International Students general information

Health Services

Malta maintains high standards across all it’s Health Care facilities. They are easily accessible, with a range of public and private facilities to cater for all health needs that might be required. Costs for private medical treatment tend to be significantly less when compared to other European countries and the USA.  

EU/EEA nationals are entitled to free treatment at Malta’s state-funded hospitals and Health centres upon presentation of an original European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) together with an identification document providing proof of your EU/EEA nationality. Non-EU/EEA nationals must have international health insurance to cover the period of stay in Malta. Non-EU/EEA nationals are entitled to free services at Malta’s state-funded hospitals and health centres only in emergency cases. For further details, please refer to the Ministry of Health website

Pharmacies, private health Clinics and private hospitals accept personal insurance policies to cover the costs of medical professionals and services. 

Students are advised to purchase or apply for health insurance and coverage according to requirements as laid out for the e-Residence permit. 

If you are in difficulty and not sure which health centre, support service or facility to approach, contact us here, and we shall guide you confidentially and discreetly. On arrival, international students are introduced to a school representative who acts as a contact point who can help you throughout your stay.


Mater Dei is a state-funded funded hospital located a short distance from Malta Leadership Institute.


Health Centres (or polyclinics, as they are known locally).

The health centres offer primary health care services. Opening times and availability vary in each locality, so it is advisable to check the Health Centres website


Pharmacies and Private Clinics: there are several pharmacies in each locality. On Sundays and Public Holidays, the pharmacies work on a roster basis – generally till noon. Students seeking medical services at these clinics will be charged and expected to pay for services. To access the website go on the link above which gives the lists of pharmacies, rosters and health professionals.


Private Hospitals: There are a number of private hospitals in Malta. Only some are open 24 hours a day.



If you suffer from any chronic health condition requiring regular medication, make sure that you bring a sufficient supply of your prescribed medicines. Additionally, bring your doctor’s prescription with you in case you are asked to show proof as to why you own such medicines. In Malta, most medicines require a physician’s authorisation to be purchased from pharmacies or drug stores. If you wear spectacles or contact lenses, bring your optician’s prescription with you. 

Accomodation costs

The below cost of living is only meant to serve as a guideline for those using shared accommodation. The actual monthly costs can vary depending on the individual’s taste and lifestyle.
Accommodation: € 400+
Meals: € 250
Mobile/Wi-Fi: € 20
Local Transport: € 30
Electricity/Water: € 50

Local Banking

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English Language Requirement

All courses at the Malta Leadership Institute are delivered and assessed in English.
Due to this, all prospective students must possess a good level of command of the English language and will be asked to prove this via an English language qualification.

MLI’s preferred English language qualification is the IELTS (standard level) with a score of 6.5 or better or TOEFL (standard level) with a score of 91/120 or better.

Alternatively, you may be asked to attend our course Award in Academic Writing

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