What is Malta like?

Blessed with sunshine most of the year round and set in crystal clear waters. The island's numerous cultural, artistic and natural treasures are there to be discovered. The narrow streets of its towns are crowded with churches and baroque palaces. The countryside is littered with the oldest known human temples in the world and romantic past of the crusading knights. In the face of modernisation, the island staunchly Roman Catholic culture has helped the Maltese maintain a tight-knit community.

Come see where Paul, the Apostle, got ship-wrecked. Come fall in love with Malta, its culture and its people. God loves Malta and the Maltese people. Will you love Malta too? Please start praying for Malta. Why not come to Malta and grow to love the Maltese people? Come be willing to share the gospel and your very lives as well with them (1Thes 2:8). Coming now to Malta is exactly the right time and place because the Maltese are hungry to get to know God more. Many students take up the offer to read the Bible with us.

What is the present state of the work?

Work is at a very pioneering stage, most of the emphasis is on evangelism. There is a big need for discipling the few Christian students into maturity in Christ. We encourage Christian students to be friendly and outward looking, seeking to chat with other students and share their testimony.

What does IFES do there?

The IFES group here runs evangelistic events, Bible studies and one-to-one evangelism and discipleship. We have specific training times as well for Christians. We pray together and also have great social times to enjoy each others company.

What about accommodation, living costs, jobs, courses?

You can find accommodation in a shared apartment. The rent costs here are cheaper compared to the rest of Europe. Shared accommodation will cost between 150 to 200 € per month including water, electricity and internet. On top of accommodation costs you will need between 6000 € per year for the cost of living in Malta. You could get a job as a private language teacher either in English or teach your own language. The University of Malta has a huge range of courses you can study if you want to come to study and help out the University Bible Group as well. 

What special requirements are there for serving with IFES in Malta?

You would have to the heart and perseverance for pioneering work. We will welcome you as part of the family, we will love and care for you here. We will train you well in many aspects of ministry, so God will use you powerfully now and in the future. All we require from you is a willingness to grow in godliness and to serve. God uses ordinary people like us to do extraordinary things for Him. We need you in Malta. More importantly, God will use you. It is possible to do ministry in English here, although long term we would like you to learn the local language, Maltese. A visa is only required for non-EU people.


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Valetta (20.000)

Student population



Maltese, English


Catholic 98%, Protestant 0.6%, Muslim 1.2%, Other

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