Student Life

Studying at Villa College is more than just attending classes and taking exams. Our college experience is designed to be dynamic and engaging, offering a variety of opportunities for students to explore new passions and make lifelong connections.

Our staff are committed to providing a supportive and nurturing environment that allows students to thrive academically and personally. We believe that education should be an immersive experience that goes beyond textbooks and lectures, and our approach to teaching reflects this belief.

At Villa College, we recognise that students have diverse interests and aspirations, which is why we offer a wide range of academic programmes to cater to all these preferences. Whether you are interested in pursuing a degree in business, education, nursing, engineering or any of our other programmes, you'll find that our faculties consist of experts in their fields, dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.

But college life is about more than just academics. We believe that social connections and community involvement are essential to a well-rounded college experience. Villa College is home to students from across the Maldives, and we encourage our students to engage with each other and participate in extracurricular activities, clubs, and volunteer opportunities available through our student communities.

Studying at Villa College means joining a vibrant and supportive community that is dedicated to helping you achieve your academic and personal goals. We invite you to explore and learn more about what we have to offer.

Awards & Recognition

Since 2021, Villa College has been hosting a special function to recognize the exceptional performance of its students, known as the VC Student Achievement Awards night. This prestigious event is a red-carpet affair, broadcasted live on Villa College...

Campus Recreation

Villa College provides various recreational activities throughout the campus for students to enjoy and unwind. Students can enjoy playing board games, table tennis, pool, and other similar games in designated areas across the campus. These facilities...

Career Services

Villa College's career services are designed to provide comprehensive support to students as they navigate their career paths. By offering personalized guidance, career counselling, skill-building sessions, and industry connections, Villa College aim...


At Villa College, we recognize the importance of co-curricular activities in enhancing student’s personal growth and development, as well as their academic success. Our co-curricular activities are designed to provide students with opportunities to d...

Extracurricular Activities

As a student at Villa College, you have access to a wide range of co-curricular activities that are designed to enhance your educational experience. These activities include programs that are linked to the academic content of your program, volunteer ...

Financial Support

Villa College strives to support its students in achieving their academic goals by offering flexible payment options. Monthly payments for course fees are available for the duration of the programme, and for some programmes that extend beyond the cou...

International Support Centre

The International Support Centre at Villa College plays a crucial role in providing comprehensive assistance and support to international, inbound, and outbound exchange students. Their responsibilities encompass various aspects to ensure the smooth ...

Resources & Facilities

Villa College provides modern and well-equipped facilities to enhance the learning experience of our students. Our classrooms are equipped with the latest technology, including multimedia projectors and audio systems, to facilitate interactive and bl...

Student Accommodation

The college accommodation provided at our Atoll campuses offers a comfortable and convenient living environment for students. The accommodation facilities are well-maintained and equipped with essential amenities to ensure a pleasant stay. With spaci...


At Villa College, we firmly believe in the power of giving back to the community. Numerous volunteering opportunities for both students and staff, from organizing blood donation drives to fundraising events for the less fortunate, we actively engage ...

What our students say

Graduates from Villa College talks about their experiences and outcome.
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"During my O levels, my interest in economics was very minimal. However, during A levels my interest started to veer towards the subject as I started to understand the importance of it. Scoring high in economics was a challenge since it was comparatively different from other subjects I was studying. Despite this, my interest in this made me want to start a career in economics and start this programme. At the time I finished my A levels, there was a dearth of courses related to economics in the Maldives. After a year, Villa College introduced a program related to economics that interested me. I am happy to be in the first Educational Institute to introduce a programme that is related to economics. While undertaking the programme I learned about the changing faces of the economy globally while I learned about the history and culture of different economies. Other than this, I came to know more about economic theories and policies. Another interesting fact about this programme is that it doesn’t just limit itself to economics, it touches upon the aspects of business management. This gives me the ambit to choose any field related to economics or management in the future. This programme helped me to develop myself in these areas and it also has given me the courage to speak publicly. Furthermore, I have learned a lot about how to conduct research and hone my writing skills. I hope that Villa College will introduce a postgraduate program in economics in the near future, which will open doors to those seeking growth in this field."

Abdulla Hanaan - BA (Hons) in Business Management with Economics

May 30 2024

"Completing my foundation in psychology piqued my interest in the field more. The encouragement from the faculty towards the end of my foundation course only secured my decision. The course has constantly tested the limits of my comfort zone while remaining interactive and knowledgeable. The wide variety of lecturers and their different approaches to teaching has only motivated me to explore more fields of psychology I had not known prior to this. One thing I found really memorable was how welcoming all the lecturers and my fellow classmates were as this really helped in overcoming my anxiety of coming to physical classes."

