University of Malta International Student Health Tests
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Malta enjoys a standard of living and health care facilities at par to those of other Western European countries. Costs for private medical treatment are significantly less when compared to other European countries and the USA. However, prior to arriving in Malta, all international students, including those from EU member states, must obtain and maintain insurance coverage for health, medical evacuation and repatriation during their period of enrolment at the University of Malta. Evidence of adequate coverage is required as a condition of registration and continued enrolment.
Students from EU/ EEA member states who are registered with the University are entitled to free treatment at Malta’s state-funded hospitals and health centres. Students from non-EU/ EEA member states are entitled to these services only in cases of emergency.
Non-EU/ EEA Nationals
In line with Maltese Legislation, the University of Malta requires all non-EU/ EEA international students to undertake medical health tests within 15 days of their arrival in Malta. Reference is being made to L.N. 29 of 2008, Conditions of Admission of Third-country Nationals for the purposes of Studies Regulations, 2008.
Students will be permitted to enrol with the University of Malta and register for courses only after the International & EU Office receives a medical health clearance certificate. It is insufficient for you to present a medical certificate from your country of residence. Unless the test is carried out, you will not be issued with an e-Residence Permit.
The test that you are required to undertake is a Chest X-ray. The University of Malta has entered into an arrangement with a private health clinic, The Radiology Clinic in Ta Xbiex, in order to conduct this test. The price to be paid for the Chest X-ray is €45.
To set an appointment students are required to call The Radiology Clinic on 21336267/35 during their opening hours (Mondays – Fridays: 8.30 a.m.- 7.30 p.m. and Saturdays: 8.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.). You are kindly requested to phone The Radiology Clinic as soon as you arrive in Malta, in order to settle this Health Screening requirement as early as possible. Location map
You should keep the Chest X-ray result in a safe place for your own records. There is no need for you to pass this on to the International & EU Office, but you will be requested to authorise The Radiology Clinic to send a confidential medical health clearance report separately to the International & EU Office.
N.B. Students are required to take their University acceptance letter with them to their appointment at The Radiology Clinic so as to confirm that they are University of Malta students.
EU/ EEA Nationals
Students from EU/ EEA member countries are exempt from undertaking the medical health test. In accordance with the provisions of the EC Regulation 1407/71, dealing with the provision of health care in another EU/EEA Member State, students have direct access to Malta’s state funded health care services, upon presentation of an original European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) together with an identification document providing proof of their EU/ EEA nationality. For details on the subject one may refer to the Ministry of Energy and Health website
Failure to present the EHIC will result in having to pay for any health care services that may be required, as long as students continue to stay in Malta.
Private Health Care
Students, seeking medical services at Private hospitals & clinics, will be charged and expected to pay for services rendered.
NB: If you suffer from any chronic health condition that requires regular medication, make sure that you bring sufficient supplies of your prescribed medicines with you. Bring your doctor’s prescription with you just in case you are asked to show proof as to why you are in possession of such medicines. In Malta most medicines require a physician’s authorisation in order to be purchased from pharmacies or drug stores. If you wear spectacles or contact lenses, bring your optician’s prescription with you.