Queen Mary in Malta

QMUL Malta Year 1 student accommodation

QMUL Malta offers student accommodation within the Hillock Residences complex in Marsalforn, with free daily transport to and from the QMUL campus. 

We offer 45 rooms currently, across 15, 3 bed room apartments.

You can reserve your accommodation once your offer has been confirmed.

QMUL Malta student accommodation

Finding the right place to live in is an important and integral part of your medical school experience. Living in QMUL Malta accommodation gives you the opportunity to study and socialise with students from all over the world. Many students are away from home for the first time: you’ll be able to enjoy the adventure together as part of the Queen Mary community.

All first year MBBS students are guaranteed student accommodation, provided that the application is done in line with our Housing Policy and before the annual published deadlines. Places are limited so applicants are encouraged to apply early.

  

Hillock Residences – the details

Our Year 1 student accommodation is located within the Hillock Residences complex in the seaside town of Marsalforn. Completed in 2017, the student apartments offer a comfortable living space made up of a spacious living area, dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms sharing a main bathroom and an ensuite bedroom. All apartments include a balcony or patio area and have free access to an on-site outdoor communal swimming pool.

Each bedroom features a single bed, wardrobe, desk and chair, bookshelf, pin board, desk lamp, curtains, smoke detectors and insect screens. All rooms are fitted with individually controlled air conditioner units.

The fully fitted kitchen includes an oven/hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, heat detectors, pots, pans, crockery and cutlery. The dining area is also fully furnished.

The living room area features a flat screen television and comfortable sofas. All bathrooms include a shower, toilet and basin.

Students can make use of a washing machine, washbasin, iron and ironing board available in a utility room in every apartment.

A single-sex option is available. Unfortunately, no rooms have been specifically designed for wheelchair users.

 

All about Marsalforn

Our student accommodation is located in the seaside town of Marsalforn, 4km away from the QMUL Malta Campus in Victoria.

Your apartment is a 5-minute walk away from a promenade full of cafés, bars and restaurants, a number of unique swimming spots, magnificent snorkelling areas, a water polo club, renowned dive schools, and a quaint chapel dedicated to St. Paul.

Marsalforn is a popular destination for locals and foreigners alike, with sailing boats berthing close to shore for night-time rest in the summer months. 

The many restaurants that dot the promenade feature a wide array of cuisines, with options available for every budget.  A number of supermarkets are also available for groceries and toiletries.

A number of hotels are within walking distance of the Hillock Residences, perfect for visiting family and friends.

 

Information on Residential Fees and Payment Plan

Residential fees for the 2020/21 academic year range from €4530.50 (€110.50 per week) to €6027.00 (€147.00 per week), depending on room type.

The accommodation fee includes:

  • A utility allowance for electricity and water
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • Fortnightly cleaning service

Morning and evening transport between Hillock and the QMUL Malta Campus is provided at no extra cost. The transport is scheduled in line with the timetable.

 

Payment due

En suite single occupancy

Shared bathroom single occupancy large

Shared bathroom single occupancy standard

Weekly rate

€147.00

€120.50

€110.50

One-time returnable damage deposit

(Payment due on confirmation of accommodation offer)

€588.00 

€482.00 

€442.00 

Term 1 

07/09/2020 - 03/01/2021

(Payment due on confirmation of accommodation offer) 

€2,009.00 

€1,647.00

€1510.50

Term 2 

04/01/2021 - 11/04/2021

(Payment due on/before 13th December 2020)

€2,009.00

€1,647.00

€1510.00

Term 3 

12/04/2021 – 20/06/2021

Payment due on/before 21st March 2021

€2,009.00 

€1,646.50

€1510.00

Total rent due for period 

07/09/2020 – 20/06/2021 (287 days)

€6027.00 

€4940.50

€4530.50

Your point of contact for all questions on accommodation is the QMUL Malta Accommodation Services Team:  residency-malta@qmul.ac.uk

You may also wish to view the QMUL Housing Policy for 2020

Accommodation for Years 2 to 5

QMUL Malta does not guarantee accommodation for students in their second year onwards. Our students have found that after staying in Gozo for their first year they are in a good position to find accommodation that suits their needs - many have made new friends and choose to share an apartment or Villa together. 

 

Choosing private accommodation in Malta

As an island with a flourishing service industry, Gozo offers a plethora of accommodation options to suit every budget. From a quaint studio apartment in the capital; to a villa in the countryside shared with a few friends, the options are plenty.

 

Where should I live?

Gozo is a small island but quite hilly. This means walking or cycling can get challenging at times. The QMUL campus is based in Victoria, Gozo’s main town. For accommodation within walking distance of the University, Victoria is a most ideal option.

Gozo’s bus system connects all towns and villages to Victoria. The larger towns of Nadur and Xaghra offer plenty of accommodation options. For a quieter and more rustic setting, the villages of Għarb and Għasri are two splendid options.

Rental properties in Gozo are reasonably priced. Prices range from €350/month for a furnished studio apartment to €1200/month for a three-bedroom farmhouse with views and a pool.

 

What should I consider when booking own accommodation?

A real estate agency will facilitate the process of reserving your long-let property. It is also a safer and more secure option over direct-from-owner letting.

Monthly rental prices are determined by the type of property, its size, and location. Before embarking on your search, determine the following:

  • Your budget
  • The area you prefer, taking into consideration transport mode
  • Facilities required
  • Number of persons
  • Length of your stay

The process of renting a property in Malta is quite straightforward. Your letting consultant will help you negotiate a price with the landlord and clarify the terms and conditions of your rental contract. Together with the landlord, you will go over the payment terms and determine when payments will be due. It’s common practice to be requested one month’s rent in advance once the lease is signed. You will also need to pay a deposit, equating to one month’s rent. As long as the property was well-kept, the deposit is refunded upon termination of the lease.

Utilities should also be taken into consideration. Some landlords include water and electricity costs in your monthly rent, others provide you with the bill when issued.

Rental agency fees are equal to half a month’s rent, plus vat, paid by both the tenant and landlord.

In January 2020, new rental regulations granting additional rights to tenants came into force. Amongst the new provisions is one that makes it much harder for a landlord to retain the deposit.

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