Studies for May 2019 semester commenced with the Welcoming and Orientation Session for May 2019.
The Rector of Villa College, Dr. Ahmed Anwar welcomed the new students and delivered a passionate and informative speech.
In this session, certificates were awarded to students who received the Villa College Scholarship for the year 2019 as well. Moreover, the Villa College Alumni Association gave a presentation about student experiences in Villa College. In addition, applications for the Villa College Student Ambassador for 2019 was launched in this session.
Furthermore, representatives from the Ministry of Higher Education provided information about the Government Free First Degree Scheme for the students.
The new semester offered the opportunity to join 102 different courses from Certificate level 1 to Master’s Degree programmes in different fields, including Information Technology, Computer Science, Business Management, Teaching, Education, Sharia, Law, Islam, Quran, Human Resource Management, Accounting, Public Health, Nursing, ACCA, Research, and Marine Studies.
Among these, there are 13 Master’s programmes, 6 Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate programmes, 21 Degree programmes, 20 Diploma programmes, 13 Certificate level 4 (Degree Foundation) programmes, 13 Certificate level 3 programmes, 2 Certificate level 2 programmes and 1 Certificate level 1 programme, as well as 8 programmes in Marine Studies.
In addition to Villa College’s own programmes, these include Master’s and Degree programmes from the prestigious university of the UK, University of the West of England.
Besides studies commencing at the QI campus in Male’, studies will be commencing at Villa College Hithadhoo campus, Villa College Naifaru campus, Villa College Addu campus, Villa College Kulhudhuffushi campus, Villa College Lakeside campus (Sh. Fonadhoo), Villa College L. Gan Campus, Villa College Guraidhoo Campus and in Villa College Mahibadhoo campus. Programmes will also commence in islands with Villa College learning centres as well, namely: HA. Hoarafhushi, R. Alifushi, R. Maakurath, B. Eydhafushi, AA. Ukulhas, ADh. Maamigili, Dh. Kudahuvadhoo, N. Kendhokulhudhoo, F. Nilandhoo, HA. Dhihdhoo, B. Thulhaadhoo, Sh. Komandoo, R. Ungoofaaru, GA. Villingilli, and GDh. Gadhdhoo.
Students will be able to make payments easily in monthly instalment basis, which is being practiced since September 2017. In addition, the students have the opportunity to study all the Degree Programs offered in Villa College, through the Free First Degree Scheme by the government.