Nearly three-quarters of students in Malta live with their parents, according to a EUROSTUDENT report into students’ lives and experiences across 30 European countries.
The report also suggests that just 1% of Maltese students live in purpose built student accommodation. Mediterranean neighbours Italy were close behind, with 3% of Italian students in PBSA compared to 69% living with parents.
Malta, which is the smallest country of those surveyed, has high property prices and a culture of children living with their parents until they get married, meaning few students fly the nest during their studies.
Additionally, with the main island of Malta being just 27 kilometres long, students can easily travel across the island from their family home to reach their university, without facing a long journey.