training for students who are working. MCAST programmes prepare students for jobs in the economy or for further training. The proficiency levels of training offered range from entry level upwards to level 6.

MCAST liaises local with companies to ensure that the training and proficiency levels offered are suitable for and complementary to the ever-changing and developing requirements of the system.. The institution always strives to be relevant to the needs of current industry trends. It endeavours to meet the needs of its students. Relevance to the industry is MCAST”s raison d’etre.

St Martin’s Institute of Higher Education

St Martin’s Institute of Higher Education is accredited by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education of Malta. It features courses in computer science and social science. The institute’s programmes leading to degrees and diplomas granted by the University of London. This institute was founded in 1985. The partnership with the University of London dates from the year 2000 and has been successful so far.

St Martin’s Institute has proved its academic excellence with an admirable reputation. It remains committed to high standards in education. There has been a consistently high performance from students year after year achieving excellent marks and academic awards.

Pegaso International

This higher education establishment was set up in July 2015. It aims to meet the common man (or woman)’s aspiration for upward mobility, making training and higher education accessible, especially to those who wouldn’t otherwise have access to it. Higher education leads to better job opportunities, which in turn leads to improved social status. There’s nothing like the prestige a degree confers on an individual. It’s a great source of satisfaction.

Pegaso International closely follows the pattern approved by the European Union regarding training and education. It concentrates on utilising instruments and technology of today. Laptops, smartphones, iPads and tablets are the preferred learning materials. It champions the cause of remote education for those anxious to improve their lot, but who are too geographically remote to easily access a college.,.

American University of Malta

The American University of Malta is a private college, modelled on the American system. It features courses in liberal arts. Its aim is to make top-class education available. It’s dedicated to enabling students to become world citizens and leaders. The educational philosophy of the institution encourages the enquiring mind, the love of research and the value of making a good personal contribution to society.

Institute of Tourism Studies

The Institute of Tourism Studies is dedicated to the training and higher education of travel and hospitality professionals. It seeks to understand the latest trends in tourism and hospitality and to empower its students to meet the needs of that industry at various level. It was founded in 1987 and is now under the umbrella of the Institute of Tourism Studies Act of Malta. ITS trains and empowers tourism and hospitality professionals of excellence.

This higher educational institute features courses to train hospitality professionals with high standards in the ethics of customer service. Students receive individual attention to imbibe the correct hospitality values. Their progress is carefully examined by the teaching staff to ensure that the Institute turns out professionals of the highest calibre. The teaching faculty is also periodically retrained and their skills updated to ensure the best possible ITS graduates.

This article focuses on the editor’s pick of best universities in Malta for international students in 2018. Apart from the listed schools, there are others you might want to consider.