Financial Aid

Villa College provides financial aid in various ways to support its students in achieving their academic goals. Offering flexible payment options is one corner of this aid, where monthly payments for course fees are available for the duration of the programme, and for some programmes that extend beyond the course duration.

Scholarship schemes are also offered to recognise and support academic excellence, and to encourage students to excel in their studies. These include scholarships from Villa College, Villa Foundations, the Nursing Association, and scholarship schemes from Athama Foundation, Tree Top Hospital, and Discover Hospitality. Additionally, the college provides discount schemes, including family, alumni, and corporate discounts, to make education more affordable for students.

The College also provides access for the Government Grant Schemes and support for those that are socially disadvantaged. By offering these financial options, Villa College aims to make education more accessible and empower students to achieve their academic and professional goals.

Villa College / Villa International High School Scholarship

Scholarships in this category are awarded to VIHS graduates. The programme makes awards two outstanding students to study an undergraduate programme every year. The programme provides full funding for full-time courses at the Undergraduate level, normally a three years Bachelor’s degree, in any field at VC.

Target group

Villa College- VIHS scholarship prorgamme is aimed at top academic achievers from Villa International High School.

Location/Campus

Students have the option to study at any campus where the chosen prorgamme is offered. The student has the liberty to change campus during the study period provided that the programme is offered at the preferred campus.

Field of study

Any field offered at the undergraduate level.

Scholarship inclusions

The scholarship covers the full tuition fee for the duration of the course. The duration is defined as the normal duration a student takes to complete the programme by taking the maximum credit offered in the semester.

Eligibility

To be eligible for VC/VIHS Scholarship you must:

  • Be a Maldivian National

  • Meet the entry requirements of the chosen programme

  • Must be a graduate of VIHS

  • Must not be more than 2 years since graduated from VIHS at the time of application

  • Must not be an active student of Villa College or any tertiary education institute at the time of applying for the scholarship.

Selection Criteria

To be eligible for VC/VIHS Scholarship you must:

  • The scholarships will be awarded on a merit basis. Determination of merit-based scholarship eligibility will only consider scores of GCSE A’Level examinations.

Interested candidates for this scholarship, please email your documents to marketing@villacollege.edu.mv

Villa College Open Scholarship

Scholarships in this category are offered to students who meet the entry requirements of courses offered at Villa College.

One scholarship is awarded from each category, annually.

  • Foundation

  • Undergraduate

  • Postgraduate

The scholarship/s provides full funding for the normal duration of the course that the recipient enrolled.

Target group

  • Any student who meets the entry criteria

  • Students who currently studying at Villa College.

Location / Campus

Students have the option to study at any campus where the chosen course is offered. The student has the liberty to change campus during the study period provided that the course is offered at the preferred campus.

Field of study

Any field offered at Villa College.

Scholarship inclusions

The scholarship covers the full tuition fee for the duration of the course. The duration is defined as the normal duration a student takes to complete the programme by taking the maximum credit offered in each semester.

Eligibility

To be eligible for VC Open Category Scholarship you:

  • Must be a Maldivian National

  • Must have a confirmed placement from Villa College

Selection Criteria

The scholarships will be awarded based on the following:

  • Weightage – 60%

In the first step of the selection procedure, applications will be assessed by the scholarship committee based on the academic merit

  • Weightage: 40%

In the second step of the selection procedure, short-listed candidates from the first step will receive invitations for an oral interview with the scholarship committee. The candidates will be assessed based on:

  • Aspirations in the field of study

  • Presentation and communication

  • Goal orientation

  • Leadership and maturity

  • Contribution to the society.

Interested candidates for this scholarship, please email your documents to marketing@villacollege.edu.mv

Villa College Alumni Scholarship

Villa College Alumni Scholarships are awarded to Villa College Alumni. The programme makes awards to 1 student from the following categories.

  • Undergraduate

  • Postgraduate

Scholarship/s provides full funding for the courses within the duration of the normal full-time course.

Target group

The Villa College scholarship Programme is aimed at Villa College Alumni.

Location / Campus

Students have the option to study at any campus where the chosen Programme is offered. The student has the liberty to change campus during the study period provided that the programme is offered at the second campus.

Field of study

Any field offered at Villa College.

Scholarship inclusions

The scholarship covers the full tuition fee for the duration of the course. The duration is defined as the normal duration a student takes to complete the programme by taking the maximum credit offered in the semester.

Eligibility

To be eligible for VC Scholarship you must:

  • Be a Maldivian National

  • Must be an Alumni of Villa College.

  • Must not be more than a semester since graduation.

