Non-EU Employment Visa Programme Malta

Non-EU working Visa Malta

Non-EU Students can now Study English and Work in Malta

If you’re from outside the EU and would like to study English and work in Malta, we have great news. The Maltese government has recently changed the law to allow non-EU students to work while they are studying in Malta. This change will make long-term study in Malta much easier for citizens of many countries: Russia, Brazil, Columbia, Ukraine, China, Korea, Japan and many more.

How to Study English and work in Malta

  1. First you need to book your English course and accommodation.
  2. Get a visa if you need one; citizens of many South American countries get 90 days visa-free.
  3. When you come to Malta apply for a student visa as soon as possible.
  4. Find a job.
    1. You can work a maximum of 20 hours per week
    2. You will only be allowed to work after you have been in Malta for 90 days
  5. When you have your student visa you can apply for an employment license.
    1. You will need to have an official job offer.
    2. You and your employer will need to fill out the application and submit it to JobsPlus.
    3. The application usually takes 4-6 weeks.
  6. There is an application for of €230.

Things to remember

  1. You must keep studying at least 15 hours per week.
  2. If you want to change jobs, you must apply for a new employment licence.

Study English and Live the Language

Immersing yourself in the English language is the best way to improve quickly. Studying in the mornings and working with English speakers in the afternoons or evenings gives the best of both worlds: professional structured teaching and real-world practice.

Work Experience

Having a part-time job can also be a great way for young people to gain valuable work experience and improve their skills as well as their CV. There are lots of exciting job opportunities in the tourism and hospitality industries.

Long-Term English Courses

Long-term English Courses are often excellent value for money. At Maltalingua the price per week goes down the longer you stay. We also sometime have special offers for long-term students to make it even better value.

Accommodation for Long-Term Students

There are a range of accommodation options available for long-term students. The two most popular are shared apartments and host families.

In our shared apartments you will stay with other Maltalingua students from different countries. We mix the nationalities in the apartments, so everyone has to practise their English. The apartments are self-catering so you can buy food at the supermarket and cook whatever you like.

At our host families you will live with a friendly local family. They will provide you with breakfast in the mornings, and they will cook dinner for you in the evening. All of our host families are carefully chosen and regular inspected.


If you have any questions about working while studying English in Malta, please contact us. We’re always happy to help!