Studying for a UK degree in Malta


In Malta, you’ll find many great opportunities to study for a UK degree. So if you have caring, job or family commitments that prevent you from travelling to the United Kingdom, you can still gain your dream qualification. 

These Transnational Education (or TNE) courses are designed, delivered, and quality-assured to the UK’s own rigorous standards and each leads to a UK degree.

They can provide a pathway to the United Kingdom at a later date, either to continue your studies or to work, and you’re sure to benefit from their strong links with both UK and international business (just one of the reasons that graduates with UK degrees are among the most employable in the world). You may also find that studying for a UK TNE degree in Malta is more affordable than studying in the UK itself.


You can apply to study for a UK-awarded undergraduate TNE programme in Malta if you have completed one of following qualifications:

For undergraduate courses:

  • Diploma (MQF5)
  • Advanced or Intermediate level (MQF4) in subjects relevant to the course
  • GCE A-Levels 
  • International Baccalaureate diploma

For postgraduate courses:

  • A qualification at undergraduate level (MQF6)

The Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) assists in making the Maltese qualifications system easier to understand and review, and more transparent at a national and international level. The Malta Qualifications Framework is also a referencing tool that helps to describe and compare both national and foreign qualifications to promote quality, transparency and mobility of qualifications in all types of education. It is mainly referenced to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) as well as to other non-European qualifications frameworks. Have a look at Malta Further and Higher Education Authority website for more information about Malta Qualifications Framework.

In addition, you must have evidence of English language proficiency, such as IELTS.

There may also be additional requirements depending on the course you choose. So we always advise you to check with the UK university that will be awarding your degree, and with the partner institution in Malta where you will be studying.

Students from non-EU Countries

If you live in a non-EU country, you need a student visa to study in Malta. These can be issued by a Maltese Embassy, High Commission or Consulate in your home country.

For more information about student visas, please visit the Identity Malta homepage.

Which degree should I choose?

Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees

With such a variety of UK degrees on offer, you’re certain to find a course that’s right for you. 

Every year, graduates in Malta complete their studies in subjects ranging from MBAs to degrees in Human Resources Management. And each is awarded their prestigious degree from a UK university.

For a comprehensive list of UK degrees that you can study for, visit the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority website.

For more information, we advise that you contact your chosen institution in Malta and enquire about its partnerships with UK universities.

Studying online

Depending on your work and home commitments, you may choose to study for your degree online.

There are a number of these programmes available in Malta which offer the same high standards of UK teaching and the same prestigious qualifications, while allowing for a greater amount of flexibility and schedules that may better suit your needs.

For more information, we advise contacting your preferred UK University as well as the partnering institution in Malta.

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