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Credits: Magdalena Smolnicka
Capital: Valetta
Population: 514,564
Language(s): Maltese
Currency: Euro (€/EUR)
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Learn how to participate in national and European Parliament elections while studying abroad as a citizen from Malta. Check out the table below for document requirements, registration procedures, and useful links.

  • Voting is not mandatory
  • Minimum age required to vote: 16

How can I vote from abroad?

by proxy

This voting mode is not available.


This voting mode is not available.

by post

This voting mode is not available.

from the embassy

This voting mode is not available.

European Parliament elections

Voting from abroad for citizens of Malta is not permitted. Therefore, citizens residing abroad have to return to Malta in order to vote, either in early voting or on election day. It is important to note that voters from abroad may acquire state-subsidised flight tickets.

  • Minimum age required to vote in the EU elections: 16

Cost of living

a room in a 3 bedrooms shared flat in the city centre 492€/month
a meal 15€
a cappuccino 2.25€

These are average costs of living for Malta. Costs can differ accross cities and locations. For more details, you can check numbeo website.


Rank Value
Rainbow Index 1 93.7

Rainbow Europe, 2021.

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Rainbow Europe

Rainbow Europe by ILGA-Europe illustrates the legal and policy situation of LGBTI people in Europe. It ranks all 49 European countries on a scale between 0% (gross violations of human rights, discrimination) and 100% (respect of human rights, full equality), on the basis of laws and policies that have a direct impact on the LGBTI people’s human rights in under 6 categories: equality and non-discrimination; family; hate crime and hate speech; legal gender recognition and bodily integrity; civil society space; and asylum.


The is the European platform about inclusion and support services offered by higher education institutions, national agencies, and ministries for education to international students. In its current version, the platform aims to provide to students with disabilities all the information they need to study abroad.

Quality of life

Rank Value
Human Development Index 28 0.895
World Press Freedom Index 81 30.46

HDI, 2019.
WPFI, 2021.

Human Development Index

The Human Development Index (HDI) is a statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income indicators, which are used to rank countries into four tiers of human development. A country scores a higher HDI when the lifespan is higher, the education level is higher, and the gross national income GNI (PPP) per capita is higher.

World Press Freedom Index

The World Press Freedom Index is an important advocacy tool based on the principle of emulation between states, published every year by Reporters Without Borders. It is a snapshot of the media freedom situation based on an evaluation of pluralism, independence of the media, quality of legislative framework and safety of journalists in each country.

ESN sections supporting international students

  • ESN Malta

Higher education institutions

  • Universita ta Malta (Msida)
  • Leadership Consultancy and Training Services Ltd (Msida)
  • Malta College of Arts Science and Technology (Paola)
  • St. Martin's Education Services Limited (Hamrun)
  • Aea Ltd (Pieta)
  • Institute of Tourism Studies (Hal Luqa)
  • Pegaso International (Valletta)
  • Ascencia Malta Ltd (Valletta)
  • Gbsb Global Business School Limited (Birkirkara)
  • Central Mediterranean Business School Limited (Zebbug)

Mobility opportunities

Latest activities

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12/04/2024 - 14/04/2024
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27/04/2024 - 27/04/2024
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