Ahmed Haisham Hassan - Bachelor of Psychology

Feb 21 2023

"I initially had the opportunity to study for a Diploma and I had not thought of continuing further than that here. But I have had an amazing experience at Villa College which made me change my mind completely. Now, I am continuing my studies and my music career here at the same time. I would love to get into the field of Business and eventually run my own enterprise someday. That is one of the main reasons why I chose Business Management. It has been one of the best decisions I have made, as I can study and receive a degree at an internationally acclaimed standard from the University of the West of England. For any prospective students, I’d like to say that Villa College is definitely a place that can provide the high standard one would look for in a college, and the best part is that you can get it right here in the Maldives!"

Aishath Azal Ali Zahir - Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business and Management

Jul 06 2020

"My memories in Villa College are mostly magical, for it has helped as a building block for my career. The education culture here is so advanced in nature. Events such as seminars, presentations, and lectures from experienced visiting lecturers are so knowledge-based and have always guided me in my professional career. Also, it has been a great help for me to get a good result as there are many resources available in the college such as a computer lab for the revision and mock exams and most importantly our well experience lectures who are ready to give their best to help us in our studies. I am proud to be a student of Villa College”

Amanee Mohamed - ACCA (Taxation (TX), Applied Skills)

Aug 15 2023

"Studying Business and Management was actually my second option when I started to explore higher studies opportunities. However, while trying to work full-time, I decided to study BA (Hons) Business and Management from Villa College after getting a lot of advice from friends and family. Studying a UWE programme from Villa College became a very attractive proposition and choosing to study here has become one of the best decisions. Studying at Villa College even during the pandemic is much better than I expected. I appreciate the flexibility given in joining the classes and how the lecturers explain the lessons. I am delighted to be a student at Villa College to complete my degree."

Aminath Iba Shiham - Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business and Management

May 30 2024

"My expectations could not have been higher’, I realized, after experiencing all these myself when I joined Villa College for my BPs (Bachelor of Psychology)! Course module outlines are explained briefly right at the start, and lecturers make sure students are aware of and knowledgeable about assignments and exams before deadlines to make sure they are well-prepared and work well in time to meet deadlines. In addition to teaching, all first year and second year students were offered placements to gain practical training at different psychological service providing institutions in the Maldives. This educational opportunity provided by Villa College has facilitated students, including me, to gain an in-depth understanding of various practical skills and knowledge about the professional work environment, and helped me to gain perspectives on areas in which I would like to focus/specialize. The bottom line is that Villa College has truly helped me to reach new heights both academically and personally. I am glad I chose to study here!"

Aminath Siman Thaufeeg - Bachelor of Psychology

Feb 25 2021

"I chose VC as it is one of the most well-reputed educational institutions in the Maldives with exceptional teaching and learning practices. I joined the course during the pandemic, and VC made sure the finest arrangements were in place to support students' learning and provided a flexible platform to study during the pandemic. Also, the lecturers are really supportive and approachable. They’ve helped me enhance my academics as well as interpersonal skills. Everything about this program up to this point has been excellent. We were given the opportunity to complete internships with local institutions that provide psychological services. Through this experience, I was able to better comprehend different practical skills. Choosing VC for my education is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and I look forward to continuing my journey with Villa College."

Fathimath Suhana - Bachelor of Psychology

Feb 21 2023

I am a Computer Science student, completing my second year at Villa College and in my programme. I am working at Dhiraagu as a Technical Support Specialist. Pursuing a first degree at the age of 28 years is challenging, especially while working and studying full-time, which is not easy. Learning innovative ideas and finding inspiring opportunities are activities that I always look out for. When I started the course, I never thought that we would have an unforeseen challenge in our studies, but we had a sudden change from face-to-face theory and practical classes to going classes online. At first, it was very challenging, and I faced many difficulties and obstacles. However, we managed to adapt to and continue with online classes. However, coordinating tasks with group members from class for meetings and working sessions became a challenge, and the team dynamic of working in a group changed since we couldn’t meet in person anymore. Even in lecture-based classes, not meeting in person changed the experience. Students are normally able to ask questions during lectures, which is beneficial for other students and for the lecturer, while in online classes, they may not realize that students are missing an important concept. This was how the COVID pandemic lockdown was for me, busy with so much new learning. Some of the interesting modules in this course like Intelligent Systems and IOT have given me a lot of additional knowledge I’ll be able to use, which will definitely help me out in my career. In completing the whole second year of the course online, what seemed impossible has proved to be possible now. But I really look forward to the day we can begin face-to-face classes again and to continuing my physical studies at Villa College. We thought that computer lab sessions had to be physically attended classes, but now we all know they can be done online, virtually, anytime, anywhere! And Villa College computer science lecturers have been doing their best to ensure that we continue to receive a quality education. I must say that we all must face difficulties with courage and find a workaround when we meet an obstacle.

