A FREE international student guidebook designed specifically for students from Malta, Studying in the U.S.A. – A Guidebook for Students from Malta, is now available from EB5 Affiliate Network.
Our guidebook will help Maltese students traverse the arduous process of applying to college, finding the institution best fit for them, and then getting a student visa. Our comprehensive guide also gives invaluable advice on everything from U.S. medical care and banking to how to have an everyday conversation with an American. You will find a checklist that covers every document required so you can be assured you have the right paperwork for every situation. We’ve even included a list of what you should pack for your new life as a college student in the United States. The guidebook also points out key differences found between the cultures of America and Malta.
The number of students coming from Malta to study in the United States is only expected to grow. Our guidebook will help simplify the process in a more straightforward format than ever before. Receiving a degree from a world-renowned American university is not just a dream; it is a reality for many students from Malta every year. With this free guide from EB5 Affiliate Network, it can be your reality too.
Some Background on International Students From Malta
The number of students from Malta enrolled in U.S. higher education is much less than most other countries in Europe. Approximately 52 students from Malta enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions during the 2019/2020 school year, as reported by the Institute of International Education. This number puts Malta in the bottom third of European countries sending students to the United States.
Malta’s Presence in the Global Economy
As of 2021, the estimated population of Malta was 460,891. Maltese and English are the two official languages, but over 90% of the population speaks. Located in the Mediterranean Sea south of Italy, Malta’s economy depends mainly on foreign trade, manufacturing, and tourism. Malta survived the euro-zone crisis better than most European Union members due to a low debt-to-GDP ratio and a financially sound banking sector. It continuously boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe, and growth has fully recovered since the 2009 recession.
The Trend of Maltese Students Studying Abroad in the United States
With a population of close to half a million, an estimated 52 students are currently studying in the United States which accounts for about 0.000112% of the Maltese population.
The number of students enrolled from Malta has remained relatively stable despite a significant expansion in higher education opportunities available in Malta as well as online educational opportunities through higher learning platforms including coursera.com, edx.org, and udemy.com. Universities in Valletta, Malta’s capital, are even pulling their own international students from across Southern Europe.
There is still one problem negatively impacting the growth of international students from Malta receiving a U.S. education and that is the substantial increase in the cost of a U.S. education over the past 20 years. U.S. university tuition has increased 500% since 1987, as reported in the Wall Street Journal. And the number of international students attending U.S. universities skyrocketed 85% from 2005 to 2015.
The average cost of a four-year undergraduate degree from a state college or university in the United States for international students ranges from $22K per year for a public university to $50K for a private university. The tuition for international students is on average three times higher than for U.S. permanent residents and citizens at both public and private institutions.
A Path to Lower Tuition Costs for International Students from Malta
With permanent residency status that comes with an EB-5 immigrant visa, international students from Malta can see the cost of their U.S. education drastically decrease from the international tuition rates to the local “in-state” rates at public universities.
A green card also provides Maltese students with much higher admission rates for undergraduate and graduate programs as well as better access to select scholarship awards and grants.
Maltese students should not give up on their dream. No matter what visa you choose to apply for, if your dream is to receive a world-class higher education in the United States, EB5 Affiliate Network has a way to help bring your dream to fruition.