  • Must have a confirmed placement from Villa College

Selection Criteria

The scholarships will be awarded based on the following:

Weightage – 60%

In the first step of the selection procedure, applications will be assessed by the scholarship committee based on the academic merit

Weightage: 40%

In the second step of the selection procedure, short-listed candidates from the first step will receive invitations for an oral interview with the scholarship committee. The candidates will be assessed based on:

  • Aspirations in the field of study

  • Presentation and communication

  • Goal orientation

  • Leadership and maturity

  • Contribution to the society

Interested candidates for this scholarship, please email your documents to marketing@villacollege.edu.mv

Villa College Scholarship for Health Professionals

The Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to impact health care in unprecedented ways. To recognize and value the efforts of the health professional workers during these challenging times and to contribute to the accelerated need for health care training, Villa College is extending its scholarship scheme to health care professionals.

Categories:

  • Undergraduate

  • Postgraduate

Target group

Health care professionals

Location / Campus

Students have the option to study at any campus where the chosen course is offered AND can complete the full programme within the normal duration of the programme.

Field of study

Any field offered at Villa College.

Scholarship inclusions

The scholarship/s provides full funding for the normal duration of the course that the recipient enrolled.

The duration is defined as the normal duration a student takes to complete the programme by taking the maximum credit offered in each semester.

Eligibility

  • To be eligible for VC Health Professionals’ Scholarship you must:

  • Be a Maldivian National

  • Meet the entry criteria of the selected programme and must have a confirmed placement from Villa College

  • Have worked as a Health Professional from January 2019 onwards

Selection Criteria

All candidates applying under this category will be interviewed by the scholarship committee. The scholarships will be awarded based on:

Weightage 50%:

Academic Merit

Weightage 50%:

Contributions made during the covid 19 as a health professional. Applicants must submit a minimum of 3 references as proof of the contributions made / activities engaged during covid 19.

Interested candidates for this scholarship, please email your documents to marketing@villacollege.edu.mv

Discount Schemes and Other Types of Financial Assistance

Several benefits are available to students regarding their course fees, the most important of which is the discounts on course fees made available to and given to numerous students over the years. The conditions for which students are eligible for the various discounts offered, including family discount, referral discount, and alumni discount, are all described in the Student Finance Policy of Villa College.

The following types of discount schemes are available for students:

Family Discount Scheme: provides opportunity for students of the same family to enjoy a discount of their student fees.

Student Referral Scheme: provides opportunity for existing students of the College to obtain a discount to their fees through successful referral of potential students to the College.


Corporate Discount Scheme: provides opportunities for the corporates to sponsor minimum number of students to obtain discounts for each student

Villa College, Villa Foundation Joint Scholarship Scheme to Study Taylor's University Programmes at Villa College

Villa College and Villa Foundation have collaborated to introduce a new category under the Villa College Scholarship Scheme. This category provides an opportunity for students to study programmes offered by Taylor's University at Villa College.

Categories:

  • Undergraduate

  • Postgraduate

Target group

All eligible applicants

Location / Campus

Q.I campus

Field of study

Any field offered at Villa College.

Scholarship inclusions

Under this scheme, 50% of the tuition fee for the programme will be covered.

Eligibility

  • Be a Maldivian National

  • Have a confirmed placement from Villa College for the interested programme

Selection Criteria

All candidates applying under this category will be interviewed by the scholarship committee.

Interested candidates for this scholarship, please email your documents to marketing@villacollege.edu.mv

Nursing Scholarship by in Collaboration with Treetop Hospital

This scholarship program aims to provide invaluable opportunities for students who are interested in pursuing a career in Nursing in the country. As such, this unique opportunity was open for students who wanted to study our Diploma in Nursing or BSc (Hons) Nursing (International) Top-Up programme.

Categories:

  • Undergraduate

Target group

Students are interested in pursuing nursing as a career.

Location / Campus

Q.I Campus

Field of study

Nursing

Discover Hospitality Scholarship Scheme by Universal Foundations

Discover Hospitality scheme has been ongoing from 2017, at Certificate 3 level. Discover Hospitality is a scheme that is open to all eligible students, under the full sponsorship of Universal Foundation.

Target group

  • Any student who meets the entry criteria

Location / Campus

QI Campus / Resort Designated by Universal Foundation

Field of study

Certificate 3 in Hospitality

Tree Top Hospital (TTH) Nursing Scholarship Program

Tree Top Hospital (TTH) launches TTH Nursing Scholarship Program as part of the commitment to developing local talent. Nurses play a key role in the provision of healthcare services. Since its inception, TTH has been undertaking continuous recruitment of field specialist nurses from Registered Nurses to Midwives to support the various respective disciplines offered in the hospital. TTH acknowledges the importance of nurses in providing service excellence and strives to empower local nurses through the support of further education and training.

Considering the demand for Nursing and their valuable efforts toward patient care, Tree Top Hospital is pleased to again introduce scholarship programs for students pursuing Diploma and Undergraduate Degrees in Nursing at Villa College (VC). Tree Top Hospital is optimistic that this scholarship program will open opportunities for existing and new nursing students who are pursuing further education at Villa College.

