The following information provides recognition status of HEIs (universities, colleges and institutes) of foreign countries.
Instead of listing providers, users are directed to relevant websites of the competent official bodies of various countries to which Maldivians frequent to study. Therefore, the information is up-to-date from the exact sources of listed countries. To find out recognized HEIs of a country, users can click the country and then navigate through the given links of national agencies of those countries.


Competent body

Type of information

Website link


Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA)

National Register of Higher Education providers


University Grants Commission of Bangladesh

List of universities


Website provided by the Ministry of Education as Study in China


Universities and Programmes


Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research

Higher Education Institutions



University Grants Commission

HEIs: Universities


University Grants Commission

HEIs: Colleges

University Grants Commission

HEIs: Institution


Malaysian Qualifications Agency

Malaysian Qualifications Register

New Zealand

The Study in New Zealand website

New Zealand universities

The Education Counts website

Tertiary providers


Higher Education Commission

University information


Ministry of Education and Science

Recognised Higher Education Institutions


Skills Future -  Private Education Institutions (SSG-WSG) – Committee for Private Education

Permitted Courses Offered by PEIs


Sri Lanka

University Grants Commission -Sri Lanka

Universities and Institutes


Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission

Training Centres and courses



Council of Higher Education


United Kingdom

The National Archives

The Education (Recognised Bodies) (England)

The National Archives

Listed bodies (England)


Office for students


The OfS Register



US Department of Education

The Database of Postsecondary Institutions and Programs




Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

Database of Institutions and Programmes Accredited by Recognised U.S. Accrediting Agencies