Welcome to Hithadhoo

The primary administrative area of Addu City is Hithadhoo, where most of the administrative structures are located. The city is located on the westernmost island of Addu Atoll, which bears the same name (previously known as Seenu Atoll). The most populous district in Addu City in terms of population is Hithadhoo. Hithadhoo also has the largest population of any administrative island in Maldives, a category that excludes the much larger national capital, Malé.

Life in Hithadhoo

Maldives National University Hithadhoo Campus is without a doubt one of the best educational institutions dedicated to improving higher education quality in the Maldives’ developing south. The campus originated as Rural Youth Vocational Training Centre which commenced on 25th July 1985 in an uninhabited area of Addu city with just 5 employees. During that time, the programs offered were largely limited to carpentry courses and workshops.

In 1996, the Electrical Electronics program was introduced and the population of students also expanded. As a result, the management strengthened, and Hithadhoo campus became a pioneer in expanding higher education in Addu city day by day.


On January 1, 2004, the aforementioned center was renamed Maldives College of Higher Education, Hithadhoo Campus. Within a month, certificate level programs in nursing, teaching, electrical electronics, and carpentry were established, providing students with new prospects. Today, the campus provides qualifications ranging from certificate level to master’s degree in a variety of subjects. It also serves as an academic home for students from the Maldives’ far north. It gives us, the Hithadhoo campus team, great joy to be able to provide recognized higher education to students from all around the Maldives.

Key Dates


MNU Fahi Furusath (MNU Job Festival)

4:00 pm - 10:00 pmThe Maldives National University