Health Care and Insurance

 Mater Dei Hospital - Malta's main state hospital

Mater Dei Hospital - Malta's Main State Hospital 


Malta enjoys a high standard of living and its health care facilities are at par with those of Western European countries. Costs for private medical treatment are significantly lower than in other European countries.

International students from Non-EU member states who are registered with the University are entitled to free treatment at Malta’s state hospitals and health centres only in case of emergency. Such students are advised to take out a personal health insurance for the duration of their stay in Malta. The University’s International & EU Office can provide information on insurance providers in Malta. 

Students from EU and EEA member states and Switzerland have access to Malta’s state health care services upon presentation of an original European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) certifying their entitlement to health care under the social security / social insurance legislation of their country of origin, together with an identification document providing proof of their nationality. Prior to arriving in Malta, such students should contact the social security / social insurance office of their country of residence to apply for the EHIC. Further details on this matter are available from:

Entitlement Unit, Ground Floor, Ex-Outpatient Building, St Luke’s Hospital, G’Mangia Hill. G’Mangia.

Tel: (+356) 2595 2400

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University of Malta, Valletta Campus
St Paul Street VLT 1216
Tel: +356 2340 7501/2
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