Categories:

  1. BSc (Hons) Nursing (International) Top-up, September 2023 Intake (2 Slots)

  2. Diploma in Nursing (3 years), September 2023 Intake (5 Slots)

Eligibility:

  1. The applicant should be a Maldivian Citizen.

  2. The applicant must secure admission to the approved Nursing program at VC as per the admission policy of the institution and be enrolled in the respective program.

    • BSc Nursing (2 years)

    • Diploma in Nursing (3 years)

  3. The applicant could be a new or continuing student.

  4. Applicant should not be availing of any other educational scholarship from any other institution.

Interested candidates or to see if you are eligible for this scholarship program, please email the following documents to education@treetophospital.com on or before 1700hrs on September 9, 2023.

  1. Attested copies of:

  2. Academic certificate and transcripts

    • BSc Nursing (2 years)

    • Diploma in Nursing (3 years)

  1. NIC copy

  2. 2 passport-size photographs

  3. Application form filled and signed by the applicant

  4. Offer letter from the college

  5. For continuing students – unofficial transcript of completed semesters.

  6. Recent police report

Government Grant Scheme

Open for Application

The Bachelor's Degree Grant Scheme is a government initiative that offers students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree the opportunity to receive free or partially subsidised education. Villa College's undergraduate degree programmes are partially covered under this scheme, which means that students studying their first degree programmes can benefit from reduced costs for their studies.

If you are interested in applying for the Bachelor’s Degree Grant Scheme, it's recommended that you learn about the application process to ensure you complete the application correctly.

  1. Apply for Admission for the desired programmed from Villa College. You can apply online through the Villa College website (https://www.villacollege.edu.mv)

  2. Receive the Offer of Admission from Villa College, along with the fee schedule. All the information required by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) will be available in the Offer of Admission.

  3. Apply for Bachelor's Degree Grant Scheme by submitting the required form to MoHE You can submit the form through My Education Portal of MoHE, which can be accessed at (https://myedu.egov.mv/)

  4. Please make sure that you submit all the necessary documents. You can refer to MoHE's Policy on Bachelor's Degree Grant Scheme for the details of the documents. The policy will be available through the MoHE website (https://mohe.gov.mv/)

  5. MoHE will process the application as per their procedures. If you have any queries at this stage, please contact MoHE directly for more information.

  6. If the application is successful, MoHE will directly provide the fund to the applicant. Hence, when registering and enrolling at Villa College, you will be required to pay the full course fee as per the fee schedule provided.

Master of Public Health Scholarships

Villa College is pleased to introduce TWO scholarships to study Master of Public Health programme, Financed by 3swater Project under the Water and Development Partnership Programme of IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.

Target group

All eligible applicants

Location / Campus

Q.I campus

Criteria

Meet the entry requirements for the Master of Public Health and have a background in one or more of the pre-requisite areas identified for the master’s dissertation topic:

Entry requirements for the Master of Public Health

  • As per the entry requirements of the programme

Pre-requisites for Master’s Dissertation Topics:

Background in one or more of the following areas:

  • Water distribution systems

  • Experience or knowledge working with island communities

  • Knowledge of the connection between water quality and public health

  • Knowledge about water safety, conservation, and sustainable water use.

Selection Criteria

All candidates applying under this category will be interviewed by the scholarship committee.

Interested candidates for this scholarship, please email your documents to marketing@villacollege.edu.mv

Villa College Community Engagement Scholarship

Scholarships in this category are awarded to the local councils of the islands which Villa College campuses are based. Scholarships are awarded annually at the campuses that meets the following criterion.

  • Campuses where student enrollment is between 50-100 students, one scholarship will be awarded to the local council

  • Campuses where student enrollment is between 100-150 students, 2 scholarships will be awarded to the local council

Categories

  • Foundation

  • Undergraduate

  • Postgraduate

Target group

Students who meets the entry criteria

Location/Campus

As specified

Field of study

Any field offered at the specified campus

Scholarship inclusions

Scholarships cover full tuition fee for the duration of the course. The duration is defined as the normal duration a student takes to complete the programme by taking maximum credit offered in the semester.

Eligibility

To be eligible for Villa College Community Engagement Scholarship you must:

  • Be a Maldivian National

  • Have a placement from VC for a programme from the applied category.

  • Must reside in the constituency of the applied campus.

  • Must have a confirmed placement from Villa College.

Selection Criteria

The scholarships will be awarded based on:

  • Academic merit.

  • Aspirations in the field of study

  • Ability to demonstrate leadership will be an advantage.

Interested candidates for this scholarship, please email your documents to marketing@villacollege.edu.mv