Ibrahim Hamooz Abdul Razzag

Apr 15 2021

"I choose Villa College as it is reputed to be one of the best colleges in the Maldives and well known for its capable lecturers. I was convinced that I would get the necessary guidance I needed from Villa College. I believe choosing Villa College for my further studies was one of the best choices I have made. Though the studies started during a pandemic, I am glad to say that the lecturers of Villa College have been working at their best to provide the finest education possible. The positive energy of the lecturers surely helped me, as well as my fellow classmates, stay motivated and try our best to reach for our goals. Despite attending lectures through a screen, I believe the college environment is beautiful with the utmost helpful and friendly staff and lecturers who are available to help us with our slightest doubts and issues. Blessed with truly knowledgeable and hardworking lecturers, who encourage the students and believe in them, I am extremely grateful for the choice I made by applying to Villa College.

Mariyam Dhaha Mohamed Fareed - Foundation in Psychology

Jan 28 2021

"Covid-19 struck when we were about to start our 2nd year into the program. We are the first batch to have completed most of the program virtually. Initially, I was uncertain that the best outcome would be achieved through such a learning experience. Nevertheless, Villa College ensured that it can be, by properly facilitating and enabling that the best arrangements were in place to assist the students learning experience. With Villa College, whether it’s a classroom or a virtual experience, you feel no limitation to studying the subject of law, as Villa College is fully equipped to deliver the content in any mode of learning; whereby, the lecturers are experienced, qualified and capable of delivering the lessons in a manner that is easy for students to grasp. As such, my experience was fulfilling, and I am convinced that the outcome shall be fruitful as well. Thank you, Villa College, for making the journey progress smoothly even with a significant transition amidst the program."

Mizna Waheedh - LLB (Hons)

Jan 30 2023

"The learning experience at Villa College is very different from my previous educational experiences and it has been truly rewarding. As the curriculum promotes independent learning and critical analysis of knowledge in different areas related to the field of nursing which will be extremely beneficial in undertaking the many challenges faced in clinical practice. With many insecurities that I had after being out of clinical practice for a few years, Villa College has strengthened my passion for nursing and boosted my self confidence, convincing myself that I can make my mark as a competent nurse in the future. The memories of jokes that we shared with the lecturers along with tasty treats like “haalu folhi” from Kulhudhuffushi and “Addu Bondi” during the few face-to-face blocks that we attended will be forever cherished. Villa College is the stepping stone paving the way to a rewarding future."

Noorul Hudha Ashraf - BSc (Hons) Nursing (International)

Jan 26 2023

"After two remarkable years spent at Villa College, today I am proud to hold a Bachelor’s degree from the University of the West of England, which is affiliated with VC. VC is by far the best institute for higher education in the Maldives. The lecturers at VC are exceptionally skilled and experienced. They are not only knowledgeable in their fields, but they also developed a strong rapport with the students – one which kept me driving during the studies. Moreover, I would like to highlight the tremendous effort they put into our studies, supporting and guiding us at the most difficult times. The BSc (Hons) Nursing programme from VC is well-structured. It enabled me to gain knowledge and skills that are crucial and beneficial in best performing my job as a nurse. Choosing VC for my bachelor’s degree is the best decision that I ever took. I look forward to completing my Master’s Degree from Villa College."

Sharoona Adam - BSc (Hons) Nursing (International)

Feb 11 2021

"My interest in the legal field stemmed at a very young age. The decision to choose it as a career was made during my A'levels, thanks in part to one of my teachers, who was actually a lawyer himself. He inspired me to become a person that can bring positive change in society. This has proven to be one of the best decisions I have made in my life. The field of Law is a very noble and highly respected profession, with very high competition in the professional world. With the top of the field lecturers, continuous guidance and access to industry exposure, Villa College helped instill confidence in me, allowing me to pave the path toward higher studies and future success. It has opened my eyes to all the prospective fields I could excel in, and worked side by side with me to ensure I reached my goals, and to be a confident legal professional as I step out of College gates and into the job market. Following the completion of my Diploma in Sharia and Law in the first year of my degree programme, I decided to enter into the field to practice Law where and how possible. As such, I am currently employed as a Legal Officer at a state-owned enterprise, and I am getting vital on-the-job training and experience."

Usman Shaz - Bachelor of Sharia and Law

Apr 11 2020

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