Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applications for admission to programmes offered at Villa College are opened for January, May and September intakes every year.

The admission standards of Villa College are consistent with the Maldives National Qualification Framework (MNQF) outlined by the Maldives Qualifications Authority (MQA), and are approved by the College Council and Academic Senate.

MNQF Level

Qualification

Entry Criteria

General Entry

Alternative Entry

Level 1

Certificate 1

Completion of Basic Education

Ability to communicate in the language of instruction

16 years of age and able to communicate in the language of institution

Level 2

Certificate 2

Completion of Basic Education

Attained a Level 1 qualification

16 years of age

Ability to communicate in the language of Instruction

Level 3

Certificate 3

Completion of Basic Education

 Attained a Level 2 qualification

18 years of age

Ability to communicate in the language of Instruction

Level 4

Certificate 4 / Foundation

Successful completion of Lower Secondary Education        OR

Attained a Level 3 qualification

18 years of age

1-year work experience

Ability to communicate in the language of Instruction

Level 5

Diploma

Successful completion of Higher Secondary

Completion of a Level 4 qualification (unrelated) and successful completion of an MQA approved UPP programme OR

20yrs old, completion of secondary school, 2 years of relevant work experience and successful completion of an MQA approved UPP

Level 6

Advanced Diploma

Successful completion of Higher Secondary Education OR

Attainment of a Level 4 qualification in a related field OR

Attainment of a level 4 foundation study program approved for the specific Diploma program

Completion of a Level 4 qualification (unrelated) and successful completion of an MQA approved UPP programme OR

20yrs old, completion of secondary school, 2 years of relevant work experience and successful completion of an MQA approved UPP

Level 7

Bachelor’s/ Bachelor’s Honours Degree

Successful completion of Higher Secondary Education OR

Attainment of a Level 4 qualification in a related field OR

Attainment of a level 4 foundation study program approved for the specific Diploma program

Completion of a Level 4 qualification (unrelated) and successful completion of an MQA approved UPP programme OR

20yrs old, completion of secondary school, 2 years of relevant work experience and successful completion of an MQA approved UPP

Level 8

Post Graduate Certificate/ Post Graduate Diploma

A related Bachelor’s Degree OR

 

25 years old, Completed a Level 5 qualification, 6 years experience (3 years of experience after completion of level 5 qualification) and achieve a pass rating from an interview/exam given by the institute.

OR

25 years old, Completed a level 6 qualification, 4 years experience (2 years of experience after completion of the level 6 qualification) and achieve a pass rating from an interview/exam given by the institute.

Level 9

Master’s Degree

A related Bachelor’s Degree OR

A related Graduate Diploma

25 years old, completed a Level 5 qualification, 7 years experience (3.5 years of experience after completion of the Diploma) and completion of an MQA approved Pre-Masters Programme

OR

25 years old, completed a level 6 qualification, 6 years experience (3 years of experience after completion of the level 6 qualification) and completion of an MQA approved Pre-Masters Programme