Maldives National University

Posted on October 13, 2011, Updated on January 21, 2024 by My Maldives
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The Maldives have long been known as a luxurious vacation destination, however they are developing significantly in the educational sector as well.

The Maldives National University – MNU, was inaugurated in early 2011 and is the nation’s first university. The university was formed by collaborating and upgrading all the faculties of the then Maldives College of Higher Education. MNU is now the country’s leading institution that grants higher education degrees, which range from management, engineering, education, health sciences, tourism, among others. There are short term courses that have an enrollment of around 2,000 students while long term degree programs have an enrollment of about 4,000 students.

Potential students may learn about courses of study, enrollment, academic calendars, and more on the university’s website ( Those interested in applying for admission will find the application forms on the website as well. Take the time to research the university and see what programs of study are available at MNU. There are many different courses of study, so if your interests and the university’s offerings match up it could be the most beautiful place in the world to study!

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