Recognized Overseas Institutions

MQA‘s recognition of overseas institutions/colleges/universities is based on the following criterion:

  • Recognition of the institution/college/university in that particular country.

MQA's recognition of an institution/college/university does not mean that all it’s qualifications are recognized. Qualifications are Recognized and accepted in the Maldives.

  • If they are issued by a Government recognized institution in the country of origin.
  • If they meet standards and criteria set by the Maldives National Qualifications Framework (MNQF).

For recognition of a program prior to joining the program, MQA provides the service of checking the recognition status of academic programs and institutes for individuals. Fill up the form , “Application form for institute and program recognition” and send it over with the required documents to MQA, 2nd floor, Velaanaage, by email to Note that this is a free service.