Education in Malta
The education System in Malta comes under the administrative control of Maltese Government. For smooth administration of education and quality control there are many government agencies at distinct levels. Schools in Malta are categorized as;
- State schools
- Church schools
- Independent schools
State schools are accessible to all students. You can find these schools in all the main towns and villages in Malta and Gozo. Transportation is free as well as books and other school materials. However, parents need to buy school uniform. Other two type of schools i.e. Church schools and Independent schools offer pre-primary to upper secondary education. These are regulated by the Ministry of Education. There are a many independent schools international schools in Malta. Classes are delivered in English and Maltese. Attending school is compulsory up to the age of 16.
The educational system in Malta is structured in four stages:
- Pre-primary (ages three to five)
- Primary (ages five to 11)
- Secondary (ages 11 to 18)
- Tertiary education
In Malta, Undergraduate day courses are free of charge; students receive a maintenance grant to purchase course materials. However, fees is applicable to part-time, evening courses, Master’s degrees and other postgraduate courses.