The Maltese archipelago consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino with a total population of over 400,000 inhabitants occupying an area of 316 square kilometers. We recommend checking the following website: www.visitmalta.com which is managed by the Malta Tourism Authority and updated daily for information and events happening in the Maltese Islands.
The weather in Malta is characterised by warm and sunny weather all year round. It is generally hot in Summer and mildly cold in Winter.
In Summer (June-September) temperatures vary between 30°C – 40°C during the day.
In Winter (December-March) temperatures vary between 10°C – 15°C during the day.
During the Spring and Autumn months (April-May and October-November) temperatures vary between 15°C – 29°C getting progressively colder or warmer depending on which season is coming next.
Regardless of when you are traveling to Malta, pack clothes keeping in mind the concept of layering. It’s best to wear or remove layers of clothes depending on where you are in Malta and at what time. It might be very hot in some areas but windy or chilly in others especially after sunset.
For the summer months (June-September) it is recommended to bring light-coloured clothing, a hat/cap, sandals, sunglasses, sunblock and beachwear.
For the winter months (January-March) it is recommended to bring warm winter clothes, an umbrella and appropriate footwear such as boots. Heavy jackets and rain gear are not required.
Malta has three large pin British Standard sockets. Students should bring a plug adapter if the socket is different in their home countries.
Yes. Malta is a bi-lingual country with Maltese and English as its two official languages.
The currency of Malta is the Euro.
The capital city of Malta is Valletta, a historical and cultural city in the north-eastern part of Malta.
Malta has only one airport called the Malta International Airport (Code: MLA). The airport is located in Luqa in the southern part of Malta.
Malta has one main bus public transport system. Students can access all information on the following website: www.publictransport.com.mt.
We recommend to our students the following options:
Students not planning to use the public transport system a lot can opt to pay a fare each time they use the bus or buy a 12 Single Day Journey Card.
Students planning to travel around Malta and are staying for 1-2 weeks can buy the Explore Card for each week of their stay.
Students planning to travel around Malta and are staying for 3 weeks + can order the Adults TallInja Card online and can send it to the School to be picked up on the first day. The address of our school is “Malta University Language School, Campus Hub Block O Level 6, University of Malta, Tal-Qroqq, Msida MSD 2080, Malta”. Alternatively, it can be sent to any other Maltese address.
Students planning to travel around Malta and are staying for 3 months + can order the Students Tallinja Card online. To do this, the student will need proof from the School, which can be given upon full payment of the Course/Accommodation.
We highly recommend to our long term students that they apply for their bus card before their arrival in Malta and use the University Residence address or any other Maltese address to pre-order their card.