Information about studying in Malta
Our direct contact hours are designed to focus on developing practical skills through laboratory work and field trips and to promote mutual respect within the learner-teacher relationship. Laboratory work will take place in our specialised laboratory equipped with the appropriate resources for developing practical skills in students. Field trips, when deemed necessary and beneficial for students will be organised by the academic staff with assistance from our administrative team. Field trips include practical sessions held outside our laboratory.
Our main laboratory will be at the Malta Life Sciences Park (MLSP). Laboratory sessions (if applicable) are mandatory and require the student to arrange his/her trip and accommodation to Malta. Laboratory sessions take place twice a year, each Academic Year:
Please note that this section includes recommendations for travel and accommodation to and from Malta by the Institute. We have tried and tested these recommendations and found them to be most suitable for students. However, it is important to note that these are third-party providers in which the Institute has no agreement with as such we, the European Forensic Institute, cannot be held liable for any failure in delivery of services.
Malta is one of the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU). Residents of the EU Member Countries only need a valid EU passport or ID card to travel between countries. International Students (non-EU residents) must comply with the rules and regulations of the Government of Malta and therefore the European Union including, but not limited to any required Visas.
The annual Academic calendar is provided before the beginning of the Academic Year. Students can easily plan their journeys and book their flights within a reasonable time before the Laboratory sessions (in presence – if applicable). It is possible to purchase direct flights on the following websites (list non-exhaustive, it depends on day and place of departure):
To check available flights, we suggest:
Students are also responsible to arrange their own accommodation (any expenses incurred during the travel is not included in the annual tuition). The Institute recommends the Sliema area for its availability of rental properties and proximity to services such as restaurants, banks, public transport and grocery shops.
From Malta International Airport to Sliema
Busses run on different routes and link the airport to various locations around the island. The route which links the airport to the Sliema area is the route X2.The bus service runs from just outside the Malta International Airport terminal, across the road from the Departures hall. There’s an Information and Sales Office in the Arrivals hall where is possible to ask for further information on the services and therefore to purchase the bus card for immediate use. It’s also possible to purchase travel cards from the vending machine outside the Sales Office (available 24/7).
From Sliema to Malta Life Sciences Park
Busses to and from MLSP – Stop Industrijali (we usually recommend Route 110).
The most convenient way of traveling to the Laboratory is taking one of the many buses that stop at the Malta Life Sciences Park.
Download the bus routes map on: https://www.publictransport.com.mt/en/route-map
Download the timetable (route 110) on: https://www.publictransport.com.mt/en/route/110
We recommend to download the application “tallinja” for information about the fares, timetables, routes or to check which bus routes serve your closest stop
ONE journey - EUR 1,50 (daytime), EUR 3,00 (nighttime)
12 journeys – EUR 15,00 (day and night)
Unlimited per week - EUR 21,00
Taxi Services (smartphone applications)
Download MedAsia Cabs application or eCabs application and use a ride-sharing service. We suggest to share the ride with other students (average price Sliema to/from San Gwann – MLSP is 8,60 EUR).