Study Online

A wide range of MAPS College courses are available to be studied online from anywhere in the Maldives.

MAPS College online courses are identical to the courses delivered face-to-face, ensuring our online students have the same high-quality lecturers, access to materials and support as our students studying face-to-face.

Achieving a high-quality MAPS College qualification can transform lives. Graduates of MAPS College are able to access better quality job opportunities; perform better within their current roles; and identify opportunities for personal and professional development more effectively in all aspects of their life. These benefits are now also accessible to students across the Maldives without the need to study in Male’.

At MAPS College, online students complete 100% of the lectures in their own homes and islands, making the qualifications ideal for those living outside of Male’ who are looking to achieve a high-quality qualification, or those living in Greater Male’ who prefer to study from their own homes.

The quality of education provided by MAPS College is well known throughout Male’, thanks to our high quality lecturing team, rigorous student support, and provision of world-class resources through our free online libraries, free access to Microsoft 365 for all students, and approval by MQA of all our programmes. With our online delivery, students from across the Maldives can now experience the same level of quality from their own homes and islands.

MAPS College online courses are fully approved by MQA, and range from Advanced Certificate up to Bachelor’s degree level courses.

Available Courses

Level 4 (Advanced Certificate)

Level 5 (Diploma)

Level 6 (Associate Degree)

Level 7 (Bachelors Degree)


There are three types of assessment used across all the online courses. All units have an end of unit exam, with end of unit exams usually scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays.

Some units have an assignment as well as the end of unit exam. Assignments are usually written assignments, but may also include recorded presentations or other tasks. All assignments are submitted electronically through the MAPS College Learner Management System.

The Accounting qualifications include units awarded by ACCA. The ACCA units are assessed through assessments at the end of each unit. These assessments are held in Male’ only, and cannot be undertaken locally.

Benefits of Studying online with MAPS College

Aside from the major benefit of being able to study away from Male’, all our courses include a host of unique benefits for our students, including:

  • Free access to Microsoft Office 365 for all students
  • Free access to world-class international libraries
  • All courses fully approved by MQA
  • Top quality lecturers with real-world business knowledge
  • Online Campus powered by Microsoft Teams
  • Ability to study for free! All Bachelor’s Degrees are eligible for full or partial funding through Government’s First Degree scheme for eligible students.

How to Apply

Students can apply on line via our website, or email their completed application forms and supporting documents to

An enrolment fee of MVR 1,000/- is payable before course commencement.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are the courses MQA approved? Yes! All our online courses are approved by MQA for both face-to-face and online delivery.
  • Can I study online if I live in Greater Male’? Yes. The eLearning Guideline published by MQA on 24 August 2022 removed the restriction on students living in Greater Male’, meaning students from anywhere in the Maldives can now study online.
  • Can I study online if I live abroad? No. Courses are only available for students living in the Maldives currently.
  • I want to study a course not listed above as an online course. Is that possible? At the moment we are offering only the courses listed above as online courses. We hope to include more courses through the online options in the future.
  • When are the intakes? Intakes for the online courses are the same as for the face-to-face courses. Intakes take place twice a year, in January and August.
  • How do I pay my course fees? Fees can be paid by bank transfer to the MAPS College BML account.
  • How do I access the learning resources? All resources needed for the course are available as online resources through Microsoft Teams – all at no additional cost to the student.
  • How do I apply for the Government’s First Degree Program? Students wishing to have their Bachelor’s degree fees covered by the Government’s First Degree Program should first apply to MAPS College. Once you have been awarded a place on the course, you can apply to the Ministry of Higher education with your offer letter to receive funding.
  • What are the entry requirements and course content? Entry requirements and course content are listed on each individual qualification page (see above). For any queries, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.
  • How much are the course fees? Are they the same as for face-to-face students? Course fees are listed on our website fees page, and are the same for students studying online and face-to-face.
  • What do I need to have to join the online course? Students will need an internet connection and access to a computer. No additional software installation is required – you can access Microsoft Teams directly from any web browser
  • What do I need to attend a lecture? You will need to have a reliable Internet connection, laptop or pc, webcam and headset.
  • Do I have to be online at specific times? Just like face to face courses, students must attend live online classes to receive attendance for the course. Classes take place from 5-8pm and 8-11pm.