Finding accommodation on Gozo and Malta can be competitive, particularly when landlords wish to take advantage of renting to holiday makers between May and October and the academic year runs from September until June.
It may be that you will need to sign a letting agreement for a full 12 months, whether you are required to be there for your studies or not, which is similar to problems encountered by students in the buoyant London market too.
There are a number of websites, letting agents and online resources that can provide comprehensive local guidance.
Remember to always apply due diligence when using an agent or dealing directly with a landlord and ensure all terms and conditions are made clear to you before paying a deposit or any advance rent. If in doubt, seek advice.