Villa College is participating in the 4th Maldives International Education & Career Expo. The expo is set to be held from 28th February to 2nd March 2019. MIECE 2019 includes 20 colleges, universities and educational institutions providing an opportunity to meet and discuss various career opportunities.
At this fair, the visitors will get the opportunity to meet with our lecturers, staff and students. Information will be given about our programs ranging from Certificate level to Undergraduate and Postgraduate level programs. It will also include the programs from the University of the West of England (UWE) which is a prestigious university from the UK.
Visit us in MIECE 2019 to learn more information about our programs and to explore exciting career opportunities and transform your life through our college.
An MoU has been signed between Villa College and Universal Foundation. The signing ceremony was held on 4 February at Villa College. While the Rector, Dr Ahmed Anwar, signed on behalf of Villa College, the president of Universal Foundation, Mr Iyaz Waheed, signed for the foundation.
The purpose of the MOU is the development of human resources in the hospitality industry. This MOU is a continuation of the Discover Hospitality scheme that has been ongoing from 2017, at Certificate 3 level. More than 40 students have graduated with this certificate, and fully funded through this scheme.
Discover Hospitality is a scheme that is open to all eligible students, under the full sponsorship of Universal Foundation. Training is carried out in food and beverage service, housekeeping and front office work, among other services. Students will complete the theory modules of the certificate at the Villa College Qasim Ibrahim campus in Male’, after which the practical training will be done at various Universal resorts. Participants will get a monthly allowance of MVR 3,000 for the duration of the course.
Anyone who has completed their basic education may apply for this programme; selection will be based on an interview.
The deadline to apply for this programme, which will commence in June, is 30 March 2019. Villa College is happy to note that all the graduates from this programme are currently employed in the hospitality industry.
Villa College has started a career guidance programme for students who have just finished their O levels.
This programme, which will run from the 21st to the 24th of January, will be conducted by experts in this area. Students who participate in this programme, with sessions from 2 to 5PM every day within the period, will be able to get assistance in choosing their career, with guidance from an educational perspective.
In order to provide the opportunity for students who have recently finished their O level studies, the opportunity to apply for the Foundation level, Certificate level and professional programmes at Villa College has been extended to the 31st of January.
The Villa College Scholarship scheme 2019 was launched at a press conference on 21 January 2019. This scholarship scheme has been made available annually since 2016, enabling students to study for free.
There are four categories under which scholarships are available.
1. - Villa College Open Scholarships
There are three scholarships available under this category: one each at foundation level, undergraduate level and master’s level. Any Maldivian who is eligible at these levels may apply for these scholarships. The selection criterial is based on those with the highest qualifications.
2. - Villa College / Villa International High School Scholarship
There are two scholarship opportunities awarded annually to graduates from Villa International High School. The scholarships will be awarded to those who have applied and have achieved the highest grades at A level. Eligibility is limited to students who have finished A level studies within the last two years from Villa International High School.
3. - Villa College Alumni Scholarships
This category of scholarships is for one student each at undergraduate level and master’s level. The selection criterial is be based on those who have applied with the highest qualifications. Only Villa College alumni may apply for this category of scholarship.
In addition to the above, scholarship opportunities will be made available this year too, under the community engagement scholarship category, in collaboration the island or atoll campuses where Villa College campuses are based.
This scholarship scheme, which is open to all eligible students including those who are already enrolled at Villa College, will be open for applications till 15 February 2019.
Multicultural Night is one of the assessment tasks in English proficiency one module. This events provide students with the opportunity to learn about various aspects of different cultures. Main aim of the event is to enhance research and presentations skills amongst students.
During the module the students are grouped and given a country to represent. Students design their stall representing their country and are dressed traditionally.
They also present other features of the culture through foods, dances, songs, arts and many activities that represent their uniqueness.
This is one of the most exciting academic events of the semester. The event encourages students to learn beyond classrooms and helps students develop soft skills such as communication, leadership and teamwork.