International Students

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Tuition Fee


Welcome to MNU

The Maldives National University (MNU) is the oldest and most outstanding academic institution in the Maldives. The mission of MNU is to create, discover, preserve and disseminate knowledge that are necessary to enhance the lives and livelihoods of people and essential for the cultural, social and economic development of the society.
The main campus is located in Male’, the capital of Maldives. MNU has four more campuses across the nation. Kulhudhufushi Campus is in the Northwhilst the Gan, Hithadhoo and Thinadhoo campuses are found in the Southern atolls. MNU welcomes international students and works to create a learning environment that includes all.

“Dhivehi” is the local language of Maldives. However, English is the language of instruction for the courses in MNU. If you want to have a better understanding of the expectations, rules and regulations of MNU you can go through the student handbook. It will give an insight to life at the university.

General Enquiries

  • Central Administration
    Rahdhebai Higun, Mahchangolhi,
    Male’ 20371, Maldives
  • +960 334510

Student Enquiries

  • Student Administrative Services
    Rahdhebai Higun, Mahchangolhi,
    Male’ 20371, Maldives
  • +960 3345155

Study at MNU

  • For additional information regarding study at MNU Contact the Student Support Services.


You may apply directly to The Maldives National University, via our online application platform.
A step-by-step guide to the online application process is available here.
You must upload supporting documents online at the time of application. They are:

  1. Copy of your academic transcript in English
  2. Copy of passport front page which is signed and stamped by an authorizing body.
  3. Proof of English Language Proficiency.
  4. Attested/verified photocopies of your certificates.
  5. ID card photo with blue background passport size photo.

Please check your application status by signing into the online application for admission approximately three weeks after you have applied online and provided all supporting documents. The portal will keep updating your status.

Student Visa

You must apply for Student Visa to Immigration of Maldives and obtain your student visa prior to entering Maldives.

Visa applications can be made through the online portal here.

Immigration card fee is MVR 600.00 ($38.91)

Documents that you will need to process the Visa are:
1. Immigration form
2. Insurance from Allied Insurance of the Maldives
3. Clear passport copy
4. Passport size photo (white background and not older than two months)
5. MNU placement letter

Working on a student visa

Study abroad students are not allowed to work on a student visa and therefore not eligible to apply for a variation of conditions.

Health & Travel Insurance

All enrolled international students are required to have approved health and travel insurance (regardless of the visa type) for the duration of their visa or until they depart Maldives, whichever comes first.

You can obtain your health insurance here.

Insurance fee to Allied Insurance of Maldives is MVR 550.00 yearly ($35.69)


On Campus Housing

International students who wish to stay in the university accommodation must apply online when applications are opened for accommodation. Jan/Feb for the January intake and June/July for the July intake.

Students are mostly placed in a single room at self catering. For Campus housing to students will need to put an application in by the deadline. Visa documentations are required for a confirmed place in the university accommodation.

Off-campus Housing

Students who do not wish to stay in the university residence are responsible for finding their own accommodation.

Cost of Living

Esimated Living

Estimated cost of living can vary depending on the type of accommodation and life style.

Availability of off campus accommodation can be found at


Approximately $25 per month.

You can view available packages at or

Food / Groceries

Approximately $120 per week.